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In CA? Join WIMN at the Women, Media, Revolution conference, 10/5-7

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October 4th, 2011

WHAT: Women, Media, Revolution,” the 2011 Women PeaceMakers Forum
WHEN: October 5 - 7, 2011
WHERE: University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
COST: None; Events are free and open to the public and the media.

When I founded Women In Media & News in 2001, it was with the core principle that women’s voices need to be front and center in all forms of media, both in content and behind the scenes as producers because — as we state in our mission — accurate, diverse news and entertainment media are essential to a vibrant democracy and an informed public. And throughout the world, women understand that media are central to ensuring human rights, and forging lasting peace.

In this light, WIMN has been thrilled to partner with the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego on “Women, Media, Revolution,” a free public conference which will bring international women peace activists together with frontline journalists, filmmakers and social media citizen activists.

I will be representing WIMN and this blog, WIMN’s Voices, on this Thursday afternoon panel:

INTEGRITY AND RESPONSIBILITY IN NEW GLOBAL MEDIA NETWORKS
Thursday, October 6, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

A panel of media network founders will assess the challenges and effectiveness of new media networks in filling gaps left by corporate media conglomerates. When corporations with tremendous financial power become classified as citizens, do human citizens have equal access to information in order to make informed decisions? Is the question of assuring women’s voices in an age of corporate colonization or media conglomerate consolidation problematic? Are nations in major transition experiencing positive or negative gender-sensitive coverage? Does the risk of political influence as well as corporate economic power overshadow accountability on coverage of gender issues? Are different journalistic networks validating or hindering coverage of women’s rights? Where are the tools to challenge traditional, narrow perspectives? Our panelists have experience in creating broad, fresh news gathering services and building training into local news resource development. What are the hardships related to getting stories from journalists in their countries? Where do relevancy and opportunity diverge or come together in promoting women’s voices in new media sites?

Moderator: Frieda Werden, founder and director, Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS)

* Prue Clarke,The Times (London) and New Narratives
* Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Institute
* Jennifer Pozner, Women in Media and News
* Kate Daniels, The Women’s International Perspective

Over the course of three days, participants in the forum will engage in critical examination of how women in conflict are using their voices in a revolution against ongoing political and cultural violence. As the Women Peacemakers Forum explains:

Coverage of women during conflict often focuses solely on violations of women’s rights to physical security and psychological well-being. It must also unmask the cultural traditions that deny women’s human rights and involvement in decision-making that could change the course of violence in their communities.

The full conference program can be found here: PDF.

An abbreviated schedule is below.

“Women, Media, Revolution” partners include Acting Together, Fork Films, Global Press Institute, International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), New Narratives, San Diego Asian Film Foundation, The WIP, Ushahidi, WAVE India, Women in Media & News, Women Make Movies, Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS) and World Pulse

Abbreviated Schedule

ACTING TOGETHER ON THE WORLD STAGE
Wednesday, October 5, 4 – 6 p.m.

West Coast premiere and panel discussion of a documentary film on artists, peacebuilders and community leaders who use theatre to speak truth to power.

* Cynthia E. Cohen, editor, Companion Anthologies and Tool Kits
* Catherine Filloux, playwright
* Roberta Levitow, Theatre Without Borders
* Melissa Fitzgerald, actor, documentary filmmaker (Hope Not Lost)

“WEAPON OF WAR”
Wednesday, October 5, 7 – 9 p.m.

Screening and discussion of an award-winning film on the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the strategic uses of rape as a military weapon.

* Ilse van Velzen, director
* Femke van Velzen, director
* Sylvie Maunga Mbanga, IPJ Woman PeaceMaker from Democratic Republic of the Congo

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE IN GENDER-INCLUSIVE REPORTING
Thursday, October 6, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

A panel of esteemed female journalists will examine the value versus the cost of gender-sensitive reporting in conflict areas.

* Prue Clarke, The Times (London) and New Narratives
* Jina Moore, Christian Science Monitor and Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
* Sharon Moshavi, Boston Globe, Forbes and New Initiatives at the International Center for Journalists
* Farah Abushwesha, Libyan-Irish writer and filmmaker; founder, Women4Libya
* Jennifer Freeman, IPJ Women PeaceMakers Program Officer

“THE SARI SOLDIERS”
Thursday, October 6, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

“The Sari Soldiers” is an extraordinary story of six women’s courageous efforts to shape Nepal’s future in the midst of an escalating civil war against Maoist insurgents, and the king’s crackdown on civil liberties. This screening is in partnership with the 12th San Diego Asian Film Festival, which will take place October 20-28, 2011.

* Julie Bridgham, director
* Dee Aker, 10-Year Nepal Peace Initiative at the IPJ

INTEGRITY AND RESPONSIBILITY IN NEW GLOBAL MEDIA NETWORKS
Thursday, October 6, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

A panel of new media pioneers will discuss confronting and counterbalancing large corporate-influenced news outlets.

* Prue Clarke,The Times (London) and New Narratives
* Cristi Hegranes, Global Press Institute
* Jennifer Pozner, Women in Media and News
* Kate Daniels, The Women’s International Perspective

“PEACE UNVEILED”: EPISODE 3 FROM NEW PBS SERIES “WOMEN, WAR AND PEACE”
Thursday, October 6, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

When the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, women in Afghanistan knew that the ground was being laid for peace talks with the Taliban. “Peace Unveiled” follows three women who immediately began organizing to make sure that women’s rights would not get traded away in the deal. Learn more about the new PBS series “Women, War and Peace.”

* Gini Reticker, director

JOAN B. KROC DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES AND JANE ELLEN BERGMAN MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES ON WOMEN, CHILDREN AND HUMAN RIGHTS: “BUILDING BRIDGES, REBUILDING SOCIETIES” WITH ZAINAB SALBI
Thursday, October 6, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

The Theatre is at capacity for this event. We welcome you to join us in the overflow room where you can watch the lecture live on a large screen and participate in the Q&A session and post-lecture book signing. Numbered overflow tickets will be distributed beginning at 6 p.m., and if there are open seats in the theatre at 6:45, guests will be called in by number. You can also watch the lecture live on the IPJ website where you can submit questions in the chat room.

Zainab Salbi is founder of Women for Women International, a grassroots humanitarian and development organization helping women survivors of wars rebuild their lives. Salbi will discuss how her organization’s use of media has supported development projects for women in post-conflict countries, strengthened rights for women in those areas and helped bridge religious divides. This lecture is part of the Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series and the Jane Ellen Bergman Memorial Lecture Series on Women, Children and Human Rights.

DIGITAL BRIDGES AND CRUCIAL SOCIAL MEDIA
Friday, October 7, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Panelists will discuss new, fertile approaches to getting citizen activists heard. What are the most powerful media tools for a people’s revolution or evolution?

* Sapna Shahani, WAVE India
* Heather Ford, Ushahidi
* Jade Frank, World Pulse

GLOBAL EXCHANGE: VOICES FROM THE GROUND
Friday, October 7, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Yasmine Ryan of Al Jazeera, Mandira Raut of Today’s Youth Asia TV and other journalists to be announced will join the discussion on a virtual platform.

THE PRICE OF SEX
Friday, October 7, 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.

“The Price of Sex” follows young Eastern European women who have been drawn into a netherworld of sex trafficking and abuse. Intimate, harrowing and revealing, it is a story told by young women who were supposed to be silenced by shame, fear and violence. Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova, who grew up in Bulgaria, takes us on a personal investigative journey, exposing the shadowy world of sex trafficking from Eastern Europe to the Middle East and Western Europe.

INFORMED AND ALLIED FOR IMPACT!
Friday, October 7, 2:15 – 3 p.m.

In summation of the public forum, the four 2011 Women PeaceMakers in residence will look back on our three days of exploration of how media can make a difference. Joining them will be the four Peace Writers who are documenting the peacebuilders’ stories during their residency.

CLOSING RECEPTION
Friday, October 7, 3 p.m.
Garden of the Sky behind the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

One Response to “In CA? Join WIMN at the Women, Media, Revolution conference, 10/5-7”

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