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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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Day 1 - Session A [clear filter]
Saturday, May 5

11:20am PDT

Culture + Creativity + Community: Inside the Trans Liberation Movement
Limited Capacity seats available

Over the last two decades, significant progress has been made for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer rights. That may be the dominant narrative, but it tells a story of progress that’s uneven. Many of the victories we celebrate have come at the expense of the trans community, in particular trans women of color. Making our country one where we can *all* thrive means centering the most targeted members of our communities. Hear from leading changemakers as they discuss how culture, creativity, and community building work together to create a potent force for change.  

avatar for Micah Bazant

Micah Bazant

Artist, Forward Together
avatar for Camila Maria Concepción

Camila Maria Concepción

Writer/Activist/Icon-in-the-Making, 5050by2020

Sally Kohn

Writer, Activist, CNN Political Commentator, Podcast Host, Author of "The Opposite of Hate"
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Audrey Kuo


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm PDT
Pavillion 2

11:20am PDT

Women, Families & The Criminal (In)justice System
Limited Capacity filling up

Across the U.S., women’s state prison populations grew 834% between 1978 and 2015 — more than double the pace of the growth among men. Black and Latina women are six and two times more likely than white women to end up in prison, respectively. But our mainstream conversations about incarceration often miss the mark, ignoring critical realities unique to women and especially women of color. And, how do families fare when a female caregiver is incarcerated? What unique challenges do women and girls face during re-entry or while on probation or parole? Hear from panelists leading efforts to bring women’s voices and their unique concerns into the process of reforming and overhauling our system of criminal injustice.

avatar for Gina Clayton

Gina Clayton

Founder and Executive Director, Essie Justice Group
avatar for Samantha Paige Davis

Samantha Paige Davis

Field Engagement Manager, YWCA USA
avatar for Tiffany Johnson

Tiffany Johnson

avatar for Topeka K. Sam

Topeka K. Sam

Director of #dignity Campaign, #cut50

Saturday May 5, 2018 11:20am - 12:15pm PDT
3rd Floor Lobby