Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit 2024: Cultivating Healing, Hope, and Community Towards Liberation

Sat April 13th 2024, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Event Sponsor
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Clayman Institute for Gender Research
Department of Theater & Performance Studies
Graduate School of Education
Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA)
Sociology Department
Stanford Humanities Center
Women's Community Center
Bechtel Conference Center Courtyard


The Stanford Women’s Community Center presents:

Gender, Equity, and Justice Summit 2024

Cultivating Healing, Hope, and Community Towards Liberation 

Saturday, April 13 from 11am-1pm

Bechtel Conference Center Courtyard

10:45 am: check-in and coffee bar by Nirvana Soul 

Register now to reserve your spot!!!

Space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. 

Join us for a brunch (catered by Nirvana Soul) with amazing community organizers and activists, as well as an inspiring keynote address and Q&A with Terisa Siagatonu.

Terisa Siagatonu is an award-winning poet, educator, speaker, and cultural organizer born and rooted in the Bay Area. Her voice in the poetry world as a queer Sāmoan woman has granted her opportunities to perform in places such as the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris, the Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, Australia, and the 2019 SF Women's March. Terisa's writing/teaching blends the personal, cultural, and political in a way that calls for healing, courage, justice, and truth. A 2022 Emerson Collective Fellow, her work has been published in Poetry Magazine and The Academy of American Poets and has been featured on Button Poetry, CNN, NBCNews, NPR, KQED, Huffington Post, Everyday Feminism, The Guardian, and more.

Offstage, Terisa is a community organizer with Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC), helping to organize their Pacific Islander Leadership Institute every year. She also creates and facilitates workshops, leads artistic and professional development training, provides mental health support, and delivers keynote speeches across the country on issues that inform her 15+ years of community work involving: youth advocacy, educational attainment, mental health, Pacific Islander/Indigenous rights, climate change, and others. Currently, Terisa is working on a children’s book to be published with Penguin Books as well as a YA novel about the hidden costs of climate change as told through the life of a Samoan-American teen from the Bay Area.

Contact Lily Forman (lforman2 [at] (lforman2[at]stanford[dot]edu)) with any questions.