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Day One will engage women, girls, and allies from across the country through inspiring mainstage sessions, issue-breakouts, opportunities to connect with leading fellow changemakers, and an interactive center with organizations and women-owned businesses. You’ll choose 2 breakouts on Saturday: 1 from Session A and 1 from Session B. When you’re not in your breakouts, you’ll be able to take a break for lunch and explore The Center, where over 150 organizations and businesses are hosting activations!

On Day Two, attendees will fan out across Los Angeles to attend skills-based trainings or Community Teach-In’s hosted by a range of organizations that are making change on gender equity in Los Angeles. Please keep an eye out for an email from your Day Two Host with location instructions.

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Sunday, May 6 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
USOW Narrative Short Film Screening LIMITED
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Join us for a series of short narrative films curated to expand the conversations from the USOW main stage and to inspire action. Featuring female voices that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles, these shorts transcend traditional storytelling in capturing big ideas within a limited timeframe. Filmmakers will introduce their selections and be available for questions after the screening.  Runtime: 110 minutes

·    The Counter 1960: Three ‘woke’ black students from 2017 find themselves seated at lunch counter in 1960. Will they be seated? Directed by Tracey ‘Twinkie’ Byrd

·    2500KM: A Guatemalan mother must decide between staying with her abusive husband or running away to the U.S in the hopes of finding a better life. Directed by Daniela Arguello

·    Muted: When her teenage daughter Crystal disappears, a divorced African-American mother of two, is stunned by the inaction of local police. They come to learn the painful lesson that all missing children are not created equal. Directed by Rachel Goldberg

·      Keep Calm & Tampon: Follow a menstruating teen girl on her quest for a single tampon. She must battle teasing boys, tear down gender constructs, and even take on the United States Government, all while singing, dancing, and shedding a uterine lining. Directed by: Claudia Lonow Rapaport

·    Q.U.E.E.N.: A teenage girl who was sexually abused uses rap as her outlet to express her pain. Directed by Brittany "B.Monét" Fennell

·      Vessels: A young transgender woman considers a dangerous black market surgery that may be her only option in gaining a more feminine body. Written & Directed by Arkasha Stevenson

Thanks to NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and Los Angeles Womens International Film Festival (LAWIFF) for their assistance in curating these selections. Complimentary water provided by RED BULL and complimentary LUNA bars provided at all screening venues.

Sunday May 6, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Mount Saint Mary's University Donohue Center