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.
Marching to Progress: Women in 2018 is presented by The March on Washington Film Festival, Raben_Impact, and the NYU Brademas Center. This event will commemorate the Women’s March and assess how we are moving women from marching to voting and further activism. Clips from Robin Hamilton's Fannie Lou Hamer film will be screened and a panel discussion with Jackie Payne, Robin Hamilton, and Jessica Byrd.
From the media to politics to the workplace, we are in a moment of public reckoning around sexual harassment and sexism in America. It’s an issue that cuts across class and status, race and generations. As more and more voices come forward, and as more of our institutions claim to be listening to those voices, there’s the potential for a major cultural shift. On March 21st, we’ll come together for a #BHeard Town Hall that will ask: How can we move into action that will disrupt systems in place, hold those systems accountable, and demand the tough conversations necessary that need to be had to bring about change?
From the personal stories arising from the #MeToo phenomenon to the action-oriented #aTimesUp movement holding harassers and assaulters accountable for their actions, one thing is clear: women and their male advocates are tackling institutional and structural sexism head-on.
But what can, and is, Congress doing to help pass laws to support the movement? And what are the legal implications of its progress?
Women Wimmin make up the majority of the population in the U.S. but in media account for only a third of published stories, and in film account for 27% of producers, 18% of editors, 13% of writers, 13% of directors, and 9% of cinematographers.
Wimmin are a political minority — UNTIL NOW.
Time’s up on the behavior and culture that make women less safe in the workplace and the discrimination that has long kept women removed from opportunities equal to men. Join us at the Sundance Film Festival for mart(ea)nis and snacks to discuss the civil rights issue of our time and why the time for lasting change is now.
Join us at the Sundance Film Festival to hear from veteran and emerging filmmakers about the new and expanded meaning of their work in the face of the current political environment.
This convening will bring together filmmakers, storytellers, advocates, and movement leaders to discuss the role of film in shifting culture and ensuring that love trumps hate, especially over the next three years.
Presented in partnership with the Black Church Center
Historically, faith communities have been at the heart of the progressive fight, standing up for progressive values, providing spaces in which organizers could plan and work, and offering emotional support in times of trial and tribulation. Yet, now progressives sometimes shy away from embracing their faith as a force for justice. This panel will discuss how the faith community can help us fuel a new values revolution - as Dr. King called it - and what we can learn from history to strengthen the progressive movement today.
We invite you to join a panel discussion featuring:
Rev. Delman Coates | PhD, Senior Pastor, Mt. Ennon Baptist Church and President, Black Church Center for Justice & Equality
Rev. Noel Anderson | Grassroots Coordinator for Immigrant Rights, Church World Service
Rev. Derrick Harkins | Senior Vice President for Innovations in Public Programming, Union Theological Seminary
Jonathan Smith | Legal Director at Muslim Advocates
Moderated by :
Michele Jawando | Vice President, Legal Progress, Center for American Progress
Watch a recording of this event below, or click here.