AWOP Radio talks with the Coffee Party 10/2/11
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What a week! Sorry to have to cancel the show last week due to technical difficulties, but we are back this week with Eric Byler of the Coffee Party!
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Thanks Allie or the cool write-up on the Coffee Party this week.
Who is the Coffee Party and What are they ? Eric Byler explained to CBS in San Francisco last April,”The Coffee Party was started by Eric Byler and Annabelle Park in 2010. According to Byler, it began as an online meeting place where political and social ideology could be discussed. Byler calls it a “virtual town hall” with Facebook and Twitter as its primary vehicles. The Coffee Party boasts an email list of 80,000 people. Byler says it differs from the rival Tea Party in that everything discussed on it’s site must be fact based.”
Here is a Must Read essay by Eric explaining the Coffee Party and how be became involved, as well as his history with Annabell and their political work that began with their shared work Film Making. This essay insightfully explains how politics impacts lives and how so many issues and lives are being swept up in these times. He explains and explores how Immigration issues combined with media created a real vehicle for discussion and motivation for Film and activism.
Kim G. Publisher