On Wednesday, January 31, WIFVNE members spoke to students enrolled in the YWCA Cambridge’s Girls Only Leadership Program (GOLD) on the topic of Women in Media. GOLD is after school program for young girls on a mission to empower them to become leaders in the Cambridge community.
WIFVNE is thankful to Dawn Smith of Pushback Films, Sabrina Aviles of Boston Latino International Film Festival, Yvette Wilks and JoAnn Cox of the WIFVNE Board, and Keaton Fox of Cambridge Community TV for participating in a dynamic discussion and to the YWCA Cambridge for hosting us.
Students were encouraged to write their stories, record them with their smartphones, and reach out to community access stations to build their networks and communities. WIFVNE hopes to see them on set soon!
As explained in a recent issue of Imagine Magazine, WIFVNE looks forward to creating additional opportunities for mentoring and building a robust support system. Helping women make these connections and drawing the community closer together is a vital part of WIFVNE’s mission.