Since the Women’s March took place in January 2017, there has been a growing sense of solidarity among women who refuse to be silenced. What began as a protest among women from every racial and socioeconomic background has evolved into a social and political movement. The last year has proven that women’s voices 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 a presentation from the anthology All the Women in My Family Sing as they read from their essays, answer questions, and sign books.
Camille Hayes is a communications professional, social change advocate, author and blogger, covering politics and women’s issues at her blog, Lady Troubles (www.ladytroubles. com). Her writing has been featured by The Good Men Project, Bitch magazine and the Ms. magazine blog, and she’s a former columnist for the Sacramento Bee. Camille holds a bachelor of science in psychology and a master of arts in English. When she’s not busy complaining about injustice, she likes to cook, make jam, hike and kayak near her home in San Francisco.
La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson is an educator, writer, certified Integral Coach and founder and CEO of BARUTI Enterprises. She is dedicated to creating and supporting environments for transformation. She was born in Oakland, California, and was a product of Oakland public schools before entering San Francisco State University. She received a bachelor’s degree in social work in the winter of 1984. La Rhonda, a much-sought-after speaker and facilitator, is proud of her nearly thirty-five-year career, which has focused on women’s wellness, providing access to healthcare, reproductive rights, community development and education. She is currently working on a novel and establishing a publishing company.
Belva Davis is the first Black woman to work as a television news reporter in the western United States. During her impressive career of nearly four decades, Belva has been honored with eight local Emmys, a number of lifetime achievement awards including the International Women’s Media Foundation’s, and honorary membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She is profiled in the Newseum, the world’s first interactive museum of news, and in the HistoryMakers Library of Congress collection, both in Washington, D.C.
She was one of the founding directors of the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco. Belva Davis has also received four honorary doctorates, and archives have been named for her at San Francisco State University and the Indiana University Bloomington Black Film Center. Her memoir, Never in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman’s Life in Journalism, was published in 2011.
Miriam Ching Yoon Louie is a Korean Chinese American writer whose works feature kick-butt heroines and their movements. A former member of the Third World Women’s Alliance, Louie was co-founder of the Women of Color Resource Center, Oakland, and served as media coordinator for Asian Immigrant Women Advocates and Fuerza Unida. Voices of Our Nations Arts schooled her in fiction and poetry; and Jamaesori, SisterSound and the Korean Youth Cultural Center taught her farmers’-style drumming. Check out her books, including Not Contagious—Only Cancer and Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take On the Global Factory, at www.rabbitroar.com. Louie is working on a tale of men of color who build a road through Burmese jungles as they fight enemies, both foreign and homegrown.