[IMC-Boston-Dispatch] Fwd: Women, Action & the Media 2008 Call for Proposals: Deadline Approaching
sofiajt at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 12 12:49:08 PDT 2007
Jaclyn Friedman <jaclyn at centerfornewwords.org> wrote: Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2007 14:38:31 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jaclyn Friedman <jaclyn at centerfornewwords.org>
To: sofiajt at yahoo.com
Subject: Women, Action & the Media 2008 Call for Proposals: Deadline
March 28-30, 2008
save the date!
Answer the WAM!2008 Call For Proposals!
You haven't forgotten have you? Proposals for WAM!2008 are due exactly in one month, October 12th. We sure would love to get yours...
At Women, Action & the Media (WAM!) 2008, we'll share facts and ideas, develop skills, build collaborations, and create action plans to amplify progressive women's public voices in society. We're bringing together more than 400 participants to exchange observations, ideas, experiences, opinions, and tools for change-and plan together for action. And we want you to submit a session proposal.
[WAM!] was absolutely essential for me to continue to expand my resources and skill sets. It was an amazing weekend, finding myself in the middle of hundreds of a community of women who shared experiences similar to mine, yet whose voices were so distinct and diverse.
-Deanna Zandt, media technologist and consultant
What questions, issues, and concerns do you want to hear debated? What thinking, strategizing, planning or skill-sharing work should happen at WAM! as a step forward in building the movement? What should we know, what should we be doing, and what should we be preparing for?
Not only was (WAM!) a fabulous networking event-I was able to forge incredibly valuable connections for my organization-but I found it personally invigorating. The conference has the feel of a real cutting-edge gathering of leading thinkers and activists concerned about women and media. I returned from the conference connected, inspired, activated!
-Deborah Siegel, author of Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild
We invite you to submit a proposal for a workshop, panel, strategy meeting, digital multimedia presentation, or other conference session. We want to hear your ideas whether you're a media producer or a PR strategist, a journalist, an activist, an academic, a community organizer, a funder or philanthropist, a "citizen" media watchdog, a media policy advocate, an alternative-network-builder, a blogger, writer, teacher, artist, technology trainer, cartoonist, deejay, (etc!) - we especially encourage proposals from women of color, women under 25 and over 65, low-income women, professionals/ producers working in broadcast and online media, and students.
I have gotten a great deal of contacts at WAM! for both professional and personal purposes. I've met wonderful women journalists that I wouldn't normally have access to. CNW attracts women from all different backgrounds, no matter what race, color, sexual orientation, disability or class. It's great to be around such terrific, smart women.
-Talia Whyte, freelance journalist
Please send us your session proposals, and spread the word to others who may be interested. We encourage you to be creative not only with your proposed topic and content, but in your means of presentation-we're seeking interactive, provocative, dialogue-rich sessions that might as easily involve multimedia, collaborative projects, skills training or live performance as a panel or standard speaker.
Click Here Now For Complete CFP Guidelines
www.wam2008.org Don't wait:
Proposals Due October 12, 2007
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