Women & Power Retreat 2017: Resource Guide | Omega

Ready to do power differently? Here's a helpful list of resources from the inspiring speakers at the 2017 Women & Power Retreat.

Diana Adams

Website
Twitter

Joan Blades

Website
Twitter
Amazon Author Page

Retreat References:

  • “We’re so polarized that we’re incapable of even doing things we agree on.”
  • Getting Started with Living Room Conversations
  • MoveOn.org and MomsRising, both of which Joan founded

Norma Bowe

Website
Norma on HuffPost

Twitter

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Gwen Carr

Website

Retreat References:

Judaline Cassidy

Retreat References:

  • "Economically we are at a tipping point. Start spending your dollars with other women."
  • Tools and Tiaras, Judaline's organization to inspire girls and women​

Anna Deavere Smith

Website
Twitter
Amazon Author Page
Interview on eOmega.org

​Retreat References:

  • “As difficult as it seems, there is a privilege in this moment because it’s an opportunity for change.”
  • “Never give up, never give in, keep the faith. It takes raw courage. Just be ready to love.”

Veronica Domingo

Website
Twitter
​Retreat Reference:

  • "We are powerful beyond measure, stronger than we seem, braver than we think, and blessed with all that we need."

Carla Goldstein

Twitter
Facebook
Ted Talk
Articles & Videos on eOmega.org
​Retreat References:

  • "Seeds get planted along the way that we may not realize. No movement is ever wasted. You may not have seen it blossomed the next day, but it’s still there."
  • "Meditation practice is a critical leadership skill because it helps us come to each situation with more clarity."

Yasmeen Hassan 

Website
Twitter
​Retreat Reference:

  • "The power of women is to be together, be in solidarity, and be there for each other."

Dolores Huerta

Twitter
Retreat References:

Elizabeth Lesser

Website 
Twitter
Facebook
Ted Information Page
Amazon Author Page
Articles & Videos on eOmega.org
Retreat References:

Sondra Loring

Website
Twitter
​Retreat Reference:

  • "We can practice peace by noticing new things and taking care."

Alisha Mai McNamara

Website

Debilyn Molineaux

Website
​Retreat Reference:

Aja Monet 

Website
Twitter
​Retreat Reference:

  • "Words reflect our capacity—or incapacity—to imagine. We can't do power differently if we can't imagine power differently."

Robyn Moreno

Website
Twitter
Amazon Author Page
Retreat References:

  • "Our job [at Latina magazine] is to tell the stories of Latinas and women of color."
  • Latina Media, where Robyn is copresident

Tia Oros Peters (Shiwi)

Website
Twitter
​Retreat Reference:

  • “Every Native American born is a triumph over colonization. We are hope made flesh.”

Sarah Peter

Artists Mentioned During Sarah's Talk:

  • Linda Nochlin, Buy My Bananas, 1972
  • Louise Bourgeois, Seamstress/Mistress/Distress/Stress, 1995
  • Plummer T. Pettway, Gee's Bend Quiltmaker, Roman Stripes, c.1967
  • China Pettway, Gee's Bend Quiltmaker, Blocks, c.1975
  • Elaine Reichek, Sampler (Jesse Reichek), 1994, Sampler (Remember), 2001
  • Ghada Amer, Love Has No End, Knotty But Nice, 2005
  • Sylvie Franquet, Prisoner of Love, 2016, Hitched to the Stars, 2014
  • Willemien De Villiers, Domestic, Before the Beginning
  • Ulla Jokisalo, Intentions, 2016, Growth Story, 2013
  • Cayce Zavaglia, Greg and I, 2012, Martina, 2005, front and back
  • Jerilea Zempel, Guns and Rosettes, 1998, World Domination Colonial Pillows
  • Nava Lubelski, A Situation, 2008, A Story About Frogs, 2008
  • Karin van der Linden, embroidery
  • Alice Neel, Self Portrait, 1980

​Retreat Reference:

  • "Women reference the world differently and have a female iconography of our own. And that is a good thing."

Sharon Richardson

Retreat References:

Sharon Salzberg

Website
Twitter
Facebook
Amazon Author Page
Articles & Videos on eOmega.org

Retreat References:

  • "It's not that we all suffer in the same amount, but the uncertainty we all experience is the same."
  • Lucy, from Charles Schulz's Peanuts

Pamela Shifman 

Website
Twitter

Retreat References:

  • "Revolutionary imagination will change the world."
  • The Women's Building, video and website

Tavneet Suri

Website
Twitter
​Retreat Reference:

  • “Giving women control over their decisions enables them to make economic changes in their lives.”

Eva Tenuto

Website
Twitter
TMI True Storytelling Video

Loung Ung

Website
Twitter
Facebook
Amazon Author Page
Articles & Videos on eOmega.org
Retreat References:

  • "We fall on our own, but we always get up with somebody else. We don't have to get up alone."
  • First They Killed My Father, film based on Loung's memoir 

Sarah Urech

​​Retreat Reference:

  • On power poses: "I’ve found it surprising how quickly and effectively such a simple movement raises my energy and opens me up to my full capacity."

Women of the World

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Twitter

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