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Summer Reading Challenge

Challenging myself to read Social Justice theory and history this summer.

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Women Money Power Summit Recap

I spent Friday and Saturday in Washington, DC at the Women Money Power Summit hosted by the Feminist Majority and YWCA USA. There were actually two conferences I considered attending this weekend, the other being the Civil Leadership & Public Policy (CLPP) 30th anniversary conference in Amherst, MA. I chose the Women Money Power Summit for two reasons. First, I decided it would be easier to get to and around DC than Amherst, especially since I don’t drive. Secondly, I made a guess that Women Money Power might be more action-oriented, where CLPP might be more theoretical. Did I make the right decision? There is no way for me to know that. There certainly have been some amazing tweets coming out of the CLPP conference. That said, I had a wonderful time in DC at the summit. The agenda was fairly inclusive and broad-based, the attendees ranged widely in age and race (but not gender — I saw virtually no male attendees). As I anticipated, the conference definitely had an actualizing air to it. Many workshops were focused on how what could be done immediately and in the near future on many of the issues that were discussed. I will recap below the sessions I attended and what I learned each day.

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What Not To Wear and Gender Conformity

As many people who know me or follow me on Twitter can attest to, I am a huge fan of the television show What Not To Wear. I have been watching this show since the beginning — back before they replaced the original male stylist or eliminated male contributors (note: the person they make over […]

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Endangered Species Summit: Recap

#Esummit Recap of the Endangered Species Women summit.

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Inter-Movement Communication

Missed opportunities to cross-promote #wearewi and #walk4choice events.

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Walk For Choice

Recap of the Philadelphia Walk for Choice

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8th Annual Women and Influence Conference

Today I attended Women’s Way’s 8th annual Women and Influence conference. The conference was hosted at the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, and attracted a large audience of women, and a few men, to discuss issues related to advocacy and empowering women to address the issues they are passionate about. The keynote speaker was […]

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Women & Influence Conference 2011

I will be attending Women’s Way’s Annual Women & Influence Conference 2011 this Saturday in Philadelphia. See here for more information. I will be live-tweeting as well. I will post my reactions afterward. If you’re there, say hi! Share this:

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My Story

A common theme in activism circles is “tell your story” workshops. Many believe that one of the best tools we have for connecting with others and persuading them to support our causes is to tell our stories

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Reaction to MTV’s No Easy Decisions

Last week, MTV showed an abortion special called No Easy Decisions, hosted by Dr. Drew. The show aired at 11:30pm on December 29th. The piece covered three young women and their experiences choosing abortion. You can watch the entire video here. To read a recap of the special, see Jezebel’s write-up.

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