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#MeToo 2019 – Bookstore1

Professor Philip Wagner, Julie Jennings, Chris Serio Martin, E. Scott Osborne

Crystal ball, anyone? Where is #MeToo going in 2019? Its already morphed considerably from its 2006 foundations (thanks, Tarana Burke,) but what’s next?

Bookstore1 hosted our GulfCoast Chapter (USNC-UN Women) for a Community Conversation Sunday, January 14, to look at #MeToo. With the help of Professor Phil Wagner (our local expert on masculinities!) and Julie Jennings, recently back from six years in South Korea, we tackled this head on.

Clear-cut answers we had few of, but we did have lots of great ideas and great book recommendations for more reading.

Soraya Chemaly: Rage Becomes Her

Kate Mann: Down Girl, The Logic of Misogyny

Robin Deangelo: White Fragility

See here for more great Chapter events!

Dining For Women Conference

Dining For Women

Knowledge is Power Conference May 4-5

US Institute of Peace, Washington DC

Over 300 chapter members, leaders, grantees, staff, and volunteers gathered in Washington to celebrate DFW’s 15th Anniversary and help plan the future. The energy, sharing, laughter, and learning could not be beaten! Safe to say we all wanted the weekend to continue – how many conferences can you say that about?

See more on DFW’s Facebook and website and, if you’re not a member already – find a Chapter near you and join now!

As one wonderful grantee said at the beginning of her panel remarks, “I didn’t realize it before I came, but this feels like a secret society. You can say anything and everyone just helps you!”

UNIFIED at UNA Tampa

 

United Nations Association (UNA) in Tampa/St Pete hosted UNIFIED, a Gender Equality Live Art Event in July.

I was delighted to help our sister UN agency by moderating a panel of fantastic women: Lorna Taylor, CEO of Premier Eyewear and Chair of Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts (TBBCA); Nadine Smith, CEO of Equality Florida; and Beth Houghton, Executive Director of St. Petersburg Free Clinic

Thanks to the entire team at UNA for such a great event.