WAM! It Yourself 2013

Date: March 13, 2013
Start Time: 6:15 pm
End Date: March 24, 2013
End Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Everywhere

Do you care about creating gender justice in media? Want to connect with folks in your area who share your concerns, and join an international community of activists, journalists, academics, artists and media-makers, all taking action at the same time? Then you want WAM! It Yourself, a decentralized version of our annual Women, Action & the Media (WAM!) conference. Instead of everyone who cares about gender justice in media gathering in one place for WAM!, WAM! is happening exactly where you are.

Check out the WAM! It Yourself schedule day-by-day!
W 3/13 / Th 3/14 / F 3/15 / Sat 3/16 / M 3/18 / W 3/20 / F 3/22 / Sat 3/23 / Sun 3/24

Check out the WAM! It Yourself events happening in these cities:
Austin / Boston / Camden, NJ / DC / Los Angeles / NYC / Ottawa / Vancouver

and this online events:
African Women Storytellers in the Digital Age


Wednesday, March 13

Online // African Women Storytellers in the Digital Age: 6:30 p.m. EST. A participatory online radio/podcast conversation about the media’s (mis)representation of Africa/African women and the power of stories to influence and empower. Hosted by Spectra, a queer Nigerian Afrofeminist writer and media activist.

Boston // “The Invisible War” Film Screening & Discussion: 6:15 p.m. Come together to watch the Oscar-nominated film exposing the national scandal of sexual violence among US military personnel, then stay for an inspiring talkback that will help us all take action for change. Check back soon – talkback details TBA.

Thursday, March 14

Camden, NJ // “It Was Rape” Film Screening & Discussion: 7:00 p.m. In this film, eight women tell their diverse personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood. Gripping and emotional, this film is an opportunity to empathize with people—not just absorb faceless statistics—and to puncture the silence and denial that allow sexual assault to thrive. Stay tuned for further details.

Friday, March 15

Austin // Second Annual MEOW/WIMPS High Tea Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All professional women in music are invited to attend the High Tea Ladies Luncheon at SXSW at the Chateau Bellevue, hosted by MEOW (Musicians for Equal Opportunities for Women) and WIMPS (Women in Music Professional society). Tickets are $25 per person. RSVP by March 1.

Washington, DC // WIN & WAM! Movie Night: The Invisible War: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Join the Women’s Information Network, Women, Action & the Media and the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence for a screening of the award winning documentary, The Invisible War.  Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick investigates the troubling epidemic of rape in the military while speaking with courageous victims who have refused to be intimidated into silence. Following the film, join WINners and WAMers in a discussion on the impact of this documentary and the use film and storytelling to impact change around military sexual assault.

Saturday, March 16

Ottawa // Media Activism 101 for DUMFEMMY’S: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Join fellow Ottawa WAM!mers for a workshop about feminism and media activism at the Conservation Coop, 140 Mann Avenue.

Monday, March 18

Vancouver // Monday Media Mutiny: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday Media Mutiny is a once-monthly feminist event organized by Women, Action, & the Media (WAM!) Vancouver, in which community members meet to perform a quick action that fights back against sexist representations of women in the media. At the present time, these events take place on the third Monday of each month at 7pm. Stay tuned for a location.

Washington, DC // WIN & WAM! Happy Hour: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join WIN and DC WAM!mers for a chance to network with feminist bloggers. The happy hour will take place at Bravo! Bravo! (Farragut West/North), at 1001 Connecticut Ave NW.

Wednesday, March 20

Los Angeles // WAM! LA Conference: 4:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Our conference this year, organized by Melanie Klein, will feature presentations that discuss domestic violence in the media, the importance of feminist radio, the movement in support of the Media and Public Health Act at CSU Northridge, media justice writing, and the relationship between feminism, the internet, and the imagination. The conference will take place at Santa Monica College.

Friday, March 22

Washington, DC // Speak Out With Street Art: Join Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) and CASS Director of Community Outreach and Events, Zosia Sztykowski , to discuss how CASS uses artivism to empower Washingtonians to speak out against gender-based public sexual harassment and assault.

Saturday, March 23

NYC // WAM! It Yourself Conference for Feminist Media Makers: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Are you feminist journalist or media activist? Love feminist media? Want to learn more tools, strategies and ideas to do your work better, and meet other print, online, multimedia journalists and activists doing awesome work? Register now for our WAM! It Yourself Conference.

Boston // WAM!Boston Film Festival 20135:00 p.m. Join us for the first day of WAM!’s Boston Film Festival where we will screen a series of documentary shorts along with the films “Indelible Lalita,” “Bordering on Treason,” and “Words of Witness.” Tickets will be available online starting Feb. 15, or at the door at The Brattle Theatre. Passes for entry to all films will be available for $30.

Los Angeles // WAM!LA Mixer: 7:30 p.m. Join fellow LA WAM!mers for a mixer at Little Bar (757 S. La Brea) to celebrate the end of WAM! It Yourself 2013. Group trivia starts at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 24

Boston // WAM! Boston Film Festival 2013: 12:00 p.m. The second day of WAM!’s Boston Film Festival brings screenings of the film “Circus Dreams” and a series of experimental and animated shorts. Tickets will be available online starting Feb. 15, or at the door at The Brattle Theatre. Passes for entry to all films will be available for $30.

Boston // WAM! & WIFVNE Post-Fest Happy Hour5:00 p.m. Join WAM! and Women in Film and Video New England for a post-festival celebration and networking night!