DEAR WHITE WOMEN Conversation
March 31, 2022
Sara Blanchard and Misasha Suzuki Graham host the award-winning podcast Dear White Women and recently wrote their first book together Dear White Women: Let’s Get (Un)comfortable Talking about Racism. The book challenges readers to encounter the hard questions about race (and racism) in order to push the needle of change in a positive direction. Our conversation with Sara and Misasha was both inspiring and illuminating.
WOMEN ANTIRACISTS Artist Talk
March 18, 2022
From our 2022 WSP Art Exhibit on "Women Antiracists", three artists were selected whose work displayed the strongest content and execution in addressing the theme of the show. These artists are LegakwanaLeo Makgekgenene from Botswana, Nanette Newbry from the United States, and ILDIKO Nova from Canada.We invited these artists to talk and answer questions about their work, process and whether art can change the world.
WITHOUT A WHISPER Film Screening and Panel Discussion
March 17, 2021
With the endorsement of the Women Soaring Project (WSP), Sierra College's Gender Equity Committee (GEC) and MiraCosta College's Social Justice & Equity Center (SJEC) organized a Without a Whisper film screening and panel discussion as a part of Women's History Month. Without a Whisper - Konnón:kwe is the untold story of the profound influence of Indigenous women on the beginning of the women's rights movement in the U.S. This award-winning film follows Mohawk Bear Clan Mother Louise Herne and Professor Sally Roesch Wagner as they seek to correct the historical narrative about the origins of women's rights. The panel discussion featured Herne and Wagner from the film alongside Dr. Melissa Leal (Esselen/Ohlone) and Professor Patricia A. Dixon (Luiseño). Much gratitude to the Sierra College Library, Sierra College Foundation, and MiraCosta's SJEC for their generous financial support in making this event possible.
Please note that the recording below includes only the introductions and panel discussion after the film, and not the film itself. To watch the documentary film, look for it on PBS.
UNLADYLIKE2020 Film Screening and Panel Discussion
October 15, 2020
In partnership with MiraCosta College's Diversity, Equity and Cultural Competence Committee (DEqCC) and Sierra College's Gender Equity Committee (GEC), WSP'S most recent virtual event was an UNLADYLIKE2020 film screening and panel discussion with the series creator and Executive Producer Charlotte Mangin, MiraCosta College history professor Lesley Doig, and Sierra College sociology professor Megan Seely.
In case you missed our last event, you can still watch a recording of it here: