Last night we had the good fortune of hosting an incredible speaker series at our offices in Frogtown. To celebrate the launch of Together We Rise, the new book celebrating the Women's March, written by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Paola Mendoza (among others), we brought together a panel discussion to discuss activism and the latest in the Immigration fight happening on Capitol Hill.
Women (and a few men!) packed into our offices last night to educate themselves on the most pressing issues of the resistance—and the chance to shop, with proceeds benefitting United We Dream.
Clare introducing the panel, which included (from left to right): Ivan Ceja of Undocumedia, Leslie Duarte, Paola Mendoza, and moderator Cristela Alonzo.
The studio lit at night, featuring Together We Rise and our Vive La Resistance collection.
Paola Mendoza (one of the founders of the Women's March), breaking down the current challenges of passing a clean Dream Act. As moderator Cristela Alonzo said: "I don't want brilliance and greatness to be lost because of someone's skin color."
Some of the other founders of the Women's March were asked to stand to a round of rousing applause.
Guests including Marisa Tomei, Amanda de Cadenet, and Glamour's former Editor in Chief Cindi Leive taking part in the applause.
The group that made it happen, from left to right: Clare, Paola, Leslie, Ivan and Sarah Sophie!
Vive La Resistance