Monday March 12, 2018 for the 9th Annual Wisconsin Women's Health Advocacy Summit at The Edgewater in Madison
There's nothing like it! You don't want to miss this amazing convening that unites advocates, providers, survivors, policy makers and women’s health supporters for a full day of networking, education, engagement and empowerment - all to help us collectively raise the status of Wisconsin women’s health!
8:00am Registration, Networking, Light Breakfast & Exhibit Table Visits
9:00am Welcome & Kick Off by Sara Finger, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Alliance for women's Health
9:30am Morning Keynote: Monica Simpson, SisterSong
10:15am "Whad'ya Know" Women' Health Policy Trivia Game
10:45am "All Women Rise" Panel on Disparities in WI facilitated by Sheri Johnson
12:00pm Networking Lunch & Pie Buy
12:50pm Presentation of WAWH Women's Health Leader Awards
1:00pm SHE Speaks Series
1:40pm Panel with Elected Leaders from All Levels of Government facilitated by Mike Murray
2:30pm Networking Break
3:00pm Training: Having Difficult Conversations
3:45pm Launch of Wisconsin Women #PersistAtThePolls Campaign
4:15pm Closing Message: Kelley Robinson, Planned Parenthood Action Fund
5:00pm Raffle Drawing & Pick Up
2018 ENGAGE LEVEL SPONSORS
2018 EDUCATE LEVEL SPONSORS
2018 MEDIA SPONSOR
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Edgewater Hotel under the "Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health". A discounted rate of $129 is being offered to our attendees.
If you need a room, book online or call 800-922-5512 and ask for the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health block rate by February 6th.
Pies being donated by:
Looking Glass Bakery
Market Street Diner
Norske Nook Deforest
Monica Raye Simpson is the Executive Director of SisterSong, a woman of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. A native of rural North Carolina, Monica organizes against human rights violations, the prison industrial complex, and structural racism through a feminist and interdisciplinary approach to Black liberation from a southern to a global scale. A true renaissance leader, she is also committed to birth justice as a certified Doula and centers the reproductive rights of black women as part of her practice. Monica’s masterful integration of activism and artistry “artivism,” created a path for the release of her first live album entitled Revolutionary Love, an album praised for its blending of her gospel roots and her passion for social justice. This innovative sound is what she calls Revolutionary Soul. As a performer who works to empower marginalized people and tear down broken systems, Monica was named as a New Civil Rights Leader by Essence Magazine and chosen as one of the Advocate magazine’s 40 under 40 leaders.
Kelley Robinson serves as the National Organizing Director at Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF), where she drives the strategy around movement building and leadership development for the organization. She spends her days amplifying community voices in the movement for sexual and reproductive health, access, and rights. Kelley is originally from Chicago and received her bachelor's degree in Sociology and Women's & Gender Studies from the University of Missouri. She has had the opportunity to organize and pursue social justice initiatives throughout her career, with special attention to protecting the rights of young people and communities of color. Kelley has gained myriad political and grassroots organizing experience through President Obama’s 2008 Campaign, as a researcher in the area of disaster studies, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, and most as a reproductive justice advocate and national organizer for Choice USA. Kelley serves on the board of SisterSong, the largest national women of color reproductive justice collective; as well as the Vice Chair of the board of the Alliance for Youth Action (formerly Bus Federation Action Fund).
T.R. Williams, M.A. - "I Am Not A Feminist"
Look, I know girls love Beyonce” unless you’re Dr. bell hooks (the author of Feminism is for Everybody). In this “Make America Great Again” era the reality of intersectionality is undeniable when analyzing the socio-political landscape of the country and committing to the work of justice. “I am not a feminist” is one woman’s narrative of how race, gender, religion and sexuality have led her to living a life outside of “the box.”
Alexia Sabor - "Treating the Gaps in the Patient Experience"
I was always a very healthy person – until, one day, I wasn’t. After being diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, I went from a lifetime of relatively superficial interactions with the medical system to a constant onslaught of medical appointments, procedures, and care planning. This is the story of how I spent 18 months advocating for myself to ensure I was getting the best treatment for me, what I learned about the patient experience during that time, and what I think we can do to improve the patient experience for all women.
Nela Kalpic - "Give Your Pain Meaning. A Story of Survival and New Beginnings"
Nela's story of survival reminds us that violence against women is a men's issue, and it happens all across the world. Nela was born is Serbia but she spent most of her young adult life living between Egypt and Kuwait where she was married to an abusive man in a cultural and legal climate that offered no hope for her and her children. After immigrating to United States in 2013, Nela was able to leave her abusive marriage and now she shares her story wishing to inspire and challenge the way we see domestic violence.