In Her Own Words: Stories from Our Journey, Colorado Springs
Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (MDT)
Manitou Springs, CO
Storytelling has been an important part of community life for hundreds of years because it is a very personal way to share and preserve the emotions of historical events and cultural struggles through each person's experience.
We are keeping that vibrant storytelling tradition alive by inviting women to tell their stories and pass along women's history to a new generation. Many women have seen and experienced events others don't, they have faced ridiculous challenges simply because they are a woman, they accomplished what others said couldn't be done, and broken down barriers that no one thought possible. We want to keep those eyewitness accounts of women's vibrant history alive as a testament to how far we have come, what challenges we have overcome, and how much we have accomplished. Join us for Women's Equality Day and share women's history one story at a time.
We are honored that our story tellers will include:
* Shelley Ackner, a local organizer and activist who has fought for women's rights and equality her entire life and who will share stories from the front lines of the battle.
* M.J. Brett, a local author who will be sharing the true story of Regina Wolff and her survival in WWII.
* Brigadier General Dana Capozzela, the first woman to lead the Colorado National Guard.
* Rosemary Harris Lytle, a local community leader, journalist, and activist who has spent her life fighting for social justice through work with the NAACP, the ACLU and countless other organizations and projects.
* Michelle Marie, the founder of FemCity Milwaukee and President of FemCity Denver, and winner of Ms Colorado 2013, who is passionate about re-defining our society’s view of beauty through speaking about her own experiences in modeling and in fashion.
* ItsReaLight, a local poet who will be sharing her story of overcoming childhood struggles and finding success.
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We are Women Colorado
We are Women Colorado believes women's rights are
fundamental human rights. We are committed to social justice and equality for all and to becoming a sustaining organization for social welfare and education. We believe that through education, advocacy, and empowerment, we can achieve a better society for all.
We are in the process of becoming a not for profit 501(c)4 organization to enable our position as a community partner for women's rights and justice.