Ananda Celebrates the Power of Women & Girls at WOMANIFESTING in Action on March 19 in DC


Saturday afternoon was filled with powerful moments at the WOMANIFESTING in ACTION event held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in Washington, DC.


My digital sister Tracy Chiles McGhee, founder of Womanifesting, co-sponsored the event with the DC Public Library. It featured a call to action by Yasmine Arrington, a DC high school student who created ScholarCHIPS, a scholarship fund for aspiring college students with incarcerated parents. Yasmine is a senior at Benjamin Banneker High School. She is fierce, forward thinking, and filled with positive energy.  She is also a true leader and fashionista!  Watch a video of her call to action below.

I served as a panelist for the event and shared lessons learned from my recent trip to Haiti as a Heart of Haiti blogger ambassador and work with the Digital Sisterhood Network.  Check out my video recap below.  See the list of  program participants below.
Discussion Moderators:
-Marita Golden, Acclaimed Author, Master Literary Teacher and Co-Founder of the Hurston/Wright Foundation

-Nikita Mitchell, Gen Y Writer/Blogger, who was recently named one of the Top 10 Nonprofit Bloggers to Watch in 2011

Program Participants:

-DC Councilwoman Muriel Bowser

-Patricia Nalls, Founder & Executive Director, The Women’s Collective, 2010 Washingtonian of the Year

-Carrie L. Ellis, Director of Project Management, KaBOOM! & Board Chair, Teaching for Change

-Marielle Mariano, East Coast Coordinator, Chalk4Peace

-Jessica T. Solomon, Founder, The Saartjie Project & Chief Visionary Officer, Spark Creativity

Click here to listen my audio blog about the event.

Check out my Flickr photos from the event.

Read Tracy’s blog about the event.

Yasmine and Tracy
The audience
Yasmine & DC Councilwoman Muriel Bowser
Marita, Nikita, and Marielle
Marita and Ananda
Ananda and Jessica
Nona and Pat

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