WF community talk backs
Our Community Talk Backs assemble diverse groups of people and facilitated intergenerational conversation about relevant topics to advancing equity for women. These Talk Backs are dynamic and engaging.
Recognizing that convening the community is an important part of our work, the Women’s Fund organizes unique events throughout the year. Each is designed to provide information, connect people, create conversations and inspire action.
Many events are held in March in honor of National Women’s History Month. Our Community Talk Backs assemble diverse groups of people and facilitate intergenerational conversation about relevant topics to advancing equity for women.
We utilize a variety of venues to help set the tone for each panel discussion. We have experts in each subject willing to share their insights, perspectives and opinions. These became the backdrop for engaging conversations among attendees that prove communication is the first step in collaboration. We are grateful for all the support, attendance, and investments.
ABOUT THE BOOK
It can be hard to figure out the right thing to say. Language can feel like a minefield, and many people are afraid of making embarrassing mistakes or getting “cancelled.” Worried about sounding outdated or out of touch. Or concerned that they’re not being as respectful and welcoming as they want to be. Through her book, linguistic anthropologist Suzanne Wertheim offers six common-sense principles to create a new set of inclusive language skills.
- Reflect Reality: Ricardo Galaviz (any/all)
- Show Respect: Gillian Lester-George de Montesinos, speak. write. coach.
- Draw People In: Mia Zizzo-Gifford (she/her)
- Incorporate Other Perspectives: Daphne Ursu, Good Karma Brands
- Prevent Erasure: Elise McArdle (she/they), Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
- Recognize Pain Points: Amy Muehlbauer
Kate Brejcha, chair