Thursday, January 25, 2024 7pm to 8pm
About this Event
Mount Holyoke is honored to host feminist activist, writer and storyteller Jamia Wilson in conversation with President Holley for this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Commemorative Keynote—Storytelling: A Powerful Tool in Our Struggle for Social Justice.
This keynote conversation will highlight the importance of social justice activist traditions and the power of storytelling to inspire new generations of activists.
There will be a book signing and light refreshments to follow. To join the event virtually, please register here: https://mtholyoke.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QisNQwL1RyuRjHL6o7aa_w#/registration.
Jamia is an award-winning feminist activist, writer, speaker, and podcaster. She joined Random House as vice president and executive editor in 2021. As the former director of the Feminist Press at the City University of New York and the former VP of programs at the Women’s Media Center, Jamia has been a leading voice on women’s rights issues for over a decade. Her work has appeared in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, the Today Show, CNN, Elle, BBC, Rookie, Refinery 29, Glamour, Teen Vogue, and The Washington Post. She is the author of This Book Is Feminist, Young, Gifted, and Black, the introduction and oral history in Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World, Step Into Your Power: 23 Lessons on How to Live Your Best Life, Big Ideas for Young Thinkers, ABC's of AOC, and the co-author of Roadmap for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Advocacy, and Activism for All. Jamia is passionate about mission-driven organizations and serves on the Omega Institute, ERA Coalition and Center for Reproductive Rights boards, and the St. Timothy’s School Advisory Council. She is also the co-host of the second season of the Anthem Award-winning podcast, Ordinary Equality.
Learn more about Jamia Wilson on her website: https://www.jamiawilson.org/