EMMY AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS UZO ADUBA, P-VALLEY ACTOR NICO ANNAN AND 2021 VIRGINIA GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE JENNIFER CAROLL FOY REVEALED AS ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS AT “FEMME Z LIVE,” A VIRTUAL INTERACTIVE SUMMIT IN SUPPORT OF GENDER JUSTICE
The August 5 Summit, Hosted by the Gender Equity Coalition, Reveals New Speakers for the Digital Direct Action and Teach-In, in Which Self-Identifying Women, Non-Binary, Non-Conforming and Femme Activists Can Connect, Learn and Act for Change
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Future Coalition, the creators of “Earth Day Live,” one of the largest digital mobilizations in history held in April 2020 and garnering 5 million views worldwide, today announced “Femme Z Live,” a virtual and interactive summit to be held August 5 to encourage women and female-identifying individuals to connect, learn and act for gender justice. The Summit is hosted by the Gender Equity Coalition, a part of Future Coalition committed to developing relationships and facilitating collaboration among young female-identifying, non-binary, non-conforming and femme activists.
The summit will center around discussions and action on gender injustice, including a lack of representation at all levels of society. Women currently make up only 23.2 percent of the United States Congress, 15 percent of executives in finance. Women represent only 25 percent of the workforce in computer science-related jobs, and Black and Latina women who majored in computer science or engineering are less likely to be hired into a tech role than their white counterparts. Future Coalition represents Gen Z, a diverse and bold generation that is uniquely positioned to lead the way into a more just future for women and female-identifying individuals.
Summit participants will have the opportunity to channel their learning into action. They will connect through virtual community-building events, learn by listening to and interacting with an array of speakers on various issues, and act by learning ways to become more effective in civic engagement.
"In the midst of COVID-19 and continued gender injustice in our country, resources and community spaces for girls* must persevere,” said Alicia Novoa, Engagement Director of Future Coalition. “Femme Z was born out of the idea that feminism and organizing need to change to be more inclusive and innovative than ever before. We are here because girls demand gender justice—and we will lead the way to accomplish it.”
Femme Z Live will stream online at Femmez.us on Wednesday, August 5
11 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST / 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST
Featured speakers include:
Uzo Aduba, Emmy-Award Winning Actress
Jennifer Caroll Foy, Attorney, Delegate for the 2nd District of Virginia & 2021 Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate
Nicco Annan, Actor
Jaclyn Corin, Gun Reform Activist
Alexia Norton Jones, Author and Russell Simmons Sexual Assault Survivor
Lu Lu, Executive Director of the Homegirl Project
Jamilia Land, Global Human Rights Activist
Arielle Martinez Cohen, Musician & Activist
Jennifer Carroll Foy, Virginia House of Delegates & Democrat for VA Governor
Heather Booth, Civil Rights Activist
Jessica Pierce, Co-Founder and President of Piece by Piece Strategies
Thomas Lopez, Community Organizer & Activist
Taylor Wang, Co-Founder of Student Art Spaces
Attica Scott, State Representative for Kentucky House District 41
Zoey Cane Belyea, Artist, Movement & Mindfulness Teacher
Symone Jannelle, Poet
Endiya Griffin, Poet
Heather Jensen, National Student Poet
Marina Hadjipateras, Co-Founder of Trail Mix Ventures
…and more to come.
For more information, visit Femmez.us.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
About March On
March On is a political organization composed of women-led political activist groups that grew out of the women’s marches of January 21, 2017. They have come together as a united force to take concrete, coordinated actions at the federal, state and local levels to impact elections and take our country in a better direction. March On is not affiliated with Women’s March, Inc. For more information, visit wearemarchon.org.
About Future Coalition
Founded by youth activists for youth activists, Future Coalition is a network and community for youth-led organizations and Gen Z and young millennial leaders from across the country that came into being as a project of March On in the fall of 2018. Future Coalition works collaboratively to provide young people with the resources, tools, and support they need to create the change they want to see in their communities and in this country. For more information, visit futurecoalition.org.
About Gender Equity Coalition
The Gender Equity Coalition is a sub-coalition of Future Coalition. We are committed to developing relationships and facilitating collaboration amongst young self-identifying women, non-binary, non-conforming, and femme activists. For more information, visit futurecoalition.org/programs/gender-equity/.
Platform is a political training and lobbying organization dedicated to ensuring the voices of all who identify as young women, non-conforming, non-binary, and femme folx are heard in the rooms where decisions are made. For more information, visit https://platformwomen.org/.
About United State of Women
The United State of Women is a national organization dedicated to convening, connecting, and amplifying voices in the fight for full gender equity. We are a community for all who identify as women, gender nonconforming, or allies, believe in full gender equity, and want to work collectively to achieve it. For more information, visit https://www.theunitedstateofwomen.org/.
About Girl Up
Girl Up was founded by the UN Foundation in 2010 as an initiative to help support UN agencies that focus on adolescent girls. Girl Up’s leadership development programs have impacted 65,000 girls through 3,500 Clubs in nearly 120 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Girl Up is inspiring a generation of girls to be a force for gender equality and social change. For more information, visit https://girlup.org/.
About Girls Learn International
Girls Learn International (GLI) is educating and energizing middle and high school students to boldly take action for human rights, gender equity and access to education. With 225 active school-based Chapters, across 28 U.S. states and 14 countries, GLI is training and mobilizing more than 5,000 young people ages 10-18. For more information, visit https://girlslearn.org/.
About Social Good Club
The Social Good Club is a community of some of the internet’s biggest content creators working directly with impact leaders in equity, sustainability, and mental health to create and amplify content that inspires audiences into action. For more information, visit www.socialgoodclub.com.
About Andrew Goodman Foundation
The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s mission is to make young voices and votes a powerful force in democracy by training the next generation of leaders, engaging young voters, and challenging restrictive voter suppression laws. Fore more information, visit https://andrewgoodman.org/.
About Coalition of Labor Union Women
The Coalition of Labor Union Women is America's only national organization for union women. Formed in 1974, CLUW is a nonpartisan organization within the union movement. The primary purpose of (CLUW) is to unify all union women in a strong organization to determine and seek remedies to our common problems and concerns and to develop action programs within the framework of the labor movement to effectively promote our objectives. Fore more information, visit http://www.cluw.org/.