TEDxABQWomen- Dec. 1

When: Back to Calendar December 1, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: South Broadway Theater
1025 Broadway Blvd SE
Albuquerque,NM 87101
Cost: $40
Contact: http://www.tedxabqwomen.com/contact/
Categories: Networking Women's Issues

TEDxABQWomen is a locally organized TED event that will focus on women and women’s issues, with both local and non local speakers,  it will be held on Dec. 1 at the South Broadway Theater from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tickets are $40 and are on sale Oct. 5, to order tickets click here.

Speakers at TEDxABQWomen:

Ambar Calvillo: Ambar J. Calvillo is a second-year master’s student in the Educational Leadership program at the University of New Mexico and works as a Mentoring and Leadership Graduate Assistant at the UNM Women’s Resource Center.

Prossy Kawala: Originally from Uganda, Prossy Kawala has discovered that women are “media shy,” meaning that they are not using available platforms to advance women’s causes.  Prossy Kawala has five years of experience working in radio.

Elena Maietta: Elena Maietta,  a performed as a singer, pianist and cellist in the U.S. and abroad, will share how her nonprofit organization, OnQ Chorus, empowers young women through community service and the arts.

Kristi Davis: Kristi Davis served as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Marine Corps for more than 20 years, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel. She served on the Detainee Review Boards at Guantanamo Bay and Washington D.C., and as the Deputy Director for the NCIS. Davis teaches for the FBI, and currently serves as Director of The Cairn Consulting Group.

Mala Maña: An all-woman vocal and percussion ensemble, will give a musical performance featuring a variety of music from Latin pop to the folkoric rhythms of Columbia’s Pacific coast.  Mala Maña uses music as a medium for healing, empowerment and entertainment with the goal of producing a sound that inspires and represents a strong voice in society.

Justina Trott: Dr. Justina Trott is co-director and a senior fellow of the Women’s Health Policy Unit at the RWJF Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico, and president-elect of the American College of Women’s Health Physicians. In her talk, Dr. Trott will address how almost every aspect of the healthcare system is structured around a male norm, and how applying male norms to female bodies can result in serious and often fatal side effects. Trott will offer several policies that can improve health and save lives and money using a sex- and gender-specific approach to care.

Megan Kamerick: Megan Kamerick, a journalist for 20 years for a variety of publications in San Antonio, New Orleans and New Mexico, believes that women must speak up and and be represented in the media.  She received a master’s degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Kamerick volunteers at KUNM radio, where she hosts and produces news programs, and hosts the Global Music show. She is also producer and host of Public Square on New Mexico PBS.

Michelle Otero: Michelle Otero is a writer, actor and teacher. She is the author of Malinche’s Daughter, an essay collection based on her work in Oaxaca, Mexico with female survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, and her writing has appeared in New Mexico Magazine, and numerous literary journals. As an actor, she has performed with Teatro Nuevo México, The Vortex Theatre, and Las Meganenas, a Latina repertory troupe that uses performance to address issues facing women.

Nancy Marie Mithlo: Nancy Marie Mithlo, Ph.D., is an associate professor of art history and American Indian studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is the author of “Our Indian Princess: Subverting the Stereotype,” published as part of the Global Indigenous Politics Series by the School for Advanced Research Press. Her extensive relationship with the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe includes serving as senior editor for Manifestations: New Native Art Criticism.

Laura Mathis: Laura Mathis is an actress, author, teacher and public speaking coach, with more than 20 years of professional experience in film, theater, television and voice work. She is the author of the bestselling book, “Acting Skills for Lawyers.” Published by the American Bar Association, “Acting Skills for Lawyers” shares Mathis’ passion for the development of effective and powerful performance skills – even on an unconventional “stage” like the courtroom. Mathis is also the founder of Sol Acting Academy, an Albuquerque-based acting school.

Anna Verwaal: Anna Verwaal, RN, CLE, presents lectures and workshops all around the world. Topics of her lectures include the cellular memory of the birth experience; the physiological and hormonal blueprint for birth and bonding; and the emotional, psychological and spiritual aspects of conscious conception and childbirth.

Born and educated in the Netherlands, Verwaal is a maternal-child health nurse, a UCLA-Certified Lactation Educator, a Labor and Postpartum Doula Instructor, a Conscious Conception and Birth Consultant, and a birth photographer. Verwaal lent her expertise to the 2008 documentary, “The Business of Being Born.”

Lexie Shabel: Lexie Shabel began her career as a photographer, then shifted her focus to film. Shabel worked as a union and documentary camera assistant in the 1990s; she was frequently the only woman in a technical position on set. After working as a location scout, assistant director and camerawoman with the popular MTV reality series “Road Rules,” Shabel decided to try her hand at directing and producing her own films. Her company, Gringa Productions, has released two documentaries: “House of Rock” and “We Like to Drink: We Like to Play Rock n’ Roll.”

Kristin Carmichael: Kristin Carmichael is the author of “X That Ex: Making a Clean Break When the Relationship is Over” and is a domestic violence specialist at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. A licensed independent social worker with master’s degrees in social work and business administration, she has advocated for and counseled more than a thousand women attempting to leave abusive relationships, and is developing a medical-advocacy program dedicated to the safety of abuse survivors.

Marilyn Mason:Marilyn J. Mason, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, management consultant and organizational psychologist. She specializes in executive leadership development and change management, bringing her background in communications and family systems into corporate, family foundation and family business consulting. She has coached hundreds of senior executives and CEOs in a variety of businesses, ranging from small to Fortune 500 companies. She is the founding director of Journeys Unlimited, an adventure travel company, through which she leads cross-cultural outdoor wilderness journeys. Mason has recently completed her fourth book, “Igniting the Spirit at Work.”

Whisper Kish: Whisper Kish, representative of INSPIRE HIV Prevention: Initiative of Native Sisters Preventing Infectious Risks through Empowerment, will discuss self-determination, the risky behaviors women face in relationship to HIV and STDs, and solutions that both Native and non-Native communities can embrace. Whisper Kish received a master’s degree from the University of New Mexico in 2009 for her studies on sexual violence against indigenous women as a form of attempted colonization. She gives presentations with INSPIRE on a range of topics relating to Native women, self-determination and healthy sexuality.

Alma Rosa Silva-Banuelos: Alma Rosa Silva-Banuelos is the director of the LGBTQ Resource Center at the University of New Mexico. She is the founder and producer of Fire, a womyn-centric community building event featuring DJs, performers, designers, educators and artists. She has been a community organizer in her hometown, Albuquerque, since the late ’90’s, and has worked throughout New Mexico facilitating community gatherings to self-organize for social justice.