The 6th annual WAM!NYC Feminist Media Conference on June 20th at Barnard College is an all-day conference devoted to bringing issues of race, gender, class and social justice to the media. Following last year’s incredible Janet Mock keynote, this year’s conference is bringing together three women who have all “redefined realness” in their own right. This year’s confirmed keynote speakers include: Alicia Garza, co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter; Lizz Winstead, co-creator of the Daily Show; and Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times reporter and author of theviral investigative series “Unvarnished” on the working conditions of nail salon employees.
The list of panelists also includes: Jamia Wilson, Jenn Pozner, Jamil Smith, Liliana Segura, Feminista Jones, Victoria Law, Nermeen Shaikh, Stacey Muhammad, Cynical Smith, Jin from Jin’s Journey Cooking Show, and Richardine Bartee. There will also be workshops on topics such as “Finding your niche as a journalist? Do you need one?” and “How to speak to the media, a training by Ms. Autumn Marie.”