As both a woman and a member of the media I'm acutely aware of the impact media can have on society's perception of women and girls and how we view ourselves. That's why I'm so excited to be a part of Women's Way's 11th Annual Women & Influence Conference: Media Justice tomorrow March 15th.
Women & Influence: Media Justice is a FREE conference that will explore the use of media content, activism and policy/advocacy work to advance social change for women and girls. The conference invites community members who are interested in increasing women’s media participation, ownership and representation.
The keynote address will be given by Zerlina Maxwell, a political analyst and contributing writer for Feministing.com, The Nation, BET.com and EBONY.com. Zerlina writes about national politics, candidates and policy and culture issues including domestic violence, sexual assault, victim blaming and gender inequality.
This year’s conference will also feature a “girls’ track” of workshops to engage and train young women to become critical media consumers and creators. This track is designed for young women aged 11-18.
I'll be moderating a panel that will include my good friends Lu Ann Cahn from NBC 10 and KYW Radio's Community Affairs Reporter Cherri Gregg along with Moshay Lauren.
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