The Everyday Feminist with Latanya Mapp Frett

  • 03/28/2023
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Via Webinar


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The Everyday Feminist:
The Key to Sustainable Social Impact-Driving Movements We Need Now

With IWF NorCal member Latanya Mapp Frett

Tuesday, March 28
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Pacific)

We are seeing a wave of women’s rights rollbacks—from the repeal of Roe v Wade in the U.S. to systematic rights violations in Afghanistan. At the same time grassroots feminists are loudly standing up like never before, joining the protests in Iran or saying “me too.” worldwide.  Research shows these grassroots feminist activists and movements are the most effective levers against rising gender inequality as well as other social issues—but they and their work are often overlooked.

IWF NorCal member and Global Fund for Women CEO Latanya Mapp Frett argues that it shouldn’t be this way. In THE EVERYDAY FEMINIST: The Key to Sustainable Social ImpactDriving Movements We Need Now (Wiley; March 8th, 2023), she shows how grassroots feminists are changing the world—and what we can all do to support them as allies.

The book includes exclusive interviews with well-known activists like Tarana Burke, founder of the “me too.” movement and Loretta Ross, who was hugely influential in coining the term “reproductive justice.” But many of those she spotlights are unsung women committed to doing the continuous work to transform their communities and advance movements—what she calls everyday feminists.

Everyday feminists are often Black, Indigenous, and other people of color who began their activism without ties to an organization. They are uniquely positioned to come up with solutions because they have direct experience with the issues at hand.

Through roles with the United Nations, the US Government Foreign ServicePlanned Parenthood Global, and now Global Fund for Women, Latanya has learned valuable lessons from everyday feminists in action. With inspiring stories and actionable insights, she explores:

  • Who is an everyday feminist? They include women like Innocent, who turned her braiding salon in Nairobi into an informal resource center for refugees, and closer to home, Latanya’s mother, a survivor of domestic violence who worked to make social services more accessible. 
  • How are young everyday feminists in their adolescent years driving change?
  • How can the rest of us support everyday feminists–or become one?  

Everyday feminists are blazing a path to a more equitable world. Join us for this virtual event to hear more directly form Latanya!

Date: Tuesday, March 28

Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Pacific)

Location: Webinar via Zoom

Cost: Free, but registration is required to participate (webinar link and details will be included in the registration confirmation e-mail.)

Speaker Bio:

Latanya Mapp Frett [she/her/hers] is President and CEO of Global Fund for Women and serves on the Board of Directors for Global Fund for Women and Global Fund for Women UK, as well as Oxfam, and Management Sciences for Health (MSH). Global Fund for Women offers flexible feminist funding and support to create meaningful change that will last beyond our lifetimes. Since its founding, Global Fund for Women has supported over 5,000 grassroots organizations in 175 countries. Latanya was an Executive Director of the Emmy-nominated Fundamental Film series from Global Fund for Women. Latanya teaches at Columbia University and sits on several commissions and advisory boards. She started her career interning with the NAACP and served as a delegate to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and continues to fight for the human rights of women.

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