NC Women’s Summit LIVE STREAM

Summit health panelistsThe 2014 NC Women’s Summit is happening NOW! Watch the live stream from the NC State Talley Center in Raleigh. Join Women AdvaNCe, the Women’s Center at NC State University, and the Southern Oral History Program at UNC-CH for this special day of critical thinking, leadership training, and stories from our state’s most powerful women.

PROGRAM:

Welcome ……………………….. Kim-Marie Saccoccio, Executive Director, Women AdvaNCe

Thanks and introductions …….. Laura Edwards, Founder & Board Chair, Women AdvaNCe, Ashley Simons-Rudolph, Director, Women’s Center at NCSU, Dr. Rachel Seidman, Associate Director, Southern Oral History Program at UNC-Chapel Hill

FIRST PLENARY: WOMEN’S HEALTH

Moderator: Dr. Lisa Levenstein, Associate Professor, UNC-Greensboro

Personal storyteller: Hollie Oxendine, court advocate at SE Family Violence Center

Panelists: Dr. Stephanie Baker White, Professor of Public Health, UNC-Greensboro

Jennifer Ferris, freelance writer, former employee of Planned Parenthood

     Tamara Jeffries, Assistant Professor of Journalism, Bennett College

     Dr. Amy Tiemann, award-winning author and educator

     Dr. Sarah Verbiest, Executive Director for Maternal & Infant Health, UNC-CH

FIRST TRAINING: CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

Introductions & overview .…………. Emma Akpan, Social Media Associate, Women AdvaNCe

Betsy Polk, co-author of Power through Partnership: How Women Lead Better Together

Enid Begay, business owner, Robeson County AdvaNCe co-founder

Deborah Locklear, retired educator, Robeson County AdvaNCe Team co-founder

Kim Pevia, life coach & business owner, Robeson County AdvaNCe Team co-founder

SECOND PLENARY: EDUCATION

Moderator: Dr. Kat Mellon Charron, Associate Professor of History, NCSU

Personal storyteller: NaShonda Cooke, 5th grade teacher at Durham Public Schools

Panelists: Dr. Yevonne Brannon, co-founder, Public Schools First NC

Dr. Brenda Dial Deese, retired teacher, Robeson Public Schools

NaShonda Cooke, 5th grade teacher at Durham Public Schools 

Deborah Gerhardt, founder & activist, Pay Our Teachers First

Dr. Meghan Manfra, Associate Professor of Social Studies Education, NSCU

LUNCH

Keynote address ……………………  Jocelyn Frye, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

SECOND TRAINING: CREATING CHANGE

Rallying the women’s vote ……….. Emma Akpan, Social Media Associate, Women AdvaNCe

Taking your activism online ……….. Kivi Leroux Miller, Women AdvaNCe board member, executive coach & author of The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause

THIRD PLENARY: WORKING FAMILIES

Moderator: Dr. Nancy MacLean, Professor of History, Duke University

Personal Storyteller: Ali Watson-Smith, Area Director, Family First Support Center

Panelists: Emma Battle, CEO of Success360i

Gloria De Los Santos, Durham Director, Action NC

Ivanna Gonzalez, HBCU Outreach Coordinator, Common Cause NC

Dr. Ana-María González Wahl, Associate Professor of Sociology, WFU

Beth Messersmith, Campaign Director and activist, MomsRising NC

Coming together …………………………………………. Erin Byrd, Executive Director, Blueprint NC

Closing remarks ………………………………….. Laura Edwards and Rachel Seidman




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  1. Diane Robertson

    Thrilled to have the live stream and be with you all from afar. Such inspiring speakers doing important work for today and future generations. Congratulations Women Advance!


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