Hear from members of the next generation of editors, reporters, and directors who are fostering the freshest ideas and savviest strategies for change, creativity, and content that resonates with their peers.
Since November 9th, 2016 regular people are fired up and looking for ways to be the change they want to see. Two challenges: 1. Focusing on national politics ignores how it ladders up from local politics. 2. Our national situation didn't happen overnight...it won't be fixed in 2018. The chance of burnout is high. How can you manage your activism and expectations to make change for the long haul? How can you leverage tech to triage, personalize, activate, and track your corner of the resistance?
The newly released anthology, Radical Reproductive Justice, illustrates the ways in which the battle for reproductive rights is fundamentally linked to combating systemic oppression rooted in sexism and white supremacy. Join us for this conversation moderated by journalist and editor, Linda Villarosa, along with book editors Loretta Ross and Lynn Roberts, and doulas Morgane Richardson and Rina Crane.
Linda Villarosa is an award-winning journalist, author, editor, novelist, and educator. For several years, she was the editor of the health pages for the New York Times and was also the executive editor of Essence Magazine twice. She had been published in Glamour, Health, Latina, the New York Times Book Review, O Magazine, Vibe, Salon, and the Root.
Loretta J. Ross is a human and women's rights activist and co-founder of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. Ross is one of the creators of the term "Reproductive Justice," which envelops human rights and social justice into one movement. Ross is also the co-author of Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice and author of "The Color of Choice" chapter in Incite! Women of Color Against Violence.
Lynn Roberts is an assistant professor in the Department of Community Health and Social Sciences at the Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy. Prior to joining CUNY, she oversaw the development, implementation, and evaluation of several prevention programs for women and youth in NYC. She has also served on the board of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.
Morgane Richardson is a DONA Certified Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Certified Breastfeeding Counselor. She is currently the Director of the NYC Doula Collective. Morgane has been published in numerous blogs and magazines and is a CUNY adjunct professor in gender and health.
Rina Crane is an advanced certified doula through DONA International and a 2015 Fellow of the Academy of Certified Childbirth Educators. She is a founding member of the NYC Doula Collective, where she is still an advisor and coordinator. Rina is currently serving as the Intercultural Director on the DONA International Board of Directors.
Doing the right thing doesn’t always mean that you’re marching on Wall Street or DC, or calling your representative, or writing op-eds (but it can mean that, too!).
What if you don’t work in media? Don’t feel like you know enough about politics to be comfortable calling your representative or voting? What if you see subversive, deeply seeded cultural injustices every day but don’t know how to change them? What if you feel powerless?
At Ellevate Network, we’re on a mission to Redefine Activism. We want you to know that you already have what you need to stand up for what’s right.
To make activism work for you, you must be true to who you are (by the way, you’re already powerful) -- and in the end, that’s how you’ll change the world.
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.
Come together for a very special evening in honor of Black History Month celebrating the history, evolution, and tradition of storytelling amongst black women.
"The Evolution of the Sister Circle: From Orishas to Podcasting"
~ How Black Women Carry the Oral Tradition ~
We've got an amazing lineup of panelists including:
Jenna Wortham (The New York Times Magazine / Still Processing)
Doreen St. Félix (The New Yorker)
Leila Day (The Stoop)
Natasha Alford (The Grio)
Jamia Wilson (Feminist Press)
+ Moderated by Tracy G (She's Beauty and the Beast)
For centuries the spoken word has been used to preserve cultural tradition, as a mode of entertainment, and a tool for revolutionary change. This form has not been lost, but rather has extended into the digital age. Today the oral tradition lives on in many forms, often with black women leading the way.
Thursday, March 15, 7:30 PM
Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World
Reading and panel discussion featuring Mariam Ehrari, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Paola Mendoza, and other national Women’s March organizers
On January 22, 1973 women in the United States won the right to seek a legal abortion, yet equal access remains elusive. Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, Rebecca Traister, writer-at-large for New York magazine, Katha Pollitt, author of Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, and Jamia Wilson, Executive Director and Publisher of Feminist Press, discuss the legacy and future of this landmark case on the occasion of its forty-fifth anniversary.
For questions about this event or other inquiries, contact our Visitor Services desk at 718-222-4111, ext. 250.
45 Years after Roe v Wade
Tuesday, January 16
Doors: 6:00 pm
Event: 6:30 pm
$10 General Admission / $5 for Members
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Bust School for Creative Living Panel with Amber Tamblyn: Fighting Patriarchal Narratives During the Trump Era
Actor and writer Amber Tamblyn, a longtime poetry columnist for BUST, will be leading a panel called "Fighting Partiarchal Narratives During the Trump Era" on Sunday, December 10th, at 2pm, at the Brooklyn Expo, 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn NY. She'll be joined by Feminist Press executive director and fellow BUST contributor Jamia Wilson, BuzzFeed News writer Alanna Bennett, and BUST co-founder Laurie Henzel. Tickets are $10, and may be purchased here.
simple hashtag - #metoo - spoke for millions who were sexually abused and opened the floodgates for us to speak out, be seen, and support each other. Silenced no longer, we rise to give voice to our experience and to change the tide of how sexual abuse victims are treated in America. Let us stand and be counted together to put an end to smearing anyone who dares to speak out, an end to questioning why we wait so long after our bodies, hearts, souls and psyches first suffered. Let us rise together and be counted. #metoomarchnyc
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATES TO OUR EXCITING, INSPIRING LIST OF SPEAKERS AND PROGRAM SCHEDULE!
PLEASE NOTE the final, updated location of the rally: outside the Trump International Hotel at Columbus Circle. We’ll gather across the street from the hotel, on the east side of Central Park West between 60th and 61st Streets.
1:00 - 1:15 Welcome by #MeTooRallyNYC organizers Connie Vasquez and Annmarie Haubert
1:15 - 2:30 Program of speakers and musical performances
2:30-3:00 TAKE ACTION: Stick Up for Survivors in Columbus Circle subway station
at the Columbus Circle subway station (enter near the globe/ going toward 1 Uptown)
Survivors and allies will create a visual representation of #MeToo on a wall at the Columbus Circle subway station. Individuals will be able to post their own #MeToo stories and messages of support and solidarity. This is more than a moment - it’s a movement.
SPEAKERS AND PERFORMERS INCLUDE:
Sonia Ossorio, President, National Organization for Women - New York
Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, Women's leadership coach and #ResistanceLive
Jamia Wilson, Executive Director of The Feminist Press
Betty Teng, MSW, Therapist specializing in trauma
Farah Tanis, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Black Women's Blueprint, Inc.
Mae Krell, singer/songwriter
Aryn Quinn, Founder of EndAbuse4Good
BETTY, feminist rock band
Anastasia Somoza, international disability rights advocate
Marci Hamilton, Kathryn Robb & Steve Jimenez of New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators
Gary Greenberg, Founder of Protect NY Kids
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Luce Center for American Art, 5th Floor
In conjunction with Roots of “The Dinner Party”: History in the Making, Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl hosts a series of four Target First Saturday book clubs focusing on Judy Chicago’s favorite feminist reads. In the first session, read and discuss "Working Women, Black Women and the History of the Suffrage Movement" from Angela Y. Davis’s 1983 text Women, Race & Class.
Join us on Tuesday, November 14th for the inaugural Take The Lead Day: Powertopia Evening Reception & Fundraiser — Women, Power and the Art of Leadership Parity.
This intimate evening program combines industry and advocacy with remarkable spoken word, theater and musical performances exploring this year's Take The Lead Day theme of Powertopia — a future world where women occupy their fair and equal share of leadership positions.
Featured presenters including actress, producer and activist Alysia Reiner, actor and activist Kathleen Turner, Former Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios, President & Co-Founder of Take The Lead Gloria Feldt, and performance artist Brooke Axtell, along with a musical performance by BETTY! to headline the evening.
Thought leaders including Claudia Chan, Founder & CEO, S.H.E. Globl Media Inc., Christina Vueleta, VP Women's Digital Network, Forbes and Jamia Wilson, Executive Director, Feminist Press will join a unique interactive talk back with you — the audience — through three provocative, smart, original theater pieces presented by Women in The Arts.
Cocktails, wine and appetizers are included for all ticketed guests from 6 -7 pm, followed by the performance promptly at 7 pm.
All proceeds go to support the work we do at Take The Lead across the country.
Dress code: Business Casual
- Kathleen Turner, Actor & Activist
- Amy Litzenberger, Co-founder and Chairperson, Take The Lead
- Cheryl Alper, Women in the Arts
- Barclay DeVeau, Women in the Arts
- Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, Environmentalist & Human Rights Activist
- Shelly Esque, Former Vice President, Intel Corp
- Kerry Giangobbe, CFO, Veincare Arizona
- Lily McNair, Provost, Wagner College
- Loretta McCarthy, Managing Parner, Golden Seeds
- Nancy O'Reilly, Founder, Women Connect4Good
- Leon Silver, Managing Partner, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP
To become a part of the Host Committee contact Sarah Acer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women in the Literary Landscape, sponsored by the Women's National Book Association and Pace University on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6pm.
Three influential movers and shakers in online media and gender justice draw on their experience—from award-winning websites, the storytelling and innovation of TED talks, leading-edge media strategies, over a half dozen books, and more than a decade of plotting and celebrating social change—to share what they’ve learned along the way.
Together, we explore a bold new cultural paradigm as we create and tell the story of self and the story of change. Through strategies and exercises we develop skills to:
- Establish a public platform for our voice
- Understand the basics of blogging, communications, and consulting
- Build a freelance career and portfolio
- Navigate online organizing
- Skillfully manage controversy
- Grow community both online and off
This workshop builds a powerful network of 21st-century leaders and changemakers. Register today.
Scholarships are available; see Women's Leadership Rhinebeck Workshops application at eomega.org/scholarships.
- Ignited. Curious. Fierce. Intersectional. Zero Bullshit. We are Together. And we’re coming to a city near you this fall. Get your tickets today!#TogetherLive2017 http://togetherlive.com/join-us/
Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach, Luvvie Ajayi, Dr. Knatokie Ford, Alexis Jones, Alicia Keys, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Connie Britton, Elizabeth Lesser, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Latham Thomas, Jamia Wilson, Jen Hatmaker, Maysoon Zayid, Ruthie Lindsey, Sophia Bush and more to come!
Together Live is a national touring event — headlined by Glennon Doyle, Abby Wambach, Luvvie Ajayi, and emceed by Jennifer Rudolph Walsh — that will bring an array of thought leaders, local activists, artists, athletes, and celebrity guests to cities across the country this fall for a night of inspired talks, interviews, and interactive conversation.
During this three-hour experience, you will hear from badass earth-shakers, hilarious heroines, and authentic storytellers. We will focus on finding purpose, overcoming fear, choosing love, and effectuating change. You will leave asking questions about your own path; where you came from, why you’re here and where you are going.
This community is a radical, vital act of love and transformation during an important time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for, and it’s time for us to come together.
Together is inclusive and welcoming, selling tickets starting at $25. We hope you can join us.
All Together Now.
S.H.E. Summit is the renowned global leadership conference that takes place once a year to celebrate and accelerate the global advancement of women and gender equality. Founded by women’s leadership expert Claudia Chan and named one of Inc.’s “10 most innovative conferences,” S.H.E. Summit convenes 50+ thought leaders and movement drivers of today’s most relevant women and societal issues on its global stage to inspire thousands of influencers to lead change in the world. Offering a transformational experience of CONNECTION, EDUCATION & ACTIVATION, S.H.E. Summit ignites women and men to RISE to their highest potential and LIFT others in the process with the mission of achieving gender equality by 2030. The 6th annual conference will take place on October 19th & 20th at 92nd Street Y located at 1395 Lexington Ave in New York Cit
THE 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.
On September 20 we honored Terri Hines, Sandra Wilkin, Sheila C. Johnson, Debra Raskin, and Anne Vladeck. We also paid tribute to the incredible team of Alison Bernstein and Susan Berresford as well as the legendary Elizabeth Swados.
Past honorees and presenters have included Mariam Chamberlain, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Eve Ensler, Jane Fonda, Marilyn French, Kathleen Hanna, Arianna Huffington, 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.
As we look to understand our way forward, it is difficult to find common ground when positions have become so oppositional and hardened. As our ability to hear each other is compressed into the 140 characters of a tweet, and news has become spin—how do we find ways to enter profound and necessary dialogue to address the urgent questions before us?
This critical conference, guided by an extraordinary group of courageous and insightful teachers, thinkers, and community leaders, brings together innovative thought, deeply felt activism, and contemplative wisdom as a foundation to navigate the times in which we live. Through stories from the front lines of change and panel discussions, along with interactive sessions, engaging conversations, community experience, and mindfulness practice, we explore the way ahead.
Whether you are a concerned citizen, business leader, educator, student, designer, builder, social activist, or politician, this gathering will inform and inspire you to take further action in your community.
Join us and step into a deep dialog engaging the path forward and exposing the strength and hope we all share for the future.
Each September we come together as a community to share stories, share power, and share our strength. This September is not different. Anti-violence work requires us to have a deep love for each other, our communities, and our collective capacity to do better.
We've been inspired by the Movement Strategy Center's #LeadWithLove Pledge and invite you to join us at our annual conference where we'll challenge each other to LEAD WITH LOVE as we organize, resist, and reclaim our humanity.
When: Monday, September 25th at 9:00 am to Wednesday, September 27th at 12:00 pm
Where: Yakima Convention Center, 10 North 8th Street, Yakima, WA 98901
National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda
invites you to
WHEN BLACK WOMEN LEAD
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
(Breakfast is from 9:15am-10:00am)
Embassy Suites DC Convention Center
Ballroom: Capitol A & B
900 10th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Executive Director and Publisher
This one-day conference will showcase the progressive leadership of Black women and the every-day activism of Black women's Reproductive Justice organizations
Thursday, September 21, 2017 07:00 PM
Making Herstories Known
Julie Scelfo, author of "The Women Who Made New York," will be in conversation with Dr. Uma V Mysorekar (OBGYN, President of the Hindu Temple Society, & Founder of the Ganesh Temple in Queens) and activist Jamia Wilson (Executive Director and Publisher of the Feminist Press at CUNY). Julie's book explores the untold stories of the revolutionary women who made New York the cultural epicenter it is today and she will be hosting a roundtable discussion on that topic.
Join me and dozens of other incredible instructors & teachers at the most fun, life-transforming and game-changing camp for adults! Visit https://soul.camp/new-york for all the info and register using this link: https://soul.camp/jamia-wilson/bookings
NALP is pleased to announce a new training for first and second generation women of color on the basics of running for office. The program will provide concrete ways for women to start building their base, developing their profile, and identifying the right seat to run for.
The conference will open on Friday evening with a panel featuring New American women elected leaders speaking to their roles as trailblazers in building a multiracial democracy. Saturday’s agenda will include plenaries and a choice of skills-building workshops.