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Trash-talking reality TV in upstate NY, Jan. 31

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 30th, 2008

Quick shout to any WIMN’s Voices readers who happen to be based in or near upstate New York: I’ll be speaking at Elmira College on Thurs. Jan. 31, delivering the most popular presentation in WIMN’s multi-media lecture series, “Bachelor Babes, Bridezillas & Husband-Hunting Harems: Decoding Reality TV’s Twisted Fairy Tales.”

The lecture is free and open to the public. See Elmira’s website for directions to the campus, or email cgifford09[@]elmira[dot]edu for location, time and any other questions.

If you’re located in another part of the country, stay tuned to WIMN’s Voices – I’ll be posting other opportunities in upcoming months to hear our lectures, attend our media trainings or participate in conference workshops in Cambridge, MA; New Brunswick, NJ; San Antonio, TX; Austin, TX; Storm Lake, Iowa; and other areas.

In addition to the reality TV lecture mentioned above, WIMN also offers lively, critical, multi-media presentations on the following topics:

Condoleezza Rice Is a Size 6 … and Other Things I Learned from the News: Challenging Media (Mis)Representations of Women

Media, Women & War: How does the silencing of women’s voices in war coverage shortchange America?

Race, Class, Gender and Katrina: The Human Impact of Disasterous Reporting

Surviving “False Feminist Death Syndrome”: Media Coverage of Feminism from the ’70s to Today

Triumph of the Shill: How Product Placement Corrupts Media and Threatens Diversity

… along with media training workshops for community and campus-based social justice groups.

If you are interested in organizing a lecture event on issues related to gender, race, class and sexuality in the media, or if you would like to schedule a media training, contact Women In Media & News or email info[at]wimnonline[dot]org.

There are still a few dates available in March for Women’s History Month, and many dates open in April and May, so if you’re interested in bringing a progressive media critique to your community, contact WIMN today.

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