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Early Rise DC

Media Rise

Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)

Washington, DC

Early Rise DC

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Guest - suggested donation $10
Includes breakfast & coffee.
Sponsor - Supporter   more info Ended $50.00 $2.24
Sponsor - Collaborator   more info Ended $100.00 $3.49
Sponsor - Innovator   more info Ended $200.00 $5.99

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Media Rise is excited to launch “Early Rise 2014,” a worldwide series of morning mixers for people committed to inspiring media for social good.

Our first event will be held in Washington, D.C.

Join us for an inspiring talk, meditation and networking over healthy breakfast & coffee.

  • Mix & mingle with storytellers, designers, activists, business leaders & educators who share your passion & energy for meaningful media.
  • Get inspired by changemakers who use media effectively to accelerate social transformation at the individual & community level.


Seema Reza is a poet and essayist based outside of Washington, DC, where she coordinates and facilitates a unique multi-hospital arts program that encourages the use of the arts as a tool for narration, self-care and socialization among a population struggling with emotional and physical injuries. She serves on the council for the Transformative Language Arts Network, and also offers select on-line and group writing workshops.


Hamiltonian Gallery is a dynamic space in the heart of the growing Washington, DC contemporary arts district. The gallery focuses on innovative works by emerging artists participating in the Hamiltonian Artists fellowship program as well as mid-career artists.


Yogurt, granola and fresh fruit generously provided by KIND.

Plus, hot coffee by Cafe Los Suenos, specialty coffee roasters in Washington, D.C., committed to creating shared value for coffee-growing communities.


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When & Where

Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (EST)

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Media Rise

Our mission is to promote the creation and consumption of meaningful media to accelerate social change.

We elevate communities worldwide by:

  • CELEBRATING success stories of how content creators, storytellers, designers and educators use media for social good;
  • EMPOWERING media to integrate human values, such as compassion, connectedness and respect for all; and,
  • ENCOURAGING partnerships among media professionals and changemakers to accelerate social transformation at the individual and community level.

Media Rise, in collaboration with relevant partners, achieves our vision through the following activities:

  • EVENTS, including an annual festival, workshops, seminars and classes, to build networks and a platform for inspiring media;
  • RESEARCH , providing actionable insights into the impact of media on human values and society;
  • PROJECTS, community-centered media projects that grow from the collaboration between members of the Media Rise network; and,
  • AWARDS, recognizing creative professionals, changemakers and media innovators.

Our target audience includes individuals, families and organizations dedicated to using all types of media for social good. This includes content creators (storytellers, designers, photographers, filmmakers, journalists, bloggers, etc.), media educators, policy makers and NGO activists.

The inaugural Media Rise Festival was held in Washington, D.C. on September 23-29, 2013.

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