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DAY ONE at the SHRINE AUDITORIUM
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!

DAY TWO in LOS ANGELES
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 - Morning [clear filter]
Sunday, May 6
 

9:00am

50 Women Can Change the World in Media & Entertainment
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50 Women Can Change the World in Media & Entertainment: How the Media Industry is Tackling #MeToo and Creating a Blueprint for Gender Parity

An interactive dialogue & shared learning with industry leaders who are shaking up the status quo & leading with results & action to create 50/50, round table discussions with the #50WomenCan Cohort, partners & champions who are taking the lead for gender parity in media and entertainment & experience hands-on techniques & tools to redefine power.

For further information about the #50WomenCan initiative go to, www.50WomenCan-Media.com for Level Forward: http://variety.com/2018/biz/news/killer-content-abigail-disney-level-forward-studio-1202664003/


Speakers
avatar for Elisa Parker

Elisa Parker

Co-Founder, Project Director, See Jane Do, #50WomenCan


10:00am

How to Support Women Content Creators and Help the Shows You Want to See Stay on TV
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Women make up the majority of the population in the U.S., but in TV and film account for 27% of producers and only 13% of writers and directors. The odds are stacked even higher against women of color, which is why we need to ensure that entertainment is truly inclusive both behind the camera and on TV.

Underground parking lot is accessible on Blackburn Ave.
Join Raben_Impact and the Writers Guild Foundation on Sunday, May 6th for a panel with industry showrunners and special guests, and a training that highlights tools and grassroots communications tactics to support women creators and promote the content they create.

The entertainment industry has enormous influence on how society views women and it must be proactive to 1) not embrace damaging portrayals of women and 2) promote empowering and positive images instead. This starts with an inclusive culture behind the scenes and in the workplace -- one that values the unique perspective of women. Unfortunately, harmful traditional power dynamics often come into play, historically placing more value on the perspective of the straight white men in the room. But its time is up, and together, we can help ensure gender equity in writers rooms and among audiences as well.

A portion of this training will provide insight and advice from successful women writers, directors, and showrunners about how to create diverse writers rooms, casts, and crews that are truly representative of the communities whose stories are being told. The culture change of “who is in the room and how they are treated” is equally as important as the on screen portrayal of characters, because they come to life on screen as an extension of the creative vision.

The second component of the training will focus on grassroots communications tactics and best practices that help support women showrunners. Audiences hold infinite power and when armed with organizing and communications tactics, can influence networks to keep investing in women and ensure that content with strong female leads (the content we want to see) stays on TV.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Buckland

Katie Buckland

Executive Director, Writers Guild Foundation
avatar for Patty First

Patty First

Director, Raben Impact
avatar for Alicin Williamson

Alicin Williamson

Principal, The Raben Group


10:00am

Crush That Interview: Message and Media Training 101
Limited Capacity filling up

A good interview with the right media outlet or talk at a high-profile conference can advance your cause or candidacy. Join communications strategists Nell Callahan and Heather Wilson from SKDKnickerbocker for a hands-on training to help you refine your message, prepare for any question that comes your way, and stay in control of your interview or presentation.
 
SKDKnickerbocker, 2016 National and Global Public Affairs Agency of the Year Holmes Report, works with elected officials, candidates, corporate leaders and advocates to cut through the clutter of a crowded media landscape. This session will help you develop an authentic narrative that’s clear, consistent, memorable, and meaningful.
 

Speakers
avatar for Nell Callahan

Nell Callahan

Managing Director & Chief of Staff, SKDKnickerbocker
avatar for Heather Wilson

Heather Wilson

Managing Director, SKDKnickerbocker


Sunday May 6, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
University of Southern California, Taper 106

10:00am

She Can Have It All: Rise of The Artist-Entrepreneur Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Following registration and light breakfast jump into an action-driven workshop to revamp the scope of vision for your Artist-Entrepreneur career. Whether you're wondering how to engage your own flavor of entrepreneurship or already immersed in self-employment, take your career vision to new heights with best practices from lady bosses that have built companies through ingenuity, creativity and savvy business know-how. The session will begin with pitches from each industry leader about the focus area they will delve into, followed by round-table working groups to hammer out questions on how to make your art practice sustainable, enhance creativity in your brand, or actualize your business concept. We will close out the session with a special motivational performance from Award-winning author and poet Iris Gomez.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Breakfast Mixer & Registration (PROVIDED ON SITE)

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, She Can Have It All: Rise of The Artist-Entrepreneur Workshop
Whether you're wondering how to engage your own flavor of entrepreneurship or already immersed in self-employment, take your career vision to new heights with best practices from lady bosses that have built companies through ingenuity, creativity and savvy business know-how. The session will begin with pitches from each industry leader about the focus area they will delve into, followed by round-table working groups to hammer out questions on how to make your art practice sustainable, enhance creativity in your brand, or actualize your business concept.

PRESENTERS:
Anasa Troutman, Founder & CEO, Eloveate
Cristina Pacheco, Creative Producer
Katrina Frye, Founder & Director, Mischief Managed

11:30 AM, Poetry with Iris Gomez

12:00PM, Lunch (PROVIDED ON SITE)

Speakers
avatar for Maytha Alhassen

Maytha Alhassen

Speaker, USOW
avatar for Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Artist and Activist
avatar for Jazz Smollett-Warwell

Jazz Smollett-Warwell

Writer and Producer
avatar for Anasa Troutman

Anasa Troutman

Founder/CEO, Culture Shift Creative


10:00am

USOW Narrative Short Film Screening
Limited Capacity seats available

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.