PARTICIPATE IN PERSON: CHANGE OF VENUE
LESLEY UNIVERSITY AMPITHEATER, 1815 Mass. Ave in Cambridge
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OK, so you'll have voted, hopefully you'll have celebrated, and perhaps even be a bit hung over in a week. But I am inviting you to come back here to join a national feminist town forum.
The Center for New Words has been holding forums for the past month or so asking feminists "What do women want?" thru the This Is What Women Want election project and well, women have been speaking up. What better way to close this project than to gather together the night after the election (hopefully with a resolution!) to talk about what we want from our new President AND plan what is next. No matter what happens next week, we will still need to gather and plan how to overturn Hyde, return education to a worthy activity for those on welfare to participate in, to fight for equal pay, and hold the new President accountable to the majority of this country.
This is a first of its kind event convening feminists from around the country live via the blogosphere! Watch live, converse with other audience members around the country.
While you will be able to submit questions on Wednesday night, I am asking you to please, please submit topics here that you want to see covered. What issue, topic, or question do you have that you want the panel to address? Have an idea or strategy? Submit it in the comments of this post! If you can't make it, submit an idea.
Panelists will include:
Founder of the National Black Women's Health Project and MacArthur Genius Award Recipient
Journalist and author of Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism
ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE
Critic, activist, artist, journalist and author
Founding Director of the Radcliffe Public Policy Center
National Coordinator, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective
ANDREA BATISTA SCHLESINGER
Executive Director, Drum Major Institute for Public Policy
Come optimistic, disgruntled, angry, or just exhausted. Come in person or online. But come. We need to hear every voice and idea!
(Facebook users: Click here to RSVP and invite your friends!)
Thanks and see you all here on Wednesday!
TWO MORE DAYS FOR the DonorsChoose Blogger Challenge. Let's get that second classroom project funded! The teacher is requesting funding to buy books by women authors. Also don't forget that I'm giving out goodies to a few select peeps who donate!