Check out our newest music projects!

NAAME has an interest in music as alternative media and education. That’s why we are happy to launch two projects in recent months that we have been working on for a long time. We also recently took on a fiscally sponsored project that is music oriented and fits right in. Together these three projects use music as a medium for different results in empowering people and communities.

Keys, Beats, Bars

About Us

Keys, Beats, Bars is a music program for incarcerated youth.

The project piloted under the name “Global Beats”  in 2016 at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon.  This project started with a partnership with Oregon Youth Authorities Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations as a result of the Global Perspectives curriculum.  This curriculum are considered Multicultural Educational Group Support Sessions (MEGSS).

Shvvvr Music Project

Shvvvr Music Project is the first solo project led by multi-instrumentalist Adam Carpinelli to be released in early 2018.

Official Website:

Twitter: @shvvvr
Instagram: @Shvvvr_Music

Quest of Life Media & Broadcast

QoLMB’s mission is to work with LGBT artists in the pursuit of their
passion by centralizing fundraising and partnering with organizations
to ease the challenges associated with production of albums,
marketing, touring, and video production.

Executive Director:
Stephen Sims
Quest of Life Media & Broadcast
An LGBT Media Services Group
Not Weird, Queer radio show
-Tabor Studios
Wild Planet Radio



Workshop II: Media Tools for Change


Media Tools for Change: Making, Messaging and Movement Building


Friday May 15th 2015
The Growers Market
454 Willamette St, Eugene, Oregon 97401
Community Meeting Room
Free & Open to the public!

In this workshop we will cover the basics of using community media organizing from three different perspectives, and drawing on each of our diverse backgrounds and skill sets. The main sections will cover DIY media making, how to get the mainstream media to tell your story (called earned media), and a introduction to models of collaborative media networks. Specific examples of skills we can teach are; ripping and converting video materials for use in DIY video production, organizing a press conference, and how to conduct a radio interview.

Sponsored by the Radical Organizing & Activist Resource, Civil Liberties Defense Center, Oregon PeaceWorks,, Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media & Education, Oregon Jericho

P.S.- If you can’t make this event here are the details for the day before!

Media Tools for Change: Making, Messaging and Movement Building

Thursday May 14th 2015
University of Oregon
1585 E 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
McKenzie Building- Room 229


SubMedia TV: A Decade of Subversion



Submedia: A Decade of Subversion
Tuesday April 28th 2015 7:00pm-9:00pm
Portland State University
1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
Smith Memorial Student Union Building Room- 296 brings us a decade plus worth of resistance cinema. From indigenous communities blockading oil pipelines to students rioting in streets of Montreal, projects the pulse of people power movements worldwide.


Media Tools for Change I: Making, Messaging & Movement Building

This interactive workshop delivers a birds eye overview of media for organizing from three perspectives and then swoops in on specific skillshares. The main sections will cover DIY media making, how to get the mainstream media to tell your story (earned media), and conceptualizing collaborative media. Each section discusses examples of media organizations doing positive work in these forms, as well as short skill shares on tangible skills that participants can use in their own personal and campaign work. This workshop is organized by the Northwest Alliance for Alternative Media Education (NAAME).

Tim Rice of B Media Collective, will present on do-it-yourself (DIY) media. He takes the broad look at what media is and the empowering of diverse media. He will give a short skillshare on how to make political mashup videos.

Bruce Wilkinson of Media Island International, will present on earned media. The art of making things irresistibly interesting and impossible to ignore for corporate media. Examples from recent campaign work and skill share.

Adam Carpinelli of Oregon Jericho, will join Bruce and Tim for conceptualizing collaborative media. They’ll explain examples from around the world and go into what is happening in the NW.