About Silicon Valley De-Bug

Location and Contact Information:
701 Lenzen Ave San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: (408) 971-4965
E-mail: raj@siliconvalleydebug.org
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Facebook: SV Debug Twitter: SV Debug

About Us:
Silicon Valley De-Bug is a media, community organizing, and entrepreneurial collective based out of San Jose, California. Started in the Spring of 2001, De-Bug has become a nationally recognized organization while also establishing itself as a trusted local platform for communities in the South Bay region. De-Bug operates a center in San Jose which houses its small businesses, media training facilities, and provides a home base for its community organizing projects. De-Bug is also a part of New America Media -- a national ethnic news association.

Since its inception, De-Bug has produced award winning media, in particular by highlighting unheard voices such as youth, immigrants, and other often isolated communities. By carving out a space in the media landscape for new experiences to be included in the larger public discourse, De-Bug has informed policy and civic decision-making, while also allowing a talented new generation of artists, story-tellers, and journalists to develop and display their craft.

De-Bug Magazine:
The longest standing media project, De-Bug magazine is a bi-lingual publication (English/Spanish) that is published quarterly. To order individual copies, or class sets, please contact us at svdebug@newamericamedia.org.

De-Bug TV:
Taking the print magazine to the television, De-Bug TV airs every Saturday at 11pm on Channel 15 in San Jose. For further inquiries or submissions contact Fernando Perez at: tulantl@gmail.com

Block 2 Block Radio:
Block 2 Block is a discussion based and classic funk/soul radio show that airs on KKUP 91.5fm every Wednesday morning at 8am, hosted by David Madrid. To hear past segments, and for more information, go to: http://block2blockradio.podomatic.com/ or email David Madrid at: sanjosoul1@yahoo.com

 Media Trainings:
De-Bug assists organizations and schools to develop their own media and communications projects -- such as magazines, radio shows, online hubs. De-Bug also conducts regular writing, art and discussion sessions for high schools and community organizations. We can create a series or individual sessions based on the interests of the youth. We have done programs in which we work with the youth over a 3 month period, a week, or down to one two hour session. To have De-Bug come out to your organization, just call or e-mail us. For further inquiries, contact Jean Melesaine at: gmelesaine@gmail.com

Future Arts Now:
Founded and directed by Demone Carter, Future Arts Now is an after school program that utilizes dance, art, music to engage high school and middle school students. For more information, contact Demone Carter at: demone.carter@gmail.com or go to www.futureartsnow.org

Community Organizing:
De-Bug also initiates and leads community based campaigns for issues impacting our communities -- immigrant rights, police accountability, labor rights, and others.

Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project (ACJP):
The ACJP is a community organizing model for families and communities to influence the criminal court system. To learn more about the ACJP, go to acjusticeproject.com.

Entrepreneurial Projects:
De-Bug serves as an incubator for small businesses -- innovative young entrepreneurs who have created important services for the community, while also being self-sustained.

AD Prints:
Founded and managed by Adrian Avila, AD Prints offers a host of printing and design needs. Services include T-shirt, business card, banners, CD covers, and other printing demands. For more information, contact Adrian Avila at: adrian@afterdark47.com or go to: afterdark47.com.

The Darkroom@De-Bug provides a comprehensive set of services for film photographers, as well as clients who need their film processed. Intended to cultivate and support the craft of film photography, the Darkroom@De-Bug also provides classes, group gatherings, and galleries. For more information, go to http://darkroomatdebug.com/

YG Studio:
The YG Studio, located at De-Bug headquarters, provides a fully equipped music studio for musicians, sound engineers, and radio production. Instructors are also available for youth interested in learning music production. To reserve time in the studio go to, contact Daniel Zapien at: zapiendaniel@yahoo.com. Visit www.ygstudios.tumblr.com

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