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Event announcement: WIMN on media representations of violence

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October 25th, 2007

Event Announcement from Women In Media & News:

On Friday, October 26 from 2:15 - 3:45, WIMN’s Executive Director, Jennifer L. Pozner, will be speaking about the impact of news media on the continued perpetuation of violence against women in America, at the Urban Resource Institute’s second annual anti-domestic violence conference.

“Unlocking the Secrets: Acquiring the Tools to Overcome Domestic Violence,” an all-day conference hosted at Kingsborough Community College, will be held in the Marine Academic Center (MAC Rotunda), 2001 Oriental Blvd., Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, New York 11235

Pozner’s panel, “Breaking News: Does the Media Play a Role in Helping or Hindering Domestic Violence Prevention?”, will also feature:

* Kenneth Griffin, MSW, Director - Friends of Island Academy;

* Sandra Jackson, LCSW, Dramatist, Program Director – Urban Resource Institute

* Dimension 3 - Local Rap Performing Group

* and moderator Kenneth McCrae – Urban Resource Institute

Full day admission to the conference is $25 for general public, or free to students with ID who should register in advance with Estelle Miller at emiller@kingsborough.edu

Note: If you are a member of a college or high school and are interested in bringing a speaker from WIMN (Jennifer L. Pozner or other WIMN members) to your community to host a lively multi-media discussion about women, media, politics and pop culture, contact Women In Media & News at info @ wimnonline . org

Lectures are available on a wide range of media criticism topics, including but not limited to the following:
* “Bachelor Babes, Bridezillas & Husband-Hunting Harems: Decoding Reality TV’s Twisted Fairy Tales”

* “Condoleezza Rice is a Size 6… and Other Useless Things I Learned from the News: Challenging Media (Mis)
Representations of Women”

* “Reproductive Wrongs: Exposing Media Misinformation about Abortion, Family Planning and Clinic Violence”

* “Women, Media & War: How Does the Silencing of Women’s Voices in War Coverage Shortchange America?”

* “Race, Class, Gender and Katrina: The Human Impact of Disastrous Reporting”

* “There Is No Media Justice Without Women: Putting Media on the Agenda for a Progressive Feminist Future”

…and more.

Skills-building media training workshops for campus and community activists are also available.

Contact info @ wimnonline . org for a flier describing these programs, or call 347-564-5190.

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