2019 Speakers & Panels
PETER WEGE AUDITORIUM AT WEALTHY THEATRE
Special Screening of Feminist Horror-Comedy Cult Classic, TEETH
6:00 - 7:45 p.m. in Peter Wege Auditorium
Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence. Starring Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman, Ashley Springer, and Lenny Von Dohlan.
Pierpoline and Keegan will discuss how the vagina dentata-themed movie overcame a bungled studio release to find cult acclaim among young women. Themes include rape culture, sexual assault, and female anatomy.
KONING MICRO-CINEMA AT WEALTHY THEATRE
Better in Color: Lizzo
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in Koning Micro-Cinema
Body-positive singer and rapper, Lizzo, has taken the world by storm. A panel of WoC discuss the effect Lizzo has had on them personally, in the pop music world, and in the social justice movement. Featuring panelists:
Lady Ace Boogie, Music Artist / Community Activist
Crystal Gause, Music Event Producer
Moderated by Latesha Lipscomb, Brainiac. Creative Genius. Purveyor of Cool.
Stand Up: Workplace Harassment & Racial Justice with Tracy Evans
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Koning Micro-Cinema
Former Founders Brewing employee who filed a lawsuit for racial discrimination discusses how to work hard, love hard, and be a good human.
Coexist: Religion & Feminism
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in Koning Micro-Cinema
Can you be deeply religious and a feminist? A diverse panel of religious leaders from the Grand Rapids area contemplate this question. In partnership with Fountain Street Church. Featuring panelists:
Rev. Rachel Johannan Bahr
Rev. Jessica Bratt Carle, Chaplain, Spectrum Health / Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Rev. Ruth Bell Olsson, Pastoral Associate, Mayflower Church / Global Activist
Moderated by Rev. Katherine Lee Baker, Minister, Reformed Church in America
FSC Screen Club: Pose
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Koning Micro-Cinema
FSC Screen Club dives deep into the award-winning FX show, Pose, a drama spotlighting LGBTQ rights and the AIDS crisis during New York’s underground ball culture, a movement that first gained notice in the 1980s. Making television history, Pose features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles. Featuring panelists: