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My Mother’s Abortion Decision

mgullettes Icon Posted by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

April 30th, 2010

In 1973, the federal government started to pay for abortions for very poor women under Medicaid. It took three years until the Hyde amendment put a stop to it.
In addition, abortion services are not […]

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National Hispanic Media Coalition Inquiry on the Role of Media In Hate Crimes

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 13th, 2009

Earlier this week, the National Hispanic Media Coalition submitted the following letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, regarding the role of telecom in hate crimes. Women In Media & News, the media analysis, education and advocacy group that hosts this blog, was among the signers of the letter.
August 11, 2009
Mr. Lawrence Strickling
Assistant […]

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Liveblogging Allied Media Conference: Media Justice: What’s Next?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 17th, 2009

I’m attending “Media Justice: What’s Next?” at the Allied Media Conference.
This rich, deep fishbowl conversation has focused on the reasons why media justice activists do our work, and varied methods media justice organizers are acting in the service of transformational social justice and expanding power of traditionally oppressed communities, and creating positive change around […]

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Visioning at the Women’s Media Equity Summit

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 16th, 2009

Report-back from the Women’s Media Equity Summit: Visioning Activity
Note: I can’t possibly type as fast as the women in this group speak, so I’ll do my best to capture the essence of what is said, and as a journalist I will attempt to quote accurately. But, understand that there will be typos, paraphrased comments, etc.
Youth […]

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Liveblogging WAM! 2009: Cynthia Lopez, P.O.V conducts opening keynote

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 28th, 2009

Cynthia Lopez, vice president of documentary for P.O.V, is WAM!2009’s opening keynoter.
I listened to but didn’t liveblog the wonderful opening remarks from Jaclyn Friedman or Irene Villisonor (sp), and listened but wasn’t able to liveblog the beginning of the Cynthia Lopez’s remarks. But WAM! will eventually have all the sessions’ full video available, so do […]

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Live Blogging: Realizing the Promise

smitchells Icon Posted by Shireen Mitchell

December 4th, 2008

Grassroots Organizing Leaders and representatives from the President Elect Barack Obama transition team have come together to discuss the people’s agenda for change. What does change mean from the community organizers, leaders and millions of voters that voted for change. Leaders from Center for Community Change and the Gamaliel Foundation has pulled together members from […]

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Excellent Time.com video on the border fence by Michelle Garcia, WIMN’s Voices blogger

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 12th, 2008

WIMN’s Voices blogger Michelle Garcia has produced an important, unusually honest news feature for Time.com about Latino-American landowners fighting to block the proposed border fence in Southern Texas… and the impact that the fence will have on American families of color, whose ancestral land is being sacrificed to the vagaries of U.S. immigration policy.
Unlike […]

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Come party with WIMN in the Bay Area

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 3rd, 2008

This goes out to all our Bay Area friends — WIMN’s having a party on July 17, and I hope to see you there. Feel free to forward this post to any Bay Area journalists, media producers, media activists, feminists, progressives and others who you think might like to eat, drink, network and collaborate.
–Jenn
You’re invited! […]

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Where Does Hillary Go From Here? My radio segment on KPFA with Amanda Marcotte and Kim Gandy (and how WIMN made it happen)

smitchells Icon Posted by Shireen Mitchell

June 14th, 2008

The other day, I participated in a debate on San Francisco’s KPFA “The Morning Show” , a discussion about, among other things, how Hillary Clinton will participate in the campaign ahead, the role of media sexism up until now, differences between feminist who supported Clinton and feminists who supported Barack Obama, and more.
Host Aimee […]

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Between the Right and Racial Justice: Wedging The Movement for Media Reform

mcyrils Icon Posted by Malkia Cyril

June 13th, 2008

Co-written with Jen Soriano, Center for Media Justice. Conservative Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has done it again.
Sensationalism, exaggeration, and inaccuracy are the cornerstones of Right-wing punditry — so it wasn’t surprising when Fox’s Bill O’Reilly ripped the 2008 National Conference on Media Reform with ridiculous and unsubstantiated claims that “lunacy”, “danger” and “hatred” dominated […]

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