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Women's eNews Joins WMC's #SheParty for Women's Equality Day

August 23, 2010

Since its inception in May, Women’s Media Center’s #SheParty has offered women an open forum on Twitter to discuss the issues that matter to them, no matter where they live.  Week after week, women come together at #SheParty  to debate everything from emerging definitions of feminism to the war in Afghanistan to positive role models for girls. This week, Women's Media Center is pleased to host special guest Women's eNews at #SheParty to discuss women's roles in media and politics in honor of Women's Equality Day.  Log in to Twitter this Wednesday from 3 to 6 PM ET and search the #SheParty hashtag to participate in the discussion.  Then, join Women's eNews on Thursday evening for a screening and discussion of The Hand That Rocks the Ballot Box with Marlene Sanders.  For more information, read the Women's eNews press release below:

Women's Equality Day Joins the #SheParty

A Special Evening for Women in Media and Politics

Date: Thursday, August 26, 2010 Time: 6pm Start, Film Screening & Discussion Women’s eNews will be joining the Women's Media Center and their weekly #SheParty to celebrate Women’s Equality Day--the day in 1920 when women gained the right to vote in the United States--to talk about equality in politics and media on Wednesday, August 25. Women's eNews and the Women's Media Center will continue the discussion on Twitter and UStream to bring the conversation to women across America during an event the next day. Women's eNewsOn Thursday there will be a screening of the 1972 documentary, The Hand that Rocks the Ballot Box, and a talk with its producer, three-time Emmy Award winning correspondent Marlene Sanders, founding board chair of Women’s eNews. The Hand That Rocks The Ballot Box tells the story of how American women began to run for office and become involved in the political process. The film follows several campaigns with women running and confounding their opponents who didn’t know to act in the process. The documentary includes footage from pre-1972 political conventions. Marlene Sanders is a three-time Emmy Award winning correspondent, producer, and former news executive who broke barriers for women throughout her career. While a correspondent at ABC News, she was the first woman to anchor a prime time network newscast, subbing for an ailing anchorman (1964). In 1966 she was the first TV newswoman to report from Vietnam and in 1976, while a producer-correspondent for ABC's documentary unit, became the first woman news vice president at the networks, when she was named Vice President and Director of Documentaries. She is also co-author with Marcia Rock of "Waiting for Prime Time: The Women of Television News". After the film, Marlene will open a group discussion about the past and present state of equality in politics, media and the role of technological innovation in both fields. Questions will be fielded from the audience and those watching via UStream.

Location: WeNews Headquarters, 6 Barclay Street, Sixth floor, New York NY 10007

Map: http://tinyurl.com/lfdzqo

RSVP Today to events@womensenews.org – Subject: August 26th RSVP

Wine sponsorship will be provided by Palm Bay International Fine Wines and Spirits.

Women's Media Center's weekly She Party's are held every Wednesday from 3-6PM ET. To join the party and discuss the issues that matter to women, simply log in to Twitter at this time and search the #sheparty hashtag.

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