WAM!NYC Media Training featuring Jenn Pozner, Yana Walton and Jamia Wilson

Date: October 13, 2013
Start Time: 11:00 am
End Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Women's eNews
Address: 6 Barclay Street, 6th floor; New York NY 10007
Where: New York City

Presenting, by popular demand, our next WAM!Shop — Media Training with WAMmers Jenn Pozner, Yana Walton and Jamia Wilson!

This is your chance to hone your media savvy with some of the best. Join us for a day-long, small-group training where you will learn tips and tricks on how to present yourself effectively in the media. Plus you’ll get the chance to practice, record mock interviews and get feedback in a supportive setting!

When: October 13, 11am – 6pm

Where: Women’s eNews (6 Barclay Street, 6th floor; New York NY 10007)

Purchase your tickets today to reserve your space before tickets sell out! Tickets are available on a first-come, pay-what-you-can basis. Suggested ticket price is $75. Trainings like this often cost hundreds of dollars so make sure to get in on this special WAM!NYC offering!

Biographies of Trainers

Jennifer L. Pozner is a media critic, journalist, and the Founding Director of Women In Media & News (WIMN), a media analysis, education and advocacy organization. Her first book, Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, has been described as “required reading for every American girl and woman” by scholar and MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry.Jennifer’s “Cringe or Binge” media critique column can be read at Salon. Her work on gender, race, class and sexuality in the media has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, Ms. magazine, Elle Canada, Macleans, In These Times, and Bitch, among others. She has served as an adviser and analyst for several documentaries, including the award-winning OWN film “Miss Representation.” Jennifer has appeared as a commentator on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, HLN, MSNBC, Fox News, Grit-TV, Democracy Now!, NPR, and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” And, because she’s a sucker for punishment, she’s gone head to head with some of the most blustery boys of cable news, including Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Joe Scarborough.

Jennifer has conducted media trainings, lectures and workshops for more than 200 schools, non-profits, and businesses across the United States, Canada, and Turkey, and has participated in several panels about gender justice and media at the United Nations. Forbes named @jennpozner one of “20 Inspiring Women To Follow On Twitter,” where she welcomes questions, comments and ongoing dialog about media issues and gender, racial and economic justice.

Yana Walton is media activist & performance artist committed to advancing social justice through shaping media coverage. Yana has a background in US women’s and LGBTQ American history, and has taught hundreds of activists about leveraging media for social change on issues like economic justice for low wage workers, marriage equality, transgender non-discrimination laws, reproductive justice, and more. She has served as the Vice President of Communications for the, Women’s Media Center, a national feminist media watchdog organization, was the Media Field Strategist for 12 southern states at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), and the Director of Communications for the Utah Pride Center. She ran the statewide outreach and volunteer program for Planned Parenthood Association of Utah and is currently the Director of Communications at the Retail Action Project – a membership organization of retail workers dedicated to improving jobs in the industry. Yana’s oral history project on intergenerational queer separatism has been featured at the Pop-Up Museum  of Queer History, and she has performed solo pieces about her experiences working in the gay rights movement at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, MaMa, Dixon Place, and queer performance series throughout New York City.

Jamia Wilson is a feminist media activist, organizer, and storyteller. By day, Jamia serves as the TED Prize Storyteller at TED Conferences. She is the former Women’s Media Center vice-president of programs and has worked at Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, People for the American Way, and New York University. Her words and works have been featured in Alternet, CBS News, C-SPAN, Forbes.com, Fox.com, Good magazine, GRIT TV, The New Yorker, In These Times, Ms. Magazine, the Today Show, Rookie Magazine, the Washington Post, and more.

Jamia Wilson is a contributor to Women of Spirit and Faith’s 2011 anthologies Women, Spirituality, and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power; Rookie: Yearbook One, Our Bodies, Ourselves 2011 Edition; Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop; and I Still Believe Anita Hill. Jamia is a member of the Feminist.com board and the Omega Board of Directors.

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