AME Leadership Institute 2020
gENDER IN MEDIA SYMPOSIUM
Sunday, March 15
Session 1: 1:45-2:35 PM, Session 2: 2:45-3:35 PM. Session 3:45-4:35 PM
Break (Coffee and Cookies): 4:35-5:00PM
Focus on Gender: Conversations with AME Industry Leaders
These facilitated conversations will explore how cultural understandings of gender and gender stereotypes are changing Hip Hop, Tech, Film, and Industry Leadership. Don't miss the opportunity to hear dynamic conversations between influential industry leaders.
Strengthening the Role of Women in Media
HOSTED BY DR. CAROLINE HELDMAN
Dr. Caroline Heldman, Executive Director of The Representation Project
Dr. Caroline Heldman comes from the world of academia and non-profit management. She is a Professor of Politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles with a research specialization in media, the presidency, and systems of power (gender, race, class). She is the former Research Director of the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media, and she co-founded the New Orleans Women’s Shelter, the Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum, End Rape on Campus (EROC), Faculty Against Rape (FAR), and the End the Rape Statute of Limitations (ERSOL) campaign.
Dr. Heldman has published numerous articles and six books: Rethinking Madame President: Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House? (Lynne Rienner, 2007); Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age (Cornell University Press, 2017); Women, Power, and Politics: The Fight for Gender Equality in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2017); The New Campus Anti-Rape Movement (Lexington, 2018); Sex & Gender in the 2016 Presidential Election (Praeger,2018); and Still Waiting for Madame President (Lynne Riener, 2019). She has also been active in “real world” politics as a professional pollster, campaign manager, and political commentator for CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News.
Natalie Lopez and Kathy Connell are representing the Women in Entertainment Mentorship program. Ms. Connell is the longtime producer of the SAG Awards, and Ms. Lopez is a senior in high school and the first winner of the Carrie Fisher Scholarship.
Martha Diaz (MD) is a media producer, archivist, curator, educator, and founder of the Hip Hop Education Center.
Joyce Cox is an award-winning VFX producer whose film credits include TITANIC, X-MEN 2, THE DARK KNIGHT, AVATAR, MEN IN BLACK III, THE GREAT GATSBY and THE JUNGLE BOOK.
And special guests to be announced!
Thank you to our planning partner's for Sunday's afternoon and evening events: