Indwelling: Living in a Female Body . . . . at The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Friends Meeting House
15 Rutherford Place @ East 15th St. between 2nd and 3rd Aves (a short walk fr/Union Sq.).
Last March The WTCI convened an international summit – Endangered Species Preserving The Female Body. We launched the Endangered Bodies Campaign- partnering with like-minded body positive organizations in 5 different countries who are engaged in the the same fight to free women’s/girls’ bodies from commodification and objectification.
This year, INDWELLING honors Jamia Wilson, a feminist media activist, organizer, and storyteller. Jamia is currently Vice President of Programs at the Women’s Media Center where she works on amplifying women’s voices and changing the conversation in the media. She trains women and girls so they are media-ready and media-savvy, exposes sexism in the media, and directs the WMC’s social media strategy. Before joining the Women’s Media Center team, Jamia worked for Young People For the American Way, the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Federation of America where she managed their youth outreach program Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood.
After working with coalition partners and campus organizations to help bring thousands of students to the historic March for Women’s Lives, Jamia was honored as one of the “Real Hot 100” by the Younger Women’s Taskforce. After growing up as an expatriate in Saudi Arabia, Jamia Wilson graduated from American University in 2002. Jamia received her M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought at NYU, where she focused on research and writing inspired by critical race theory. Her words and works have been featured in GOOD Magazine, CBS News, Alternet, GRIT TV, In These Times, The Today Show, Fox.com, and more. Jamia serves on the leadership committee for SPARK Movement and is on the board of directors for Feminist.com and REVEAL.
Please join us for a rousing celebration of the revolution so far!
$25 Registration / $15 Students / underwritten tickets available
–Honoring Jamia Wilson, SPARK
–For the last 30 years, The WTCI has offered a Speakout, a time honored traditional forum for women to find their individual voice and share experiences, allowing the personal story of each woman to be heard, dignified, and transformed by our coming together.
–Performance by SPARK Youth
The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, partner of Paradigm Shift!
Dr. Catherine Baker-Pitts, Co-Director of the training program for psychotherapists at The Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, was Paradigm Shift’s featured presenter for our 4th webinar for Berkley College “Is Love Blind: Seeing and Being Seen In Relationships”