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Thursday 26 August 2021

Misogynoir Through a Black Woman's Lens

What role can Black men play to change the narrative and protect women of color?

Produced With
Thursday 26 August 2021

Tonya Pinkins presented Through A Black Woman’s Lens—Misogynoir livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 26 August 2021 at 2 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).


About the guests
Marcia L. Dyson
Marcia L. Dyson has over 40 years of marketing and communications expertise. She is the President of Marcia L. Dyson, LLC, an exclusive national and international consultancy in matters of business development, marketing, political strategies, and social responsibility influencer firm. Dyson is the founder of Women’s Global Institute, LLC. (WGI)—formerly Women’s Global Initiative.

Dyson was the first chief of staff of Operation PUSH’s International Trade Bureau. She was the Public Information Officer for the City of Chicago’s special events office where her task was to promote “Chicago, world by the lake with 87 distinct ethnic communities. She oversaw the world-class city events including the “Taste of Chicago”, Gospel, Jazz, Blues music festivals, Venetian Night and Chicago’s professional sports teams victory celebrations. Additionally, she was the liaison to the tourism board, the mayor’s protocol, film, and press offices.

Dyson is much sought after by film companies to create awareness for cultural and political sensitive projects including HBO. Book publishers trust her to create, promote and host book-signing events for influencers, global activists, as well as film and TV stars. She was a trusted consultant for the Clinton Foundation and the House of Mandela Family Foundation.

Dyson launched Women’s Entrepreneurs Day at the United Nations which reach women in over 144 countries and was responsible for bringing Mama Sarah Obama and the first ladies of Malawi and Namibia to the event. She is member to many women’s organizations including The Black Women’s Roundtable, ColorComm, and Spectrum Circle.

Dyson consults for Facebook’s and Instagram’s Diversity and Inclusion programs. She created an ambassador program for Facebook’s global employees which was lauded personally by COO, Sheryl Sandberg. She is the co-creator, executive director, and producer of “One Question, One Mike” talk show—a Facebook “We the Culture-Facebook Watch” program.

Dyson is a Tribeca Film Festival “Disruptor” a title she is proud of and is evident in her work. She is working on a book, “Irreverent: Memoir of a Grown Ass Woman” to be published in 2022 (St. Martin Press).

Dyson is on a first name basis with politicians, global grassroots activists, sport, film, and music greats. Dyson is much sought after by film companies to create awareness for cultural and political sensitive projects including HBO, United Artist Studios, and Universal Pictures. Book publishers trust her to promote and host book-signing events for influencers for global activists as well as film and TV stars.


Lisa Gelobter
Lisa Gelobter is the CEO and Founder of tEQuitable. Using technology to make workplaces more equitable, tEQuitable provides an independent, confidential platform to address issues of bias and discrimination. With 25+ years in the industry and products that have been used by billions of people, Lisa has a deep and proven track record in Tech. She has worked on several pioneering Internet technologies, including Shockwave, Hulu, and the ascent of online video. Most recently, she worked at the Obama White House, serving as the Chief Digital Service Officer for the Department of Education. Previously, Lisa acted as the Chief Digital Officer for BET Networks and was on the Senior Management Team for the launch of Hulu. Lisa is one of Inc.'s 100 Women Building America's Most Innovative and Ambitious Businesses, Fast Company’s Most Creative People, is spotlighted in Eric Ries’ book “The Startup Way”. She serves on the Board/Committees of: the Obama Foundation, Times Up, /dev/color, and The Education Trust.


Tanya Fields
Executive Director & Founder (She/Her)
Inspired by her experiences as a single working mother living in a marginalized community, Tanya Denise Fields founded the Black Feminist Project (formerly the BLK Projek) in 2009 as a response to sexist institutional policies, structurally reinforced cycles of poverty, and harsh inequities in wealth and access to capital that result in far too many women being unable to rise out of poverty and sustain their families.


About the Series
Black women are the educators, the providers and the defenders of our community, but we are often left out of the narrative of our own stories. Tonya Pinkins (writer director, and producer of the socio-political horror film, RED PILL) and Howlround have partnered to create a 6-part series with some America’s leading Black women from the world of literature, film, academia, theater, tech and business to discuss and take a deeper look into the Black Woman’s lens and perspective on the world that we live in. We will discuss what scares us, why we are not heard, seen or understood and what changes need to be made to protect our hearts, minds, bodies and soul. We will provide an outline of how as Black women we can pivot, center our stories, and tell the world who we are, what we are doing and how the rest of the global society can get on board.

“This is not a conversation, This a moment to listen to Black women and take action on what we are saying.” -Tonya Pinkins

About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email tv@howlround.com, or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.

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