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UNWomen began seven years ago, and in this short amount of time, this group has made tremendous strides designing laws, policies, programs, and services to ensure that global standards are implemented to close the gender gap. Gender equality is a basic human right, and such achievement has enormous socio-economic ramifications and we know that Tulsa Women feel the same way.

So, two organization leaders are planning to do something about the gender inequalities that still remain deeply entrenched in our society, by examining the inequalities found in every society.

Both founded in the entrepreneur base-camp of downtown Tulsa, OK, Project 1948 and MUSED. are organizations created by women who are working to fulfill gender equality, because it’s time. It is impossible for women and girls to continue to believe in a vision of their own empowerment, when that empowerment is, in fact, a pose and a policy problem.

The directors of these organizations, Jenifer White and Victoria McArtor, have been invited to speak on behalf of civil society at the Commission for the Status of Women in March 2018.

Together, our work gives women and girls an opportunity to increase their leadership and participation, and to use their photography and artistic inclinations for a more noble purpose. When we are the center of our world we cannot see (or serve) the real world. With the rise of a Kardashian-rich and value-poor culture, we hope to turn the perspective around from self to community. But first, we need your help.
 

 
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Jenifer and Victoria are joining their missions together to advocate for women's gender parity and will return with a plan for how to bridge the gap of gender equality through therapeutic arts. After their presentation at the UN Women conference, separate parallel events, and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, Jenifer and Victoria plan to complete the following tasks:

  • forge effective partnerships with international citizens, diplomats, and member states.

  • Return to Tulsa with a plan to increase leadership and participation in girls and young women.

When an injustice is committed against one woman, all women are affected. When we challenge said injustices with pointed calls to action, sustainable development becomes accessible for every woman and every man, for every generation. We have not yet had 3 generations of women supporting themselves, we must show our daughters how. With your generous donation, we can help women break the glass ceiling from the outside and within. We couldn’t do this without you.
 

 
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Let's break bread, open a bottle,
and dig deep into the issues...

Leading up to the spring conference, Jenifer and Victoria (with help from Dr. Bradley Brummel) will be collecting surveys from men and women in Tulsa with the hopes of collecting a cacophony of local voices. Our Mrs. Jeffersonian Dinners will help us further dig deeper into the conversation started by the survey questions.

Here's an outline of a Mrs. Jeffersonian Dinner:

7 p.m.: Cocktails, light conversation before seating.

7:30 p.m.: Moderator opens by explaining the ground rules.  Most important: No talking to your neighbor; we are having a whole-table conversation. The moderator will ask each person at the table to respond to the opening question. Then, the discussion begins!  The moderator will keep the conversation relevant, prevent side discussions from breaking up the table, and ensure that no one or two people are overly dominant.

9:15 p.m.:  The moderator will ask each person at the table to describe any ideas or thoughts they had during the discussion that they would like to follow up on or schedule time to chat with Jen and Victoria before the conference in March.

Are you interested in hosting a Mrs. Jeffersonian dinner in your home or at your favorite restaurant? Let us know, we'd love to plan an experience with you and your group!

 


MRS. JEFFERSONIAN BRUNCH

hosted by:

GLENDA SILVEY
EMILY WEBB | ARTIST
THE TULSA GARDEN CENTER

saturday, january 6th
eleven - one o'clock

Leading up to UN Women Conference this Spring, Jenifer White and Victoria McArtor (with help from Dr. Bradley Brummel from the University of Tulsa) will be collecting surveys from men and women in Tulsa with the hopes of collecting a cacophony of local voices. 

Our Mrs. Jeffersonian Brunch, co-hosted with Emily Webb Designs, the Tulsa Garden Center, and moderator Glenda Silvey, long term News On Six television anchor, will help us further dig deeper into the conversation started by the survey questions.

Women and men are invited to join us in a "Jeffersonian" style conversation, sip champagne, nibble on tea sandwiches, participate in an arts therapy exercise, and engage in an inspiring conversation for acheiving gender equality in Tulsa. 

When an injustice is committed against one woman, all women are affected. When we challenge said injustices with pointed calls to action, sustainable development becomes accessible for every woman and every man, for every generation. We have not yet had 3 generations of women supporting themselves, we must show our daughters how. With your generous donation, we can help women break the glass ceiling from the outside and within. 


 

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Tickets are $20 and include:

  • an open mimosa bar,

  • brunch foods,

  • encouraging discussion from both sides about gender parity in Tulsa,

  • an arts therapy exercise,

  • and a special gift from Emily Webb Design


Because your voice is extremely important to us, space is extremely limited.


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Just to tell you a bit about our backgrounds...

Dr. Jenifer White’s Project 1948 provides a donated camera to young women and girls, and instantly offers them an empowerment tool for access to media, information and communication technologies, not to mention artistic expression, and acknowledgement of time and place. First, women’s experiences are magnified in a therapeutic art form through photography. Secondly, Project 1948 serves as a civil society platform for amplifying the voices of women as they express community concerns.

In a similar theme but different artistic form, MFA Victoria McArtor’s MUSED. Organization teaches a 6-week critical and creative writing workshop in Tulsa Public Schools called The Reverse Selfie Project. Students are often thought what to think, but not how to think. This workshop instantly gives young women and girls an empowerment tool to access their inner voices, and helps them see beyond their surface level. First, our literature component teaches the therapeutic art reading for curiosity and writing as a method to, as the ancient Greek sages said, “know thyself.” Second, our emotional literacy component helps bridge the gap between our present and our future selves.
 


Schedule

  • Thursday, March 8th:
    + Team will fly to NYC on International Women’s Day!

  • Friday, March 9th:
    + Team will check in to UN; retrieve grounds passes, print information from INDICO (the UN registration system), and prepare our events.

  • Saturday, March 10th:
    + Team will meet UN volunteers. 
    + Jen and Victoria will meet with Dr. Domi at Columbia University and prepare for their lecture.
    Team will meet with Olivia, our NGO/UN representative for Project 1948.

  • Sunday, March 11th:
    + CSW62 Consultation Day
    + Team will meet with Richard Horowitz (Counterterrorism NGO founder and UN conference pro, he will help us navigate through the experience).

  • Monday, March 12th:
    + CSW62 Commission on the Status of Women Conference begins.
    + Lunch in Diplomat’s Room (Appointment with whom is TBD).

  • Tuesday, March 13th:
    + CSW62 Commission on the Status of Women Conference.
    + CSW62 Reception at NYU Kimmel Center.
    + Lunch in Diplomat’s Room (Appointment with whom is TBD).

  • Wednesday, March 14th:
    + CSW62 Commission on the Status of Women Conference.
    + Interviews with global leaders, Samuel Smith Photography + Essays by Jen and Victoria + restructuring therapeutic arts curriculum.
    + Lunch in Diplomat’s Room  (Appointment with whom is TBD).

  • Thursday, March 15th:
    + CSW62 Commission on the Status of Women Conference.
    + Interviews with global leaders, Samuel Smith Photography + Essays by Jen and Victoria + restructuring therapeutic arts curriculum.
    + Lunch in Diplomat’s Room (Appointment with whom is TBD).

  • Friday, March 16th:
    + CSW62 Commission on the Status of Women Conference.
    + Interviews with global leaders, Samuel Smith Photography + Essays by Jen and Victoria + restructuring therapeutic arts curriculum.
    + Lunch in Diplomat’s Room (Appointment with whom is TBD).

  • Saturday + Sunday, March 17-18th:
    Team will take the weekend off to explore NYC and refuel our energy!

  • Monday, March 19th:
    + CSW62 Commission on the Status of Women Conference.
    + Interviews with global leaders, Samuel Smith Photography + Essays by Jen and Victoria + restructuring therapeutic arts curriculum.
    + Lunch in Diplomat’s Room (Appointment with whom is TBD).

  • Tuesday, March 20th:
    + CSW62 Commission on the Status of Women Conference.
    + Interviews with global leaders, Samuel Smith Photography + Essays by Jen and Victoria + restructuring therapeutic arts curriculum.
    + Lunch in Diplomat’s Room (Appointment with whom is TBD).

  • Wednesday, March 21st:
    + CSW62 Commission on the Status of Women Conference.
    + Interviews with global leaders, Samuel Smith Photography + Essays by Jen and Victoria + restructuring therapeutic arts curriculum.
    + Lunch in Diplomat’s Room (Appointment with whom is TBD).

  • Thursday, March 22nd:
    + CSW62 Commission on the Status of Women Conference.
    + Interviews with global leaders, Samuel Smith Photography + Essays by Jen and Victoria + restructuring therapeutic arts curriculum.
    + Lunch in Diplomat’s Room (Appointment with whom is TBD).
    + Schedule Poetry & Film Screening Event at Rockefeller Center.

  • Friday, March 23rd:
    + CSW62 Commission on the Status of Women Conference.
    + Interviews with global leaders, Samuel Smith Photography + Essays by Jen and Victoria + restructuring therapeutic arts curriculum.
    + Lunch in Diplomat’s Room (Appointment with whom is TBD).

  • Saturday, March 24th:
    + CSW62 Artisan Fair.

  • Sunday, March 25th:
    +Team flies home

  • Saturday, March 31st:
    + Since our team will have been hobnobbing with the leaders who have made advances in civil society, and we have spent time translating how their success can be replicated for our culture, we will present our action plan at the Summit Club for a final Mrs. Jeffersonian Finding Report Presentation.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

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