Tag: WAM!

March 24, 2011 / / announcements

by Latoya Peterson


Four more events coming up for me, and one for the fabulous Andrea Plaid.

Campus Progress Presents New Models in Media and Activism (Latoya/DC)

Friday, March 25, 2011

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Center for American Progress
1333 H St NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
Featured Speakers

Amanda Terkel, Latoya Peterson, Amy Austin & Melinda Wittstock

Panelists Amy Austin, publisher of the Washington City Paper; Latoya Peterson, editor of Racialicious.com; Melinda Wittstock, Founder, CEO and Bureau Chief of Capitol News Connection; and Amanda Terkel, senior politics reporter at The Huffington Post will talk about some of the cutting-edge work in media and activism they are doing and discuss how to use new (and old) technology to help women craft new and different kinds of messages. The discussion will be followed by a happy hour at The Laughing Man Tavern:

Laughing Man Tavern
1306 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

The panel is part of WAM! It Yourself, a do-it-yourself decentralized version of the annual Women, Action & the Media (WAM!) conference.

Price: Free with RSVP!

WAM! NYC Presents WAM It Yourself Conference for Feminist Media Makers (Andrea/NYC)

WAM lt Yourself Conference for
Feminist Media Makers
Saturday, March 26, 9AM – 5PM
Hive 55 (55 Broad St) in lower Manhattan

Sorry — this event is completely sold-out! But please join us for Friday’s Happy Hour (details above) and Sunday’s Brunch (details below), and follow us live on twitter: #wamnyc

Featured panels this year include:

* Feminist perspectives in progressive publications
* Social media for activism
* “Beats outside the box”—economy, immigration, labor, education
* Feminist blogging
* Pitching and getting published

Confirmed speakers: Amanda Marcotte (Pandagon/RH Reality Check), Irin Carmon (Jezebel), Jessica Bennett (Newsweek), Sarah Seltzer (Alternet), Emily May (Hollaback), Andrea Plaid (Racialicious), Janna Zinzi (Swirl PR), Julianne Escobedo Shepherd (Alternet), Kathryn Joyce (Religion Dispatches), Dana Goldstein, Bryce Covert (New Deal 2.0), Michelle Chen (ColorLines), Lauren Kelley (Alternet), Megan Carpentier (Raw Story), Jennifer LaFleur (ProPublica), Sarah Laskow (The Media Consortium), Jenn Pozner (Women in Media & News), Lori Adelman (Feministing), Jen Nedeau (Time Magazine), Deanna Zandt and more great speakers coming!

Follow this event live via Twitter at #wamnyc!

Price: Sold out, but come chill at brunch or happy hour, or follow Andrea on Twitter for the dish. Read the Post Conversations with Other Women [Travel Updates]