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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 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm
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Join us for a series of short documentary 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: 105 minutes
·      Beauty Bites Beast: In this sneak peek of the feature film, see why "normalizing" empowerment self-defense is a human need and right and see that the drive to protect oneself is not a gendered attribute. Directed by Ellen Snortland

·    The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things: In this sneak peek of the feature film, follow the incredible journey of 5 female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions. Directed by Sarah Moshman

·      K-Town '92: Reporters: Journalists Hector Tobar, Tammerlin Drummond, and John Lee were LA Times street reporters during the 1992 civil unrest. Twenty-five years later, they revisit those tumultuous events, and the media coverage they helped to create. Directed by Grace Lee

·      Surviving International Boulevard: See the complex reality of domestic child sex trafficking through the experiences of two women from Oakland, California - a mother determined to rescue her 15-year-old daughter from a sex trafficker “boyfriend” and a nonprofit advocate and survivor. Directed by Sian Taylor Gowan

·      She’s Revolutionary: Explore Tarana Burke’s life as a survivor, activist and mother and how she found the confidence to start a movement (#MeToo) telling other survivors they are not alone. Directed by Brittany 'B Monet' Fennell

·      And She Could Be Next: The story of the unstoppable movement of women of color claiming their political power in 2018. Directed and produced by a team of award-winning women of color.

·      W.O.C.I.T. & Stealing Intimacy: Two award-winning shorts created by Global Girl Media teen reporters.

·     An Everyday Problem: A groundbreaking doc/narrative hybrid film that explores the issue of gun violence at a high school in South Central, Los Angeles. Directed by Camilla Hall 

·      The Bleeding Edge: An excerpt from the documentary feature by the Academy Award-nominated filmmakers of The Invisible War and The Hunting Ground. Now, they turn their sights on the $400 billion medical device industry, examining lax regulations, corporate cover-ups, and profit-driven incentives that put patients at risk daily.  Weaving emotionally powerful stories of people whose lives have been irrevocably harmed, the film asks: what life-saving technologies may actually be killing us? Directed by Kirby Dick and Produced by Amy Ziering
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 1:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Mount Saint Mary's University Donohue Center