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SBCA Media Request Form
IMPORTANT: Please give us at least one week's notice before an event or requested date to ensure we can review our availability. Staff meetings are on Tuesday mornings, so please fill out this form by the prior Friday to assure we review your request in a timely fashion. Thank you for respecting our organization's capacity to respond. If you find yourself with a sense of urgency, please consider slowing down to build a better relationship with our organization.

Use this form to request interviews, podcasts, writing, and other media inquiries for the Somali Bantu Community Association of Maine or Liberation Farms, our community farming program.

BEFORE you fill out this form, please review our Centering on Community Media Guide:

Adapted with gratitude from Soul Fire Farm's media request form.
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Email *
Contact Name *
What is your full name or the main point of contact for this request on your organization/group's end?
Contact Email *
What your email address or the email of the main point of contact for this request?
Contact Phone Number *
What is your phone number or the phone number of the main point of contact for this request?
Organization or Company Name *
What is the name of your organization, company, publication, or group?
Organization Address *
What is the address of your organization?
Media Type *
Select as many that apply
Details of Request *
Please describe in one or two sentences each: 1) how you envision collaborating with us, 2) what questions or topics you would like to cover, and 3) details about the finished piece of media and its intended audience. This is the most important piece of information for SBCA when we review requests.
Honorarium or donation
Please indicate what you are able to offer SBCA for our staff members' time. We will review all requests regardless of the number indicated here. We recommend a base honorarium of $50 per hour for each interpreter (those who translate or facilitate an interview with ESL speakers) and request that you factor in costs that may include travel fees and/or time away from work, children, or other demanding parts of a daily routine.
Reviewing Media Guide and Background Info *
By clicking the box below, you confirm that you have read our media guide, have reviewed our website for background on Somali Bantu history, and have looked at our staff bios. Links here: ; ; and
Speaker Requests
After reviewing our staff bios on the Contact Us part of our website, please indicate who you would like to speak with. You may select as many people as you would like, but not all people may be available during the dates and times you request.
Requested Date *
Requested Time (Eastern Time) *
Other date and time information
Please indicate here if you are available for alternate time blocks, or if you would like to make requests outside the date and time indicated above.
In-person or remote? *
Are you requesting to visit in person at our Lewiston office, at our farm property in Wales, or to conduct an interview remotely? Please note that many of SBCA's operations are conducted remotely at present. Our growing season at Liberation Farm roughly lasts from March to November, and the property is most active in the summer months.
Additional details
Please indicate here if there is anything else you would like to share with us about your organization, your work, or your requests.
Who referred you to SBCA? If not applicable, feel free to leave blank.
Thank you!
Thank you for taking the time to complete this form. One of our staff members will follow up with you shortly.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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