POWER project launch: Workshop & Speaker Series May & June 2021
The POWER project kicks off with seven online sessions in the Mediatized Portraits of Women Speaker Series

We’re happy to announce that we are launching the Mediatized Portraits of Women Speaker series with a selection of workshops and talks that will take place every Wednesday, 18:00 to 19:00 online in May and June 2021. Participation is free but registration is required. You can register for the events here.


Through seven online sessions, we will explore understandings of dominant and marginalized media narratives and facilitate a wave of voices that can offer new ways of imagining female personhood within the Cypriot society. By exploring the political, religious, and social structure of the Cypriot society in the context of the economic crisis and COVID-19, we will talk with women about their own experiences and the ways in which their lives have changed in the past decade. 


We begin in May by offering three workshops:

12 May 2021: Α critical glance at the gender and mass media with Maria Angeli (Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies) [more info]

19 May 2021: The face of gender: from covers to selfies with Dr Dimitra Milioni (Cyprus University of Technology) [more info]

26 May 2021: “What is beautiful continues to be good”: Images of women and algorithmic inferences on identity [more info]


In June we will continue with Q&A sessions with women working in the media: 

2 June 2021: "Pause": A woman at a dead-end, by Tonia Mishiali, Film and Theater Director [more info]

9 June 2021: Media and trafficking: The shift in the public discourse, by Tonia Stavrinou, journalist at Phileleftheros [more info]

16 June 2021: Failure is not an option, by Andrea Solomonides, Managing Director of Giraffes in the Kitchen and entrepreneur [more info]

23 June 2021: Here's one or two things about equality, by Eftychia Nearchou, Elenitsa Onisiforou & Panagiota Polykarpou, the team behind the Thkio Logia initiative [more info]

You can register to participate in any, or all of the above workshops or Q&A sessions by completing this form. A follow-up email will provide the link to the online workshop(s). 

The speaker series is part of the Portraits Of Women’s Empowered Representations (POWER) project and it is funded by US Embassy Cyprus. You can read more about the project and its aims here.