TEDxSacramentoWomen 2012

(a live stream of TEDxWomen from Washington, D.C., held at The Urban Hive Dec 1, 2012)

Art by Marie-Clare Treseder

Art by Marie-Clare Treseder

TEDxSacramento's stream of TEDxWomen -- hosted by Pat Mitchell and the Paley Center for Media in Washington, D.C. - will take place at The Urban Hive on Saturday, December 1st, 2012.  Themed The Space Between -- This is the second edition of TEDxWomen - the first brought to the stage speakers such as Gloria Steinem, Dr. Oz and Jane Fonda and was viewed by 120 TEDx communities around the globe. The event was inspired by TEDWomen, which took place in 2010.

This event is part of TEDxSacramento's community series--smaller events designed to engage our community in new and interesting ways--based upon sharing ideas via TEDTalks and TEDxTalks, as we aim to create a more deliberate and interconnected community of regional thought leaders. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided during the stream. Because a goal of this event is to be more intimate, tickets are limited.

From the Sacramento Press:

"Hear from two young women who successfully petitioned Seventeen magazine to stop Photoshopping girls. Meet the feminist media critic who started a Kickstarter campaign to examine gender stereotypes in video games. And Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, is on tap as well"

Important Note: This is a streamed event. Speakers will be speaking at TEDxWomen in Washington, D.C. and streamed to events around the globe, including our event in Sacramento.

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Schedule and Speaker Line-Up (subject to change)

8:00 – 9:00 am

Registration & Meet and Greet  (Coffee and Pastries provided by Chocolate Fish)

9:00 – 10:30 am

Session One: IQ and EQ

The space between our intellectual and emotional intelligence

Host: Pat Mitchell

John Gerzema, Author, Speaker, Social Strategist
Charlotte Beers,Speaker, Educator, Author

Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Advocate, Woman & Girls Education
Brittany Wenger, Science Fair Winner, Student
Joan Fallon, Entrepreneur
Amber Rubarth, Singer-Songwriter
Emily Bazelon, Journalist, Editor
Elizabeth Lindsey, Explorer, Fellow, National Geographic Society

10:30 – 11:00 am


11:00 – 12:30 pm 

Session Two: The Mirror

The space between what we see and what is true

Host: Courtney Martin

Julia Bluhm, Student, Blogger
Izzy Labbe, Student, Blogger
Lynne Hurdle-Price, Education Consultant
Anita Sarkeesian, Media Critic, Researcher
Jessica Pabón, Researcher, Female Graffiti Artists
Sue Austin, Multimedia Performance & Installation Artist
Emily May, Advocate, Social Entrepreneur
Gaby Pacheco, Immigrant Rights Leader 
Angela Patton
, Advocate, Community Leader
The GIMP Project 

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Boxed Lunch  (provided by Magpie Catering)

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Session Three: Stops and Starts

The space between disruption and moving on

Host: Pat Mitchell

Inch Chua, Singer-Songwriter
Bob & Lee Woodruff, Journalist, Author, Advocate
Zahra' Langhi, Gender Specialist, Political Activist
Janine di Giovanni, Author, Journalist 
Tiffany Dufu & Marie C. Wilson, Advocates
Loreen Arbus, Philanthropist, Advocate
Lourds Lane, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Singer

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Session Four: THE RISING

It is the space between seeing and doing; between knowing and responding; between staying in the dark and seeking the light

Host: Eve Ensler

Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court 
Isatou Touray
, Advocate, Leader, Women's Health
iO Tillett Wright
, Photographer, Activist
Kate Clinton, Performer, Author
Meggan Watterson, Scholar, Advocate
Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes
, Educator, Spoken Word Artist
Anthem Girls: Tanyaradzwa Ashleigh Tawengwa
CaitlinWittyLiz ByrneDana Kluczyk,Jenny MollettJenna Brooke ScannelliSheléa Frazier
Eve Ensler, Tony award-winning playwright, author of The Vagina MonologuesEmotional Creature, the secret life of girls around the world, and many other books and plays, and founder of VDAY, a movement to end violence against women and girls, is the guest curator for this session. She describes the session this way: 

I am thinking about Leonard Cohen’s line “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

When I think of space, I think of cracks. I think of light and wind. When I think of wind, I think of change. 

When I think of change, I think of rising. 

This session is a call to light, a call to wind, a call to rising. 

It is a rising that comes through the interplay of words, song, humor, images, and the body.

 It is a rising that comes…

When a visionary and brave chief prosecutor determines to enforce laws that protect women all over the world.

When a poet speaks uncomfortable truths in irresistible incantations. 

When a photographer documents the sexual identity of those forced to the margins and sets them free.

When a comedian finds funny in the face of madness and power.

When a singer belts out an anthem and we Dance and Rise because we must, because we can. 

This session brings together a singer, a comedian, a prosecutor, a photographer, and a poet, all of whom are calling up another way of being and seeing, all of whom are part of One Billion Rising, a global campaign that will be revealed at the end of the session and the conference with a call to participate: to RISE and DANCE and SING and SHIFT A GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS.

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Closing Reception (Cheese plates provided by the Grange Restaurant)