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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

WAM!2006 Breakout Sessions will include:

A Public Conversation with Jill Nelson and Dr. Julianne Malveaux

A Writer’s Collective: Circulating Radical Ideas Through Collaborative Writing

Beyond Bust and Bitch:
Feminists in the Mainstream Media

Beyond Security Moms:
Getting Women Heard in Midterm Election Coverage

Building a Better Noise Machine II

Community-Supported Print Media: Reader Education to Foster Successful Fundraising

Coverage and Cash:
How to Get Big Coverage for Your Organization and Turn it into Big Funding

Covering Women and War

Declining to Decline:
How the Media Present Women, Menopause, and Midlife Aging—And What to do About it

Establishing the Voice and Story of Young Women of Color in Film

Everywoman News:
A Writing Workshop on What Stories Newspapers Publish Today & Why

Finding the Change to Make Change

Global Women’s Issues and the American Media

Increasing Media Coverage of Women’s Issues in Latin America

Interviewing: An Essential Skill for Journalists

Making the News: Media Skills and Strategies

Media Criticism 101: A Primer

More Than Shadows and Whispers:
Hip Hop Feminists Battle Sexism, Harassment, and Violence

Our Bylines, Our Selves: Achieving Gender Parity in Print

Ovaries of Steel:
How to Launch a New Feminist Publication

Radical Words: Intersections Between Activism and Publishing

Radio Journalism: A Quick and Dirty Guide

Start the “Opt Out” Revolution Without Me:
Media Coverage of Work-Life and Family Issues

Start Your Own Blog in 90 Minutes

Teenage Riot: Generation Y, Media and the Future of Feminism

The Art of the Press Release

The (Mis)Representation of Women’s Health in the Media:
The Myths, the Realities, the Consequences

Transgender Activist Radio, Social Change, and the Continuing Gender Revolution

(Web)sites of Resistance:
Why Our Blogs Matter

We're Not Kidding: Exploring Women & Comics

Women, Work & Wages:
Covering Poverty, Discrimination and Women's Work in America

Your Best Pitch:
One on One Consultations to Help Your Stories Succeed

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What People Say About WAM!

Featured Speakers and Panelists

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.


Whole Foods Markets, Cambridge - 3 Cambridge Stores at Fresh Pond, River Street & Prospect Street.


Altar Magazine
Bitch Magazine
In These Times
LiP Magazine
The Nation
Women's eNews
Allied Media Conference - June 23-25, 2006

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