Have you been wondering how to translate your feminist study and activism from the campus to the "real world." This jam-packed one-day Mini Camp, hosted at the University of Richmond, will include: a chance to speak with folks doing feminist work in many different ways (from full-time to side-gigs to volunteer); an intensive hands-on resume workshop and tips to level up your job search; many opportunities to network and collaborate with other feminists from the area; and a keynote and conversation centering on telling your story with Jamia Wilson, the executive director of The Feminist Press.
Registration opens to the general public November 6, 2017 and space will be limited.
9:30 – 10:00: Registration and breakfast
10:00 – 10:45: Creating Community Guidelines
10:45 – 12:15: Breakout Session One
Group A. Hands-on Resume Workshop with Michelle Mercurio
Group B. Panel: Feminism Beyond the Campus, featuring: Mishawn Glover, Melissa-Irene Jackson, and Jelani Drew
12:15 – 1:00: Lunch Break (Lunch will be provided)
1:00 – 2:30: Breakout Session Two (groups swap)
2:30 – 4:30: Keynote and facilitated discussion with Jamia Wilson, Executive Director of The Feminist Press
4:30 – 5: Wrap-up - Where Do We Go From Here?
Jelani Drew, M.S.W. (they/them) is a recent graduate of VCU’s Master’s of Social Work program where I concentrated on social work administration, policy, and programming. Currently, they are an organizer for Southerners on New Ground, a board member of Virginia Anti-Violence Project, a facilitator at Side by Side, and they work as Richmond Peace Education Center’s Advocacy Coordinator. Their passion lies in empowering people of color and queer & trans people to thrive in all aspects of life and organize in creative ways.
Melissa-Irene Jackson, B.S., B.A (she/her) is a body image, eating disorder, and LGBT advocate with more than ten years of experience. Her work includes federal policy advocacy, sharing her own story of recovery, and a critical analysis of inclusion through scholarship, personal narrative, and spoken word.
Mishawn Glover (she/her) is a therapist and advocate who is passionate and dedicated to helping to provide resources, skills, and programs that will uplift, educate, and promote resiliency and holistic growth. Mishawn prides herself on being a catalyst of change and continues to be a voice for others through various programming and community organizing.
Michelle Mercurio (she/her) helps entrepreneurs and professionals tell their stories to get paid. As a consultant with 13 years experience in career coaching and a background in communications, education, training and workforce development, Michelle uses creativity and proven techniques to help her clients visualize their brands, strategize their social media, and position themselves to maximize impact & achieve their goals.
Jamia Wilson (she/her) is the Executive Director and Publisher of the Feminist Press at CUNY. Wilson is the youngest director in the Press's 47-year history, as well as the first woman of color to head the organization. Prior to joining the Feminist Press, Wilson was the Executive Director of Women, Action, and the Media and a staff writer at Rookie. Her work has appeared in several books such as Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop, The V Word, Slut: The Play, and When Grace Meets Power, and "I Still Believe Anita Hill."
Robey Martin of Remx, The Workforce Experts; Megan Wagner of Setliff & Holland; Jill Shropshire of Oscuro Jewelry; Amanda West of Hummingbird Gardens; Brewer's Cafe; Seo Kelleher, Richmond Life Coach; andVeronika Hendrickson of Die Küche.