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Initiative on Women, Media & Tech


In partnership with the School of Communication and Information, the Institute for Women’s Leadership launched the Women, Media, and Tech Initiative to examine the way media, including information technology and digital media, are reshaping culture and power relations in the world. This initiative features a series of programs, events, and educational opportunities to examine the relationships of media technologies to democracy, social change, gender/racial equality, and public policy. View here some of our featured public events:

The 2017 Susan and Michael J. Angelides Lecture: "The New Normal? Women, Media, & Politics: A Conversation with Media Experts" featuring Michel Martin, Rebecca Traister, and Farai Chideya.

Michel Martin, journalist and weekend host of NPR's All Things Considered moderated a conversation with Rebecca Traister, writer-at-large for New York Magazine and author of the New York Times best-seller, All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation; and Farai Chideya, reporter, political analyst, and fellow at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. Click here to watch the video.

Ava DuVernay is the first African-American woman nominated for Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards for Best Director for “Selma,” in addition to Independent Spirit and NAACP Image Award nominations. This event is part of the Susan and Michael J. Angelides Lecture Series. Click the video to watch it.
Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, feminist activist and leading media spokeswoman on issues of equality. In 1972, she co-founded Ms. magazine, and remained one of its editors for fifteen years. President Barack Obama awarded Gloria Steinem the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. This event is part of the Susan and Michael J. Angelides Lecture Series. Click the video to watch it.
Geena Davis is an Academy Award-winning actress, film producer, writer, women's activist, and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, a non-profit research organization, which examines gender representation in media and advocates for equal representation of women. Click the video to watch it.