Femmes Speak Up! Public Speaking 101

On Saturday, February 17 at 1 pm – 4 learn how to combat the socialization of silence that all femmes face with a workshop about public speaking. Topics to be discussed include:

-Introduction: How femmes are conditioned to be silent (1:00 pm – 1:20 pm)
-Intersectional challenges of public speaking (1:30 pm-1:50 pm)
-Preparing a speech (2:00 pm – 2:20 pm)
-Speaking in meetings (2:30 pm – 2:50 pm)
-Communicating extemporaneously (speaking on the fly)
(3:00 pm – 3:20 pm)

One on one practice with men will be available during the last 30 minutes of the seminar courtesy of the Detoxifying Masculinity Working Group of the Cleveland DSA. You may drop into the speaking sessions freely.

Sliding scale recommended donation of $5-$10
Female identifying folk only
Student admission is free
Child friendly

Cleveland Public Library, Louis Stokes Wing
2nd floor
525 Superior Ave. 44114

Street parking is free on the weekends
Garage parking is also available for a fee at:
200 Public Square garage
Cathedral Plaza garage, 1411 East 9th St.

Public transit coming from west: Red Line, exit at Tower City
22, 26, 51, 55 bus lines

Public transit coming from the east: Blue/Green/Waterfront Line, exit at Tower City
Red Line, exit at Tower City

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