Articles tagged: feminism

Sunday at 12:00 PM

Salon C Room 4

How do we tell Black girls that they are beautiful, smart, and worthy of pursing their dreams when they live in a world that is set up against them?Director, educator, and playwright Sydney Chatman presents her inspirational and award-winning production. Chatman’s production follows 10 year-old, Bessie Mae whose fear of the world outside her front door prevents her from pursuing her dreams. Bessie Mae feels helpless, but through the encouragement of her grandmother and the neighborhood "Fly Girls," she overcomes by using her voice as a catalyst for change and social empowerments. See excerpts from this award-winning production and a special Wakandacon tribute to Black women, young ladies, and girls in STEAM.

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Saturday at 4:00 PM

Salon C Room 1

Hosted by Kenyatta Forbes

Join us as we discuss the journey of entrepreneurship, challenges and wins, and the power of one of the fastest growing entrepreneurial segments in the nation: Black women entrepreneurs. Dive into how women of color are changing the landscape of gaming and reaching an untapped market.

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Friday at 5:00 PM

Salon C Room 3

Hosted by Chelsea Frazier and Michael Riley

Environmentalism (as a political project) has continued to erase Black women's voices. Join Chelsea Frazier and Michael Riley for a conversation about why Black women environmental visual artists, writers, and community organizers are consistently being erased or ignored in environmental conversations despite being on the front-lines as the first to respond to various environmental catastrophes.

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Friday at 6:00 PM

Salon C Room 3

Hosted by Sami Schalk

What kind of future do you want to live in? This panel of academics, activists and fans will address how creating and consuming speculative media, especially that created by and focused on marginalized people, can help us imaging more inclusive and just futures.

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Friday at 6:00 PM

Salon C Room 4

Hosted by Dr. Jessica Esquivel

Dr. Jessica Esquivel is a recent Ph.D graduate in Physics and is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Fermilab. Dr. Esquivel is one of fewer than ~150 black women with a Ph.D in Physics in the United States. She is on the Muon g-2 experiment studying the electron’s heavier brother, the muon. Fermilab explores the universe at the smallest and largest scales in order to study the fundamental particles and forces that govern the universe. This presentation will discuss groundbreaking work being done at Fermilab and Jessica’s path to becoming a physicist.

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Saturday at 5:00 PM

Salon C Room 2

Hosted by Christopher Adams

Welcome to the Shift: How PARADIGM GREY brought together 5 Black production companies to create a sci-fi universe on film. We will showcase clips from the movie as well as several micro shorts completed for our viral marketing campaign and a discussion with the Filmmakers and some of the actors involved.

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Saturday at 12:00 PM

Salon C Room 2

Hosted by Eris Eady

A conversation about the impact of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression on blackness both state side and abroad.

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Sunday at 10:00 AM

Salon C Room 2

Hosted by Lisa Beasley

Comedians Ali Barthwell and Aasia Lashay Bullock sit down with Erika Alexander to learn more about the path that led her to creating a company devoted to diversity and representation in the entertainment industry. We'll learn from her experience as a Funny Black Women in Hollywood.

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Friday at 5:00 PM

Salon C Room 2

Hosted by Leslie Mac

Join this panel of dope Black women discussing how sisterhood showed up on the big screen in Black Panther and the links between these connections between Black women in pop culture and media extend into our real lives as Sisters in the fight for Black Liberation.

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Saturday at 11:00 AM

Salon C Room 3

Hosted by Kyla Williams

The Shuri Project by the Henry Williams Love Foundation is a six-week summer technology mentoring program for girls ages 8-12 with the goals of keeping them safe while building self-esteem and increasing their tech aptitude. We will bring our instructors and some of the girls in our program to co-present a workshop and do a live demo of the websites they have built.

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Saturday at 5:00 PM

Salon C Room 3

Hosted by Cassandra Osei

Representation Matters. Our program facilitates a guided discussion on popular stereotypes and archetypes of Black women in mainstream media. The themes of our discussion include combating negative imagery, respectability politics, and reclaiming our own narratives.

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Sunday at 12:00 PM

Salon C Room 1

Hosted by Brittany Miriki

We all wish we could work in Wakanda, where women and men are treated as equals and melanin flows everywhere you go. Unfortunately, that’s often not our reality. In this event, Sistas in STEM will host an open discussion on gender equality in the STEM workforce. We’ll expose the issues we face working in the industry, and explore ways to change the culture. Together we can embrace the equality we desperately need and empower those seeking a little support. What indifferences have you faced on the rise through your career? How can you help change this culture?

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