Date: September 12, 2013
Department: Center for Women, Gender & Sexuality
UMass students who attend the conference will gain training necessary to educate others in media literacy. These attendees will go into local middle and high schools all around Massachusetts to educate students in media literacy and give them the tools to combat media bias toward the portrayal of women. The conference is also open to educators who will receive 10 PDP's for attending the conference.
The conference was inspired by the documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation. Several women interviewed for the film, will speak at the conference.
Over sixteen workshops will take place, led by feminist media experts like Jamia Wilson (TED), Amy Richards (Soapbox/Makers), Jennifer Baumgardner (Soapbox/The Feminist Press), Jennifer Pozner (Women in Media & News), Cristina Finch (Amnesty International USA), Dana Edell (SPARK), Debbie Hines (Huffington Post/Legal Speaks), Janet Freedman (Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center), Candace Clement & Misty Perez Truedson (Free Press), Cara Lisa Berg-Powers (Press Pass TV), Kristal Brent Zook (Hofstra University), Lovette Luvvie Ajayi (Absolutely Luvvie), and more.
Free for UMass Students with ID No registration fee
Community College Students $35.00 each
High School Students $35.00 each
Non UMass Student Rate $75.00 each
UMass Staff & Faculty $100.00 each
Educator K-12 $150.00 each
General Public $175.00 each
To register: www.umassd.edu/medialiteracy
For more information contact Donald Dow at firstname.lastname@example.org