Exciting news! RG Media Maker Extraordinaire Sami Muilenburg, and RG Program Manager Maile Martinez are going to be panelists at this year's Women, Action, and Media Conference in Boston. From March 27 - 29, 2009, Sami and Maile will gather with women media makers and activists from around the world to discuss the theme "Inside/Outside." Here's a bit about the theme:
We all belong inside some communities or networks and are new to or feel excluded or alienated from others. The tension that exists between insiders and outsiders to any given movement, identity, industry or ideology can be destructive, but it can also be harnessed toward mutually beneficial change. At WAM!2009, we’ll explore both sides of this inescapable dynamic in our relationships, organizations, societies and movements.
Sami is especially well poised to explore this theme, since her hugely successful short documentary, "A Generation of Consolidation" explores issues of media ownership and access - and tells the story of young people trying to gain access to the inner workings of "insider" media decision makers like the FCC. Sami co-produced "A Generation of Consolidation" along with Brooke Noel as part of the 2008 Reel Grrls Thesis program.
Three days of talking about increasing the access, impact, and voice of youth and women in the media world - what could be better?!
Early registration for WAM!2009 ends on February 13, so if you would like to join us, register now! Hope to see you there!