Samhita Mukhopadhyay, Executive Editor at ©jmilles' photostream

As CALCASA is in the planning stages for the National Sexual Assault Conference, we recently finalized details to have Samhita Mukhopadhyay, executive editor at, be a plenary speaker on Sept. 1.
This is exciting news for CALCASA since Samhita’s experience with blogging and social networking technology, combined with her knowledge about the intersection of race and gender, will stimulate conversations among attendees at the conference. Samhita is the web manager at the Center for Media Justice, a media strategy and action center that uses strategic communications and media activism to build a powerful movement for racial justice, economic equity and human rights. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies from SUNY Albany and a Master’s in Women’s Studies from San Francisco State.
Some of her recent blog entries include topics such as: problematic themes in Sex in the City 2; advertisement reviews; the abortion ban in Brazil; and bystander intervention.
For readers who are on Twitter, you can follow Samhita @desifeminista. Start reading some of her blog entries — we hope that you’re as excited as we are to have her speaking at the 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference in Los Angeles this September!