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.
For caregivers, doctors, nurses, yoga teachers, writers, and anyone interested in personal narrative as a healing path to recovery.
Narrative Healing is a full-body, full-spirit immersion in a growing community of literary lions, innovative medical practitioners, spiritual leaders, and yoga teachers committed to unlocking the power of storytelling on the path toward healing.
Come explore the tools of narrative medicine through morning talks, afternoon writing clusters, and many opportunities to practice yoga, work in groups, and contemplate in nature.
Today, how we tell our stories matters more than ever before. The platforms we use, the audiences we reach, and the shape of the ideas we share are revolutionizing the publishing industry. The LARB/USC Publishing Workshop prepares our Fellows to enter this evolving landscape.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
The theme of the conference merges with present day discourse of examining the cultural and social construction of gender, exploring the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studying the influences of gender on the lives of women and men.
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
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.
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.
Panel: Keeping the Boat Afloat: Challenges of Sustainable Nonprofit Publishing & Surviving and Thriving as an Outsider Writer Panels at AWP
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop, reflection, and The Hate U Give film screening.
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.
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."
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.
The Equal Rights Amendment
November 27, 2018
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?
Representative Steve Andersson, State Representative for Illinois’s 65th Legislative District
Fatima Goss-Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center
Carol Jenkins, Board Member, The Women’s Media Center
Melissa Murray, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
Jessica Neuwirth, Co-Founder and Co-President, ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality
Carol Robles-Román, Co-President and CEO, ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality
Reva Siegel, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Julie Suk, Dean for Master’s Programs and Professor of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center
Jamia Wilson, Executive Director and Publisher, Feminist Press, City University of New York
Additional speakers to be announced.
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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.
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Alumni of the Graduate School of Arts and Science are invited to join GSAS Dean Phillip Brian Harper for lunch on Alumni Day. Jamia Wilson (GSAS ’09), MA in Humanities and Social Thought, activist, writer, and Executive Director and Publisher of the Feminist Press, will be presented with the Alumni Achievement Award.
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.
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.
Book talk and panel discussion about Road Map for Revolutionaries
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.
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
- Urban Word/NYC + Dialogue Arts Project
- VIDA #saferLIT
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
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.