Well Read Black Girl-Toronto Public Library
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Well Read Black Girl-Toronto Public Library

Wed Sep 25, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
60 mins

Location

Toronto Reference Library
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Glory Edim appears to discuss her edited collection, Well-Read Black Girl, a compilation of original essays from black women writers about the importance of seeing themselves represented in literature. 

She is joined in conversation with contributing authors Renée Watson and Jamia Wilson, to share their writing, knowledge and life experiences through the language of books. Conversation about Well-Read Black Girl hosted by Toronto author Zalika Reid-Benta.

About the panelists:
Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a book club turned literary festival based in Brooklyn which provides a vital space for Black women readers and writers to connect and grow in conversation.

Renée Watson is a bestselling author, educator and activist. Among other achievements, her novels Piecing Me Together and This Side of Home were both nominated for the Best Fiction for Young Adults by the American Library Association.

Jamia Wilson is the executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press. An activist and writer, Wilson is the author of Young, Gifted, and Black and a co-author of Road Map for Revolutionaries.

Zalika Reid-Benta is a Toronto-based writer. Her debut collection, Frying Plaintain, was published this year to much praise. She is currently working on a young-adult fantasy novel drawing inspiration from Jamaican folklore and Akan spirituality.

Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.

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Arrive early, meet people. The talk starts at 7 pm, but doors open at 6 pm. Come early so you can chat with your fellow literature lovers, and make new friends. As with all Appel Salon events, we'll have a cash bar with a selection of beer, wine, and liquor, as well as sandwiches and snacks.


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Women & Power: Gathering Our Strength
Sep
27
to Sep 29

Women & Power: Gathering Our Strength

For almost 20 years, women from around the country and the world have been inspired by Omega’s Women & Power conferences and retreats, all dedicated to the call to “do power differently.” Our conference this year features keynotes, panel conversations, and entertainment popping up throughout the weekend and across the campus—a festival of resilience and rejuvenation. It’s a chance for each of us to gather our strength and take it back home to our families, workplaces, and communities.

If ever there’s a time for women to share ideas and renew our commitment to a better world, it is now. Join us.

YOUR WOMEN & POWER EXPERIENCE INCLUDES…

  • Keynote talks, panel conversations, and entertainment

  • Breakout workshops that offer a range of options, including leadership skills, stress-reduction, community building, and creativity

  • A diverse community where new friendships and collaborations happen naturally

  • Rejuvenating opportunities including our wellness spa and daily yoga, meditation, and movement classes

  • Delicious, healthy meals 

  • The Omega Campus with gardens, walking paths, lake, bookstore, café, and more...

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Author Panel: Empowering Children Through Books
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Author Panel: Empowering Children Through Books

oin us for a panel on educating, empowering and inspiring kids through books, featuring authors: Chana Ginelle Ewing (An ABC of Equality), Arabelle Sicardi (Queer Heroes), and Jamia Wilson (Young, Gifted, and Black & Step Into Your Power). All three authors are dedicated to writing books that inspire children, by giving them the language that they need to navigate today’s world and empower them to change it.

Women and identity advocate and entrepreneur, Chana Ginelle Ewing is the Founder and CEO of Geenie, a leading women’s empowerment platform centering the stories of Black women for personal growth. She is the author of the forthcoming children’s book An ABC of Equality, illustrated by Paulina Morgan (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, Sept 2019).

Arabelle Sicardi is a queer Asian American writer whose work focuses on beauty, fashion, politics, and identity. They've written for teenVOGUE, them., ROOKIE, ALLURE, i-D, NYLON, and other publications. They were previously the Beauty Editor at BuzzFeed. Now they work full-time as a freelancer so they can spend time working on books, like this one.

Jamia Wilson is the executive director and publisher of the Feminist Press. She is a leading voice on feminist and gender justice issues whose words have appeared in and on the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC News, The Today Show, CNN, The Washington Post, Elle, Teen Vogue and more. Jamia is the co-author of Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All. She is also a columnist for Rookie Magazine and has contributed to several books such as Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution. Jamia is an adjunct professor at the John Jay School for Criminal Justice and travels across the US – and beyond – to talk about race, feminism, leadership, and so much more.

This event is free!

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Mar
4
to Mar 7

Global Feminism(s): Fifty Years of Feminist Literature from Around the World

  • Henry B. González Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Global Feminism(s): Fifty Years of Feminist Literature from Around the World (Jisu Kim, Emma Ramadan, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Jennifer Zoble) Ever since its founding in 1970, the Feminist Press has published world literature across borders. Ranging from novels translated from underrepresented languages to bilingual collections of poetry, these books aim to complicate and expand conversations around equity and social justice for US-based readers. Join authors, translators, and editors for a discussion on their recent work, and where they see the role of literary arts in a global movement for gender justice.

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Mar
4
to Mar 7

Try This, You Might Like It: A First Taste of Translation -- AWP Conference

  • Henry B. González Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Try This, You Might Like It: A First Taste of Translation (Elisabeth Jaquette, Lisa Lucas, Michael Holtmann, Jamia Wilson, Jeremy Tiang) As seen in the recent increase of translations published in the U.S.—and the growing recognition of such work through awards like the National Book Award in Translated Literature—translation is “having a moment.” But how can we find translations? How do we know if a translation is “good”? And how can we help literature in translation reach more readers? If you’re getting into translation—whether as a reader, writer, editor, or publisher— this panel will offer suggestions about where to start.

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Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College:John Oliver Killens Reading Series
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College:John Oliver Killens Reading Series

  • Medgar Evers College-Medgar Evers’ Edison O. Jackson Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College is launching the fall season of the John Oliver Killens Reading Series with acclaimed Jamaican-American author Nicole Dennis-Benn on Thursday, September 12. 

Nicole Dennis-Benn, the author of the bestselling-novel Here Comes the Sun, a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the Lambda Literary Award, will present her newest work, Patsy.

Her sophomore novel is a stirring portrait of motherhood, immigration and the sacrifices we make in the name of love. Dennis-Benn explores the demands on one woman who immigrates from Jamaica to Brooklyn and leaves her young daughter behind in hopes for better economic opportunities and reconnecting with an old love. Since its June release, Patsy has received much acclaim from The New York TimesO MagazineTime, NPR, VogueThe Atlantic, The Washington Post, and others.

As a Jamaican-born and raised author, Time Out New York has described Dennis-Benn as one of the “few immigrants and first-generation Americans who are putting their stamps on NYC,” and Vice has lauded Dennis-Benn for “making American literature great again.” Dennis-Benn is the founder of the Stuyvesant Writing Workshop and lives with her wife in Brooklyn.

The reading marks the kick-off for The John Oliver Killens Reading Series’ new season. The program in honor of the writer, scholar, teacher and playwright who influenced some of the most popular and influential African-American writers working today, was launched in 2010 as a component of the John Oliver Killens Chair. As a testament to the legacy of the late author, who at the time of his death was writer-in-residence at Medgar Evers College, the series presents discussions and readings to offer a platform for established Black authors, poets and literary scholars, as well as newly discovered writers.

Dennis-Benn will be joined for a conversation by Jamia Wilson, executive director and publisher of Feminist Press at CUNY.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, September 12,  6:00pm, at Medgar Evers’ Edison O. Jackson Auditorium. RSVP here.

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Carrie Goldberg on Nobody's Victim, with Jamia Wilson
Aug
22
7:00 PM19:00

Carrie Goldberg on Nobody's Victim, with Jamia Wilson

Join author Carrie Goldberg on Thursday, August 22nd at 7 p.m. for a reading and conversation about her book, Nobody's Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls, with author Jamia Wilson.

Nobody's Victim is an unflinching look at a hidden world most people don’t know exists—one of stalking, blackmail, and sexual violence, online and off—and the incredible story of how one lawyer, determined to fight back, turned her own hell into a revolution.

Riveting and an essential timely conversation-starter, Nobody's Victim invites readers to join Carrie on the front lines of the war against sexual violence and privacy violations as she fights for revenge porn and sextortion laws, uncovers major Title IX violations, and sues the hell out of tech companies, schools, and powerful sexual predators. Her battleground is the courtroom; her crusade is to transform clients from victims into warriors.

Carrie Goldberg is a victim's rights lawyer in Brooklyn, litigating for victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and blackmail, and is most known for her work involving revenge porn. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Carrie spent five years working for Nazi victims, and before starting her firm in 2014, she worked at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City. She has been profiled in The New Yorker, Vice, Teen Vogue, Jezebel, the NY Post, and on NPR, and has written op-eds for the Washington Post and Huffington Post. Here she discusses her work on the BBC. She was featured in the documentary Netizens, and her life and work is the basis for an upcoming fictional legal procedural television show being developed by Paramount Television.

Jamia Wilson is an activist, feminist leader, writer, and speaker. As director of the Feminist Press at the City University of New York and the former VP of programs at the Women’s Media Center, Jamia has been a leading voice on women’s rights issues for over a decade. Her work has appeared in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, the Today Show, CNN, Elle, BBC, Rookie, Refinery 29, The Washington Post. She is the author of Young, Gifted, and Black and, the introduction and oral history in Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World, and Step Into Your Power: 23 Lessons on How to Live Your Best Life.

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Empowering Kids Panel: Books of Wonder
Jul
14
1:00 PM13:00

Empowering Kids Panel: Books of Wonder

Books of Wonder, in partnership with Sylvan In-Home tutoring, is proud to present four wonderful middle-grade authors on Sunday, July 14 from 1-3pm as part of our EMPOWERING KIDS panel event. Meet authors JAMIA WILSON for Step into Your PowerCAOLINE MOSS for Work It, Girl: Oprah Winfrey - Run the Show Like a CEOSTEPHANIE TRUE PETERS for Ground Breaking Guys, and CHERYL WILLIS HUDSON for We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices.

For every book purchased at the EMPOWERING KIDS event, Sylvan In-Home tutoring has pledged to donate a children’s book to REACH OUT & READ , a national nonprofit organization focused on giving young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care. Our goal is to deliver 100 books. Come out and help us make it happen!

Sylvan In-Home strives to bring the love of learning to every child’s home by connecting families with talented, Sylvan-vetted tutors who are passionate about teaching and instilling confidence in children.

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Narrative Healing Unlock the Power of Storytelling
Jul
4
7:30 AM07:30

Narrative Healing Unlock the Power of Storytelling

If you’re looking for a chance to meet and talk about writing and activism with me in person, I’ll be @KripaluCenter for the @NarrativeHealing program 6/30-7/5. The Berkshires are amazing this time of year, and this retreat is a very special chance to unlock your voice and immerse yourself in the power of storytelling with me, my fellow presenters, and a supportive community of other writers. Go to the #linkinbio to register today! http://bit.ly/2JjErsr #narrativehealing @lisaweinert #kripalu #writingretreat #fourthofjulyretreat #raiseyourvoice #speakyourtruth #feministpress

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 Your Personal Road Map to Being an Effective Changemaker
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Your Personal Road Map to Being an Effective Changemaker

Are you fired up to make change in your community?  Build a road map to making advocacy and change-making sustainable and fulfilling lifelong pursuits. Leveraging the tools outlined in the co-authors’ best-selling book, Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All, this evening course will help each participant build their own personal roadmap:

TRIAGE: Identify your top issues and areas of focus
JOIN: Identify who is already doing great work on your top issues and the best informational resources around those issues
CONTRIBUTE: Assess your skills, and how to apply the appropriate ones to the work at hand
PLAN: Set both short- and long-term goals to balance your approach
TRACK: Acknowledge results to constantly reinvigorate your ongoing efforts

An Evening Workshop
Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Members $40/ Nonmembers $50
19SP14M


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2019 Printers Row Lit Fest
Jun
8
3:15 PM15:15

2019 Printers Row Lit Fest

  • outh Dearborn Street from Polk Street to the newly named Ida B. Wells Drive (Congress Parkway) Chicago, IL United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2019 Printers Row Lit Fest, presented by founding organization the Near South Planning Board, returns to its roots to bring you the 35th annual book fair, with a bigger footprint along South Dearborn Street from Polk Street to the newly named Ida B. Wells Drive (Congress Parkway). This year’s fair includes more book dealers, all-free programs, a kids favorite book character costume parade, and much more.

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May
21
8:30 AM08:30

The Power of Friendship: Women Supporting Women

Join us in the conversation between Vanessa Valenti and Jamia Wilson about the power of friendship, of lifting one another up, and the importance of negating the idea that we all just need to help ourselves. We’ll learn about their own professional trajectories, how they create trust, amplify others voices, and how these investments have both personal and professional returns. We’re not just talking about growing your network or creating mentorship opportunities, but how to prioritize relationship building, investing in one another and accountability.

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We’ll discuss how to apply these theories to your everyday life, from online dating to negotiating, from your running club to the boardroom; building healthy and supportive relationships will give you confidence and allow you to be truly authentic and to be better, together.

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May
15
7:00 PM19:00

THE HEALING POWER OF TELLING YOUR STORY JAMIA WILSON, LISA WEINERT, AND KATE JOHNSON

What if your voice is the medicine that the world desperately needs? Join Jamia Wilson (movement builder, storyteller, and executive director of the Feminist Press) and Lisa Weinert(publishing expert, yoga teacher and founder of Narrative Healing) in a session to help us bring awareness to the stories we unconsciously tell and shift our narratives to find our power.

This session will start with a mindful contemplation practice, guided by series host Kate Johnson, to increase your awareness of your story without being trapped by it. A discussion on harnessing the power of the story to inspire healing in individuals and community will follow. Then put these skills into practice with facilitated journaling prompts and opportunities for sharing and discussion with incredible guests.

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Shift NC Conference
May
6
5:30 PM17:30

Shift NC Conference

Sometimes the solutions to helping young people grow up healthy are obvious. Sometimes it’s smooth sailing. But sometimes we need to search what lies beneath. The theme for SHIFT NC's 2019 Annual Conference on Adolescent Sexual Health is Diving Below the Surface: Exploring the Depths of Adolescent Sexual Health.

SHIFT NC's Annual Conference on Adolescent Sexual Health is the state's only conference on adolescent sexual health. Join us to hear and share the latest and best info on teen health – teen pregnancy, HIV & STIs, sexuality, adolescent development, relationships, and access to care – from some of the best minds in the field. 

Join us in Greensboro on May 15-17, 2019 to strengthen your skills, explore the depths, and help chart a healthy future for young people. 


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Planned Parenthood of the Southeast Legends in the Making Awards Honoree and Speaker 
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Planned Parenthood of the Southeast Legends in the Making Awards Honoree and Speaker 

Legends in the Making is a night of inspiration and community, celebrating the people who move Planned Parenthood Southeast forward and embody the future of our movement — you! Last year’s event brought together Planned Parenthood champions and made a big impact on our ability to provide health care, education, and advocacy across Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.

The fabulous event will include:

  • Awards celebrating Legends in the Making Dr. Katharine Wilkinson & Jamia Wilson and Unsung Hero

  • Musical Guest Singer-Songwriter Amy Speace

  • CEO & President Staci Fox's State of the Affiliate address 

  • Cocktail hour reception

  • Seated dinner from the kitchen of Wolfgang Puck

  • An exclusive silent auction sponsored by the Planned Parenthood Young Leaders

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Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

A Vision Reading Series: Curated by Michelle Tea at AWP

Join writers for a night of readings celebrating queer and LGBTQ+ stories. Featuring Cooper Lee Bombardier, Jericho Brown, Nicole J Georges, Ariel Gore, Chelsey Johnson, Porochista Khakpour, Ali Liebegott, Sassafras Lowrey, Beth Pickens, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Brontez Purnell, Sarah Schulman, Michelle Tea and Jamia Wilson.

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Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Louise Meriwether Book Prize Celebration at AWP

Join writers and editors in a round-robin event of flash readings celebrating the Louise Meriwether First Book Prize, a contest to honor debut women and nonbinary writers of color. Featuring Camille Acker, Grace Burns, Rachelle Cruz, Jisu Kim, Melissa Michal, Shana Mirambeau, Bel Poblador, Ivelisse Rodriguez, Janice Lobo Sapigao, Melissa R. Sipin and Jamia Wilson.

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Panel: Keeping the Boat Afloat: Challenges of Sustainable Nonprofit Publishing & Surviving and Thriving as an Outsider Writer Panels at AWP
Mar
28
12:00 PM12:00

Panel: Keeping the Boat Afloat: Challenges of Sustainable Nonprofit Publishing & Surviving and Thriving as an Outsider Writer Panels at AWP

  • Oregon Convention Center, Level 1  (map)
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Location: B110-112, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1 

Panelists: Chris Fischbach, Erika Goldman, Jamia Wilson, Mary Gannon 

Leading small press literary publishers discuss how they address their many challenges—and the changes they make—to keep publishing meaningful. 

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Evening Panelist Villanova Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest 
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Evening Panelist Villanova Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest 

  • Driscoll Auditorium, Villanova University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"How Do We Participate in Democracy?" 

PART 1: THE POWER OF ACTIVISM

Hosted by Chris Satullo, former vice president of news and civic dialogue at WHYY

The Lepage Center invites the surrounding community to campus for a Town Hall-style conversation that examines activism in historical perspective. How does activism contribute to democracy? Join us for a lively dialogue where audience and scholars engage in active conversation. Part of our year-long series of events focusing on democracy.

Free and open to the public. RSVP required.

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Netizens screening and panel moderation-Athena Film Festival at Barnard
Mar
2
12:00 PM12:00

Netizens screening and panel moderation-Athena Film Festival at Barnard

The proliferation of cyber harassment spreads from the web to the most intimate corners of women’s lives. As the internet becomes the next frontier of civil rights, three women who are targets of harassment confront digital abuse and strive for equality and justice online.

Panel to follow the screening.

Moderated by Jamia Wilson including filmmaker Cynthia Lowen, Carrie Goldberg, and Rebecca Wright, Barnard College Computer Science Chair. 


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Modern HERstory: Blair Imani with Jamia Wilson
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

Modern HERstory: Blair Imani with Jamia Wilson

  • Mid Manhattan Library (Program Room) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From the civil rights movement and Stonewall riots to Black Lives Matter and beyond, Blair Imani features seventy champions of progressive social change in Modern HERstory, a colorfully illustrated collection of profiles suitable for all ages. The featured trailblazers come from backgrounds and communities that are traditionally overlooked and under-celebrated: not just women, but people of color, queer people, trans people, disabled people, young people, and people of faith. These powerful stories of the leaders and movements that are changing the world as we know it will inspire readers to become change-makers themselves.

Blair Imani, founder and Executive Director of Equality for HER, a nonprofit educational platform, will be joined in conversation by Jamia Wilson, director of the Feminist Press at CUNY, author of Young, Gifted, and Black and contributor to Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World

REGISTER HERE

FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Registration does not guarantee admission. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A stand by line will form 30 minutes before the program.

The Program Room opens at 6 PM.

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Read it Forward Live! A Conversation with Blair Imani and Jamia Wilson
Feb
2
4:00 PM16:00

Read it Forward Live! A Conversation with Blair Imani and Jamia Wilson

Join lululemon and Read it Forward for a live podcast taping with Penguin Random House authors Blair Imani and Jamia Wilson as they discuss what it means to be a woman and an activist in today’s culture.

Your ticket includes a 45-minute panel discussion, wine from Parcelle, and personalized copies of Blair’s book Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History, and Jamia’s Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All.

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Join the Fight for the ERA: #NextGenERA @ The Wing Georgetown by Equality Now & ERA Coalition
Jan
28
7:00 PM19:00

Join the Fight for the ERA: #NextGenERA @ The Wing Georgetown by Equality Now & ERA Coalition

On Monday, January 28th, 2019, Equality Now’s Kate Kelly will moderate a panel discussion with Alyssa Milano, Actor & ERA Activist, and Jamia Wilson, Executive Director of the Feminist Press, followed by a question and answer session.

The event is co-sponsored by Equality Now and the Equal Rights Coalition, and hosted by The Wing Georgetown in Washington DC, an incredible space designed specifically for women and all other marginalized genders.

To enter, fill in your contact information to the right. We will contact the winner on Friday, January 25th to confirm and provide further details. Questions? Email info@equalitynow.org


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Smith College Lewis Leadership Workshop: Step Into Your Power
Jan
18
12:00 PM12:00

Smith College Lewis Leadership Workshop: Step Into Your Power

Phoebe Reese Lewis Leadership Program

The Lewis Leadership program is an intimate cohort program developing the foundations of ethical leadership: self-awareness, courage, purpose and communication. Beginning in fall 2018, Lewis Leaders will convene to learn skills in each of these domains. During a J-Term leadership intensive, students will travel to New York City to continue skill-building, connect personally with global change makers, and discover one of the most extraordinary cities on the planet. Directed by bestselling author Rachel Simmons, the Lewis Leadership program will focus on building close-knit community, courage through vulnerability, and practice by doing.

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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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Big Ideas Night: Well Read Black Girl
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Big Ideas Night: Well Read Black Girl

Random House’s Big Ideas Night series—held at the publisher’s flagship offices in Manhattan—is a forum for thought-provoking conversations with writers on the topics of politics, social justice, world affairs, technology, philanthropy, and more. These focused dialogues offer exclusive access for guests to dive deeper into a recently released book with fellow readers, and to network and engage directly with the innovators behind it.

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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

RSVP Link: 

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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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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