Texas Tech University

Guest Speaker(s)

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April 25th | Pre-Conference Event

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Evening Kick-off Event, "Healing in the Arts" performance and talk back
    7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Reception
    Refreshments will be served following the performance
    Location: SUB Escondido Theatre

April 26th | Speaker(s)

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. - "How to Advance Social Justice Through Storytelling"
Matador Room | Student Union Building (upper level)

  • Jamia Wilson"Jamia Wilsonis many things: An activist. A feminist. A storyteller. A mediamaker. But more than anything, she is a natural-born thought leader. As Executive Director and Publisher of Feminist Press at City University of New York, the former Women, Action, and the Media Executive Director, TED Prize Storyteller, and former Vice President of Programs at The Women's Media Center, Jamia has been a powerful force in the social justice movement for nearly a decade. As a leading voice on feminist and women's rights issues, her work and words have appeared in and on several outlets such as New York Magazine, The Today Show, and The Washington Post. She's also a staff writer for Rookie and has contributed to several books such as Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop, and I Still Believe Anita Hill. But what we're most excited about is her own book that she's currently writing about Beyonce and feminism. (Yes, really.) It's no surprise she was named in Refinery29's "17 Faces of the Future of Feminism."  

    "It may be true that Jamia has spoken alongside feminist greats like Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda, but we think they're also lucky to have been alongside her. A true next generation leader, she has graced the stage at events such as TED Women, Netroots Nation, and Facing Race, and travels across the U.S. and beyond to college campuses to talk about race, feminism, spirituality, leadership, and so much more."-Fresh Speakers

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - "The Power of the Collective"
Matador Room | Student Union Building (upper level)

  • Mily Trevino SaucedaMily Treviño-Sauceda is Executive Director and Co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Inc. She began working in the agricultural fields alongside her family from eight years old until she was a young adult. Mily is credited for co-founding the farmworker women's movement in California. Prior to this, she worked as a union organizer with the United Farm Workers in 1970s and early 1980s. She also worked as a community worker with California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA). Mily raised her son, "Humberto," as a single mother. Humberto is affectionately referred to as "El Hijo de la Comunidad" (Son of the Community) because he would attend meetings and adults with his mother throughout his childhood. Mily first co-founded "Mujeres Mexicanas" (Mexican Women), in the Coachella Valley. With support of the CRLA Foundation, she co-founded Líderes Campesinas, in 1992, the first state-based farmworker women's unique grass roots organization that became a statewide movement of campesina leaders advocating on behalf of campesinas. Mily served as the Executive Director of Lideres Campesinas for more than 12 years and was later named President of Emeritus of the organization and a board member. In 2011, she helped to co-found Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, the first national farmworker women's organization. Mily has won numerous awards for her tireless efforts, including"100 Heroines of the World" in 1998 and the Cesar Chavez Legacy Award, among others.

    In 2016, the World Women Summit Foundation (WWSF) recognized her as one of nine laureates given the Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life. She earned a Bachelors' Degree in Chicano Studies with a Minor in Women Studies, at Cal State Fullerton and a Master's Degree in Social Sciences: Rural Development and Capacity Building, Women's Leadership and Oral History from Antioch University. Mily currently works as the head of programs for Lideres Campesinas and as a consultant. Watch her here at MAKERS 2018 Conference

April 27th | Workshop

  • Bandana Project9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. "The Power of the Collective"
    Organizing Workshop with Mily Trevino-Sauceda and others
    SUB Red Raider Lounge
    FREE and open to the public!
  • Register for this workshop only here