Looking to get inspired, connected and informed about women creating positive change locally and around the world? Check out Muse Women’s Conference planned for March 6 – 8th in Bend.
Muse Conference incorporates three days, 30+ presenters and a variety of Bend locations with programming that includes a Salon Series and First Friday Art Walk Exhibit on Friday; the Conference and Muse Reception on Saturday; and a Workshop Series with separate tracks for Teens and Adults facilitated by Muse presenters on Sunday.
Muse Conference Highlights
A full day of stories and performances is planned for Saturday, March 7th at the Tower Theater.
Do not miss Civil rights activist, author, and previous NAACP Chairperson Myrlie Evers-Williams, who will serve as keynote for Muse Conference on Saturday.
Those of you familiar with Myrlie know that her life’s work represents conviction and a deep passion for justice. Considered by many to be a national treasure, Evers-Williams delivered the invocation at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Lauren Fleshman is cofounder of Picky Bars, a writer, and an accomplished professional athlete. Her honest account of balancing a multi-passionate life serves as inspiration in The Fast Life her Runner’s World column reaching men and women around the world.
Have you seen the video Changing The World, One Word at a Time! recently circulating on Facebook? If so, you will especially enjoy hearing from Diane Luby Lane, founder of the Get Lit program, and Marquesha Baber, one of their young poets. Both will present at the Tower Theater, and also be featured in a Teen Workshop offered on Sunday at Central Oregon Community College.
Friday Salon Series
All are welcome to participate in Friday events including a Salon Series that features facilitated conversations focused on a variety of topics:
Outdoor Women with Lindsey Voreis
Mindful Parenting with Molly Carroll
Yoga and Body Image with Melanie Klein and Rolf Gates
Women and Leadership with Ruth Williamson
Teens Musing with Dr. Melody Moore
On Sunday, in-depth workshops offer two tracks of programming for Women and Teen Girls.
Celebrated yoga teacher and long time activist Seane Corn, co-founder of Off the Mat Into the World, returns to Bend for a special yoga workshop that recognizes The Sacred Art of Activism.
Noted author Lynne Twist will also offer an in-depth workshop focused on philanthropy.
Teen Workshops will include Poetry with Get Lit as well as a special Girls Who Code Session that celebrates the girls involvement in STEM programming.
Tickets are available online with limited quantities for the workshops. Find complete details on the Muse Conference website.