Next week, history will be made in the United States once again.
On January 20, Senator Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the Vice President of the United States as both the first woman to hold the office and the first multi-racial.
This represents another huge step forward for inclusion in the nation’s highest offices and something we celebrate as part of the marginalized LGBTQ community ourselves.
And we’re not alone in cheering on this historic moment.
Sunday, the Passionistas Project presents I’m Speaking: Stories of Standing Up and Finding Our Voices.
The virtual event features six women sharing their personal stories followed by a roundtable discussion.
Those appearing during the presentation are singer/songwriter/voice actor Grey DeLisle Griffin; actress/writer/comedian Becky Yamamoto; Executive Director of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), Helen Torres; Registered Nurse and health writer Lisa Brooks; Founder of edu-Me and Personal Parenting Coach, Punam Saxena; and Founder & CEO of LAMIK Beauty, Kim Roxie.
Hosted by sisters Amy and Nancy Harrington (the Passionistas Project founders) and moderated by Vice President & Chief Curator at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum, Karen Herman, the event promises to be a remarkable celebration.
Tickets start at only $10 for general admission ($5 for students and teachers), and you can upgrade to various packages that include I’m Speaking swag. A portion of the proceeds and donations will be made to EveryLastOne.org and Girls Inc.
We can’t wait to see Kamala Harris preside over the Senate and show the world that diversity still has a place in the United States of America.
But until then, we’re beyond proud to celebrate these incredible women, too.
I’m Speaking: Stories of Standing Up and Finding Our VoicesEditorial credit: NumenaStudios / Shutterstock.com
Tickets: $5 to $65
Sunday, January 17
7:00 p.m. via Zoom