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Sunday, October 22 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
White Women Wake Up: Confronting Inner and Outer Racism and Patriarchy
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How can white women become genuine allies with people of color? How do we counteract "white fragility"? How can we use our privilege and power to counter racism and patriarchy in our homes, companies, places of worship, neighborhoods? And do it with a sense of joy? Author and activist Courtney Martin leads a conversation about the intersection of modern, progressive whiteness with others’ diverse realities, with friends: Mia Birdsong, anti-poverty activist; Natalie Foster, tech organizer; Allison Cook, environmental storyteller. Come be informed, challenged, and inspired to make personal and political change.

Workshop Speakers
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Mia Birdsong

Mia Birdsong is a “family visionary” who has devoted 20+ years fighting for the wellbeing of families in all their diverse forms. As Co-Director of Family Story, she is updating the outdated picture of the family in America. Her TED talk “The Story We Tell About Poverty Isn’t... Read More →
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Allison Cook

Allison Cook, Director of Engagement at The Solutions Project, which works to make 100% renewable energy accessible and affordable to everyone, works at the intersection of storytelling, design, and psychology to push for a better world. As founding member of the Story of Stuff Project... Read More →
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Natalie Foster

Natalie Foster, an expert on the future of work, currently Co-Chair of the Economic Security Project and an advisor to the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative, previously founded Peers.org, was CEO of Rebuild the Dream, served as Digital Director for President Obama’s Organizing... Read More →
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Courtney Martin

Courtney E. Martin, co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, Valenti Martin Media and FRESH Speakers Bureau, is Editor Emeritus at Feministing.com, a weekly columnist for On Being, and author or editor of six books, including: Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists and... Read More →

Sunday October 22, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Larkspur Room