The Equal Rights Amendment @ The Brennan Center
Nov
27
1:30 PM13:30

The Equal Rights Amendment @ The Brennan Center

The Equal Rights Amendment

November 27, 2018

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This event is by invitation only.

From the introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923, to the decade-long battle over ratification in the 1970s, to renewed interest in the amendment today, the long fight to enshrine gender equality in the Constitution has taken on new significance.

After Congress proposed the ERA in 1972 with strong bipartisan support, the measure went to the states for ratification. Strong early momentum was followed by a wave of resistance and the amendment stalled, just three states short of the 38 needed to prevail. Complicating matters, legislatures in five states voted to rescind their support. In the years since, the fight for gender equality has made significant headway – in the courts, in the legislatures, and in the world of organizing and action. And yet, a resurgence in activism – from the Women’s Marches, to the rise of the #MeToo movement, to record numbers of women running for office – serves as a powerful reminder of pervasive disparities and unequal representation that exist today.

In a discussion organized by the Brennan Center for Justice, experts and activists will examine the renewed push for ratification of the ERA, which raises new questions of strategy and substance. What lessons can we learn from the initial campaign? What is the state of gender equality under the law today? What is the experience other countries, and of those states, that have adopted similar protections? How could a renewed push to ratify the ERA – at a time of surging women’s activism and civic engagement – advance the cause of equality today?

Additional speakers to be announced.

For more information:
Lauren Anderson
andersonl@brennan.law.nyu.edu
 

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Gloria: A Life "Act Two". Discussion moderated by Jamia Wilson.
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Gloria: A Life "Act Two". Discussion moderated by Jamia Wilson.

An Off-Broadway Play

Based on the extraordinary life of Gloria Steinem, Gloria: A Life weaves together events from her 50 years in social and political activism. Starting from her early years as an audacious reporter and as a founder of Ms. Magazine, the play features personal stories of the people who inspired her, leading to her evolution into a woman who has inspired generations.

From the New York Times:

"The first act will be a six-character bio-play about her life and career as a feminist writer and activist; the second act will be a facilitated “talking circle” that includes the audience and a moderator." 

Info & Tickets Here.

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Digital Undivided Innovation Thursdays
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Digital Undivided Innovation Thursdays

digitalundivided (DID), a social enterprise founded in 2013, takes an innovative approach to economic empowerment by encouraging women of color (WOC) to own their economic security through entrepreneurship. Based in Atlanta, DID is the primary pipeline for WOC into innovation-focused entrepreneurship, helping founders raise over $25 million in outside funding. 

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Brooklyn Talks: Well-Read Black Girl with Glory Edim
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Brooklyn Talks: Well-Read Black Girl with Glory Edim

Come together for the release of Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, an inspiring new anthology of essays by Black women writers—including Jesmyn Ward, Jacqueline Woodson, Gabourey Sidibe, and more—on the importance of recognition in literature. Glory Edim, editor of the volume and founder of the popular Well-Read Black Girl book club, hosts a conversation with contributing writers, followed by a book signing and a reception with music by DJ Reborn.

Tickets are $16 and include Museum admission; $35 including a copy of the book. Members receive 10% off. To receive the Member code, email membership@brooklynmuseum.org with your full name and Membership ID. Not a Member? Join today!

To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices, American Sign Language interpretation, and open captioning, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.

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A Road Map for Activism & Advocacy for All (New York City)
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

A Road Map for Activism & Advocacy for All (New York City)

An Evening Lecture and Book Signing with Elisa Camahort Page, Carolyn Gerin, & Jamia Wilson

As marches, protests, and boycotts return to the cultural conversation in the United States and people look to take action and make their voices heard, co-authors Elisa Camahort Page, Carolyn Gerin, and Jamia Wilson will provide practical tactics for navigating and protecting one’s personal democracy, and for making an impact from right where they are. This session is aimed at people who feel fired up, have been activated, but who may be starting to feel burned out or are unsure they are being effective.

Register Here.

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APP Nexus Women's Leadership Forum
Oct
8
5:00 PM17:00

APP Nexus Women's Leadership Forum

The Women’s Leadership Forum is AppNexus’ annual gathering for current and aspiring leaders.

Now in its fourth year, WLF18 will focus on strategies for creating lasting change for women in the workplace and society – exploring the successes, setbacks, and learnings in efforts toward gender equality, both over the last year and decades prior.

Guests will hear from visionary leaders, gain practical skills for affecting change in their organization and community, and socialize with industry colleagues. 

Please note: Registration is now closed as we are at capacity. Sign up below to watch the live stream, from 11:00 ET on Thursday, October 11th.

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The Feminist Press Feminist Power Awards
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

The Feminist Press Feminist Power Awards

The Feminist Press Annual Feminist Power Awards are presented to visionaries whose leadership advances human rights, dignity, and empowerment. This yearly celebration is attended by a dynamic group of 200–250 leaders in business, arts, politics, community, and culture, active in support of women’s, LGBTQ, and diversity issues.

Past honorees and presenters have included Mariam Chamberlain, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Eve Ensler, Jane Fonda, Marilyn French, Kathleen Hanna, Arianna Huffington, Teri Hines, Sheila Johnson, Kerry Kennedy, Janet Mock, Mira Nair, Gloria Steinem, Cyndi Lauper, Aydian Dowling, Uma Thurman, Alice Walker, Barbara Walters, Jill Soloway, Chirlane McCray, and Joan Jett.

This years honorees include Prisca Bae, Deborah Santana Lumbly, Jules Spector, Marcy Syms.

More info here.

Purchase tickets here

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LitTap 2018 Facing Pages - Statewide Literary Arts Convening
Oct
1
2:30 PM14:30

LitTap 2018 Facing Pages - Statewide Literary Arts Convening

  • Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lit Up in Dark Times: Our Organizations, Ourselves as Agents of Change

Please join Jamia Wilson for Session 1: Our Organizations, Ourselves — Change Agents for Equity & Inclusion from 2:30-5:30pm on Monday, October 1, 2018.

Jamia Wilson, Executive Director & Publisher, The Feminist Press, Framing our Discourse
Round Robin Sessions:
- Ira Silverberg: Inclusive Organizational leadership
- Jamia Wilson: Inclusive Staffing
- Sue Mann Dolce: Universal Design
- Kyle Dacuyan: Inclusive Program & Audience

PechaKucha
- Urban Word/NYC + Dialogue Arts Project
- VIDA #saferLIT

More Info Here

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Sounds True: Waking Up in the World [Online] Summit
Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

Sounds True: Waking Up in the World [Online] Summit

We need righteous bravery to transform our society during challenging times. Social, spiritual, and physical violence won’t stop until each and every one of us is audacious enough to take ownership of building a more just world by tackling the root causes of systems that perpetuate violence, hate, and injustice within our institutions and culture. Join Jamia Wilson to explore how we can powerfully and gracefully amplify our voices to transform our culture and ignite change in our communities. We’ll discuss:

  • How to rise together through storytelling

  • Creating a joyful resistance

  • Caring for our communities

  • The art of radical solidarity

Register for this online event

Jamia Wilson is the director of the Feminist Press. Wilson has contributed to the New York Times, Glamour, Elle, The Today Show, CNN, BBC, and more. She is the author of Young, Gifted, and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present and wrote the oral history in Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World. She coauthored Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All, which will be released in September.

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Woke Women Rising: Speaking Up to Shape Change
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Woke Women Rising: Speaking Up to Shape Change

  • Omega Institute Rhinebeck, NY (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Four influencers in media—from award-winning websites, innovative TED talks, and more than a decade of creating social change through communication—give you the skills to amplify what matters most to you. Through reflection, writing, healing circles, and self-care, we will unleash the power of our voice to create a new narrative for social change.

This is a revolutionary moment, and women are fired up. A glimpse at your social media feed shows it: from the number of women running for elected office to the many voices saying #MeToo. It’s time to seize the moment—with a plan.

Four influencers in media—from award-winning websites, innovative TED talks, and more than a decade of creating social change through communication—give you the skills to amplify what matters most to you. Through reflection, writing, healing circles, and self-care, we will unleash the power of our voice to create a new narrative for social change.

Throughout this workshop we:

  • Reclaim our voices and uncover our unique brand of magic
  • Develop skills to magnify our voices through op-eds, public speaking, publishing, and social media
  • Explore how self-care can fill you up and fuel your mission
  • Host stimulating conversations with media luminaries, with guests to be announced
  • Throw dance parties (because our revolution will be fun)

This workshop builds a powerful community of leaders and changemakers. Create a movement with us.

Register Today

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Brooklyn Book Festival Children's Day: We Can Do It!
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Brooklyn Book Festival Children's Day: We Can Do It!

We Can Do It!: From empowering biographies to a novel based on an inspiring personal story, this panel will explore the groundbreaking contributions of fearless women--and how they paved the way for so much more. Feminist, activist, and storyteller Jamia Wilson moderates this superstar lineup: Kate Schatz and Miriam Stahl (bestselling duo of Rad Women A-Z and Rad Women Around the World), Vashti Harrison (creator of the bestselling debut Little Leaders), and Newbery Honor author Renée Watson (co-author of Betty Before X with Ilyasah Shabazz).

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Kweli International Literary Festival
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Kweli International Literary Festival

The festival will span a full week from July 16 - 21 and include a Photography Now exhibition with Pulitzer Prize winner Ozier Muhammad and his workshop students, readings from debut and award winning authors, master classes and workshops, film screenings and panel discussions, live music and more.

The main event will take place at the New York Times Conference Center on Saturday, July 21, 2018; 11AM-5PM. 

Participating Authors and Industry Professionals include:

Hala Alyan
Kali Fajardo Anstine
Cinelle Barnes
Nicole Dennis-Benn
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
Adib Khorram
Akil Kumarasamy
Terese Marie Mailhot
Frances de Pontes Peebles
Ivelisse Rodriguez
Etaf Rum
Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Chika Unigwe
Crystal Wilkinson
Jamia Wilson
Esmé Wang

AND MORE

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WVDO Regional Conference: Keynote
Jul
12
4:00 PM16:00

WVDO Regional Conference: Keynote

Thursday July 12, 2018

7:30 AM to 8:00 PM @ Hilton Portland Downtown

GRIT: perseverance, resilience and adaptability

We understand your world. We understand your work.

The 2018 Conference strives to be different. 
Together, we will create a day of learning, camaraderie, and inspiration. 
Focus on nonprofit survival skills and fundraising in a highly engaged discussion-based environment.

Together we get stronger, better and make change.

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FRESH: Live presents “In With The New”
Jun
5
9:30 AM09:30

FRESH: Live presents “In With The New”

We’re living in unprecedented, trying times—but they are also extraordinary. Movements are being redesigned. New leaders are being born. Unconventional and imaginative fields are being created.

For this inaugural event, FRESH will gather our speakers and special guests for a day of cutting-edge conversation about “the new” that we are seeing emerge today—from science to fashion, gender equality to afrofuturism, policy to protesting youth.

FRESH: Live manifests the mission of FRESH Speakers onto the main stage—centered around the belief that learning from a wider variety of humans makes for a smarter, more equitable world. Our goal is not only to create catalytic conversation between some of the most talented leaders we know, but also model what it looks like to convene and host gatherings that embody the principles of inclusion and belonging—not just tick diversity boxes, or preach to the usual choir.

We invite you to explore just beyond the horizon line with us. The future is now.

Buy Tickets Here.

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Aspen Institute Symposium on the State of Race in America 2018
May
24
8:30 AM08:30

Aspen Institute Symposium on the State of Race in America 2018

Washington, DC, May 8, 2018 — The Aspen Institute, in association with Comcast NBCUniversal, will convene a morning of discussions entitled, The Aspen InstituteSymposium on the State of Race in AmericaThe Symposium is intended to explore new attitudes, opportunities, and challenges for and about people of color in 21st century America. Public discussions will explore two main themes:  racial hate speech and the first amendment, and whether political candidates rely too much, or not enough, on people of color in building their platform and campaigns.

More information and a live-stream of key sessions will be available at: as.pn/stateofrace 

Editor’s Note: Press and public can register at https://aspeninstitute.wufoo.com/forms/2018-state-of-race-in-america-registration/

Who: Opening remarks delivered by David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast NBCUniversal and Charles M. Firestone, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program.

Other speakers include:

  • David Brooks, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
  • Juan Williams, Political Analyst, Fox News
  • Marc Lamont Hill, Host of HuffPost Live and BET News, and Political Contributor, CNN
  • Chuck Rocha, Strategist and President, Solidarity Strategies
  • Suman Raghunathan, Executive Director, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
  • Brian Levin, Director, Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Jamia Wilson, Movement Builder, Storyteller and Feminist
  • Alexis McGill, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Perception Institute
  • Kamilah Prince, National Director of African American Engagement, Republican National Committee (RNC) 

When: May 24, 2018 at 8:30AM – 12:15 PM ET

Where: The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.

Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

 

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Feminist Press Story Time
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Feminist Press Story Time

Join Busboys and Poets for an event celebrating two new children's books by black women authors and illustrators, exploring the varied expanse of a mother's love, and ever-growing black history.

Jamia Wilson is the executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press. Wilson has contributed to the New York Times, The Today Show, CNN, Teen Vogue, Elle, Refinery 29, and more. She is the author of Young, Gifted, and Black (Quarto) and wrote the oral history in Together We Rise (Dey Street/HarperCollins).

Elise Peterson is a writer, visual artist and educator living and working in New York. Her writing has appeared in Adult, Paper Magazine, Elle, Lenny Letter, and Nerve among others. She is currently the host of MANE, an online video series highlighting the intersection of culture and hair as told through the narratives of women via Now This News.

This event is co-sponsored by The Feminist Press, an educational nonprofit organization founded to advance women's rights and amplify feminist perspectives. FP publishes classic and new writing from around the world, creates cutting-edge programs, and elevates silenced and marginalized voices in order to support personal transformation and social justice for all people.

Books will be available before and after the event. Please contact books@busboysandpoets.com with questions. 

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Power Panel: Activists, Interventions, Communities: The Future of Media Activism in Today’s Political Climate (DIGITAL engAGEment: Media. Literate. #activist 2018 Conference)
May
18
3:00 PM15:00

Power Panel: Activists, Interventions, Communities: The Future of Media Activism in Today’s Political Climate (DIGITAL engAGEment: Media. Literate. #activist 2018 Conference)

NOTE:  A government-issued ID is required to gain entrance to the building.

Moderator:
Katherine Fry, Professor and Chair, Department of TVRA, Brooklyn College, DIGITAL engAGEment Conference, Co-Chair

Panelists:
Jennifer Pozner, Founder/Executive Director – Women in Media and News (WIMN)
James Bernard, Executive Director, Public Allies, NYC
Jamia Wilson, Executive Director and Publisher, Feminist Press

Pozner, Bernard and Wilson represent some of the most innovative and broad-ranging media activists in the NYC/5 Boroughs area. This diverse group of community leaders and organizers will share their experiences in media activism, media literacy and advocacy, discuss the contemporary state of media activism and consider future developments, innovations and directions for media literacy activism and engagement.

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More Info Here

 

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Jazz for Gender Justice: An Evening of Joyful Resistance Benefitting the Feminist Press
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz for Gender Justice: An Evening of Joyful Resistance Benefitting the Feminist Press

 

JAZZ FOR GENDER JUSTICE

An Evening of Joyful Resistance Benefitting the Feminist Press

What: Swing into spring on May Day to celebrate elevating feminist voices, leadership, and creativity across genre. With The Bjorkestra (featuring Pyeng Threadgill), Candice Hoyes, Lauren Sevian, Rana Farhan, and the Resistance Revival Chorus.  All proceeds benefit the Feminist Press, a nonprofit founded to advance equality and amplify feminist perspectives.

When: May 1, 2018. Doors @ 6pm. Performance 6:30-8:30.

Where: Joe's Pub. 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003.

Tickets: $100 VIP/$50 General. Visit the Joe's Pub website for tickets.

**Please note this venue has a minimum of two drinks or $12 per guest.

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PEN World Voices Activist Story Hour: Young Gifted & Black
Apr
21
12:30 PM12:30

PEN World Voices Activist Story Hour: Young Gifted & Black

I'm looking forward to joining authors Innosanta Nagara (A is for Activist) and Ying Chang Compestine (The Chinese Emperor's New Clothes) for Storytime: Imagination in Action, a kid-friendly PEN World Voices Festival dialogue hosted by Paul Zelinsky. Buy your tickets to participate in the conversation on 4.21.18 at 12:30pm. 

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Young, Gifted and Black Talk and Signing at Moon Lane Books, London
Apr
15
3:00 PM15:00

Young, Gifted and Black Talk and Signing at Moon Lane Books, London

*Note: Event is 3-4pm BST*

Jamia Wilson is an American writer, commentator, and feminist activist based in New York City. She is the Executive Director and Publisher of the Feminist Press at CUNY. Wilson is the youngest director in the Press's 47-year history, as well as the first woman of color to head the organization.

Author of Young Gifted and Black, Jamia will be giving a talk and signing copies of her incredible book!

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#BGBookClubPresents: Young, Gifted and Black Conversations with Jamia Wilson
Apr
14
12:45 PM12:45

#BGBookClubPresents: Young, Gifted and Black Conversations with Jamia Wilson

In keeping with our mission to ensure that in 2018 every single one of us is living our very best lives; Black Girls Book Club is very proud to present the second edition to our ‘Conversations with...’ series with all round incredible author of ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ Jamia Wilson.

‘Conversations with...’ is an opportunity to have all of the brilliance and Black Girl Joy that comes with our infamous ‘Black Girls are Magic Brunch’ but in an intimate setting with a renowned author. So, expect booze, brunch, books as always.

Join us alongside Jamia as we discuss; why it’s important to have books like Young, Gifted and Black. Why we need platforms like BGBC. What we can do to do to shake tables and step on peoples necks to ensure that we have equal and fair representation in literature.

About the author:

"Jamia Wilson is many things: An activist. A feminist. A storyteller. A mediamaker. But more than anything, she is a natural-born thought leader. As Executive Director and Publisher of Feminist Press at City University of New York, the former Women, Action, and the Media Executive Director, TED PrizeStoryteller, and former Vice President of Programs at The Women’s Media Center, Jamia has been a powerful force in the social justice movement for nearly a decade. As a leading voice on feminist and women’s rights issues, her work and words have appeared in and on several outlets such as New York MagazineThe Today Show, and The Washington Post. She’s also a staff writer for Rookie and has contributed to several books such as Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop, and I Still Believe Anita Hill. But what we’re most excited about is her own book that she’s currently writing about Beyonce and feminism. (Yes, really.) It’s no surprise she was named in Refinery29’s “17 Faces of the Future of Feminism.” excerpt from www.jamiawilson.com

Black Girls Book Club are committed to ensuring that Black women in the UK and beyond are consistently given the opportunity to come together in luxury settings surrounded by dope women, good food and an abundance of #blackgirlmagic. BGBC is not a networking event; it’s a lifestyle.

Date and time

Sat, Apr 14

12:45 PM–4:00 PM

 

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Yaba Badoe, Patrice Lawrence and Jamia Wilson in conversation (6:30-7:30pm BST)
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Yaba Badoe, Patrice Lawrence and Jamia Wilson in conversation (6:30-7:30pm BST)

*Note: This event is 6:30-7:30pm BST*

Best-selling author and filmmaker Yaba Badoe, author and journalist Patrice Lawrence and writer and activist, Jamia Wilson come together for an evening celebrating black writers and figures through history for the publication Young, Gifted and Black.

Young, Gifted and Black aims to inform and inspire a new generation – highlighting figureheads, leaders, pioneers, cultural trailblazers and black icons from past to present.

For this unique event, three authors come together to discuss their own inspirations as writers and black women in a celebration of art and identity. The evening will consist of a panel discussion followed by audience Q&A and signing.

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