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Monday Media Mutiny Event No. 2!

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It’s time for WAM! Vancouver’s second installment of MONDAY MEDIA MUTINY.

Location: The Grind Cafe 4124 Main Street

Time: 7-9 pm

This month, get ready for more creative culture-jamming with DIY bookmarks and postcards that can be discreetly slipped inside magazines and other publications featuring sexist and misogynistic content. Their purpose is to challenge rampant objectification of women and to provoke conscious thought in fellow consumers, particularly in young people, who are especially vulnerable to manipulative messages and imagery in the media.

Postcard/bookmark messages can be critical, inspiring, sarcastic, encouraging, eye-opening, funny, or all of the above and more! Quotes or statistics can be included, or you can just write your thoughts on the subject in your own words.

We will provide all the necessary supplies for making postcards and bookmarks – blank cardstock, black and multicolored permanent markers, scissors, etc. You are welcome to bring your own art supplies in addition if you’d like.

Monday Media Mutiny is a once-monthly feminist event organized by Women, Action, & the Media (WAM!) Vancouver, in which interested folks meet to perform a quick action that fights back against sexist representations of women in the media. At the present time, these events take place on the third Monday of each month at 7pm.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/136303443203964/

 

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WAM!Van Holiday Social

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Sat., December 22

4:00pm-6:00 pm

Rhizome Cafe

317 E Broadway, Vancouver

Join WAM!Van to meet other media makers and media shakers as we discuss ways to support each others’ work!

New members and non-members most welcome. FREE.

Media Analysis from WAM! Vancouver community

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WAM! Vancouver members are some of Canada’s most prominent feminist bloggers! Here is a sampling of blog posts containing feminist critiques of the media from the feminist blog, Gender Focus, handpicked by Gender Focus editor and WAM! Vancouver member Jarrah Hodge.

1. What Do You Get When You Put Fox News and AskMen Together? – Roxanna Bennett writes a rebuttal to “5 Feminist Demands She Wants You To Ignore” – http://www.gender-focus.com/2012/01/12/fox-news-and-askmen-together/

2. Oddee Tries to Make a Sideshow Out of Trans People – questioning whether featuring articles with sexualized photos of trans people is appropriate on a site devoted to showcasing “oddities” – http://www.gender-focus.com/2012/01/21/oddee-tries-to-make-a-sideshow-out-of-trans-people/

3. A Part of Our Heritage? Jarrah Hodge takes a look at what parts of Canada’s history are and aren’t represented in those classic “Heritage Minutes” – http://www.gender-focus.com/2012/02/12/a-part-of-our-heritage/ (as well as Part II on race/colonialism – http://www.gender-focus.com/2012/02/16/heritage-minutes-ii-part-of-whose-heritage/ and part III on satires of Heritage Minutes http://www.gender-focus.com/2012/02/20/transformin-heritage-minutes/)

4. Shameless Continues to Provide Positive Alternative to Toxic Teen Magazines – Interview with Editor Sheila Sampath – http://www.gender-focus.com/2012/02/26/shameless-magazine-sheila-sampath/

5. The L Word and the B Word – Alicia Costa writes on depictions of bisexuality in The L Word – http://www.gender-focus.com/2012/04/15/the-l-word-and-the-b-word/

6. Gender Focus Panel on “While the Men Watch” – http://www.gender-focus.com/2012/06/02/gender-focus-panel-while-the-men-watch/

7. An overarching post by Jarrah Hodge on why we have to do media literacy: “Why Study the ‘Unimportant’?” –http://www.gender-focus.com/2011/11/18/why-study-unimportant/

WAM! Vancouver organizer Joanna Chiu has also written a blog series for Battered Women’s Support Services’ media literacy campaign (April 15-21, 2012), where she argued that promoting media literacy can help prevent violence against women.

Day 1: “How Media Literacy Can Help End Violence Against Women” 

Day 2: “Violence Sells? Time to Say Enough to Twisted Advertisers

Day 3: “How to Get Your Messages Heard and Hold the Media Accountable”

Day 4: “Indigenous and Women of Colour Resist!: Making the Media You Want to See in the World” 

Day 5: “Women with Disabilities: Understanding Media Representations to Empower one of the Most Victimized Groups” 

Day 6: “Your Message, Your Voice: Blogging to Fill the Need for Independent Media Analysis” 

Day 7: “Survivors Speak Out to End Systemic Violence Against Women and Girls” 

Have you published feminist media criticism that you’d like to share with WAM! Vancouver? Email us at wamvancouver@gmail.com

Conference Details

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Free childcare and transit stipends are available upon request. Email wamvancouver@gmail.com

Read our accessibility statement here.

More information from our facebook event page.

To register: https://wamvancouver.wordpress.com/conferenceregistration/

Join us for a day of dialogue with feminists, activists and media makers of all kinds regarding the uprisings of the past year – Occupy, the Arab Spring, SlutWalk, and more.

Panels and workshops will address the representation of these social movements in the media and how they intersect with feminism and feminist discourse.

Confirmed speakers include:

Miranda Nelson – Assistant Editor, The Georgia Straight

Katie Nordgren, Natasha Sanders-Kay – Organizers, SlutWalk Vancouver

Mohamed Algarf – Editor-in-Chief of UBC Perspectives Magazine, Columnist for Schema Magazine

Jen Sung – Queer advocate and human rights advocate

Kate Milberry – Expert in online privacy, specializing in social movements and the Internet; blogger at geeksandglobaljustice.com

Meenakshi Mannoe – featuring her popular “7 Habits of Highly Effective Feminists” workshop, updated (“Revolution Edition”)

Stay tuned! More still to be announced…..

This event is FREE, though donations to WAM! Vancouver are appreciated.

Free childcare and travel stipends are available by request. Please indicate your need for either by registering IN ADVANCE:
https://wamvancouver.wordpress.com/conferenceregistration/

Coffee, tea, snacks and lunch will be provided (with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options).

Please indicate your specific needs by registering in advance: https://wamvancouver.wordpress.com/conferenceregistration/

WAM! Vancouver is committed to making our event accessible for all to attend. If you have feedback for us regarding the accessibility of this event, please let us know at wamvancouver@gmail.com You can read our accessibility statement here: https://wamvancouver.wordpress.com/accessibility-and-wam/

Before attending, please familiarize yourself with the values of WAM! International (first link below) and the values specific to WAM! Vancouver (second link below). We are committed to making our event as safe and welcoming as possible.

http://www.womenactionmedia.org/about/values/

https://wamvancouver.wordpress.com/ourvalues/

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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