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Making NOISE,

March 31-April 2, 2020
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.

The weekend will feature:

  Friday, March 31

7:00 PM: Benefit Reception with WAM! Keynoters
(An intimate benefit reception with all three of this year's keynote speakers--
click here for details & fees.)

8:00 PM: Opening keynote talk with Maria Hinojosa
10:00 PM: Documentary Film (title TBA)
presented by Women in Film & Video/New England

Saturday, April 1

8:30 AM: Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM: Keynote talk by Caryl Rivers
11:00 AM: Morning concurrent program sessions
12:30 PM: Lunch
2:00 PM: First afternoon concurrent program sessions
4:00 PM: Second afternoon concurrent program sessions
5:30 PM: Keynote talk by Farai Chideya
7:00 PM: Documentary Film (title TBA)
presented by Women in Film & Video/New England

8:00 PM: WAM!2006 Party

Sunday, March 20

10:00 AM: Morning concurrent program sessions
11:45 AM: Action Brunch
3:00 PM: Conference Wrap-up
4:00 PM:
Documentary Film (title TBA)
presented by Women in Film & Video/New England

All Weekend

Shop at the WAM!bookstore, browse outreach and vendor tables, tour and interact with the innovative space designed by Frank Gehry

What People Say About WAM!

Featured Speakers and Panelists

Planned Program Sessions

Travel Arrangements

Tabling and Vendor Information

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The Center for New Words
is committed to a simple mission: use the power and creativity of words to strengthen the voice of progressive and marginalized women in society. To accomplish this mission, our programs support diverse women's engagement with the entire “"word cycle,"“ from literacy to blogging to literary writing to opinion-making in the media and other domains of influence. Built on the wisdom, commitments, and competencies of 28 years of running New Words Bookstore, CNW is creating spaces and places where women's words matter. Contact CNW at 617-876-5310 or, or visit us on the web at


MIT Program in Women's Studies. Exploring gender with the tools of different, and often multiple, disciplines, Women's Studies subjects strive to help MIT students better understand how knowledge and value take different forms depending on a variety of social variables. In the course of their inquiry, students not only learn how to use gender as a category of analysis, but also reflect on the manifestation of gender in their own lives, leading to a range of personal and intellectual discoveries. Although gender is a central component of every subject, the study of gender requires attention to connections between gender, sexuality, race, class, religion, nationality, and other social categories; different subjects shed light on different aspects of such connections.


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