One Decade Remembered; A New Decade Begins
Our Decade of Dreams was well and fully celebrated the weekend of June 21-23. And a new decade of empowering women and girls, impacting the world we live in and helping to shape the world we want to live in was begun.
We thank all of our attendees, presenters, partners and guests.
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Speaking Truth to Power: How To Be an Effective Advocate
Learn the tools and approaches to become an effective advocate for change. Nancy Delaney, community engagement manager for Oxfam America, will discuss how to speak up - often to people in positions of authority about effecting change. Learn how to use our voices collectively to speak up for women and girls whose voices are not heard.
Chapter leader Cari Class led a robust discussion on ways to keep your chapter fresh, motivated and engaged. Small groups brainstormed ideas to make meetings both fun and educational; and also ways to get more members active and involved. Check out Cari's presentation and also a PDF with all the ideas from the brainstorming session included.
"If you educate girls, extraordinary things can happen," said Tara Abrahams, deputy director of 10X10, during her keynote address at the conference. 10X10 is the organization behind the ground-breaking film Girl Rising, which is opening minds - and wallets -- around the world for its uplifting and engaging portrayal of girls striving to overcome the worst of circumstances, of poverty, of cultural and systemic discrimination and abuse.
Tanya Henderson, public policy director for Women's Action and New Directions, outlined the challenges around the world where women are disproprionately affected by war, death and the sexual savagery that has become a "tactic". The Women Peace and Security agenda works to put women at the table in peace negotiations, at the podium as elected officials in the US and in safety throughout the world.
There were many outstanding presentations, but there were also plenty of "moments" during the conference worth remembering. There were friendships begun and rekindled; history learned and rediscovered; items bought and sold; music - and even a conga line! Check out the sights and sounds of the conference through the eyes of Jeanette Collins, daughter of co-founder Barb Collins.
Thank you to Wells Fargo for sponsoring our event