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    Presented by Bank of America
    Talk

    A Seat at the Table: Finding Equal Footing through Storytelling

    Listen to how fearless women are transforming their industries.

    Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 7:00 - 8:30 PM @ Harris Theater
    Tickets are not available at this time.
    Lena Waithe
    Emmy Award–Winning Writer & Actress
    Elaine Welteroth
    Editor-in-Chief, Teen Vogue
    Bozoma Saint John
    Chief Brand Officer, Uber
    Robin Givhan
    Pulitzer Prize–Winning Fashion Critic, Washington Post
    Talk
    Talks are 90-minute electrifying, action-inspiring onstage programs, featuring four to six world class thought leaders who each present ideas on a single theme through either an individual presentation or a one-on-one conversation with a host.

    Storytelling is the backbone of our civilization and yet, in this country, not all stories have been given equal weight. At this Talk, we’ll look at the burgeoning storytelling power of women of color, hosting a group of women who, using grassroots projects of their very own, share their stories with the world and revolutionize industries in the process. They have created their own avenues to success by sharing their truths, even if people aren’t ready to listen. Learn how these bold and fearless individuals create inspiring work by never shying away from the truth.

    When
    Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 7:00 - 8:30 PM
    Where
    Harris Theater
    205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601
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    • Come to the Chicago Ideas Week Lab: Finding Your Voice With VOXX and Queens Brunch for an interactive workshop. Claim your spot today.
    • Read about how Bozoma Saint John is bringing her whole self to Uber. 
    • Have an opinion? Don’t be afraid to voice it on social media.
    • Check out Master of None on Netflix to explore work by Lena Waithe.
    • See some of the fantastic work by women of color by adding Dear White People, Insecure and Brown Girls, among other programs, to your watch lists.
    • Spend the day listening more than speaking.
    • Delve deeper into Lena Waithe who Buzzfeed named “What The Future of Hollywood Looks Like."
    • Take a look into how white directorship impacts Hollywood’s top-grossing films.
    • Try some creative writing and place yourself as the protagonist. What does your story tell?
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