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MO 10/14, MA 10/16, NJ 10/22, WA 10/29 and 10/30: Seven chances to see WIMN’s multimedia presentation, “When Anchormen Attack!” on race, gender and the media in election 08

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 12th, 2008

If you’re in Missouri or Massachusetts this week, I’d love to see you when I bring WIMN’s multimedia lecture “When Anchormen Attack! Gender, Race and the Media in Election 2008” to your neck of the woods this week:

Oct. 14, 7pm: University of Missouri-Columbia (logistics here)

Oct. 16, 11:30am - 1pm, Lasell College, Newton, MA (Dewitt Hall; contact Lasell for more information)

Oct. 16, 7-9pm, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA (logistics here)

I’d especially like to encourage Boston-area folks to come to MIT on Thursday, as I’ve spoken there in the past and their program on women’s and gender studies is helmed by extremely engaged, diverse and dynamic people. I’m looking forward to another very lively Q&A at MIT, and the more members of the community involved, the better. (And for those of you who have been involved with the Women, Action and Media community, you’ll remember MIT’s WGS program as an institutional cosponsor of the annual WAM! conference.)

Additionally, I’ll be speaking on this topic three more times before election day, in New Jersey and Washington State later this month:

Oct. 22, 7pm: Ramapo College of New Jersey (logistics here)

Oct. 28: Arkansas State University

Oct. 29, 6pm: Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA (for logistics, scan down calendar column on the right)

Oct. 30, 6pm - 8pm: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA (logistics here)

I’ve been on the road a ton for WIMN over the last two months. These talks come on the heels of recent lectures at James Madison University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Worcester State (read a student’s response), Colby Sawyer College, Bridgewater College and Oklahoma City Community College between September 9 and today… and an invigorating, astute conference at St. John’s University, “Making History: Race, Gender and the Media in the 2008 Election,” where I presented along with fellow WIMN’s Voices blogger Carolyn Byerly and media justice allies including Leonard Baynes (left), Janai Nelson, Jordan Berg, Cathy Sandoval and many others. (A highlight of the event was a brilliant and extremely funny keynote address by Donna Brazile, who — while offering sharp political insights and media criticism from her unique position as one of the only African American women to regularly wear a “pundit” hat — also sprinkled in various recipes for Southern food… who says Sarah Palin’s the only “folksy” politico out there?)

As always, if you’re based on a college or high school campus and want to bring WIMN’s lecture on gender and race issues in media coverage of this historic presidential cycle to your community, please contact WIMN via this form or by emailing an inquiry to info[at]wimnonline[dot]org. I’m open to last-minute requests before election day, but the presentation will be revised to remain current after the election, and winter and spring are wide open if you’d like to plan ahead.

Also, feel free to contact WIMN if you’re interested in other lectures or media trainings in our media literacy/media education program, including topics such as:

“Bachelor Babes, Bridezillas & Husband-Hunting Harems: Decoding Reality TV’s Twisted Fairy Tales”;

“Condoleezza Rice is a Size Six, and Other Useless Things I Learned from the News: Challenging Media Misrepresentations of Women”;

“Race, Class, Gender & Katrina: The Human Impact of Disastrous Reporting”;

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

among others.

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