Feb 12 on FM: Ovarian Psycos, WikiWomen & Black Filmmakers

Hosted by Lynn Harris Ballen & Sammy Lyon : Based in the heart of East Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade is not just a bike crew but a new generation of women of color building a movement. A ferocious and unapologetic group of young women of color cycling through the barrios and boulevards of East LA, committed to collectively confronting racism and violence, demanding (and creating) safe spaces for women.  Hear from MC and Ova founder Xela de la X, and Ovarian Psycos documentary filmmakers Kate Trumbull-LaValle and Joanna Sokolowski. Whose streets? Our streets!

And, when Wikipedia editor Adrianne Wadewitz went to Claremont College to lead a wiki editathon a few months ago she realized that there was a lot to talk about before editing even began. The gender gap of editors on Wikipedia, a bias towards masculine ways of knowing, and dismissal of opinions of woman editors – just to name a few issues!
She joins us to continue that discussion – talking about the WikiWomen’s Collaborative, her deep passion for empowering women to contribute to Wikipedia and how that can help give girls & women around the world access to free knowledge. (READ more great links below)

Then, the Pan African Film Festival takes movie goers on a cinematic journey, with international film screenings from around the globe – featuring films that tell compelling black stories.  Two festival filmmakers Valerie Goodloe (‘Gang Girl‘) and Megan Ebor (‘Even Me‘) join us to talk about their documentaries and the subjects they cover – a daughter who joins the L.A. Bloods gang and HIV in older women. And they give us their take on working as black female filmmakers.
WATCH the film trailers for:  ‘Gang Girl‘ and ‘Even Me

All this at 3pm on Feminist Magazine. This is What Feminism Sounds Like!


More to Read: “Wikipedia, the people’s encyclopedia” by Sue Gardner, op-ed in the LATimes
“Free as in sexist? Free culture and the gender gap” by John Reagle in First Monday
“Nine out of ten Wikipedians continue to be men: Editor Survey” on the Wikimedia blog
“How Kate Middleton’s Wedding Gown Demonstrates Wikipedia’s Woman Problem” by Torie Bosch on Slate

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