Women, Action & the Media


MIT Stata Center
77 Massachusetts Avenue
02139-4307 Cambridge , MA
Event Details
Event Date: 
Friday, March 27, 2009 - 8:00pm to Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 2:00pm

Women, Action & the Media: A Conference for Activists, Journalists & Everyone

WAM! is an annual conference where progressive journalists, authors, activists, and students meet, share skills, and strategize to increase gender justice in media. WAM!2009 presentations include:

"Blogging for the Man: Challenging the Commodification of Online Communities," with the Center for Media and Democracy's senior researcher, Diane Farsetta, feminist blogger and Women in Media & News board member Veronica Arreola, and writer, political analyst and "Pundit Mom" blogger Joanne Bamberger

"A WAM! Roundtable on the Economy: Crisis & Opportunity," with CMD's Diane Farsetta, feminist economist Randy Albelda, Tokumbo Bodunde of Chica Luna Productions and the Media Consortium's Tracy Van Slyke

And the keynote presentation, "Women Reporting from the Global Frontlines," with:
Huda Ahmed (Iraq)
Jenny Manrique Cortes (Colombia)
Peta Thornycroft (Zimbabwe)