Women, Action and the Media, better known as WAM! is a people-powered independent nonprofit dedicated to building a robust, effective, inclusive movement for gender justice in media. They are also BinderCon’s fiscal sponsor, and we couldn’t have done it without their generous contribution and guidance!
Across the country (and Canada!), WAM! fights for women to be present and represented in journalism, TV and film, comics, video games and music. Through the local chapters, casual meet-ups, panel discussions and more, WAM! connects women with each other, building professional support networks.
Have you attended a WAM! event? If not, check out their website to find a chapter in your area and try it out! You can also like them on Facebook, and get updates via Twitter. Here are two upcoming events from the WAM! world, both great ways to dive in and get involved:
- WAM!’s first Seattle Happy Hour meetup is happening Oct. 7th at 5:30 at The Bar at Central Cinema. RSVP to go get “happy” with your people!
- The In/Visibility of Black Women film screening and panel discussion on Oct. 4th in Santa Monica, CA, will discuss the way racist stereotypes devalues the lives of Black women and girls. In the wake of Michael Brown’s killing and the trial of Renisha McBride’s killer, the panel will also discuss how mainstream media criminalizes victims.