Media Matters: Practical guidance for advocates dealing with the media

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 17:00 to 18:30

Media Matters: Practical guidance for advocates dealing with the media

Despite years of advocacy, many in the media continue to perpetuate damaging myths about sexual assault, incest and date rape.

The good news? We can change that with the right tools.

At Media Matters, a workshop presented by the award-winning Chicago-based Voices and Faces Project ( service providers and allies will develop strategies for better responding to - and driving - their local media outlets.

Real-world examples of how and when to weigh in on high profile cases and helpful tools for navigating the "new media" landscape will be presented and discussed. We will also consider ways that the effective use of media can engage communities that have for too long been marginalized, and discuss how and when advocates should reach out to their local editorial boards.

Join us as we discuss how to take back the media!

May is Sexual Violence Awareness Month.

Presented by the Woman Abuse Working Group with support from the Donner Foundation and the Voices and Faces Project.


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Erin Crickett

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