Women, Action & The Media: Register Now for WAM!

By Christine Cupaiuolo |

Time is running out for early registration for the annual in Cambridge, Mass., March 27-29.

This is not your ordinary conference. WAM! has an inspiring goal: “to bring together everyone who has a stake in achieving gender justice in media, in order to share facts and ideas, develop skills, build collaborations, bridge differences and create action plans.”

It does so by presenting read than 40 sessions and workshops and by facilitating collaboration between sessions — there are parties, film screenings, lunch caucuses, quiet spaces and read. A new addition this year is the Genius Bar, where experts will be available to answer questions, one-on-one.

WAM! is sponsored by the Center for New Words and MIT’s Program in Women’s Studies. Registration is $145 ($45 for students and $80 for seniors) if you register on or before Feb. 13 (yep, that’s tomorrow). After that, fees increase to $165/$55/$95. To reserve your spot, call CNW at 617.876.5310 or .

This year’s keynotes include a panel of women journalists and , vice president for American Documentary | P.O.V.

, a Second City alum and writer and performer for the Current TV show “infoMania,” will perform on Saturday night. Her “” segment skewers media aimed at women and, let’s just say it: Sarah rocks.

I’ve been an enthusiastic WAM! supporter since the first go-around, back in 2004. This year I’m running a half-day workshop, “.” Yes, participants will do all that and read, including learning how to incorporate social media tools (like del.icio.us and Twitter).

Kiki Zeldes, Myhags editor and webmaster extraordinaire, is also presenting. She’s on the panel titled “New Administration, New World Order: The Top Five Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights Stories You’ll Want to Track — And How,” along with a super smart crew: Dana Goldstein, an associate editor at ; Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, deputy director of the ; and Emily Douglas, an editor at .

Hope to see you there!

One Comment

  1. Amber says:

    I wish I could go. I recently discovered Sarah Haskins, and she is amazing! Always right on target. Sounds like it will be a great conference.

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