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Language Will Save Us: Introducing Identity & Intersectionality Early

  • The Wing DUMBO 1 Main Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

Author and entrepreneur, Chana Ginelle Ewing kicks off the release of An ABC of Equality with an interactive panel on empowering children to create healthy identities and engage an intersectional world. RSVP Required


In honor of her debut children's book, An ABC of Equality, Chana Ginelle Ewing will lead a conversation focused on educating youth about the importance of intersectionality and equality. We'll discuss how parents can make complicated identity concepts like gender, immigration, and ability accessible and teach our children how to hold important conversations around social justice at any age.

Panelists

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Daisy Auger-Dominguez - Workplace Culture Strategist

Auger-Dominguez has made it her mission to make all workplaces work for everyone. She is a human capital executive and workplace culture strategist who partners with and advises corporations, startups and social impact organizations on how to better attract and engage talent, amplify performance, and enhance brands. With two decades’ experience leading organizational transformations at The Walt Disney Company, Google and Viacom, Daisy has driven innovation, collaboration and profitability through diversity, inclusion and belonging practices. She is recognized for her ability to quickly form, inspire and retain high-performing teams. A dynamic and sought-after speaker, Daisy also writes about reimagining diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace, inclusive people strategies and leadership. Daisy serves on the board of directors of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and on the advisory board of Facing History and Ourselves.

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Candice Cook Simmons - Managing Member, The Cook Law Group

 Simmons is the Managing Partner at The Cook Law Group, PLLC, a published writer, noted philanthropist, and business strategist in the technology, entertainment, and corporate sectors.

Her career began in private practice as a litigator where she represented luxury hotels, television and cable executives, real estate developers, technology companies, and an assortment of Forbes' and Fortune's notable business executives and corporate giants. Cook later expanded her experience beyond litigation to include a vast array of intellectual property, media, telecommunications, and social media issues. Her success in finding creative business-oriented solutions resulted in her invitation to join the Advisory Committee of several startups including music industry technology startup BlazeTrak, Para Music Group, and fashion industry pioneer, Fashion Advance.  Today, Cook's firm has handled groundbreaking intellectual property matters—including the trademarking and strategy behind Dominique Ansel’s Cronut™ pastry—and business, entertainment, social impact/entrepreneurship, and talent issues for clients across the globe including Japan, China, Israel, Monaco, Mexico, France, U.S., UAE, and the UK.

Her success resulted in her being honored as a Pearl Honoree in 2009, selected as a finalist for Atlanta's Power 30 Under 30 Award, and a winner of the Celebration Award in Law in 2012. In 2013, she was selected as the Hollywood Power Player by Hollywood & Vine Magazine and in 2014 she was selected as the Barrier Breaker award recipient for her work in the field of law and for her vast hands-on philanthropic engagement addressing education, humanitarian matters, and social justice.  She appeared in the HBO documentary "Good hair," the 2009 winner for Special Jury Prize for U.S. documentary at the Sundance Film Festival as well as the documentary Sag Harbor on the OWN network as part of the #Selma50 network campaign.  She has also appeared in the American Bar Association Journal, O Magazine, Elle Magazine, The Today Show, and Sirius Radio. She was cited as one of the top interviews for the “Talentedly” platform of 2015 as well as one of the top-five podcast interviews for “Today’s Leading Women.”  In 2015, she was the number 1 downloaded interview on the business podcast “Beyond The Business Suit”. In 2014, Cook served as a Host for the Andrew Goodman Foundation Hidden Heroes Award. In addition to her legal practice, Cook is currently using her platform to aid the Ford Foundation via its Think Tank to assist with the “innovation economy” of Detroit.

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Max Masure - Co-Founder, Argo Collective

Max Masure (they/them) is a transgender masculine nonbinary inclusion strategist who draws on their personal experience as well as their extensive background in Service Design. Max develops the blueprints for organizations to use creativity, empathy, and collaboration to tackle gender bias.
For over a decade Max served as an award-winning UX Designer for startups and Fortune 50 companies including Talkspace, Goldman Sachs, and Johnson & Johnson. As vice president of the Paris-based organization Girlz in Web, they promoted women in STEM. Maxcontinues the vital work to improve safety for all identities working with D&I teams from mission-driven companies and organizations around the world through their company Argo Collective.
Max is also the proud parent of their 5-year-old gender expansive kid.

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Rachel Sklar - Co-Founder, The Li.st

Rachel Sklar is a writer, entrepreneur and feminist based in New York. She is the co-founder of Change The Ratio, which increases visibility and opportunity for women in tech & new media, and TheLi.st, a network & media platform for awesome women. A former lawyer who writes about media, politics, culture & technology, Rachel was a founding editor at Mediaite and the Huffington Post. Rachel has written widely for publications including New York Times, Newsweek/Daily Beast, Politico, Mashable, Medium, Mother Jones, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire and co-created and hosted the first Daily Beast video interview show. She is the author of A Stroke of Luck: Life, Crisis and Rebirth of a Stroke Survivor (1998) and has contributed to several anthologies, including TheLi.st's The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women (2014), My Parents Were Awesome (2011), This Is Why You’re Fat (2009) and Camp Camp: Where Fantasy Island Meets Lord of the Flies (2007). She co-edits TheLi.st @ Medium, a collection of current writing by and about superstar women. Rachel has recently become an outspoken advocate for single moms since she has recently become one. So far so good. She is an advisor to several startups, including Vox Media, The Daily Muse, Lover.ly, Bustle, DonorsChoose, TeachAIDS.org and She’s The First, and speaks widely at conferences, events and on TV. She is the co-host of “The Salon” on The Jewish Channel (check local listings!) and a proud member of the Reboot, TED & Summit communities and the Lean In launch team. Rachel’s other initiatives include founding Charitini, a social enterprise to facilitate group giving around events, and CTRComedy - an all-women comedy initiative which quadrupled the number of women performing comedy at SXSW in 2011 and 2012. An avid lyricist, she has performed in musical, comedy and musical comedy shows at Joe’s Pub, Sixth & I, Caroline’s, UCB, 54 Below, the 92nd St. Y (uptown and downtown!) and various smaller venues around NY. Rachel was named to the Silicon Alley 100 in 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2013, FastCompany’s “League of Extraordinary Women,” Forbes’ “Women Changing The World,” JWA’s “Making Trouble, Making History” award, 40 Women To Watch Over 40, Marie Claire’s “New Guard” and has earned numerous awards for her writing, including multiple Mirror Award nominations, two People’s Choice Mirror awards, and inclusion in HuffPost Women’s Required Reading for Women in 2013 and 2014. In 2014, the #changetheratio hashtag was named one of Forbes’ Viral Hits for Empowering Women & Girls. In 2012 TheLi.st won a grant from the Knight Foundation, in 2013 she was profiled by the New York Times, in 2014 she contributed to President Obama’s White House Correspondents Dinner speech, in 2015 she had a baby, and 2016′s not over yet.

Earlier Event: September 3
"An ABC of Equality" Launch Party
Later Event: September 8
Little Wing Book Fair