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Today, Vote! The Day After: Join The National Feminist Town Forum, 11/5/08, 7pm EST

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 4th, 2008

After two long years of coverage of campaign ‘08, election day is finally upon us. Today, go out and vote. Encourage everyone you know to do the same.

But, since democracy entails more than one civic action every four (or two) years, Women In Media & News would like to encourage you to remain active tomorrow. On Wed., Nov. 5 at 7pm EST, join WIMN’s Voices and about a dozen feminist blogs in a national Feminist Town Forum, a culmination of the Center for New Words‘ election-year project, “This Is What Women Want.”

The following announcement comes to us from CNW (which hosts the WAM! Women, Action & Media conference every year):

The Day After: A Feminist Town Forum
Wednesday, November 5 @ 7:00PM

PARTICIPATE IN PERSON: Cambridge Family YMCA, UPDATE: VENUE CHANGE: Lesley University Amphitheater, 1815 Mass. Ave in Cambridge, MA

PARTICIPATE ONLINE IN REAL TIME: Participate by logging on 11/5 at 7PM EST to any of our participating blogs, including Feministe, Feministing, Girl with Pen, CrossLeft, WIMN’s Voices, No Cookies for Me, Viva La Feminista, Writes Like She Talks, Heartfeldt Politics, TakePart, The Sanctuary, The Real Deal, or at our mogulus channel.

It’s been a long election season, and now it’s time to come together to figure out what it all means and what’s next.

At this culmination of our This Is What Women Want election project, join us, our panel of national leaders, and feminists around the country to discuss what happened on Election Day, and what we should be thinking about and doing now to fight for equality and justice for all.

This is a first of its kind event convening feminists from around the country live via the blogosphere! Watch live, converse with other audience members around the country and submit your comments and questions in real time.

Panelists will include:

BYLLYE AVERY
Founder of the National Black Women’s Health Project and MacArthur Genius Award Recipient

MICHELLE GOLDBERG
Journalist and author of Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism

ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE
Critic, activist, artist, journalist and author

PAULA RAYMAN
Founding Director of the Radcliffe Public Policy Center

LORETTA ROSS
National Coordinator, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective

ANDREA BATISTA SCHLESINGER
Executive Director, Drum Major Institute for Public Policy

Come optimistic, disgruntled, angry, or just exhausted. Come in person or online. But come. We need to hear every voice and idea!

(Facebook users: Click here to RSVP and invite your friends!)

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