Sep
10
6:30 PM18:30

A Change of Heart: Challenging Imposter Syndrome (in partnership with The Cauldron)

Spend an evening with The Cauldron at a workshop led by Rayshauna Gray investigating ways to flourish in the face of Imposter Syndrome and collectively choose to live and work in healthier ways. This 90 minute workshop was designed to help you get to the root of how Imposter Syndrome manifests in your life.

We will be giving away two tickets to this event free of charge. If you are interested in one of these tickets please email us at thecauldronboston@gmail.com.

Rayshauna Gray channels her creativity into her work with Harvard, Tufts, and the Cambridge Historical Society. She spent two years serving on MassNOW's Legislative Task Force supporting Massachusetts' Pay Equity, Anti-Shackling, Healthy Youth, and Trans Equal Access and Public Accommodations bills. She's currently writing Roseland, a book about the last 200 years of the nation's history through seven generations of women in her family. After years of struggling with imposter syndrome, she developed The Heart Work, a framework for challenging self-sabotage and harsh self-criticism... and she's thrilled to share it with you.

Learn more about Rayshauna and her work here.

#TheHeartWorkIs

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The PRX Podcast Garage is a community recording studio and classroom dedicated to the craft of audio storytelling.

PRX, the award-winning public media company and founder of Radiotopia, opened the Podcast Garage in August 2016 in Allston, to support the work of local audio producers and storytellers.

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Oct
19
4:00 PM16:00

2019 Boston Book Festival: Black History Detectives: Discovering 19th Century Stories Through Documents and Artifacts

This Boston Book Festival session focuses on the authors’ use of documents and artifacts — letters, newspaper advertisements, court records, birth certificates, etc — as evidence and inspiration for building individual stories that are emblematic of African American history. We anticipate that the authors will speak to the discovery of particular primary sources/artifactual documents that informed their work, and the way that these historical records and archival materials underpinned their research.

Keeping in line with the Museum of African American History (Boston and Nantucket)’s mission, we hope that this session will resonate with the tactile museum experience, combining the power of artifact and story to make history come alive, and that the discussion might highlight themes of discovery, agency, tenacity, family, resilience, marriage, kinship, and the intertwining of slavery and freedom.

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Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

A Change of Heart: Challenging Impostor Syndrome

Let's challenge self-doubt in community at Hall’s gorgeous Back Bay location.

If you're anything like me, you've doubted your skills. If you happen to be a woman or person of color or a millennial like me, you've also come up against the doubts of others on a cultural level.

If you're tired of turning down opportunities, neglecting to advocate for yourself, and doubting your own value, I've been there. I've also stayed in unhealthy workplace environments much longer than I should've because I didn't think that I could flourish on my own.

Let's meet, deliberate, and collectively choose to live and work in healthier ways. This 90 minute workshop was designed to help you get to the root of how IS manifests in your life.

Read more here and get those tickets here.

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About the speaker: 

Rayshauna Gray is a native Chicagoan living in Cambridge, MA. After college, she moved to Boston to start a new chapter...where she promptly experienced severe impostor syndrome. After years of reflection, she developed a framework for challenging self-sabotage and harsh self-criticism. This workshop has been facilitated at multiple conferences in Boston and Chicago.

These days, Gray loves researching with Tufts University's Center for the Study of Race & Democracy, Harvard's History Design Studio, and serving on committees including the Cambridge Historical Society and Boston Book Festival. She’s currently putting the finishing touches on Roseland, a book about the last 200 years of her family's history through seven generations of women in her family (Belt Publishing, Spring 2020).

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Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

What's It Worth: Evaluating Your Values

Let's assess our values in community.

Boston GLOW is thrilled to welcome back Rayshauna Gray for an interactive session to assess our values in community. This 90 minute workshop was designed to help you get to the root of what you value, how your preferences shape your life, and why. If we're to live our best lives, we should not only be aware of who we are and what we do...we should also know why.

MBTA accessible location to be confirmed and shared with participants.

RSVP here

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Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

On Nourishment: Wellness + Creative Work

Wellness is a feminist issue. Trying to feel good shouldn’t feel bad. The burgeoning wellness industry can feel so unattainable, burdensome, and frankly bullshit. While ideas of ritual and self care gain popularity, sometimes they can feel like another way to make you feel “not good enough.”

But they shouldn’t. Creative work + wellness are not mutually exclusive. You should have tools to feel wild, free, and well, in whatever way you choose. And to harness these tools in ways that help you battle the trauma that is inflicted on us daily by the immediate and historic pressure of living within a racist, capitalist, patriarchal, ableist, homophobic society.

As many creatives know - this is easier said than done. We won’t solve all of these problems in a day, but we do believe that coming together as a community and sharing alternative resources can work wonders. We also believe that vulnerability and listening are radical acts.

Join us to hear some new voices, learn some new things, and meet some new folks. Oh and also shop rad local vendors with snacks in hand.

Speakers

  • Sarah Potter | Color Magic for Creatives
    We are unbelievably excited to welcome Sarah Potter experiential curator, art advisor, conjurer of color magic, and intuitive tarot reader to speak on color magic for creatives, a means of using specific hues to conjure different energies and manifest personal transformation. With a discerning eye, she utilizes her passion for modern-day mysticism, spirituality, and the occult to create experiential exhibitions of innovative artwork and memorable performances.
    Learn more about Sarah

  • Nina Gallant + Madison Trapkin | Food, Feminism, Freelance
    Photographer Nina Gallant of Parachute Studios and Madison Trapkin of GRLSQUASH, a womxn's food, culture, and art journal, will kick of the day’s events with a discussion of three things we think about daily, food, feminism, and freelance. They will bring their expertise as creatives, producers, and thought leaders, in Boston and beyond, to the stage to tackle these important topics.

    Find out more about Nina’s work + GRLSQUASH

  • Janan Graham-Russell | On Transitions

    Janan Graham-Russell is a PhD student and cultural commentator who writes about lifestyle, anthropology, and mental health. Her talk will be is a feminist-centered conversation on normalizing and navigating discussions about death and dying, focusing specifically on physical and emotional transitions. 

    Get to know Janan

  • Kristen Ciccolini | Intuition Nutrition
    Holistic nutrition coach, founder of Good Witch Kitchen, and magical babe Kristen Ciccolini help’s people manage their health naturally through whole foods and nourishing rituals. Learn the best brain and energy-boosting foods and rituals to lay the foundation for a stronger connection to your intuition.

    Dive into the Good Witch Kitchen

  • Rayshauna Gray | On Imposter Syndrome

    Rayshauna Gray channels her curiosity and incessant desire for meaning into her research and writing at Harvard, Tufts, and the Cambridge Historical Society. If you're tired of doubting your own value, the Change of Heart framework was designed to help you get to the root of how Imposter Syndrome manifests in your life so you can live and work in healthier ways. 

    Learn more about Rayshauna

Vendors

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May
31
8:30 AM08:30

Creative Mornings Boston - Preserve

May’s theme is PRESERVE

The beauty in our world deserves to be cherished, sustained and rediscovered. We share this life, and every day we have the opportunity to act as thoughtful participants in it.

What do we care about? What do we take for granted? Would we miss it if it disappeared?

Preservation begins with asking deep questions and turning our attention to the environment around us.

Marine biologist and explorer Sylvia Earle wrote in her book, The World is Blue, “Should we race to see how quickly we can consume the last tuna, swordfish, and grouper? Or race to see what can be done to protect what remains? For now, there is still a choice.”

Our daily habits are a mirror reflecting back what we truly care about. Our actions are key to protecting the wellbeing of our communities, cities, and planet.

Pause for a moment to notice what is being neglected and take an audit. We can break out of patterns, simplify our lives, and focus on the things that will last a long time.

Together, we can chart a brighter path into the future.

Our Charleston chapter chose this month’s exploration of Preserve and Chris Nickels illustrated the theme.

Thank you to our Global Partners—Mailchimp, Adobe, and WordPress.com—for supporting us.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Rayshauna Gray channels her creativity and love of history into her work with Tufts University’s Center for the Study of Race & Democracy, Harvard’s History Design Studio, and the Cambridge Historical Society. After spending years creating content for Boston’s Museum of African American History and advancing legislation with the National Organization for Women in Massachusetts, she’s currently finishing her first book, Roseland (Belt Publishing, 2020). Roseland narrates the last two hundred years of the nation’s history through the stories of seven generations of women in Gray’s maternal line. Gray is from the south side of Chicago, and presently resides in Cambridge, MA.

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May
17
4:00 PM16:00

History Design Studio Spring Group Exhibition: 'Footprints Across Time' Opening Reception

The History Design Studio presents "Footprints Across Time," a group exhibition featuring work by Anselmo Cassiano Alves, Ron E. Armstead, Charity Everett, Cristina Florea, C Dale Gadsden, Rayshauna Capri Gray, Anthony W. Lanier, Brandon Mancilla, Tim Weiskel, Thank You Tees, and Anna Wexler.

Please join us for an opening reception May 17 from 4–6pm in the Neil L. & Angelica Zander Rudenstine Gallery.

This event is free and open to the public.

HistoryDesignStudio.com

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May
16
6:30 PM18:30

General Assembly Boston's Ladies Lounge: Confronting Imposter Syndrome

  • 125 Summer Street Boston, MA, 02111 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

About this event
Ladies Lounge is spending May with women who have overcome Imposter Syndrome to help us better understand what it is, how it manifests, and how we can go about fighting it.

Why it matters?
Ever felt like your success wasn’t earned? Ever got a new job or promotion and felt like you didn't deserve it? Worried that people will find out you’re a fraud and 'not deserving of the praise'? You've got Imposter Syndrome, but don't worry, it’s something we all experience.

Imposter Syndrome, also known as 'fraud syndrome', is defined as a concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a "fraud". It has been theorized that women experience imposter syndrome more often than men, and are uniquely predisposed to having it and feeling undeserving of their success in the workplace.

What you’ll take away?
Join our panelists to hear their own experiences on overcoming those feelings of self doubt. Recognize your strength and learn how to combat the phenomenon that is plaguing women and workplaces across the world.

About the Panelists

Rayshauna Gray

Historical Researcher and Writer,
Harvard, Tufts, & the Cambridge Historical Society

Rayshauna Gray channels her creativity into her work with Harvard, Tufts, and the Cambridge Historical Society. She spent two years serving on MassNOW's Legislative Task Force supporting Massachusetts' Pay Equity, Anti-Shackling, Healthy Youth, and Trans Equal Access and Public Accommodations bills. She's currently writing Roseland, a book about the last 200 years of the nation's history through seven generations of women in her family. After years of struggling with imposter syndrome, she developed The Heart Work, a framework for challenging self-sabotage and harsh self-criticism.

Kim Meninger

Executive Coach and Founder ,
Executive Career Success, LLC.

Kim Meninger is an executive coach and founder of Executive Career Success, LLC. She partners with current and future leaders across industries and functional roles to develop the confidence, influence and strategies they need to achieve their professional goals. She is especially passionate about helping women, people of color and others who have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership to advance to higher-level roles.

Kim has coached hundreds of clients and presented on career advancement and leadership topics to corporate and academic audiences. She is regularly sought to train, coach, and mentor current and future business leaders on the art and science of leadership, including strategy development, effective communication, and team building.

Prior to coaching, Kim had a successful corporate career managing strategic partnerships at EMC Corporation and Monster Worldwide. Kim has a BA in psychology and an MBA from Boston College. She is an ICF-certified and CCE Board Certified Coach with certifications in Executive and Leadership Development Coaching. Kim also holds a certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University.

Nicole Roberts Jones

Purpose to Paycheck Coach & CEO,
FIERCE Factor Lab

Nicole Roberts Jones is uniquely gifted at one thing – drawing out what’s best in YOU and helping you take your Brilliance to The Bank. A veteran of the entertainment industry, Nicole worked in Talent Management and Casting before shifting her talents to become the Founder & CEO of FIERCE Factor Lab. She now works with entrepreneurs to create multiple streams of income from what they already know in order to build an empire from their expertise. Additionally, Nicole works with corporations to assure their executives and middle managers push their internal edge, and step into the true power of their gifts and talents at work. Her clients have included the Steve Harvey World Group, Dell EMC, McDonalds, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Lisa Nichols and Motivating the Masses, Coach Diversity Institute, the BOSS Network and Working Mother Magazine to name a few.

Nicole is also a nationally recognized transformational speaker, purpose to paycheck expert and best-selling author of four books, the most recent being Find Your Fierce. She lives with her husband in a suburb of Boston, MA, consulting, writing and creating breakthroughs for her clients.

Christina Kwan

Transformational Coach,
The Road Uncovered Coaching

Christina is now a Transformational Coach, empowering individuals to uncover a career path that aligns with their values.

Formerly, Christina was a vice president at State Street Bank and Trust where she owned and managed the East Coast division of Collateral Management servicing. She was responsible for completing strategic projects and initiatives to positively impact the future structure and operations of her team. While fulfilling her responsibilities, she found that mentoring and coaching her direct reports fueled her desire to foster a work environment that would inspire employees to rise to their challenges and perform their best. She noticed that women specifically tend to face additional challenges in their psyche that they must overcome to excel in a corporate environment. She created a group called Ladies Leveling Up in Life to help women support each other in their efforts to grow and expand in this area. Christina is very excited to transition into a new career as a transformational coach using her 10+ years of corporate experience as a means to aid others in achieving their greatest goals.

Linda Ugelow

Founder,
Linda Ugelow International

Linda Ugelow is host of the TV show Women Inspired, which highlights the lives of artists, healers, change agents and entrepreneurs. As a speaker and confidence coach for entrepreneurs and other professionals, she has helped hundreds of people learn to love their experience of being on stage, on camera, in the media or the meeting room.

Linda is an expert in performance well-being and holds a master’s degree in movement studies. Through her public appearances on and offline, workshops, private coaching and online courses on video making, public speaking and leadership, she helps people liberate themselves from their fear of being seen and share their message with the world. Connect with Linda at www.LindaUgelow.com.

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May
5
1:00 PM13:00

A Change of Heart: Challenging Impostor Syndrome

Let's challenge self-doubt in community.

If you're anything like me, you've doubted your skills. If you happen to be a woman or person of color or a millennial like me, you've also come up against the doubts of others on a cultural level.

If you're tired of turning down opportunities, neglecting to advocate for yourself, and doubting your own value, I've been there. I've also stayed in unhealthy workplace environments much longer than I should've because I didn't think that I could flourish on my own.

Let's meet, deliberate, and collectively choose to live and work in healthier ways. This 90 minute workshop was designed to help you get to the root of how IS manifests in your life.

Read more about my journey here.

If you’d like to join us on 5/5, tickets can be purchased here.

About the speaker:

Rayshauna Gray is a native Chicagoan living in Cambridge, MA. After college, she moved to Boston to start a new chapter...where she promptly experienced severe imposter syndrome. After years of reflection, she developed a framework for challenging self-sabotage and harsh self-criticism. This workshop has been facilitated at multiple conferences in Boston and Chicago.

These days, Gray loves researching with Tufts University's Center for the Study of Race & Democracy, Harvard's History Design Studio, and serving on committees including the Cambridge Historical Society and Boston Book Festival. She’s currently putting the finishing touches on Roseland, a book about the last 200 years of her family's history through seven generations of women in her family (Belt Publishing, Spring 2020).

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May
3
12:00 PM12:00

Four Star Lunch

One of the next Four Star Lunches will be on Friday, May 3 at 12:00 PM. Rayshauna Gray will discuss her ongoing research project and upcoming book, Roseland

To register for lunch, you can either pay in advance or simply RSVP and pay $20 at the lunch. Both are an option on the Eventbrite page. This discussion will take place at Quartino's at 626 N. State in Chicago.

Salads, pizza, and additional items will be served. Please send any dietary restrictions and topic suggestions to Tweed.thornton@gmail.com.

About Roseland and Rayshauna Gray

Spanning 200 years, Rayshauna Gray's Roseland tells the story of the last seven generations of Gray’s family through her direct female ancestors, alongside the arc of U.S. history. Using research and oral histories, Roseland explores that tender place where myth meets memory -- and the meaning between.

In her essay, “Chiasmus: A Narrative of Ascent,” essay published in Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology (Belt Publishing 2017), Gray opens with an ancestral roll call. Roseland will continue that call:

“It’s 1986 and I’m born on the South Side of Chicago. My mother Sharon’s a Chicagoan too—born in 1964…six years into her parents’ northern life. My grandma Pearlie Mae is born in 1942 in a Mississippi Delta town founded by formerly enslaved people. My great-grandmother Wyona’s the first of us to be born in the twentieth century and would be eleven when white women got the vote, forty-five when segregation fell on paper, and fifty-nine when Dr. King was shot. Her mother Trudy was born in 1887 just up the road in the town where WC Handy first heard the Blues. Her mother Lucinda was born in 1862, one year into a war that’d color the conscience and collective memory of a nation. Her mother Martha was born in 1820, part of the generation begging for that slouch toward justice and would be forty-one years old when it began.”

Rayshauna Gray is a writer, a fellow at Harvard’s History Design Studio, and researches in Tufts University's history department and Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. In addition to creating content for Boston's Museum of African American History and advancing legislation with the National Organization for Women in Massachusetts, she also served as a Cambridge Historical Society inaugural fellow. Her work appears in her Heritage Box, South Side Weekly, and all over Twitter.

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Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Global Diversity CFP Day 2019

On Saturday 2nd March 2019, there will be numerous workshops hosted around the globe encouraging and advising newbie speakers to put together your very first talk proposal and share your own individual perspective on any subject of interest to people in tech.

Each workshop will have experienced speakers on hand to:

  • give you a warm, inclusive welcome in a safe space (check out our Code of Conduct which all participants must adhere to)

  • mentor you with your proposal

  • provide speaking advice

  • and share their enthusiasm to get you to the stage!

This is a FREE workshop, lunch will be provided, and we're looking forward to seeing you!

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Jan
25
to Jan 26

ORD Camp 2019

ORD Camp is a two day, invitation-only unconference in Chicago. It’s a time to collect together the best minds in the Midwest and beyond, to spark new ideas and spread old ideas. People from many different fields and many different walks of life get together and share, teach, and learn about uniquely interesting topics.

The one thing that all invitees have in common is that they are exceptionally passionate about what they do.

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Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Discovering Our History, Telling Our Stories Film Screening

In late 2017, CCTV began a collaboration with the Cambridge Public Library to work with students in the library's genealogy workshops. The purpose of the program, funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Cambridge Arts Council, was to teach those who had been studying their families' histories the technical skills to produce digital stories about their families.

Digital stories produced by: Gilda Bruckman, Jeanne Eberhart, Maria Ferguson, Rayshauna Gray, Linda Levine, Lestra Litchfield, Suzan Perry, Jill Roff, Sheila Sinclair, and Nicole Smith

Join the producers in a celebration of their achievements. Refreshments will be served.

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

City Bureau: The Third City - The Chicago We Inhabit (Tanikia Carpenter)

On November 8, Public Newsroom guest curator and author Rayshauna Gray will be in conversation with actress, writer and Black Owned Chicago founder Tanikia Carpenter. Carpenter will share about her craft, her experience supporting Black Chicago’s entrepreneurial changemakers, and the rich culture of our city beyond the Magnificent Mile. Our second event uses the hashtag #TheCityWeInhabit.

Black Owned Chicago was created in 2016 to be a resource for citizens of Chicago and tourists who desired to support Black owned businesses. Since then BOC has evolved to being the number one resource for all of your black owned Chicago needs by creating original content that highlights Black establishments and movements, creating a digital space for consumers to rate businesses, and producing events that entertain, educate, and encourage people to consistently buy Black.

This November the City Bureau team is hosting our first ever guest curators for the Public Newsroom. For (almost) the entire month authors Rayshauna Gray and Daniel Kay Hertz will examine what, how, and why we memorialize Chicago's past, present, and future.

Our guests will explore the ways we build narratives and monuments—physical or otherwise—out of people, events, and memories. We'll begin with neighborhood histories that are sometimes buried under decades of change and displacement, move on to how we reconcile history with our present, and then look forward to how future generations of Chicagoans will learn their history.

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About the curators:

Daniel Kay Hertz has written about urban issues for outlets including City Observatory, The Atlantic, Chicago Magazine, South Side Weekly, and the Chicago Reader. He grew up in Chicago, Madison, and Evanston, and lives in Edgewater. His book "The Battle of Lincoln Park" was published in October 2018.

Rayshauna Gray is a Chicagoan living in Cambridge. She's thrilled to be living her childhood dream of being a time travelling storyteller. She loves researching with Tufts University's history department and Center for the Study of Race & Democracy, Harvard's History Design Studio, and petting all the good dogs in Boston. She’s currently putting the finishing touches on Roseland, a book about the last 200 years of her family's history through the last seven generations of women in her family (out with Belt Publishing in Fall 2019)

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This event is part of City Bureau's #PublicNewsroom programming, a series of free, weekly workshops and discussions aimed at building trust between journalists and the communities they serve while shaping a more inclusive newsroom.

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Oct
18
to Oct 20

Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black: African American History, Culture & Digital Humanities Conference

Black Archives without Archivists, Black Curation without Curators: An Intra-Historical Conversation

This roundtable brings Black curators, archivists, and researchers together for a conversation about what digital and social media tools offer historians of African American life and history. The digital opens up space for "anyone" to be archivists or curators, but flattens experience and professional credentials. Does this help or harm practitioners of Black and Black diasporic history? What does social justice look like in this context, particularly those working directly with community organizations, community members, family members, as well as students? Are curators, archivists, and university-affiliated scholars speaking to each other and what do we need to learn from each other? Where do we need to check ourselves? The participants  on this roundtable, in collaboration with audience members, hope to generate a set of best practices for intra-historical engagement between community accountable scholars rooted in Black and Black Diasporic historical practice.  

Jarrett Drake
Doctoral Student
Harvard University

Lanae Spruce
Manager of Social Media and Digital Engagement
National Museum of African American History & Culture

Stacie Williams
Digital Learning and Scholarship Team Lead
Case Western Reserve University

Rayshauna Gray
Historical Researcher and Writer
Tufts University's History Department and Center for the Study of Race & Democracy
Harvard University’s History Design Studio (Hutchins Center for African and AfAm Research)

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

2018 Boston Book Festival

Celebrating the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire, Boston Book Festival presents year-round events culminating in an annual festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.

Advertised and promoted throughout New England, the Boston Book Festival anticipates more than 30,000 readers to attend the tenth annual event on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Attendees will come from across the Greater Boston area to hear presentations by renowned authors and speakers and to browse the exhibitors and vendors who make up the lively street fair. 

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Oct
6
6:30 PM18:30

20x2 Chicago: "Why Is It Important?"

20x2 is an ongoing project that exists to showcase the creativity that lurks in each of us. Writers, musicians, filmmakers, web geeks and other bon vivants are asked to take two minutes each to answer the question of the day. The results can be as varied as the emotions and reactions they evoke.

Launched in 2001 during SXSW Interactive, 20x2 has grown to an ever-expanding pantheon of participants. Founded in Austin by Kevin Newsum, Chicago's own Andrew Huff produced the first permanent satellite 20x2 Chicago show in 2013, with shows now happening twice annually.

Come see 20x2 live! It's the best way to enjoy two hours of dynamic originality you'll never forget.

Schubas
3159 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
20x2chicago@gmail.com
Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm

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Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

Reading at The Frunchroom

Hosted and co-produced by Morgan Park resident Scott Smith, The Frunchroom has played to packed houses since it began in April 2015. Previous readers run the gamut from reporters and writers at the Chicago Tribune (Lolly Bowean, peter Nickeas), WBEZ-FM (Natalie Y. Moore), DNA Info Chicago (Jen Sabella) and Bloomberg News (Mario Parker) to local residents (Lendon Sadler, Tim Baffoe, Troy LaRaviere), business owners (Carly Carney of Beverly Yoga Studio) and community builders (MBMHMC’s Jamal Cole).

In short, we try to represent all of the South Side, the stories that don’t often make headlines but represent the point of view of people who live here. We want to contribute to Chicago’s live lit scene by featuring writers, readers, artists and performers who are from the South Side or have something to say about it through personal stories, sharp commentary or historical perspective.

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May
20
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Salon Chicago Belt Publishing Night

Sunday Salon Chicago is delighted to host Belt Publishing for our May reading!

The readers:
Martha Bayne
Raymond Berry
Gretchen Kalwinski
Chloe Taft
and Rayshauna Gray 

Belt Publishing is a small, independent press founded in 2013 as a platform for new and influential voices from the Rust Belt and Midwest. Their sister publication is Belt Magazine.

Many thanks to Martha Bayne for curating the line-up! Our regular venue (the Riverview Tavern) is still under construction, so we'll once again be at the Celtic Crown Public House on Western and Cullom, just west of Roscoe Village. Look for the pub with the bright red door! The reading will be in the upstairs room.

RoscoeBooks will be selling Belt Publishing books at the reading.
 

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Apr
21
11:30 AM11:30

2018 Boston GLOW Career and Empowerment Conference

I'll be facilitating a conversation about Imposter Syndrome at the 3rd Annual Boston GLOW Career and Empowerment Conference. Boston GLOW seeks to uplift and validate the characteristics that make women great employees, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

Join women CEOs, Activists, Entrepreneurs, Community Leaders and more for a day of skills sharing and community building through workshops, conversations, and speakers. To see our schedule, speakers, and sessions, please visit: https://bostonglowcareerandempowerm2018.sched.com/

The Boston GLOW Career and Empowerment Conference uses an inclusive definition of “woman” and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people.

Should cost be a barrier to attendance, we have several scholarships available. Please fill out this short form for more details.

This event is sponsored by the Simmons Community Engagement and Boston GLOW.

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Feb
28
12:00 PM12:00

North Park University's Catalyst on Campus: Black Millennial Becoming

Explore the cultural moments that define this unique generation. Former North Parker Rayshauna Gray will share how she became an author, historian, advocate and educational explorer on her own terms. The event includes a panel discussion, free learning materials, and performances from the Black Student Union and Ubuntu Dance Team. Come hear about the important work African-American NPU alumni are doing across the globe.

On campus events bring Chicago to North Park on select Wednesdays. These afternoons are filled with meaningful city-centered events where students continue to enhance their education. For more information about this Catalyst on Campus event contact Rachel Johnson.

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Feb
20
6:30 PM18:30

General Assembly Boston's Ladies Lounge: Confronting Imposter Syndrome

Ladies Lounge is spending February with women who have overcome Imposter Syndrome to help us better understand what it is, how it manifests, and how we can go about fighting it.

Why it matters?
Ever felt like your success wasn’t earned? Ever got a new job or promotion and felt like you didn't deserve it? Worried that people will find out you’re a fraud and 'not deserving of the praise'? You've got Imposter Syndrome, but don't worry, it’s something we all experience.

Imposter Syndrome, also known as 'fraud syndrome', is defined as a concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a "fraud". It has been theorized that women experience imposter syndrome more often than men, and are uniquely predisposed to having it and feeling undeserving of their success in the workplace.

What you’ll take away?
Join our panelists to hear their own experiences on overcoming those feelings of self doubt. Recognize your strength and learn how to combat the phenomenon that is plaguing women and workplaces across the world.

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Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

#BlackGirlMagic: Black, Intelligent, and Educated - Now That's Power

The Black Law Students Association (BLSA) at Vermont Law School will present “#BlackGirlMagic: Black, Intelligent, and Educated—Now That’s Power,” a celebration and panel discussion from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in Yates Common Room at VLS. The event is free and open to the public and press, and will be streamed live at vermontlaw.edu/live.

The Huffington Post defines #BlackGirlMagic as “a term used to illustrate the universal awesomeness of black women. It’s about celebrating anything we deem particularly dope, inspiring, or mind-blowing about ourselves.” The #BlackGirlMagic event at VLS will celebrate Black History Month with women who lead in law and education, and include a panel discussion, light reception, and recognition and awards to honor achievement.

Guest panelists include Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Maria Araujo Kahn; New Haven, Conn., District Superior Court Judge Melanie Cradle; and Rayshauna Gray, coordinator of the Gender Initiative at Harvard Business School and a historical researcher at the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University.

“The Black Law Students Association is honored to welcome Justice Khan, Judge Cradle, and Ms. Gray to Vermont Law School,” said BLSA President Rasheta Butler JD’19. “Their careers and the paths they have taken are inspiring. We look forward to bringing together the greater Vermont Law School community to learn from these phenomenal women and to celebrate and empower women. All are welcome to join us.”

For more information about the #BlackGirlMagic event at VLS, email BLSA@vermontlaw.edu or RashetaButler@vermontlaw.edu.

The mission of the Black Law Students Association is to articulate and promote the professional goals and needs of minority law students, to encourage and foster professional competence, to focus on the relationship between minority law students and the law structure, to instill in minority law students a greater awareness of and commitment to the needs of the minority community, and to influence American law schools and legal associations to use their expertise and prestige to bring about change within the legal system in order to make it responsive to the needs of the minority community. BLSA collaborates with other student groups at Vermont Law School to promote diversity and enhance cultural awareness, and to make an impact on the institution, community and region in accordance with the missions of BLSA and the National Black Law Students Association.

For more information, visit vermontlaw.edu/blsa and like BLSA on Facebook.

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Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Global Diversity CFP Day - Boston

On Saturday 3rd February 2018 there will be numerous workshops hosted around the globe encouraging and advising newbie speakers to put together your very first talk proposal and share your own individual perspective on any subject of interest to people in tech.

These workshops have no specific language, framework or process as a focus. Even if your talk isn’t even related to tech we want to hear from you too! In short, if there is something that you want to shout to the world we're here to help you get there regardless of the boundaries of technology or communities.

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Jan
19
to Jan 21

ORD Camp 2018

ORD Camp is a two day, invitation-only unconference in Chicago. It’s a time to collect together the best minds in the Midwest and beyond, to spark new ideas and spread old ideas. People from many different fields and many different walks of life get together and share, teach, and learn about uniquely interesting topics.

The one thing that all invitees have in common is that they are exceptionally passionate about what they do. 

Location: Google Chicago

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20x2 Chicago: "How does it work?"
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

20x2 Chicago: "How does it work?"

20x2 is an ongoing project that exists to showcase the creativity that lurks in each of us. Writers, musicians, filmmakers, web geeks and other bon vivants are asked to take two minutes each to answer the question of the day. The results can be as varied as the emotions and reactions they evoke.

Launched in 2001 during SXSW Interactive, 20x2 has grown to an ever-expanding pantheon of participants. Founded in Austin by Kevin Newsum, Chicago's own Andrew Huff produced the first permanent satellite 20x2 Chicago show in 2013, with shows now happening twice annually.

Visit 20x2 Chicago here for the latest news on the next show, to connect with us on getting involved, or to pose a question of your own. And come see 20x2 live! It's the best way to enjoy two hours of dynamic originality you'll never forget.

The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
$10 online or at the door — all ages
20x2chicago@gmail.com
Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm

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