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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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Mar
25
3:00 PM15:00

The State of Publishing for Black Writers

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A panel discussion with Rakia A. Clark, Chris Jackson, Jamia Wilson. Moderator: Linda A. Duggins

The publishing world is in the midst of a major transition. Writers, like musicians, are faced with seeking alternative and creative ways of publishing and promoting their books. Black literary agents, publishers, writers, and editors discuss the challenges of publishing in a technology-driven age. These topics include online publishing, blogging, distribution, marketing and e-books. Questions explored are: How do publishers impact the kind of literary texts that are produced by Black writers? How do the Internet, digital publishing and e-books impact the publishing of literature produced by Black writers?

For registration information, call the Center at 718-804-8883 or visit our website at centerforblackliterature.org/.

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Redefining Activism: Using What You Have to Make a Difference in the World
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Redefining Activism: Using What You Have to Make a Difference in the World

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.

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Roadmap for Revolutionaries: Resistance for All
Mar
12
9:30 AM09:30

Roadmap for Revolutionaries: Resistance for All

Roadmap for Revolutionaries: Resistance for All

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?

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Women’s March Organizers On The Importance Of An Intersectional Movement: Together We Rise
Mar
9
to Mar 11

Women’s March Organizers On The Importance Of An Intersectional Movement: Together We Rise

1PM – 2PM-Women’s March Organizers On The Importance Of An Intersectional Movement: Together We Rise


Jenna Arnold, Co-Founder, ORGANIZE and Director of Strategic Engagement, Women’s March
Paola Mendoza, Filmmaker/Author and Artistic Director, Women’s March
Jamia Wilson, Executive Director and Publisher, The Feminist Press
Sarah Sophie Flicker, Artist, Author, Creative Director, Aerialist and Organizer, Women’s March

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Evolution of the Sister Circle: From Orishas to Podcasting
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Evolution of the Sister Circle: From Orishas to Podcasting

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.

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45 Years after "Roe v Wade"
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

45 Years after "Roe v Wade"

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

 

BHS Members: to reserve tickets at the member price, click on "Tickets" and enter your Member ID on the following page after clicking on "Enter Promotional Code."

REFUND POLICY Brooklyn Historical Society requires 24 hours notice before the date of the event to refund a ticket. No refunds are provided after that point. No refunds are provided on the day of the event and all subsequent days.

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Bust School for Creative Living Panel with Amber Tamblyn: Fighting Patriarchal Narratives During the Trump Era
Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

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.

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#Metoo Rally at Trump International Hotel at Columbus Circle.
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

#Metoo Rally at Trump International Hotel at Columbus Circle.

 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. 


PROGRAM OVERVIEW:


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

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Feminist Book Club with Well-Read Black Girl
Dec
1
8:30 PM20:30

Feminist Book Club with Well-Read Black Girl

Saturday, December 2, 2017

8:30–10 pm

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.

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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Powertopia: Women, Power and the Art of Leadership Parity

  • Helen Mills Event Space & Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

Host Commitee

  • 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 sarahacer@taketheleadwomen.com.

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