After the historic women’s marches across the country and around the globe, the energy for activism and civil engagement has been revitalized. How do we keep the momentum going?
Consider these three speakers to continue the conversation:
"For me, music is a weapon of peace, and today more than ever, as artists we have a role to play in the stability of this world.” — Angélique Kidjo
With the strength of her voice and the power of her words, three-time Grammy Award-winning singer Angélique Kidjo is an activist and humanitarian. Through her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and her op-eds for CNN and The New York Times, Kidjo raises awareness for such causes as gender equality, female empowerment, conservation, and education as a basic human right.
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“It's important to speak out and act boldly on behalf of those things you think will benefit this country and our world–and those things you believe will bring it harm.” – Anna Quindlen
For over 30 years, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Anna Quindlen has been following the lives of women in her columns and in her books. Her Pulitzer prize-winning column, “Public and Private,” made her the third woman to write for The New York Time’s revered Op-Ed page.
Now the author of 12 books including seven novels, Quindlen continues to follow the lives of women and explores their societal roles in the past, the present, and her hopes for their future. Quindlen also discusses a range of topics from work and life, to health care, civic responsibility, redefining yourself, literacy, philanthropy, and social justice.
“Never before, all at once worldwide, has the need for a global movement of activists reclaiming democracy been so widespread or so urgent.” – Naomi Wolf
As more and more citizens feel frustrated as outsiders with no effect on political outcomes, Naomi Wolf shows how any citizen can have his or her voice heard, take local and national action, and truly make a difference.
One of the world’s most influential feminists, the bestselling author of The Beauty Myth, and CEO of DailyClout, Wolf questions establishment views on gender, foreign policy, economics, and journalism in her columns and blog posts for Project Syndicate, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.