Tweet-cap: Our Inaugural #CommunityCaucus

Photo by Erica Pallo

Photo by Erica Pallo

*For more information on panel topics and partners, please click on the hyperlinks.

On Thurs. Feb. 9, #bossbabesATX hosted its first Community Caucus, a biannual gathering for thought leaders, activists and nonprofits. With topics ranging from sustainable consumerism to appropriation and intergenerational sexism, the night was characterized with an invigorating intellectual energy centered around the intersections of seemingly distinct community interests and issues.

More than 250 people joined us to hear 60+ speakers over the course of nine panels and three talks. (PS: Our hashtag for the evening was #bebetter17.)

We began the event with a focus-centered guided meditation by Bea Love Yoga.

Then, we launched into our topics for the evening.

Click here for panelist info on Sustainable Consumerism. Top tweets:

Click here for panelist info on Vote With Your Fork. Top tweets:

Click here for panelist info on Cultural Appropriation and the Ties to Colonialism and Capitalism. Top tweets:

Click here for panelist info on Gender Equity in the Workplace. Top tweets:

Click here for panelist info on Intra- and Intergenerational Transversal Sexism. Top tweets:

Click here for panelist info on Understanding Pro-Choice Policy and Resisting TRAP Legislation. Top tweets:

Click here for panelist info on Empowering Our Youth. Top tweets:

Click here for panelist info on Don't Just Start Something, Join Something. Top tweets:

Click here for speaker info on the Intersections of Social Action and Art. Top tweets:

Click here for speaker info on Accepting Individual Responsibility by Counter-Balance ATX. Top tweets:

Click here for speaker info on Civics 101 by the Austin Eco Network. Top tweets:

Click here for speaker info on Stronger Together: Collaboration and Coalition-Building by Deeds Not Words. Top tweets:

Thanks to all who participated, Spiderhouse for hosting us and to everyone who attended. Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback for this event, we'll produce an additional Community Caucus in the fall.

If you're interested in becoming a speaker, curating a panel, contributing to production, sponsoring costs or donating space, please email jane@bossbabes.org.


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