12/06/2016

Coalition News December 2016




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from Women of New York

Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of NY
Tuesday, December 6
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Paley Center for Media (in Midtown)



Join fellow professionals for mimosas, off-the-record insights and unmatched networking with NYC's top women in media, entertainment and tech. All genders are welcome!
Please take advantage of some of these exclusive discounts to attend. Registration, agenda and info can be found at www.melinc.com/ny (click the "Enter Promotional Code" link on the site to enter your discount).
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For individuals (open seating): Use the code PARTNER for 20% off tickets
For two people (open seating): Use the code BOGO for a two-for-one
Sessions include a Q&A with JUDY MCGRATH, the Founder and President of Astronauts Wanted and former Chairman-CEO of MTV Networks. 

The half-day conference gathers speakers, sponsors and attendees from ABC News, AMC Networks, Assembly Entertainment, The Associated Press, Astronauts Wanted, BRaVe Media Ventures, CBS News, Geek Girl Rising, go90, Google, HBO, National Geographic Channel, NBCU, New Form Digital, NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, PBS, Tribune Media, Turner, United Talent Agency, Vertebrae VR, VH1 and more.
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from Sherry Eaker, Special Advisor to the Board of the Coalition



A true Double-Header Evening! All for $20!
AWARD-WINNING SONGWRITERS / 
AWARD-WINNING SINGERS!




Songs of RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT, MURRAY GRAND, RICK JENSEN, STEVEN LUTVAK, JOHN WALLOWITCH, GEORGE WINTERS
Sung by AARON LEE BATTLEMARY FOSTER CONKLIN, LINA KOUTRAKOSJAY ROGERSDEBORAH TRANELLI
IAN HERMAN, Musical Director
GERRY GEDDES, Director
TUESDAY, DEC. 6 at 9 pm at Urban Stages, 259 W. 30th St.
part of its Winter Rhythms series.
100% of the evening's proceeds benefit Urban Stages' Outreach Program

Use discount code
TENOFF for $20 tix!
from the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition




Submission Opportunity
Conversations in America: Under the Gun

The Women In the Arts and Media Coalition is sending out a call for submissions for our new series: Conversations In America. This first artistic conversation is called "Under the Gun." Submissions will be accepted until January 22, 2017 with a performance date in March.

"I know we are a smart enough nation to figure out how you protect responsible gun owners' rights and get guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them."
- Hillary Rodham Clinton

The series will be a creative evening of works that attempt to reach beyond emotions and find ways to discuss critical issues in America. This first conversation is about the gun violence problem in the United States. Yelling and screaming have not changed a thing, so what might?


"We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better." 
- J.K. Rowling

We are asking you, our members, to write, paint, sculpt, photograph, film, make music, and/or dance to a better understanding of this volatile subject where entrenched and automatic responses have become knee jerk reactions on both sides of the conversation. 

We will host a gala evening to display, discuss, enlighten and begin to mutually develop a way to dialogue the many sides of this issue that affects all of us daily.  We are seeking to construct an understanding and develop movement on this issue through our art.  How can we talk away the fear - on both sides of the discussion - and find a place of understanding that supports all of our rights? We all acknowledge that this is an uncomfortable talk to have.  How do we start the conversation without shutting each other down?  

"Art has the power to build connection and empathy" 
- John Legend

We are looking for: Short plays and Monologues, Short Films, Music, Poetry, Dance Pieces, Paintings, Photographs, Performance Art, and written and performed pieces with a running time of 10 minutes or less. A female-identified member of one of our full or affiliate member organizations must submit and be the primary engine of the project submitted, but it may have any additional collaborators, female or male, members and non-members.


The deadline is Sunday, January 22nd at 11:59pm.
Yup! You have a little over 2 months. You, too, are under the gun. What are you waiting for?

For more info, email us at: underthegun@womenartsmediacoalition.org 
Call for Committee Members!

We are looking for a few more fabulous arts & media professionals to become part of
our expanding committees,
to work alongside our board members, committee members, and organization leaders. 

For just a few hours a month, you will have the opportunity to participate
in the workings of the organization.

Committees include Communications (including Social Media),
Membership (bringing in new organizations and outreach),
Fundraising and Fiscal Sponsorship. 

If you are interested, please contact us immediately at volunteers@womenartsmediacoalition.org and give us your contact info--
also let us know if you're a member of any of our member orgs.
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