Archive for February, 2014

Congratulations to Jennifer Lee on being named Global Ambassador for the Global Media Monitoring Project!  Here are some updates about her and her work.

Women’s History Month Screenings in Public Libraries
Global Ambassador for Global Media Monitoring Project

March is Women’s History Month and “Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation” will be screening for free in March in public libraries around the country. This is part of the Women’s History Month initiative.
I just returned from a great screening at the University at Buffalo. The screening was hosted by The Society of Feminists.
Additionally, I have been appointed one of four Global Ambassadors for the Global Media Monitoring Project. The GMMP is the longest longitudinal study of women in the media globally. Every five years the GMMP have monitors around the world who watch the news and report on the representation of women in news stories and as anchors and reporters. I will talk about the information in my presentations of “Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation.”

Have a great Women’s History Month!

Kind regards,

Monitoring media around the world means “you are getting a reaction from a person not in the media bubble and getting a perspective we don’t normally get,” Lee noted.” 
GMMP Ambassador: feminist filmmaker Jennifer Lee by Solange De Santis February 24, 2014 

The 2014 Global Ambassadors for the Global Media Monitoring Project!

“The GMMP, which has been held every five years since 1995, monitors the representation of women in global media. So far, the monitoring shows extremely slow progress in bringing women’s voices to bear in public discourse taking place through the news media. Not only does the news present a male-centric view of the world, it is also marked by gender bias and extensive stereotyping that underpin marginalization, discrimination and violence against girls and women.” 
GMMP to have Ambassadors

“Feminist Stories” is poignant, funny, very powerful, and unapologetic.”
Charles Clymer, Huffington Post Blogger
Celebrate Women’s History Month!
Click here for the schedule with directions to the libraries

The Women’s History Month Screening schedule
March 1 at 2:00 pm South Madison Branch Library, South Madison, Wisconsin Calendar of Library Events
March 1 at 3:00 pm Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley, CA Q+A with Jennifer Lee Calendar of Library Events
March 2 at 2:00 pm 
Klamath County Library, Klamath Falls, Oregon Facebook page
March 3 at 4:30pm Hereford Branch Library Hereford, Maryland
March 3 at 6:45 pm Durango Public Library, Durango, Colorado Calendar of Library Events
March 4 at 6:00 pm Rockwell Branch Library, Wichita, Kansas
March 8 in Flagstaff, Arizona Time and venue TBD Q+A with Jennifer Lee
March 9 at 7:30 pm Little Art Theater, Yellow Springs, Ohio Facebook page
March 11 at 2:00 pm Albany Public Library, Albany, New York Library Calendar of Events
March 12 at 6:00 pm Molokai Branch Library, Molokai, Hawaii
March 12 at 6:30 pm La Canada Flintridge Public LIbrary, La Canada Flintridge, California Q+A with Jennifer Lee Library Facebook Page
March 14 at 3:30 pm John F. German Public Library, Tampa Florida
March 15 at 4:00 pm Kansas Public Library, Kansas, Oklahoma Library Facebook Page
March 16 at 2:00 pm Los Angeles Central Library, Los Angeles, California Q+A with Jennifer Lee
March 17 at 5:00 pm New Orleans Public LIbrary, New Orleans, Louisiana
March 19 at 6:00 pm CU Boulder, UMC 457 Dennis Small Cultural Center
March 19 at 6:00 pm Igo Branch LIbrary, San Antonio, Texas
March 21 at 6:00 pm Pico House in El Pueblo in downtown Los Angeles. Pico House is at El Pueblo
March 22 at 2:00 pm Allendale Branch Library, Pasadena, California Jennifer Lee will participate in a Q +A with authors Ellen Snortland and Lois Banner
March 22 at 2:00 pm Bessie Coleman Branch, Chicago, Illinois
March 22 at 3:00 pm New Haven Public Library, New Haven, Connecticut Library
March 24 at 1:00 pm Rapid City Public Library, Rapid City, South Dakota Library Calendar of Events
March 24 at 6:30 pm Duluth Public LIbrary, Duluth Minnesota Library Facebook Page
March 26 at 7:00 pm Alicia Ashman Branch Library, Madison, Wisconsin Library Calendar of Events
March 23 time TBD Rapid City Public Library in Rapid City, South Dakota
March 27 at 5:30 pm at 
Hulbert Public Library, Hulbert, Oklahoma
March 27 2014 Boston University, Women’s Liberation Conference, Panel Discussion, “A Revolutionary Moment,” 7:30 PM Q+A with Jennifer Lee

There is always room for more screenings. Just let me know! jennifer@feministstories.com

Radio Interview
I will participate in the WBAI fundraiser on March 5 from 8-10 EST. 20 DVDs of “Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation” will be offered as part of their promotional items. Fran Luck is the executive producer of Joy of Resistance: Multi-Cultural Feminist Radio

Recent blog postings

My piece in The Broad Side: “Library Activism and Women’s History Month” Read about the importance of libraries during Women’s History Month.

A portion of a historical timeline in a public library. What is missing? 🙂

Purchase a DVD
Your school or organization can buy a DVD of “Feminist:Stories From Women’s Liberation.” Currently there are many universities, public schools, beauty schools, middle schools, non-profits, and libraries acquiring their own copies to show to students and members.

Book a screening
Have Jennifer Lee attend your school for a Q+A. Email her: jennifer@feministstories.com
The official Website http://www.feministstories.com



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