TEDWomen 2016 Viewing Party & Workshop

Please join us on Thursday, October 27 at 7pm at Lot 45 Bushwick for stimulating talks and discussions about gender equality as we explore it's past, present, and future. 

Moderating the event will be the incredible Kweighbaye Kotee, a Liberian born, NYC raised entrepreneur, talkshow host, writer and filmmaker. Among her many accomplishments, Kweighbaye is the founder of The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) and is completing her first feature length documentary called The Bushwick Diaires. 

To begin our discussion, we will be Livestreaming videos from TEDWomen 2016 conference session 3: It's About Equal Time People and Talks Featured Include: 

- Alicia Garza launched a global movement in a single Facebook post that ended with the words: “Black lives matter.”

-Activist Patrisse Cullors created the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter as a tonic against years of injustice by police forces and prisons.

- By taking the phrase “Black Lives Matter” onto social media, Opal Tometi helped turn a hashtag into a networked movement. 

- Birthing rights activist and writer Miriam Zoila Pérez works at the intersection of race, gender and LGBT issues to create healthy spaces for all people.

- By inventing the term “intersectionality,” Kimberlé Crenshaw helped open the discussion of the double bind faced by victims of simultaneous racial and gender prejudice.

- Overcoming a disadvantaged, oppressed background with ambition and intelligence, C. Nicole Mason champions those barred from education and privilege. 

- Long revered in the UK for her wit and candor, Sandi Toksvig is now lending her familiar voice to a greater cause -- equality for women.

The livestreaming will be followed by an interactive workshop and discussion delving into practical solutions to empower the intersectionality of women in our daily lives. 

This workshop will explore the conventions and challenges of our time, what we hope to see in the future, and the tangible changes we can make today. 

Let's get together and realize the small ways we can create big changes towards gender equality.