Upcoming Events

Since the Women’s March in January 2017, there has been a growing sense of solidarity among women who refuse to be silenced. What began as a protest of women from every racial and socioeconomic background has evolved into a social and political movement. The last several months have proven that women’s voices really do matter and can make a difference. As human rights and justice are being challenged around the world, this monumental and timely collection of poetry and prose raises the voices of women of color. Join editor Deborah Santana and contributing authors in presentations of All the Women in My Family Sing on the following dates. In these dynamic events, the authors will read from their essays, answer questions, and sign books. 



Past Events

Women’s History Month Celebration with Our Voices Our Stories SF on March 27, 2019

Authors: Deborah Santana, Editor, Dera Williams, Meilan Carter-Gilkey, Michelle Mush Lee, Natalie Baszile, Randi Bryant-Agenbroad, Tara Dorabji, Kira L. Allen

Newtonville Bookstore Event Newtonville MA on October 4, 2018

Authors: Deborah L. Plummer, Fabiana Monteiro, Lisa A. Jones, Katherin Garland

On September 11, 2018, CPS Lectures hosted an All the Women in My Family Sing event for its community. CPS Lectures is a free discussion series that takes place every few months in San Francisco. It is a program of the nonprofit The diaTribe Foundation. The series honors the memory of Cyril Patrick Shaughnessy, Jr., Kelly's father, who died in late 2002 and love discussions and learning.

Authors: Maria Ramos-Chertok, Want Chyi, Wanda Holland-Greene, Camille Hayes, Marti Paschal, and Deborah Santana

Vineyard Haven Library Event, Vineyard Haven MA on August 22, 2018

Authors: Lisa A. Jones, Lalita Tademy, Kristin Leavy-Miller

On June 21st, the SF Foundation hosted an All The Women In My Family Sing reading for their donors, sponsors and the public. The San Francisco Foundation is one of the largest community foundations in the country. Over 70 attendees attended this event and listened as Deborah Santana along with authors Camille Hayes, La Rhoda Crosby-Johnson, Belva Davis and Miriam Ching Yoon Louie read excerpts from the anthology.

All the Women in My Family Sing Book Event at the De Young Museum, San Francisco on March 25, 2018

All photos: Drew Altizer Photography

Video from three Bay Area events



On March 15, 2018,  Powerhouse Arena was home to the Brooklyn NYC launch and author readings of Deborah Santana's acclaimed anthology All the Women in My Family Sing: Women Write The World — Essays on Equality, Justice, and Freedom.


On Sunday, March 11th from 3 pm - 5 pm at Impact Hub Oakland,  Deborah Santana joined an all-girls panel from the girls' leadership organization, Cinnamongirls to discuss All the Women in My Family Sing with authors Veronica Kugler, Randi Bryant-Agenbroad, Sridevi Ramandan, and Meilan Carter-Gilkey. The East Bay Community Foundation and the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan sponsored the event which gave a free anthology to every girl. All photos: Jaylah Williams

BOOK PASSAGE, Corte Madera, CA February 3, 2018 Authors Camille Hayes, Maria Ramos-Chertok, Meilan Carter-Gilkey, and Kira Lynne Allen 

BIRD & BECKETT San Francisco, CA February 7, 2018 Authors La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson, Samina Ali, Denise Diaab, and Camille Hayes
EAST WEST BOOKSHOP Mountain View, CA February 8, 2018 Authors Tara Dorabji, Samina Ali, and Kira Lynne Allen
COPPERFIELDS   Santa Rosa, CA  February 10, 2018 Authors Camille Hayes, Denise Diaab, and Tammy Thea
LAUREL BOOK STORE Oakland, CA February 15, 2018 Authors Shizue Seigel, Phiroozeh Petigara, Kira Lynne Allen, Sridevi Ramanathan, Dera R. Williams, and Miriam Ching Yoon Louie
ESO WON BOOKS Los Angeles, CA  February 22, 2018 Authors Camille Hayes, Michelle Mush Lee, and Kira Lynne Allen
BARNES & NOBLE San Jose, CA February 28, 2018 Authors Denise Diaab, Tammy Thea, Vicki L. Ward, and Dera R. Williams
MUSEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA San Francisco, CA March 3, 2018 Authors Michelle Mush Lee, Belva Davis, Want Chyi, Lalita Tademy, and Veronica Kugler
IMPACT HUB OAKLAND Oakland, CA March 11, 2018 Authors Sridevi Ramanathan, Meilan Carter-Gilkey, Randi Bryant-Agenbroad, Veronica Kugler, and Tara Dorabji
POWER HOUSE ARENA Brooklyn, NY March 15, 2018 Authors Mercy L. Tullis-Bukhari, Menen Hailu, Mila Jam, Porochista Khakpour, and Kristin Leavy Miller
TURN OF THE CORKSCREW New York, NY March 16, 2018 Authors Menen Hailu and Mercy L. Tullis-Bukhari
HARVARD BOOKSTORE Cambridge, MA March 19, 2018 Authors Lisa A. Jones and Deborah L. Plummer
DE YOUNG MUSEUM San Francisco, CA March 25, 2018 Authors Belva Davis, Natalie Baszile, Nayomi Munaweera, and Nashormeh Lindo
THE HAMLIN SCHOOL San Francisco, CA March 30, 2018 Authors Maria Ramos-Chertok, Nayomi Munaweera, Wanda M. Holland Greene, Vicki L. Ward, Shizue Seigel, Kira Lynne Allen, and Randi Bryant-Agenbroad
PRIVATE HOME Pasadena, CA  April 12, 2018 Authors Camille Hayes, Michelle Mush Lee, and Lisa A. Jones
SF THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY San Anselmo, CA April 19, 2018 Authors Marti Paschal, Denise Diaab, Want Chyi, and Janine Shiota
OAKLAND CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING Oakland, CA April 27, 2018 Authors Meilan Carter-Gilkey, Kira Lynne Allen, Sridevi Ramanathan, and Dera R. Williams
BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL Berkeley, CA April 29, 2018 Authors  Camille Hayes, Michelle Mush Lee, Samina Ali, and Belva Davis

VINEYARD HAVEN LIBRARY Vineyard Haven, MA  August 22, 2018 Authors Lisa A. Jones, Lalita Tademy, Kristin Leavy-Miller, moderated by Callie Crossley
CPS LECTURES BENEFIT FOR THE diaTribe FOUNDATION, San Francisco, CA September 11, 2018 Authors Maria Ramos Chertok, Want Chyi, Wanda Holland-Greene, Camille Hayes and Marti Paschal
FREE TO SING EVENT SPONSORED BY UNITED COLORS OF SISTERS San Jose, CA September 29, 2018 Authors Denise Diab, Maria Ramos Chertok
NEWTONVILLE BOOKSTORE, Newton, MA October 4, 2018 Authors Fabiana Monteiro, Lisa A. Jones, Deborah Plummer, K E Garland