Women, Action & the Media 3/30- 4/1/07

WOMEN, ACTION & THE MEDIA 2007
March 30 – April 1, 2007
Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge

With Keynote Talks from
Helen THOMAS
& Thenmozhi SOUNDARARAJAN

We’re hard at work planning WAM!2007 and are currently seeking proposals for session presentations. Calls for Proposals, registration and more:

Answer the WAM!2007 Call For Proposals here.
WAM!2007 Call For Proposals here.

WAM! is hiring a 2007 Conference Manager. Read the details here.

To see the WAM!2006 website, click here.

To view a day-in-pictures slideshow by WAM photographer Anh Dao Kolbe, click here.

To hear WAM!2006 keynote talks by Maria Hinojosa and Caryl Rivers, click here and here.

ORGANIZER:

The Center for New Words is committed to a simple mission: use the power and creativity of words to strengthen the voice of progressive and marginalized women in society. To accomplish this mission, our programs support diverse women’s engagement with the entire “word cycle,” from literacy to blogging to literary writing to opinion-making in the media and other domains of influence. Built on the wisdom, commitments, and competencies of 28 years of running New Words Bookstore, CNW is creating spaces and places where women’s words matter. Contact CNW at 617-876-5310 or cnw@centerfornewwords.org, or visit us on the web at centerfornewwords.org.

CO-SPONSOR:

MIT Program in Women’s Studies. Exploring gender with the tools of different, and often multiple, disciplines, Women’s Studies subjects strive to help MIT students better understand how knowledge and value take different forms depending on a variety of social variables. In the course of their inquiry, students not only learn how to use gender as a category of analysis, but also reflect on the manifestation of gender in their own lives, leading to a range of personal and intellectual discoveries. Although gender is a central component of every subject, the study of gender requires attention to connections between gender, sexuality, race, class, religion, nationality, and other social categories; different subjects shed light on different aspects of such connections.

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