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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 2 - Afternoon [clear filter]
Sunday, May 6


Creativity As a Force to Reimagine the World
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Walk away inspired and informed on how to activate your own vision of prosperity with an insightful panel and fireside chat from some of the most recognized women of our time. Are you an artist or influencer wanting to maximize the social power of your craft, but unsure of how to do it? Are you an activist in need of a creative edge to impassion the masses behind your cause? We get it, and we've got what you need. Join some of the most iconic living trailblazers for an afternoon that explores the science of balancing art, culture, and activism for a living.

1:00 - 2:00 PM, Creativity As a Force to Reimagine the World (PANEL DISCUSSION)
This powerful panel of leaders explores the world of art, culture, and activism. Walk away inspired and informed on how to activate your own vision and imagination towards social change.

Gina Belafonte, Co-Director, Sankofa.org
Deborah Santana, Author, business manager & activist
Oge Egbuonu, Actress and producer
Moderator: Anasa Troutman, Founder & CEO, Eloveate

2:00 - 3:00 PM, The Art of Trailblazing (FIRESIDE CHAT)
Be inspired to put fire behind the possibilities of your own legacy after this discussion with two powerful trailblazers. This conversation will explore changing the narrative through art, entertainment, and cultural influence.

Ty Stiklorius, Founder and CEO, Friends At Work
Michelle Dubois, Founding Partner of Values Partnerships

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Tina Farris

Producer, Tour Director
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Dolores Huerta

President and Founder, Dolores Huerta Foundation
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Deborah Santana

CEO/Founder, Do A Little Foundation
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Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Artist and Activist
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Anasa Troutman

Founder/CEO, Culture Shift Creative


Equity and Allies in Hollywood: The Role of Men
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If men comprise 49.2% of the population but hold 82% of the positions of power in Hollywood, then they will need to be partners in finding solutions for everything from sexual harassment, pay inequity, maternity leave, work flexibility and promoting women.  How do we come together and make these men our allies in a real meaningful way?  And how can women engage men in sometimes uncomfortable conversations? This panel will come up with real solutions for collaboration between men and women for greater equality. Join a mix of Hollywood executives, creators, and representatives as we find practical ways to make change.

Other high-level executives, creators, talent, and representatives to be announced

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Kent Alterman

President, Comedy Central
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Abbi Jacobson

Co-Creator & Star, Broad City
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Larry Salz

TV Lit Partner, UTA
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Tara Schuster

VP Talent and Development, Comedy Central

Christie Smith

Talent & Literary Manager, Rise Management


Behind the Movie Lens
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MarVista Entertainment is a leading entertainment studio that produces, acquires and distributes premium film and television content worldwide. Over the past 15 years MarVista has grown to become a pre-eminent supplier of content to major cable networks and platforms in the US including Disney Channel, Lifetime, Hallmark Channel, Nickelodeon, various NBC Universal and Viacom Networks and Netflix. MarVista continually strives to provide opportunities for people within the content business. We seek out stories by, for and about women.
In this immersive and inclusive networking event, MarVista will bring various women together from all areas of content creation to discuss their journeys and careers, providing an open dialogue about the opportunities that exist outside the commonly known roles.
Some of these roles may include, location scouts, stunt coordinators, film editors, operation managers, music composers, assistant directors, wardrobe designers, set designers and more.

Snack will be provided and an opportunity to submit resumes is welcomed.

Sunday May 6, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
MarVista Entertainment 10877 Wilshire Boulevard, 10th Floor, LA, CA 90024


Revolutionizing Hollywood: The Untold Stories of Women Who Paved the Way
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The panel moderated by United Talent Agency Partner Shani Rosenzweig includes actress Gillian Jacobs, journalist and author Lesley Blume, journalist and author Cari Beauchamp who will discuss lesser known female pioneers in Hollywood at the turn of the century who paved the way for women to pursue careers in entertainment today.

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Cari Beauchamp

Journalist and Author
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Lesley Blume

Journalist and Author
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Shani Rosenzweig

Partner, United Talent Agency

Sunday May 6, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
United Talent Agency 9336 Civic Center Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210


USOW Documentary Shorts Film Screening
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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.