Past Silver Spring Event: VOL 10

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VOL 10

November 24, 2017
@ Silver Spring Civic Building

PechaKucha Silver Spring: Volume X is a special milestone for us. We’ve talked about several complex topics, and this time, we’re going to wind down the year by talking about women. 2017 was a big year for women in America, after all. And not only women, but the full spectrum of how women’s issues were represented in our politics, media, sports, education systems and societal institutions. Ani DiFranco alluded to this spectrum in her song, “32 Flavors”: “I am a poster girl with no poster...I am thirty-two flavors and then some...I'm beyond your peripheral you might want to turn your head.”

2017 started with the Women's March. Pussy hats. Melissa McCarthy played Sean Spicer. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was silenced, which gave rise to the now common quote ‘nevertheless, she persisted’. The number of missing girls in this area finally attracted attention. MTV removed gendered categories from the VMA’s and their MTV Movie & TV Awards, where Emma Watson won best Actor. Rep. Maxine Waters let us all know she was “reclaiming my time”. Wonder Woman. The first transgender man had a baby. Octavia Spencer played God (in the movie The Shack). A Google employee was fired for perpetuating gender stereotypes. Heather Heyer died in Charlottesville. And the list goes on of women and women-related issues in the news. While all this has been going on, you’ve been having your own experience. Let’s talk about it.

Video of 32 Flavors:

Purchase tickets here!

What to expect:

Come to the Silver Spring Civic Building on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 7-9PM. Spend the first ~20 minutes chatting with some friends, digging tunes, and enjoying beer, wine and light snacks. Around 7:20PM, we'll have the first half of presenters. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll be full of awe. Intermission. We'll have the second half of presenters where you'll go through a similar roller coaster of emotion as before. Afterwards, hang out and chat until we kick you out.

Sponsored by:

Third Space Wellness

Denizens Brewing Co

Best parking option: 

Town Square Garage 61 Free after 7PM

Wayne Avenue Garage 60 Free after 7PM

We do, however, encourage you to walk, bicycle, take public transit or carpool. Or rollerblade.

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A Rebooted Approach to Sexual Harassment that Works for Women

@ VOL 10 ON NOV 24, 2017

Paula Brantner shares her insights from working in workplace fairness for over a decade. In light of the recent media coverage of the prevalence sexual harassment, Paula looks at the histoy of sexual harassment protection. She then proposes some new ideas in how to address it in the 21st century.

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@ VOL 10 ON NOV 24, 2017

Liz Marshall shares the story of doulas. Her years of experience and working with doulas have given her an interesting perspective on the often overlooked work.

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Observations on Raising a Girl

@ VOL 10 ON NOV 24, 2017

Brendan Hanrahan is a new father. He has a ton of questions about raising his child. He has specific questions about how to raise his daughter in the face of traditional gender roles. Learn all about his challenges in his presentation.

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It's Possible

@ VOL 10 ON NOV 24, 2017

Denise Hill is a professional speaker, and this presentation demonstrates it. Denise shares important women in history who were firsts and how that should inspire others to be firsts.

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Bridging the Gender Pay Gap

@ VOL 10 ON NOV 24, 2017

Jennifer Lancaster recently went through the process of finding a new job. As such, she looked at strategies and data around compensation. The exercise opened her eyes to some incredible data about the gender pay gap, and she shares it in this presentation.

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Engineering Has a Woman Problem

@ VOL 10 ON NOV 24, 2017

Milena Graziano was always a bit nerdy. She overcame countless challenges in order to enter the field of engineering, and she shares her story in this amazing and hilarious presentation.

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My Story

@ VOL 10 ON NOV 24, 2017

Paris Watson is an amazing woman who is the product of countless other women. In this presentation, Paris shares her story of who made her the woman she is today.

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Girls of Silver Spring, Our Future Women Leaders

@ VOL 10 ON NOV 24, 2017

Shannon Babe-Thomas is the Executive Director of Community Bridges, a non-profit that works with girls in the Silver Spring, MD area. She shares some incredible stories of the girls in her program and the amazing work that they are doing.

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Your Brand

@ VOL 10 ON NOV 24, 2017

TaKisha August owns her personal brand. She has spent her life thinking it through, and she shares what she's learned in her presentation.

Brendan Hanrahan
Making stuff in Silver Spring
Paris Watson
in Silver Spring
Shannon Babe-Thomas
Executive Director , Community Bridges, Inc. in Silver Spring
Jennifer Lancaster
Clinical Trial Manager in Silver Spring