== I went to this workshop, I highly recommend it
Most likely there will be healthy, organic vegan snacks at the event-Sunny
Host, Rose Aguilar (vegan activitist)
Your Call, KALW http://yourcallradio.org
Use Your Voice: An Empowering Workshop for Women Tuesday, April 1, from 6-9pm at Global Exchange in San Francisco We need your voice. What you do, what you're passionate about, and what you believe in matters. The media shape the way we perceive the world, crucial issues, ourselves, and each other.
We must be a central part of that narrative. In this workshop, we will focus on:
*speaking and writing with confidence, authority, and expertise
*getting your message out in an engaging and effective way
*promoting your work with pride and confidence Women make up 51% of the population, but our voices are missing in the national dialog:
*The guests on the Sunday morning political shows are overwhelmingly conservative, white, and male, according to Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting; In one-on-one interviews, 70% of partisan-affiliated guests are Republican, white (92%), and male (86%)
*Approximately 85% of op-eds in the major dailies are written by men *Of the 143 columnists writing for the nation's top three newspapers and four syndicators, just 38 are women, according to Gawker.com
*Men were quoted 3.4 times more often than women in Page 1 stories published in the New York Times during January and February 2013, according to a University of Nevada at Las Vegas analysis
(breaking down the numbers, women were quoted in 465 of 2,411 news articles -- that's just 19%)
*In 2012, women wrote 27% of stories in the Nation; 26% in the New Yorker; 16% in Harper's; and a mere 12% in the New York Review of Books, according to VIDA: Women in Literary Arts
*The 2012 finalists for the National Magazine Awards failed to include one woman (not one!)
*On National Public Radio, women represented only 26% of all sources in 2010
*Women comprised 36% of staffers at 978 daily newspapers, a figure that has remained unchanged since 1999, according to the 2013 American Society of News Editors Newsroom Census In order to change these statistics, we need your voice!
Testimonials from past attendees:
"I walked away feeling empowered about myself and ready to promote the work I do without feeling like I'm showing off (which men do all the time)." -Saba G
"This workshop woke me up to see how desperately women's voices need to be heard today. It was powerful to hear stories about how women unconsciously discredit and doubt themselves, despite their accomplishments. I now feel more confident in my own ability to speak with authority and impact others." -Christina Cunnison
"These tools are crucial. This workshop made me realize that I often sell myself short and am afraid to speak my mind for fear I won't be taken seriously. No more second guessing myself." -Anna S
I host Your Call, a daily call-in public affairs radio show on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco. I also write op-eds for Al Jazeera English and am working on a book about older women activists. In the mid-late 90s, I was the only female on staff at CNET Radio, where I covered technology's impact on society and privacy issues. I have several stories to share about the gender disparities that I see and experience on a regular basis.
I look forward to meeting and working with you. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Discounts are available if you are a student/unemployed/low-income.
Contact me for more information. Thank you.
note from Sunny Outdoors: this is great training for those who want to Outreach Veg*ism.