“The [Feministing Editors] are all intelligent, courageous women who are effective at talking about feminism and a wide range of feminist issues with all kinds of audiences. Their visit did more than inspire students, answering their questions about things like how to be a feminist activist, how to use one’s voice effectively as a writer, how to have a feminist birth experience, or how best to use one’s college experience to develop into a skilled and active feminist. They also confirmed that feminism is NOT dead, but is alive and kicking, among women of all generations. It was a great pleasure to have them here, and I highly recommend them for all college campuses!”
- Professor Kim Miller, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Since the Fall of 2009, Feministing has been traveling to college campuses to talk feminism – from the “war on women” to transgender liberation, from building consent culture on campuses to racial justice, from online activism to Beyonce. And we’re hitting the road again for our sixth year! We’ve got brand new speaking event options this year – read on for all the deets!
Feministing is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, a major milestone in the life of the site and the feminist internet in general. Lori Adelman, Maya Dusenbery, and Jos Truitt became Co-Executive Directors last year, and are shepherding the site into the next phase of its life. Feministing’s nerd troika brings you a panel focused on the things they think about every day – feminist history, links between campus, grassroots, and online feminism, what we’ve learned in 10 years of feminist interneting, and the next steps necessary to keep moving our movement forward and winning important victories. There is also a lengthy Q&A to discuss topics of interest to folks on campus. Lori, Maya, and Jos are all available for group panels, or can do two ED events, depending on your budget. The EDs are also available for solo events.
Feministing: Offline and Unfiltered
Since Feministing was founded ten years ago, we’ve grown from a scrappy “web log” to the most widely read feminist publication of all time–and our crew of contributors has expanded. We’re modeling buzzwords and phrases like “diversity in media” by centering people of color and elevating marginalized voices. And we’re still evolving. In this panel, Feministing’s award-winning writers and members of the leadership team talk about our feminist work, online and off. We also invite a student panelist from your campus to bring a local perspective. The panel is followed by a lengthy Q&A, an opportunity for dialogue around important feminist topics.
This interactive training by Feministing editors and leadership team members focuses on practical skills for adding your voice to the feminist internet. Learn tricks of the trade for writing content, getting it in front of reader’s eyeballs, and contributing to a broader feminist discourse. Feministing sees spreading the word about the activist potential of blogging and educating people about the tools to make it happen as central to our mission. This training can be combined with a panel event for a discounted rate.
We work with a number of different budgets to suit a variety of groups’ needs. If you’re interested in bringing Feministing to your center, campus, or organization, contact jane AT feministing DOT com for more information on fees and availability. (The sooner you get in touch with us, the better–we’re booking Fall and Spring events now!)
Additionally, we’ll be writing on Feministing about tour highlights along the way and featuring guest posts by student panelists we bring onto our sessions–giving worldwide attention to the work of your center and/or campus.
So if you’re thinking about bringing Feministing to campus, contact jane AT feministing DOT com for more information on fees and availability!