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Saturday, May 4


#Activism That Works
Marching in the streets is still a valuable tool in the activist’s playbook, but it’s not the only one -- today’s activists are employing social media, guerilla marketing and other modern tools to change the conversation. Three leaders of different movements utilizing different tactics to get their message out join Hashtag Feminism founder Tara Conley to talk about how change gets done. 

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Tara Conley

Assistant Professor, Montclair State University
Tara L. Conley is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University. Dr. Conley has published research on hashtag feminism and viral activism, and produced interactive media projects, including Brackish, a documentary about hurricane Ka... Read More →

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Amelia Bonow

Founding Director, Shout Your Abortion
Amelia Bonow is the Founding Director of Shout Your Abortion, a movement dedicated to broadening the existing cultural discourse around abortion. In 2015, Bonow’s abortion disclosure inspired a viral outpouring of abortion stories on social media and received extensive media coverage... Read More →
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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

Executive Director/CEO & Co-Founder, MomsRising
Author of the recently released book, Keep Marching: How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World; Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner is the cofounder and Executive Director of MomsRising, an organization with over a million members across the nation working to increase economic security... Read More →
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Earth-Feather Sovereign

Advocate/Founder, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Washington
Earth-Feather Sovereign (her/she pronouns) is a member of the Colville Confederated Tribes located in the State of Washington (Northern and southern Okanogan “n. sjilx”, San-Poil band “n.selixtcl’n”, and Nespelem "snpʕwílx" bands). Her Father is Ernest Clark and Mother... Read More →

Saturday May 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am


Assault, Accusations and Accountability: Breaking a #MeToo Story
Reporters in the #MeToo era have uncovered devastating accusations against some of the most prominent men in our nation and communities. This conversation will feature Washington Post journalist Emma Brown, who first reported Christine Blasey Ford’s assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and KUOW’s Sydney Brownstone, who reported rape accusations against Seattle music mogul David Meinert last year. They will discuss the challenges of reporting out these accusations, the response to that reporting, and the ways that this era of revelation is changing our journalism, our politics and our culture. 

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Rachel La Corte

Correspondent, The Associated Press
Rachel La Corte started her career with The Associated Press in Miami in 1997 and has covered Washington state politics and elections as head of the Olympia office since January 2005. She has broken news on sexual discrimination at the state Lottery and on allegations of sexual harassment... Read More →

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Emma Brown

Investigative Reporter, The Washington Post
Emma Brown is an investigative reporter for The Washington Post. She wrote the story in which Christine Blasey Ford came forward to accuse Brett Kavanaugh, then a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, of sexual assault when they were both in high school. Brown worked as a wilderness... Read More →
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Sydney Brownstone

Online editor, KUOW
Sydney is an award-winning journalist who came to KUOW from reporting on criminal justice and enterprise stories for Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger. There, she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for her work breaking the story of a Seattle journalist who created... Read More →

Saturday May 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:05am