Our Common Purpose and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center proudly present Dr. Anna Malaika Tubbs, author of The Three Mothers, in conversation with Janée Woods Weber, Executive Director of Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF). Dr. Tubbs’s extensive research on activist mothers from the civil rights movement and beyond adds scope and dimension to CWEALF’s longstanding advocacy for women’s rights and opportunities in Connecticut. A relaxed format discussion centered on the empowerment of women and girls, especially those who are underserved or marginalized, our third salon program informs and inspires and will encourage audience participation.
Anna Malaika Tubbs is a multidisciplinary expert on current and historical understandings of race, gender, and equity. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a BA in anthropology, Anna earned her MA in gender studies and her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Cambridge as a Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Scholar. She is joined by Janée Woods Weber, an activist, advocate, facilitator and trainer for social justice issues, and the Executive Director of CWEALF, who previously served as Program Director at Everyday Democracy, a national nonprofit in Hartford that helps communities across the country create action around important issues such as food security, community prosperity, immigration, education, and undoing racism.
The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center presents three salons this season intended to explore the ways in which the Telling Our Nation’s Story initiative can engage communities throughout the country in direct, open-ended, and inclusive conversations about the complex and always evolving American story. Jonathan Cohen, Joan and Irwin Jacobs Program Officer for American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, will introduce the program and the broader implications and recommendations of Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century.
This is a free, virtual event. Registration is open.
Thank you to the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee, for helping to make this program possible.