2011 Events


by Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers

An intimate look at war through the eyes of women on the front lines and the U.S. military policy that bans them from combat.
December 2011 : nationwide screenings and broadcasts

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Troop 1500

by Ellen Spiro and Karen Bernstein

Their mothers may be convicted thieves, murderers, and drug dealers, but the Girl Scouts of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers, and marine biologists.
December 2011 : nationwide screenings and broadcasts

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Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater

The dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, whose simple act of planting trees grew into a global movement.
December 2011 : nationwide screenings and broadcasts

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The Man Up Film Festival

Tickets required

In recognition of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign, Man Up will be hosting a one day film festival that is part of a global effort to activate young women and men to stop violence against women.
December 3, 2011, 4 – 11:30 PM : New York, NY

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign

From November 25 (Int'l Day Against Violence Against Women) - December 10th (Int'l Human Rights Day), the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers is leading activities and events in the United States and worldwide in support of the 16 Days Campaign.
November 25 – December 10, 2011 : Worldwide

We Still Live Here - Âs Nutayuneân

by Anne Makepeace

The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts revives their native tongue, a language that was silenced for more than 100 years.
November 2011 : nationwide screenings

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Go Run

Registration required

Go Run American Indian Women's Political Leadership Training will advance the leadership/skills of the participants for upcoming 2012 elections. This special Go Run will be lead by American Indian trainers and focus on women's leadership in northern and northeastern MN. Our highest goal is to see more American Indian women running for public office, working on campaigns, and advancing their leadership in the public sector.
November 19 – 20, 2011 : Hackensack, MN

Girl Scouts Convention

Registration required

Two Women and Girls Lead films will be featured at the 2011 National Girls Scouts Convention in Houston. Events include Strong! and Pushing the Elephant screenings and panel discussion with filmmakers.
November 8 – 13, 2011 : Houston, TX

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Women & Girls Matter

Registration required

Women & Girls Matter, a day of panels and workshops at the Media That Matters Film Festival, is designed to look at the obstacles and opportunities for women and girls in filmmaking and new media, highlight the values that we bring to our work, and open up a dialogue for ways to create new spaces for our voices in the field.
October 29, 2011, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM : New York, NY

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NETA Conference

Registration required

ITVS and NCME will present Women and Girls Lead: A New Model for Public Media Engagement, at the National Educational Telecommunications Association's (NETA) annual conference. The interactive workshop will provide the framework to help public television stations develop sustainable localized engagement campaigns.
October 18 – 20, 2011 : Kansas City, MO

Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series

Tickets required

The festival will screen more than 25 films directed, produced or written by women of color from Brooklyn to Great Britain. The theme of the 14th annual festival is From Cleopatra Jones to First Lady Michelle Obama: Exploring Feminism in Film & Media. It will invoke a dynamic conversation on how women of color are portrayed and their contributions to expanding the definition of feminism in today's society.
October 15 – 16, 2011 : Brooklyn, NY

Living Peace Series

Open to the public, tickets required

Special guests Geena Davis and Abigail Disney together with an expert panel will share their experiences and insights about the making of Women, War & Peace.
October 13, 2011, 7 PM : Irvine, CA

Women, War & Peace

by Abigail Disney, Gini Reticker, and Pamela Hogan

Women, War & Peace, a five-part special series, is a comprehensive media initiative on the roles of women in war and peace. Cities will show one of the following episodes: Pray the Devil Back to Hell or Peace Unveiled.
September 2011 : nationwide screenings

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Women, War & Peace

Online event, free and open to public

ITVS Community Cinema, Ladies Home Journal, THIRTEEN, and Fork Films present an exclusive online screening of Women War & Peace. An online panel discussion with producer Abigail E. Disney and director Gini Reticker will follow the screening, where participants will receive an opportunity to ask questions and discuss their reactions to the selected scenes with the filmmakers.
September 29, 2011, 4:30pm PST / 7:30pm EST: online screening

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International Symposium on Women & Media

Invitation only

Presented by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, the symposium will catalyze thinking in regards to how women are represented in global media.
September 23, 2011, 3 – 6 PM : New York, NY

Mashable and 92Y Social Good Summit

Registration required

Mashable and 92Y present a summit of today’s most inspirational and promising leaders discussing effective ways in which new media can help address the world’s challenges. By focusing on the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) — being addressed in high-level plenary sessions at UN Week in September 2010 — the Mashable/92Y Social Good Summit celebrates the power and potential of new media to effect change.
September 20, 2011, 1 – 6 PM : New York, NY

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Leading the Way: Opportunity for Women and Girls

Open to Meridian International Center members

Meridian International Center, in cooperation with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Independent Television Service (ITVS), will host a dinner program to celebrate the launch of Meridian’s Council on Women’s Leadership. The focus of the evening is to raise awareness about the role of women and girls around the world, with a particular emphasis on women as leaders and agents of change. Panelists include Geena Davis, Abigail Disney, and Patricia de Stacy Harrison.
September 15, 2011, 6:30 – 9 PM : Washington, DC

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Shooting Beauty Girl Scout Patch Program

Open to Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital council members

Members of the Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital will challenge the typical definitions of beauty and embrace differences by viewing the award-winning film Shooting Beauty and participating in on-site activities that work towards earning the new Shooting Beauty patch.
September 10, 2011, 1 – 5 PM : Washington, DC

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