WAM!NYC Women in Media Conference 2015!

Date: June 20, 2015
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 6:00 pm
Location: The Diana Center, Barnard College, Columbia University
Address: 3009 Broadway New York, NY 10027
Where: New York, NY
RSVP: Click Here

Calling all feminist journalists, media-makers, activists and gender-justice-loving people! The sixth annual WAM!NYC Feminist Media Conference is June 20 at Barnard College. Each year, the event brings together hundreds of journalists, activists, and creative thinkers for an all-day conference devoted to elevating issues of race, gender, and class in the media. The conference offers a welcoming space to meet and mingle with a diverse group of people, and to learn strategies for improving and promoting your work. You might even meet your future #ladyboss!

REGISTER NOW for the the June 20th, 2015 conference.

Featuring keynote addresses by:

  • Alicia Garza, co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, a national organizing project focused on combating anti-Black state-sanctioned violence. She is also Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women.
  • Lizz Winstead, co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show, and founder of Lady Parts Justice, a national movement using humor and outrage to remove bodily autonomy-hating LOCAL politicians in 2015 and beyond.

Plus a keynote conversation on:

  • The Making of “Unvarnished” with Sarah Maslin Nir, of The New York Times, whose viral investigative series on the exploitation of nail salon workers sparked immediate steps by city and state officials in New York. Moderated by Victoria Law.

Panels include:

  • Finding Your Beat: When and How to Specialize with Lisa Goldman of +972, Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times Magazine, and Jayati Vora of Al Jazeera America. Moderated by Martyna Starosta of The Forward.
  • Navigating Gender in Prison Reporting with Sharona Coutts of RH Reality Check, freelance journalist Victoria Law, Liliana Segura of The Intercept, and freelance journalist Aviva Stahl.
  • Real Talk About Covering Women, Covering Race with sex-positive feminist writer Feminista Jones, Carla Murphy of The Nation Institute, Nermeen Shaikh of Democracy Now!, and Jamil Smith of The New Republic. Moderated by Regina Mahone of RH Reality Check.
  • The Struggle to Juggle: Tools and Tips for Balancing Working and Parenting, with Rachel Sklar of #ChangeTheRatio, freelance writer Rae Gomes, and Charina Nadura of BillMoyers.com,  moderated by Chevon Drew of Chevonmedia.
  • This Is How We Do It: Women Media-Makers Talk Production, Placement, Price, and Promotion of their Films, Podcasts, and Web Series with Cynical Smith of Beatminerz Radio, Stacey Muhammad of “For Colored Boys,” Richardine Bartee of RESPECTMAG and GrungeCake, and Janelle “Jin” Nicol Galvez of Jin’s Journey. Moderated by Chevon Drew of Chevonmedia.
  • Trouncing Trolls in Five Easy Steps: Problems and Solutions in Online Harassment with Jenn Pozner, author of Reality Bites Back, Jamia Wilson of WAM!, and Zerlina Maxwell of ESSENCE Magazine.

This year’s conference will be bigger than ever before, but seats are limited! Register now.

SCHEDULE

9:00-9:45 Registration & breakfast

9:45-10:00 Opening remarks

10:00- 10:45

  • Morning keynote: Lizz Winstead, co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show, and founder of Lady Parts Justice, a national movement using humor and outrage to remove bodily autonomy-hating LOCAL politicians in 2015 and beyond.

11:00 – 12:00 Session #1 panels

  • Finding Your Beat: When and How to Specialize with Lisa Goldman of +972, Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times Magazine, and Jayati Vora of Al Jazeera America. Moderated by Martyna Starosta of The Forward.
  • Navigating Gender in Prison Reporting with Sharona Coutts of RH Reality Check, freelance journalist Victoria Law, Liliana Segura of The Intercept, and freelance journalist Aviva Stahl.

12:00- 1:00 Lunch

1:00- 2:00

  • The Making of “Unvarnished” with Sarah Maslin Nir, of The New York Times, whose viral investigative series on the exploitation of nail salon workers sparked immediate steps by city and state officials in New York. Moderated by Victoria Law.

2:15 – 3:15 Session #2 panels

  • Real Talk About Covering Women, Covering Race with sex-positive feminist writer Feminista Jones, Carla Murphy of The Nation Institute, Nermeen Shaikh of Democracy Now!, and Jamil Smith of The New Republic. Moderated by Regina Mahone of RH Reality Check.
  • The Struggle to Juggle: Tools and Tips for Balancing Working and Parenting, with Rachel Sklar of #ChangeTheRatio, freelance writer Rae Gomes, and Charina Nadura of BillMoyers.com,  moderated by Chevon Drew of Chevonmedia.

3:30 – 4:30 Session #3 panels

  • This Is How We Do It: Women Media-Makers Talk Production, Placement, Price, and Promotion for Film, Podcasts, Web TV Shows and more with Cynical Smith of Beatminerz Radio, Stacey Muhammad of “For Colored Boys,” Richardine Bartee of RESPECTMAG and GrungeCake, and Janelle “Jin” Nicol Galvez of Jin’s Journey. Moderated by Chevon Drew of Chevonmedia.
  • Trouncing Trolls in Five Easy Steps: Problems and Solutions in Online Harassment with Jenn Pozner, author of Reality Bites Back, Jamia Wilson of WAM!, and Zerlina Maxwell of ESSENCE Magazine

4:45- 5:45

  • Afternoon keynote: Alicia Garza, co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter, a national organizing project focused on combating anti-Black state-sanctioned violence. She is also Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women.

6:00 – 7:00 Mixer

REGISTRATION
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SPONSORS
Thank you to our official sponsors!

 

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BUSTLE

Bustle is the largest digital media property aimed at millennial women, reaching over 30 million readers monthly. Bustle delivers everything readers want to know, see, and read — right now: news, fashion, entertainment, and more.

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The Harnisch Foundation is a small but mighty private foundation that has practiced creative, progressive, spirited philanthropy since 1998. Our mission is to create a fair, equitable and inclusive world by investing in the work of effective leaders and creative communities working to advance gender and racial diversity — with a focus on girls and women.

 

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TheLi.st is a network and visibility platform for professional women from all industries who are ambitious, accomplished and committed to helping each other rise. It is our version of The Old Boy’s Club: a highly curated, cross-generational network of dynamic, connected, powerful women across tech, media, business, culture, politics, academia and more, helping each other get what they need and where they need to go. Co-founded by Rachel Sklar and Glynnis MacNicol in 2012, TheLi.st is committed to diversity and inclusion and animated by the mission of #ChangeTheRatio: Increasing visibility, access and opportunity for women and other underrepresented constituencies, across every field that needs it. Through our network, Listers land investors, partnerships, earned media, speaking opportunities, great jobs, great hires, great advice and great friends. We believe that a rising tide lifts all boats.

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Out of the Binders is a 501c3 dedicated to increasing the diversity of voices in the media and the literary arts, through biannual professional development conferences for women and gender non-conforming writers. Early bird tickets and scholarships available now for BinderCon, coming this November.

 

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RH Reality Check is a daily publication providing news, commentary and analysis on sexual and reproductive health and justice issues.

 

 

PANEL SUPPORT BY

 

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PowerToFly…is placing women in journalism and tech jobs at organizations including BuzzFeed and Hearst.

 

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REFRESHMENTS SUPPORTED BY

 

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FRIENDS OF WAM

Paul Berry of RebelMouse,

Rachel Sklar of #ChangeTheRatio and TheLi.st.

 

VOLUNTEERS
If you are interested in volunteering at the event for a reduced ticket price, please contact Martyna Starosta at [email protected]

The WAM!NYC Board