#FierceVoices: Amplify! Making media work for women and girls

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 23:00 to Friday, May 1, 2015 - 01:00

#FierceVoices is back with our second event in the series!

As our first event focused on critical analysis on representation of women in media, our second aims to build capacity for women and girls working/or wanting to work with their own forms of media. It will focus on building skills and sharing tools to engage with. Come out on Thursday, April 30th (location to be confirmed) for another night of speakers and hands-on activities, designed to give women and girls an opportunity to actively share their public voice!

Speakers:

Michelle Reid

Michelle Reid is a Vancouver-based writer and co-publisher the arts & culture quarterly, Sad Mag (www.sadmag.ca). She likes oxford commas, hefty print publications, and the needless insertion of puns into story titles. You can send her tweets @ponymalta

Robyn Smith

Robyn Smith is managing editor of The Tyee(http://thetyee.ca/) . A graduate of the University of British Columbia's School of Journalism, Robyn's reported for the Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Al Jazeera, Megaphone Magazine, and on CBC Television, where her dream of interviewing Elvis Stojko finally came true. A Toronto native, she landed at The Tyee's headquarters in summer 2010, and has never looked back. Twitter: @robynchirps

#FierceVoices is an on-going community series organized by rabble.ca and Women Transforming Cities that aims to claim space for women in media. It focuses on both analyzing representation in media and building capacity for women to create their own voices and media platforms. The events aim to especially highlight marginalized voices, voices that are silenced in mainstream media.

Next in the series will be a Keynote event on May 23 at the SFU Wosk Centre which brings together young women and their allies to share, amplify and reflect on wise practices that address issues affecting urban women and girls.

This event takes place on Unceded Coast Salish Land.

To be confirmed. Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 57.8244" N, 123° 7' 14.6568" W
British Columbia CA
Tania Ehret

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