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Events

Join us at live events across the country from Community Cinema film screenings that feature opportunities to connect with local organizations and action opportunities to conferences, workshops, online webcasts, social screenings and live chats. There are many ways for you to be part of the conversation!

Upcoming

MAKERS Community Cinema Screenings

Free and open to the public

MAKERS is a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over the past 50 years in six industries — comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. A landmark television and digital-video initiative in collaboration with AOL, MAKERS aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled.

September & October 2014 : nationwide

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Online Screening - MAKERS: Women in Comedy

Free and open to the public

Join MAKERS for a special online screening hosted by Kathy Griffin. Watch the rise of women in the world of comedy. Find out where women started in this competitive, male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go.

October 1 2014, 5p PST / 8pm EST : online

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World Pulse LIVE 2014

Registration Required

Amazing women from the World Pulse community will speak out on global stages and at influential forums. Their stories will touch hearts and minds as they demonstrate the power of digital technology in changing lives and creating solutions to today’s most pressing issues.

Sept 21 - Oct 3, 2014: New York, San Francisco, and Portland

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Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay

Free and open to the public

Chat and watch live online! Explore ways to identify and overcome barriers to equal pay; consider pathways to improved public policies and innovative workplace practices; and arm women with the information and skills they need to earn fair pay and work towards a financially secure retirement.

October 2 2014, 5p PST / 8pm EST : online

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Global Symposium on Gender in Media - Los Angeles

Registration required

Join leading CEOs and decision makers in the entertainment industry, corporations and non-profit organizations interested in the empowerment of women and girls, and learn about research findings from the first-ever Global Gender in Film Study, Gender Bias without Borders.

October 6, 2014 : Los Angeles, CA

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Girl Scouts 53rd National Convention

Registration Required

This exciting event will reunite alumnae and invigorate a global movement of girls, women, and men around the theme, “Discover, Connect, Take Action: Girls Change the World.” Join us for stimulating sessions and numerous opportunities for your personal and professional development, networking, and, of course, FUN!

October 16 - 19, 2014 : Salt Lake City, UT

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Past

Global Symposium on Gender in Media

Free and open to the public

Live streaming event! Join us for the only global entertainment industry symposium focusing on gender in media. Participate in discussions on the role media plays in shaping positive and negative gender norms and expectations, and learn about a study on the portrayal of women in film.

September 23 2014 11:30a PST / 2:30p ET : online
The New Black *LIVE* from Busboys and Poets

Free and open to the public

Watch the The New Black on OVEE, then stick around for a live panel event with Samantha Master, hip hop recording artist Tim'm West, and Kimberley McLeod, founder and editor-in-chief of "ELIXHER" magazine. This event is part of "The New Black" national Freedom Summer tour.

June 22 2014 2p PT / 5p ET: Washington, DC and online
The New Black Screenings

by Yoruba Richen

Gay gospel singer Tonex and the head of the National Black Justice Coalition challenge homophobia in the black church and confront traditionally white gay organizations around issues of race

February 19 - June 22, 2014 : nationwide
The New Black Online Screening & Live Chat

Free and open to the public

Women and Girls Lead, Maryland Public Television, and ITVS Community Cinema presents an OVEE screening of The New Black. Chat live with filmmaker Yoruba Richen.

June 16 2014 10a PT / 1p ET: online
#Dadvocate Twitter Chat

Free and open to the public

Join journalists, filmmakers, gender experts, dads, and daughters from around the world to discuss the myriad ways that men are supporting girls’ and women’s empowerment.

June 11 2014 11a-12p ET: online

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National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

Registration Required

NCCWSL is where college women make their future what they want. Join nearly 1,000 college women from every state and from around the world at America’s premier conference for college women. The conference provides a transformative experience for attendees and prepares them to be the next generation of leaders.

June 5 - 7, 2014 : College Park, MD
#BringBackOurGirls: Call to Action Google Hangout

Free and open to the public, RSVP

On April 15th, gunmen stormed a Nigerian school and abducted more than 200 girls in their dormitories. Join Girl Rising and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls initiative and take part in a meeting of experts, organizers and passionate global citizens to discuss what's happening and what we can do to help.

May 6 2014, 9a PT / 12p ET : online
Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon

Tickets Required

The Women’s Refugee Commission plays a leading role in improving the lives and protecting the rights of women, children and youth displaced by war, persecution and natural disaster. The luncheon will celebrate their 25 years of positive impact and recognize the resilience and courage of displaced women, children and youth.

May 1, 2014 : New York, NY
National Volunteer Week

Free and open to the public

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service.

April 6 - 13, 2014 : nationwide
SheDocs Online Film Festival

Free and open to the public

Women and Girls Lead and Eileen Fisher, Inc. celebrate Women’s History Month by launching #SheDocs, an online film festival showcasing 12 documentaries that highlight extraordinary women and their accomplishments. Watch films online, host a screening, and join the movement!

March 1 – 31 2014 : online
Women's History Month Celebration - Rebel Screening

Free and open to the public

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY, will host two Rebel screening events with filmmaker Maria Agui Carter. Events begin with a reception.

March 28 6p & March 29 1 pm : Seneca Falls, NY
Young Lakota Women's History Month Community Screenings

Some events free; some require tickets

When South Dakota abortion politics bring political turmoil to the doorstep on the Pine Ridge Reservation, three young idealists and the tribe's first female president have to decide how far they will go to change politics as usual in their own community.

March 5 – 26, 2014 : nationwide
SheDocs Online Screening of Wonder Women!

Free and open to the public

Women and Girls Lead presents Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines as part of the month-long celebration of Women's History Month: #SheDocs Online Film Festival. Chat live with special guests and Wonder Woman fans!

March 28 2014, 11a PT / 2p ET : online
Is feminism doing right by women today?

Free, Registration Required

Join KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum for some lively talk about pop culture, politics and doing/being women “right.” We’ll dive into what’s going on with American feminism today – and how it’s likely to play out in the future.

March 27 2014, 7–9p : Pasadena, CA
Women's Heritage Month Screening: Wonder Women!

Registration Required

Join KQED and The Marsh as they celebrate Women's Heritage Month with a screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines at the Marsh Theatre. Stay for an incredible panel after the film screening; light snacks and drinks will be served.

March 26, 2014 6:30–8:30pm : San Francisco, CA
A Window Into Women of the Arab Spring: Progress or Reversals?

Free, Registration Required

George Washington University will host a panel discussion to examine the complex question of how women have fared since the promising beginning of the Arab Spring three years ago. In addition to the panel, the film preview of Awakening will be shown.

March 26, 2014 9–11a : Washington, DC
Rebel Screening

Tickets Required

Sponsored by the Al Dia Newspaper group, Rebel will be screened at the Academy of Natural Sciences, followed by a Q&A with Director/Writer Maria Agui Carter; moderated by Sabrina Vourvoulias, the Managing Editor of AL DIA News Media.

March 21 2014, 7–10p : Philadelphia, PA
Conversation with an Expert: Authentic Leadership

Free, Registration Required

Madrinas invites you to a Conversation with an Expert. Dr. Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez will speak about: Authentic Leadership, Leveraging Our Cultural Script.

March 20 2014, 10a PT / 1p ET : conference call
SheDocs Online Screening Featuring Bhutto

Free and open to the public

Join Women and Girls Lead for a special #SheDocs screening of Bhutto. Chat live with special guest, Samina Ali, curator of Muslim Women's Arts & Voices at the International Museum of Women, and participate in a conversation about Bhutto's legacy and women leaders around the world.

March 20 2014, 1p PT / 4p ET : online
Young Lakota Webinar and Community Launch Guide

Free and open to the public

The webinar will introduce the new Community Engagement Guide, tying the issues raised in the documentary Young Lakota to on-the-ground Indigenous feminist activism in Indian Country.

March 11 2014, 4p PT / 7p ET : online
Twitter Takeover: Ask Us Anything

Free and open to the public

Women’s World Banking’s Twitter feed will be ‘taken over’ by one of their program experts. They will share what they know and think about a specific issue affecting women worldwide. Everyone is encouraged to send questions to womensworldbnkg and use the hashtag #IWDAskUs.

March 3 – 7, 2014 : online
Webinar: What does it take to be an inspiring woman leader?

Registration Required

Join Women's World Banking and women leaders from Uganda, Lebanon and Jordan for discussions on how to create an environment that supports and fosters women leaders and the benefits of a gender diverse institution.

March 5 2014, 7a PT / 10a ET : online
SheDocs Launch Event! OVEE Screening

Free and open to the public

American Masters, in partnership with Women and Girls Lead, will present a special online social screening of Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, as part of our official launch of the #SheDocs online film festival. Join us for an exciting online conversation with special guests and other fans nationwide!

March 3 2014, 3p PT / 6p ET : online
MUSLIM WOMEN ARTISTS: Empowering Change Globally

Registration Required

Join ITVS, in partnership with the International Museum of Women (IMOW), in a discussion of Muslim women’s empowerment in the context of art and the media. Muslim women featured in IMOW’s exhibition Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art & Voices will offer their perspectives on identity, religious culture, and individuality

February 26, 2014 6:15-9pm : New York, NY
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth Screening

Free and open to the public

In honor of African American Heritage Month, Ozarks Public Broadcasting is hosting a screening of Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth at Moxie Cinema; a panel discussion will follow.

February 23, 2014 6-8pm : Springfield, MO
Zero Tolerance: Making Society Accountable for Women's Safety

Tickets Required

Join the Metro NY Chapter of the USNC for UN Women and Barclays as they gather a panel of experts in the fields of law enforcement, academia, media and the law to explore the complex issues of gender-based violence.

January 23, 2014 6-9p : New York, NY
EMPOWERING CHANGE: Muslim Women Leaders in Conversation

Registration Required

Join ITVS, in partnership with the International Museum of Women (IMOW), in a discussion of Muslim women's empowerment. Muslim women featured in IMOW’s exhibition Muslima: Muslim Women's Art & Voices will offer their perspectives on identity, religious culture, and individuality.

January 23, 2014 6:15-9pm : Washington, DC
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Free and open to the public

On the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service millions of Americans honor the memory of Dr. King by contributing their time, voice and money to improve their communities.

January 20, 2014 : nationwide
The Interrupters Online Social Screening

Free and open to the public

3rd year Anniversary screening of The Interrupters featuring Ameena Matthews, Hind Makki, and Anton Seals Jr.

January 15, 2014 1pm PT / 4pm ET : online

To view Events from previous years, go to archived events: 2013 Events, 2012 Events, 2011 Events