subMedia NW Media Mash-Up Tour Spring 2018


sub Media Northwest Spring Tour 2018

Batten down the hatches, s ub M edia’s whirlwind Northwest Media Mashup tour is just around the corner. From May 11th-14th, your favorite anarchist video collective will be storming through four NW cities to rile up the masses and fill impressionable young minds with subversive knowledge.

Franklin Lopez , founder of subMedia will be leading film screenings and video workshops with various student and community groups in Portland, Eugene, Seattle and Olympia. He will be presenting various films from s ub M edia’s past and present including recent episodes of the acclaimed monthly documentary series Trouble. In Portland and Olympia a few aspiring radical video makers will get a crash course in making their own fast turn around video reports in Submedia’s Chop Chop Video Making workshop. Space is very limited, register here in advance to secure a spot in the workshop.

All events are free, open to the public and all ages!

List of Events:

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Portland State University
Friday, May 11th 2018
Workshop 5:30 p.m. -7 :00 p.m.
Public screening 7 :00 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Smith Memorial Union 026
Hosted by Rad ical Edu cation PSU

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University of Oregon
Public Film Screening- Straub Hall 251
Saturday, May 12th 2018
6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Hosted by Radical Organizing and Activism Resource Center
& the Civil Liberties Defense Center

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Seattle University:Wyckoff Auditorium
Sunday, May 13th 2018  5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Hosted by Anarchists of SU

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​The Evergreen State College​: Multimedia Lab 1404 in the Library Building

Monday, May 14th 2018​
​*​Workshop from ​3:30 p.m.​-5:00 p.m.​
 *Ten participant limit!  YOU MUST REGISTER HERE!
Public Screening at Traditions Fair Trade 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
300 5th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501

Hosted by The Black Cottonwood Collective

This tour was organized through the NW Alliance for Alternative Media & Education’s Speakers Bureau project, a booking agency for progressive and radical media makers. Check them out if you’re a media maker looking to put together short speaking tours or workshops at schools and community centers in the northwest and west coast. More information:


NAAME Speaker’s Bureau

NAAME’s Speakers Board is a service we provide on behalf of other socially conscious filmmakers, musicians, authors, and other media makers to book speaking engagements, workshops and trainings at universities and community centers in the Northwest and West Coast. We can book one off events or short tours in multiple cities.

We do the grunt work of contacting institutions, corresponding with hosts and depending on the circumstance can provide transportation to the events. In exchange we keep a percentage of the total money raised. If you are a socially conscious media maker who is interested in putting together a tour, or are a student or community group who would like to bring someone out to the West Coast, contact us and we can discuss what might be possible.

Recent events organized through the Speakers Bureau:
Screenings of Reed Lindsey’s film Charlie vs Goliath about a progressive candidate running for Senate.
A four city tour for the anarchist video collective.
Community workshops for the Outside the Frame video non-profit serving homeless youth.
Keys Beats Bars popular education series featuring discussions about youth incarceration and the power of arts.

Media Tools for Social Change- Multimedia presentation aimed at making media for social change.


Youth Incarceration & Music Event: PSU Sunday May 20th 1-3 p.m.


Keys, Beats, Bars:  Youth Incarceration & Music Empowerment​

​Performances and ​community round table discussion about youth incarceration​

​and the power of the arts.

Sunday May 20th 2018 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Free, all ages, open to the public and disability affirmative

Portland State University

​Native American Student Center (Room 110)

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Bla​que Butterfly, ​Mic Crenshaw, Carlos Chavez, Quincy Davis, Libretto, Swiggle Mandela, Talilo Marfil

​, Paul Henry Grice III​, staff from the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (Oregon Youth Authority)


It has become common knowledge that there are over two million incarcerated persons in the United States.  However it is way less that the rate of incarcerated youth in the U.S.  is also about two million.  This panel will feature speakers, presentations and performances by highly regarded Hip Hop artists based in the Pacific Northwest working with incarcerated youth in Oregon.  Presenters will discuss the scope and importance of music programming and how music can transform lives and communities.

​Blac​que Butterfly

Blacque Butterfly is a spoken word artist, singer, songwriter, entertainer and activist. Her love for the arts has allowed her to explore several layers of her calling. Be it spoken word, motivational speaking, singing, theater, event planning or promoting she has allowed the Creator to use her ministry to inspire others to follow their calling. Her art crosses and closes cultural boundaries as she has shared stages with national recording artists from Dead Prez to Peter Yarrow. Her mission is to make good music and to elevate her audience to a higher level of consciousness.. She performs a’capella, acoustic or with a full band. Blacque Butterfly is a native Oregonian, born and raised in NE Portland. She is the author of “Black girl can I comb your hair” and selected poetry. Butterfly mentors troubled youth and single mothers and facilitates a youth based theatre troupe, where she allows youth at risk to use the arts as a tool for social justice. She is also a member of Up and Over Tour a mentoring team of artists that share their experiences and performances to youth via the educational system. She is also a Right Brain Initiative teaching artist. Butterfly has a passion for people and has motivated and mentored women and men of domestic violence. Blacque Butterfly believes in the philosophy that you can be the change that you want to see in the world.

Carlos Chavez

Carlos Chavez is the co-founder and Director of Morpheus Youth Project. He’s been working as a youth advocate since 2007 providing creative, historical and cultural workshops, events and programs in the Portland community and in youth detention centers in the area. He also presents regularly at Portland State University through their Criminal and Juvenile Justice Capstone courses and has co-facilitated a number of PSU’s Inside/Out courses at MacLaren Youth Corrections. Before pursuing his passion as a youth advocate, he spent 13 years in the financial world as a Project Manager and Consultant. He has also been a radio producer and journalist at KBOO Community Radio since 2001.

Mic Crenshaw

Chicago-born poet and emcee Michael (Mic) Crenshaw fell in love with music at a young age while living in Minneapolis. His teenage years were challenging as he actively confronted white supremacist gangs that were a growing part of the hard-core music scene. He eventually chose to escape the violence and moved to Portland, where he quickly became one of the most respected artists in the Northwest, and his community efforts have had both local and international impact. Mic is Currently the Lead U.S. Organizer for the Afrikan Hiphop Caravan and tours annually throughout Africa with African Hip Hop collectives.

Other links: Link to Tedx talk on the Afrikan hip Hop Caravan:

Link to Superheroes video:

Link to Afrikan Hip Hop Caravan video:

Link to Free My Mind video:

Link to website for Mic:

Quincy Davis

Quincy Davis is an independent hip-hop emcee / producer, documentary filmmaker and educator who has travelled the world, spreading his message of inspiration and empowerment, from the center of downtown Portland, to the Oregon State Penitentiary, to Indonesia. He works with high-school students throughout the Portland area as a guest speaker and workshop leader. Quincy’s life story is one of redemption, after a struggle from rock-bottom to make his way out of a negative lifestyle, Quincy committed to sobriety, and found the teachings of indigenous wisdom-keepers and earth-based ceremonies that profoundly influenced and transformed his life. He translates these understandings and experiences through the art-form of music and video, with the intention to inspire, empower and be a spark for the younger generation of visionaries.


Libretto reaps elements from both coasts, and knowledge from his life experiences. His father, an ex-Black Panther, came from New York; Libretto grew up in Watts. They both moved here in the mid-’90s, a history he tells on “Slum Funk”: “Ain’t no civilians livin’ inside these buildings/ everybody’s ready, willing to leave your blood spillin’/’95 came/and pops wanted to switch lanes/and move me to the 503… bomb threat: cassettes I spread throughout the projects” and throughout his debut album. “I do what I do,” he explains. “I can come complicated, or I can come for you smart-dumb cats.  On the album, it’s all comin’ out.  They can’t put me in no box. Only thing I haven’t done yet is make some booty-shaking music… which is part of me I can’t do,” Libretto laughs.

Swiggle Mandela

Swiggle Mandela is one of the most prominent rappers in Portland Oregon.  Born and raised in Portland he began recording in 2002 at the age of 12.  Since then he has recorded hundreds of songs, shot over 50 music videos and performed hundreds of times.  In 2017 he released 15 music videos.  He has a huge local as well as international following that continues to grow. In 2017 he released 15 music videos.  His style is very versatile lyrical and sometimes simplistic flow, relating to a large audience and many different cultures.  His music is fun, deep, consicous, political and radical.  He has something for everyone.

Swiggle Mandela -40 Acres And A New Car (Official Music Video):

Swiggle Mandela Ft. Mic Crenshaw -Kings & Queens Prod. K.Prynce(MUSIC VIDEO):

Swiggle Mandela -Locals Only Prod.SunnyTheRapper (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) :

Talilo Marfil

Talilo is a Filipino-American hip hop recording artist known for his quick lyrical delivery and spiritual inspiring lyrics he continues to pursue his dreams of being a world wide known recording and performing artist. Most people relate his quick style to “Bizzy Bone” from “Bone Thugs&Harmony”. After being released from a two year sentence at the age of 21, he came out as a different person influenced by spiritual values that carry him until this day. He has done what he said that he would do once he got out of prison, “Go to school for Music, Start his own Record Label, and find a job”. Talilo has a heart for people who have been through similar things as his self, people that have experienced death, drug abuse, homelessness, imprisonment, abandonment, loss, and regrets he continues to inspire others with his music knowing that his purpose in this life is to help people find their own purpose in life.

“Dedicated” – Talilo Marfil featuring Avian (OFFICIAL VIDEO):