Jennifer Pozner - Reality Bites
Jennifer L. Pozner is media critic, lecturer and founder and executive director of Women In Media & News (WIMN), a women’s media analysis, education and advocacy organization. Pozner’s work has appeared in outlets such as Ms., Newsday, Chicago Tribune, Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, AlterNet.org, WomensEnews.org, among others, and a variety of anthologies about women, media, politics and popular culture. She has appeared as a commentator on ABC News Now’s “Top Priority,” MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country,” Comedy Central’s “Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” the Oxygen Network, Free Speech TV, Pacifica Radio and numerous radio and documentary projects.
In 2006, Pozner was selected as a member of Girls in Government’s “The Real Hot 100,” which – in response to Maxim magazine’s annual babes-in-bikinis list – redefined what it means to be “hot” by honoring young women leaders who are breaking barriers, fighting stereotypes, and making a difference in their communities or the nation.
Sofia Quintero - Trailblazing: the Women WHO CAME BEFORE YOU AND HOW YOU'VE ALREADY GOT NEXT
Ivy-league homegirl, Sofia Quintero is a writer, activist, educator, and speaker. Born into a working-class Dominican-Puerto Rican family in the Bronx where she still resides, she earned a BA in history-sociology from Columbia University in 1990 and her MPA from the university's School of International and Public Affairs in 1992. Quintero co-founded Chica Luna Productions, with Elisha Miranda, to identify, develop and support other women of color seeking to make socially conscious entertainment in 2001. Chica Luna’s signature project The F-Word is a multimedia justice project for young women of color ages 16-25 that seeks to build the next cadre of socially conscious filmmakers.
Under the pen name Black Artemis, Sofia wrote Explicit Content - the first novel about hip hop with female protagonists - which was published by New American Library/Penguin in August 2004. Her second Black Artemis novel Picture Me Rollin’ was published in June 2005, and her third Black Artemis novel Burn hits bookstores this year. Quintero’s novels as Black Artemis have been hailed by critics of all stripes – reviewers, educators and readers – for being as intelligent and substantive as they are entertaining and accessible.
Brittan Berry - Youth in Action Speaker
Brittan is an alum of the ISGP conference, first attending in the summer of 2004 as a student at The Webb Schools. Brittan graduated from Webb in 2005 and started at Harvard University that fall, where she studied Sociology and was a member of the varsity track and field team. Brittan was the recipient of the Rockefeller Fellowship, and after graduating in 2009 she spent a year in South Africa’s rural townships doing community development work, focusing her efforts on orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS. Today, as an HR Rotational Associate at Google, Brittan spent her first nine months working at YouTube and is currently on the HR Communications team at Google’s headquarters in California.
An evening concert by the soulful Edie Carey
and aspiring songwriter Mali Bowers!
"Carey may have started out wanting to be a doctor but she found her true
calling in music. Her pop-folk songs are smart tales of love, life and
--Chicago Sun Times
"Edie Carey is gifted with one of those voices that could sound great
singing anything…Vulnerable and pleasing, Carey draws us into her
world, where we find we have a lot in common." --Paste Magazine
Read more and hear Edie sing.