2016 WAM!NYC Gender Justice in Media Conference

Date: June 25, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 am
End Time: 6:30 pm
Location: The Diana Center, Barnard College, Columbia University
Address: 3009 Broadway
Where: New York, NY

Are you a journalist or media maker interested in gender and racial justice?

Don’t miss the seventh annual WAM!NYC Gender Justice in Media Conference at Barnard College! Each year, we bring together hundreds of journalists, activists, and creative thinkers for a full day of panels and networking related to social justice and the media.

This year will feature keynote presentations from leading civil rights activist Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York; and journalist Amy Goodman, host and executive producer Democracy Now!, the award-winning daily news hour.

Are you an aspiring foreign correspondent looking to hear from people already in the field? A veteran reporter seeking new connections? A critic frustrated with how the media covers the election? If you want to attend panels with some of the leading people covering reproductive justice, #BlackLivesMatter, police violence, disability justice, workers’ rights, and more–this conference is for you.

The Supreme Court is ruling on abortion, Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, transgender rights are under attack, and Black women still make just 63 cents for every dollar a white man makes. We need a Gender Justice in the Media conference now more than ever. Don’t miss out!

REGISTER NOW for the the June 25th, 2016 conference.

Featuring keynote addresses by:

  • Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television; and on the internet. DN!’s podcast is one of the most popular on the web. Goodman has co-authored six New York Times bestsellers. Her latest one, Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America looks back over the past two decades of Democracy Now! and the powerful movements and charismatic leaders who are re-shaping our world.
  • Linda Sarsour is a leading racial justice and civil rights activist and one of the most sought-after media commentators on Islamophobia in the 2016 election. Sarsour is a Palestinian Muslim American born and raised in Brooklyn. She is the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York and co-founder of the first Muslim online organizing platform, MPOWER Change. She has been at the forefront of major civil rights campaigns including calling for an end to unwarranted surveillance of New York’s Muslim communities and ending police policies like stop and frisk.
  • Ashley Nicole Black is a comedy writer and performer, currently writing for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. Ashley started writing and performing sketch comedy at the Second City. She is a proud PhD dropout from Northwestern University.

 

Panels include:

  • At the Intersections: Reporting on Policing and Gender with Andrea Ritchie, co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women; Muna Mire, freelance writer; and Sasha Alexander, membership director at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and founder of Black Trans Media. Moderated by author Victoria Law.
  • Reproductive Justice in an Age of Eroding Access with Hannah Levintova of Mother Jones magazine; Regina Mahone of Rewire; and Gloria Malone, freelance writer and founder of TeenMomNYC.com. Moderated by Democracy Now! producer Amy Littlefield.
  • How to Cover Workers’ Stories Through a Gender Lens with Sheila Bapat, author of Part of the Family: Nannies, Housekeepers, Caregivers, and the Battle for  Domestic Workers’ Rights; Michelle Chen of the Nation; and Bryce Covert of ThinkProgress. Moderated by video journalist Martyna Starosta.
  • Shifting the Narrative on Disability with motivational speaker Becky Curran; teacher and author Xian Horn; and educator, trainer, and speaker Katinka Neuhof. Moderated by disability rights activist Emily Ladau.
  • How To Be a Global Reporter with The New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo; award-winning independent journalist Anna Therese Day; independent journalist Mansi Choksi. Moderated by freelance video journalist María Villaseñor. Organized by Roxanne L. Scott, reporter for WFPL News, Louisville’s NPR station, who previously covered stories in Ghana, Nigeria and DR Congo as a freelance reporter.
  • Strategies to Avoid Burnout: Choosing “I” for the Revolution with Naimah Johnson of Harriet’s Apothecary.

Seats are limited.  Register now.

 

SCHEDULE

8:30-9:00 Registration & Breakfast

9:00-10:00

  • Morning Keynote: Ashley Nicole Black in conversation with writer and filmmaker Agunda Okeyo.

10:10 – 11:10 Session #1 panels

  • At the Intersections: Reporting on Policing and Gender with Andrea Ritchie, co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women; freelance writer Muna Mire; and Sasha Alexander of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Black Trans Media. Moderated by author Victoria Law.
  • Reproductive Justice in an Age of Eroding Access with Hannah Levintova of Mother Jones; Regina Mahone of Rewire; and Gloria Malone, freelance writer and founder of TeenMomNYC.com. Moderated by Democracy Now! producer Amy Littlefield.

11:20-12:20

  • Afternoon Keynote: Linda Sarsour

12:30- 1:30

  • Lunch with Well-Read Black Girl. Buy some lunch outside and step back into the conference to join Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim for a book discussion.

1:40 – 2:40 Session #2 panels

  • How to Cover Workers’ Stories Through a Gender Lens with Sheila Bapat, author of Part of the Family: Nannies, Housekeepers, Caregivers, and the Battle for Domestic Workers’ Rights; Michelle Chen of the Nation; and Bryce Covert of ThinkProgress. Moderated by video journalist Martyna Starosta.
  • Shifting the Narrative on Disability with motivational speaker Becky Curran; teacher and author Xian Horn; and educator, trainer, and speaker Katinka Neuhof. Moderated by disability rights advocate Emily Ladau.

2:50 – 3:50 Session #3 panels

  • How To Be a Global Reporter with New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo; award-winning independent journalist Anna Therese Day; independent journalist Mansi Choksi and freelance multimedia journalist Andalusia Knoll Soloff. Moderated by María Villaseñor. Organized by Roxanne L. Scott, who has covered as a freelance reporter stories in Ghana, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Seeking Sustainability: Self-Care Strategies for Avoiding Burnout with Naimah Johnson of Harriet’s Apothecary.

4:00-5:30

  • Closing Keynote: Amy Goodman (book signing to follow)

5:30-6:30 Mixer

 

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