March 17, 2011

Feminist Frequency + Feminist Fatale on KPFK’s Feminist Magazine

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On Wednesday, March 16, 2011 I joined Feminist Frequency‘s Anita Sarkeesian on KPFK’s Feminist Magazine in Los Angeles with host Lynn Harris Ballen. Anita discussed critical media literacy and vlogging as a viable way to bring feminist and gender critiques to audiences outside academia in a way that makes them, not only more accessible, but more relatable. I join the end of her segment to discuss WAM! LA 2011, the second annual WAM-It-Yourself event in Los Angeles, hosted at Santa Monica College. Tune in for Anita’s engaging discussion and details on next week’s line-up of presenters from visual artist Daena Title, the editors of Ms. Magazine discussing the first year of the Ms. Magazine blog to body image activist, Claire Mysko, author of Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat?, to Anita herself plus many more. Don’t forget to RSVP to the event here.

Anita Sarkeesian and Melanie Klein on KPFK’s Feminist Magazine

December 29, 2008

W.A.M registration opens January 6, 2009

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Women, Action and the Media is opening registration for their 2009 conference in Cambridge, MA. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the media and activism.

October 23, 2008

Speaking truth

The Feminist Majority Foundation and the Bennett College for Women have collaborated to bring you this year’s two-day conference DEFINE THIS! YOUNG WOMEN OF COLOR CREATING CHANGE in Greensboro, NC. This is the second annual Women of Color Conference.

As black feminist scholar, Patricia Hill Collins, outlines in Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment, black womens’ oppression has taken on three interrelated dimensions of marginalization and oppression: economic exploitation, political exploitation and controlling images that promote and solidify negative stereotypes.

In the spirit and tradition of Black Feminist Thought, the conference creates the space for women to define themselves, speak their truth and shape consciousness.  Feminist ideology does not seek to merely study and discuss the experiences of women but seeks to transform and empower.  This is praxis.  It’s not just about women, it’s FOR women.  It’s for women to utilize in the alchemy of change personally and politically.

In a culture laden with constructed images generated by the mass media engine, the space to define one’s own experiences and transform those definitions into cultural dialogue, self-defined imagery and action is nothing short of revolutionary.

For complete details on the conference, click here.