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How To Build a Movement

March 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Event took place March 18

Want to bring about change but not sure how to get started?

Sometimes we want to instill change but aren’t quite sure how to get started. Jamia Wilson, movement builder and storyteller, and La’Tasha D. Mayes of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, and Kelli Wilson Begay of Native Americans in Philanthropy shared their own journeys of activism and change through their personal and professional platforms. This discussion provided a wealth of insight and advice for participants who were seeking to do more intentional work to foster change and promote social justice. This session was moderated by Vision 2020 New York Delegate and President & CEO of Ms. Foundation for Women, Teresa C. Younger.

This discussion was recorded in-full and can be viewed below.


La’Tasha D. Mayes, Founder/President and CEO of New Voices for Reproductive Justice

Kelli Wilson Begay, Executive Project Officer of Native Americans in Philanthropy

Jamia Wilson, Movement Builder and Storyteller


          Teresa C. Younger, President & CEO of Ms. Foundation for Women

La’Tasha D. Mayes, MSPPM

La’Tasha D. Mayes, MSPPM

La'Tasha D. Mayes, MSPPM is a nationally recognized leader in the field of Reproductive Justice, Human Rights and leadership development for Black women and girls. La'Tasha is the Founder, President & CEO of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, a multi-state organization in Pennsylvania and Ohio dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women, femmes and girls headquartered in Pittsburgh with offices in Cleveland and Philadelphia.

New Voices advocates at the local, state and national level for Reproductive Justice - the Human Right of all people to control their bodies, sexuality, gender, work, reproduction and ability to form our families.

La'Tasha is a national thought leader on Reproductive Justice and has been published and featured in numerous media platforms including ColorLines, Essence Magazine, NBCNews.com, Rewire, Slate Magazine, The Nation and Time.com.

Follow La'Tasha on Social Media: @duxfemfac | #LaTashaDMayes

Jamia Wilson, MA

Jamia Wilson, MA

Jamia Wilson is a feminist activist, writer, and speaker. Prior to her role as vice president and executive director at Random House, Jamia was director of the Feminist Press at the City University of New York, and the VP of programs at the Women’s Media Center. Jamia has been a leading voice on women’s rights issues for over a decade. Her work has appeared in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, the Today Show, CNN, Elle, BBC, Rookie, Refinery 29, Glamour, Teen Vogue, and The Washington Post. She is the author of Young, Gifted, and Black, the introduction and oral history in Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World, Step Into Your Power: 23 Lessons on How to Live Your Best Life, ABC's of AOC, and the co-author of Roadmap for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Advocacy, and Activism for All. Learn more at www.jamiawilson.com.

Teresa C. Younger

Teresa C. Younger

Teresa C. Younger is an activist, advocate, renowned public-speaker, organizational strategist, and a proven leader in the philanthropic and policy sectors. Having spent over 20 years on the frontlines of some of the most critical battles for comprehensive equity and the elimination of institutionalized oppression, she now serves as the President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women.

Prior to joining the Ms. Foundation for Women, Younger served as the executive director of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and as executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut – the first African American and the first woman to hold that position.

Younger is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and in 2018 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters in Humanities from the University of New Haven. She is also a proud lifetime Girl Scout and Gold Award recipient.

Follow Teresa: Twitter: @MsTeresaYounger Instagram: @MsTeresaYounger Website: Forwomen.org

Kelli Wilson Begay, MS, MBA, RDN

Kelli Wilson Begay, MS, MBA, RDN

Kelli Wilson Begay belongs to the Kickapoo, Seminole, and Muscogee (Creek) tribes. She is an entrepreneur, wellness expert, and cultural connection builder for Indigenous communities. For the past 20 years, she has been dedicated to resolving and highlighting social determinants of health, and how they relate to lifespan discrepancies, through the lens of Indigenous worldviews. Kelli has worked with organizations large and small, from government agencies to tribal leaders on nutrition, cultural competency, community engagement, and program development. Kelli is the current Chief Strategy and Operations Officer for Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP), where she oversees programs and leads teams. She has recently provided leadership of responsive shifts in offerings at NAP for Indian Country during one of the most challenging times in recent history, including the pandemic health crisis, the social/racial reckoning, and environmental crisis. As an Indigenous woman, Kelli has an in-depth understanding of the unique qualities within Indian Country and embraces her work through innovative strategies that uplift and best serve Indigenous communities.


March 18
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


PA United States


Women 100

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