Womanifesting in Action
Published on Monday, March 7, 2011 - 11:39am
In honor of Women’s History Month, commemorated in March, the nonprofit Womanifesting (WOMA), in collaboration with the DC Public Library, will host a panel discussion entitled “Womanifesting in Action.”
The event will be held on Saturday, March 19, at the Martin Luther King Library, 901 G St. N.W., Room A-5, from 2-4 p.m., and will serve as a platform for local female leaders to share how they are womanifesting a difference through community building, collaboration and social activism.
The discussion will be moderated by Marita Golden, acclaimed author, master literary teacher and co-founder of the Hurston/Wright Foundation, along with Nikita Mitchell, Gen Y Writer/Blogger, who was recently named one of the Top 10 Nonprofit Bloggers to Watch in 2011.
Yasmine Arrington, a Benjamin Banneker high school student in D.C., will serve as keynote speaker for the event. Arrington is credited with starting a college scholarship fund for aspiring college students with incarcerated parents.
Also scheduled to participate in the discussion are Patricia Nalls, Founder and Executive Director, The Women’s Collective & 2010 Washingtonian of the Year; Carrie L. Ellis, Director of Project Management, KaBOOM! & Board Chair, Teaching for Change; Shannon and Chai, Co-Founders of Holla Back DC; Marielle Mariano, East Coast Coordinator, Chalk4Peace; Ananda Leeke, Founder of Digital Sisterhood Month & Author of Digital Sisterhood, a memoir, currently scheduled for release December 2011; and Jessica T. Solomon, Founder, The Saartjie Project & Chief Visionary Officer, Spark Creativity.
WOMA is very excited to assemble such amazing women to share their womanifesting stories and to provide wisdom and concrete tools on how we can successfully work together to ignite and achieve social change.
We invite the community to participant in what will be an informative and inspiring event. This event is free and open to the public but to reserve your seat, please register.
For more information regarding WOMA and this event, please call: 202-727-1295.