2017 Speakers & Panels 



Feminist Parenting: How to Raise a Rebel Kid
1:30-2:15 p.m. in The Theater

Jes Kramer, Mama / Musician / Community Organizer / Wealthy Theatre Business Manager

Erica Guthaus, CD, Family Transition Specialist / Mom of 4

Jenna Arcidiacono, Chef and Owner, Amore Trattoria Italiana 

Iantha María Fyolek, Medical Interpreter, Spanish <> English

Chris VanHoven, Project Manager / Father of 3 


Sketch Comedy with Funny Girls
1:15-2:00 p.m. in The Commons 

Representation on Set: Why Having Women on Your Crew Matters
2:30-3:15 p.m. in The Commons 

Brandi Roberson, Key Grip / Best Girl Grip

Carese Bartlett, Producer, S2S Studios

Alyson Caillaud-Jones, Writer / Director, S2S Studios

Sara Jo Tchozewski, Audio Engineer, S2S Studios

Art is a Drag: What Drag Means For Feminism
3:45-4:30 p.m. in The Commons

Salem Massacre (Kaylee Britton)

Jack Dup (Rachel Britton)

Ginger Ambrosia (Nathan Bentley)

Art is a Drag: Drag Show
4:30-5:30 p.m. in The Commons


I’m Not Okay, and That’s Okay: Mental Health Advocacy When Everything Sucks with Elena Gormley
6:15-7:00 in The Commons

That’s Not Yours: Cultural Appropriation in Popular Culture
7:30-8:15 p.m. in The Commons

Edye Evans Hyde, Executive Director of Ebony Road Players / Jazz Vocalist / Actor

Hugo Claudin, Artist / Owner of Mexicans Sans Frontieres

Nancy Gallardo, GRCMC Staff / Theatre Instructor / Activist / Water Protector


The Final Girl: Feminism and Horror Films with Jennifer Proctor 
9:00-9:45 p.m. in The Commons


Indie Media: Free Speech and Fake News
12:30-1:15 p.m. in The Studio

Holly Bechiri, Editor-in-Chief, cultured.GR

Denavvia Mojet, Co-Founder, EquityPAC / Host, "Political Pulse with Denavvia Mojet" on 97.3 the Beat Grand Rapids

Bryn Perkins, The F-Bomb Radio

Lauren Yentz, The F-Bomb Radio

Shannon Leigh Louise, The F-Bomb Radio


Women in Advertising: A 15-Year Study with Dr. Kathryn Woods
1:45-2:30 p.m. in The Studio

More Than Cartoons: An Interactive Animation Workshop
3:00-3:45 p.m. in The Studio

Know Your Rights: Social Justice and the Law with Diana R. Lamphiere, J.D.
4:15-5:00 p.m. in The Studio

What’s the T?: Misrepresentation of Trans and Gender-Nonconforming Folks in Media
5:30-6:15 p.m. in The Studio

Kayden Grinwis, Web Director, 8THIRTYFOUR Integrated CommunicationsGrand Rapids Pride Center Board Member

Oshè Davis, newbie recovering addict / mental health aficionado

Forrest Hosea, genderqueer person / LGBTQ+ activist

Zade Moore, LGBTQ+ activist

Ellie Webster, Grand Rapids Pride Center Board Member


My Body is NSFW: Working in the Style Industry as a Plus-Size Woman
6:45-7:30 p.m. in The Studio

Latesha Lipscomb, brainiac / creative genius / purveyor of cool / Sole Proprietor of I Got Face Cosmetic Concierge

Kelly Koning-Ramic, Agency Owner, The Matthew Agency (modeling and talent agency)

Krystle Hunter, Owner of Tailor Made Bridal 

Francie VanHoven, plus-size princess / hair and makeup artist at Avantgrade Salon & Spa


Dream Big: The Brains Behind 'Super Hungry Podcast' and Snowball Studios with Virginia Anzengruber 
8:00-8:45 p.m. in The Studio