WOMEN, ACTION & the MEDIA 2006

January 26, 2006


March 31-April 2, 2006
Stata Center @ MIT, Cambridge, MA

Presented by the Center for New Words
Co-sponsored by the MIT Program in Women's Studies

Join us at WAM! At our annual conference, now in its third year, progressive journalists, authors, activists, bloggers, students, and fed-up TV-viewers come together. Here, we share skills, trade information, exchange strategies, and inform and inspire one another.

Together, we'll make noise and make change.

Featuring Speakers and Panelists include:

Jen Angel
Co-Founder and Publisher of Clamor Magazine

Lakshmi Chaudhry
Senior Editor, In These Times, and author of the AlterNet blog, The L-Files

Liza Featherstone
Author of Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights at Wal-Mart

Daisy Hernandez
Senior Writer, ColorLines

Julie Hollar
Communications Director, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR)

Betsy Leondar-Wright
Communications Director, United for a Fair Economy, and
author of ClassMatters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle-Class Activists

Betsy Reed
Senior Editor, The Nation

And More!

Online registration open now.

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LPFM: The People’s Choice

January 4, 2006


For those of you who have cable television, this Sunday January 8, at 7PM, The Hallmark Channel will be airing a film from The Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ about how "Reverend Everett Parker in the 1960s lead a campaign to open up the airwaves to people of color and women. See how broadcasters, the FCC, and other regulatory bodies accountable to including all segments of society." The film is called "LPFM: The People's Choice".

Here are the details:

"LPFM: The People's Choice" chronicles the extraordinary story of a low power, low cost radio service that withstood the rigors of Capitol Hill and special interest attacks. More than a documentary, it's a rallying cry to build community around locally owned media. The film, airing at 7PM EST and PST on the Hallmark Channel, was produced by the Office of Commmunication of the United Church of Christ.

Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ (OC)

The O.C. advocates on behalf of those who had been historically excluded from the media, especially people of color and women, acting on behalf of the public interest and holding accountable those in control of the media.

For more information visit the O.C.

For more information about LPFM visit Reclaim Radio: The Battle over Low-Power FM from Free Press and Take Action to support low-power FM radio!