“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” ―Angela Davis
Are you upset about the way things are and want to know how you can do something, even while you have a full-time job? Have you ever dreamed about turning a mission-based passion project into an organization with scale? Are you ready to launch something meaningful in order to make a difference in your community?
Women’s Media Group is pleased to invite you to an evening Master Class with stellar speakers. Come meet and learn from some powerful and purposeful changemakers who will share their stories, vision, and how they made it happen.
Light bites and wine will be provided. Books from the speakers will be available for purchase and signing.
Our esteemed speakers for the evening:
- Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a Brooklyn-based book club and digital platform that celebrates the uniqueness of Black literature and sisterhood. She is the curator of the forthcoming WELL-READ BLACK GIRL, an inspiring collection of essays by Black women writers on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature. In 2017 she organized the first-ever Well-Read Black Girl Festival. She has worked as a creative strategist for over ten years at startups and cultural institutions. Most recently, she was the Publishing Outreach Specialist at Kickstarter. She serves on the board of New York City's Housing Works Bookstore.
- Amanda Litman is the author of RUN FOR SOMETHING, a guide for young progressives looking to run for local office. She is the co-founder and executive director of Run for Something, a PAC that helps recruit and support young, diverse progressives running for down-ballot office. Previously, she was the email director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, digital director for Charlie Crist's 2014 Florida gubernatorial campaign, deputy email director for Organizing for Action, and an email writer for Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. She graduated from Northwestern University in 2012 with a B.A. in American Studies. She lives in Brooklyn with her rescue dog, Sadie.
- Rachel Kempster Barry (Moderator) is the Founder of Resistance Reads, a newsletter that is launching in October 2018 with a slogan of "Spines Out, Friends!" It will have a focus on books, activism, authors, and politics, with a goal to amplify the work of other activists, grow your TBR pile, and create conversations around the intersection of books, bookstores, activism, and political action. She's currently running Tuesday Magic Marketing and was elected to her local Democratic Committee in June. She is the former VP of Marketing at DK, where she founded Star Wars Reads Day.
Free. Guests welcome!
Note that the location is convenient for all you downtown folks!
Please only sign up if you intend to come, as space is limited