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Use the Power You Have: Pramila Jayapal and V (Eve Ensler) in Conversation
At a moment of immense political and social upheaval, join in a conversation that threads the intersection of identity, grassroots activism, and political leadership. Pramila Jayapal, the first South Asian American woman elected to Congress, shares the story of her political awakening, from progressive organizing to the Washington State Assembly to the House of Representatives, in her new book "Use the Power You Have: A Brown Woman's Guide to Politics and Political Change." She is joined by V, the iconic playwright, activist, and author of "The Vagina Monologues" formerly known as Eve Ensler, in a conversation that illustrates pathways to changing the world.
Please note that the capacity for this webinar is 500 attendees.

Jul 13, 2020 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Pramila Jayapal
Author, "Use the Power You Have"
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal represents Washington’s Seventh District, which encompasses most of Seattle and surrounding areas. The first Indian American woman in the House of Representatives, Jayapal has spent the last thirty years working internationally and domestically as an activist and advocate for economic, gender, and racial justice. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
V
(Formerly Eve Ensler, photo by Paula Allen)
V (formerly Eve Ensler) is the Tony award winning playwright of the theatrical phenomenon, "The Vagina Monologues" along with many other plays. She has authored a number of books including her latest best seller, "The Apology." She is founder of V-Day, the 22-year-old global activist movement which has raised over 120 million dollars to end violence against all women and girls—cisgender, transgender and those with fluid gender identities—and founder of One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end gender-based violence in over 200 countries, as well as a co-founder of City of Joy. A survivor of violence, V has dedicated her life to ending violence against all women and girls and mother earth.