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July Monday

Virtual Program | Use the Power You Have: Pramila Jayapal and V (Eve Ensler) in Conversation


At a moment of immense political and social upheaval, join in a conversation that threads the intersection of identity, grassroots activism, and political leadership.

Pramila Jayapal, the first South Asian American woman elected to Congress, shares the story of her political awakening, from progressive organizing to the Washington State Assembly to the House of Representatives, in her new book Use the Power You Have: A Brown Woman’s Guide to Politics and Political Change. She is joined by V, the iconic playwright, activist, and author of The Vagina Monologues formerly known as Eve Ensler, in a conversation that illustrates pathways to changing the world.

Presented as part of our ongoing programming with The New Press.


Monday, July 13, 2020

6:30 pm

Online program via Zoom Webinar


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  • Jayapal photo - credit Nate Gowdy

    Pramila Jayapal

    Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal represents Washington’s Seventh District, which encompasses most of Seattle and surrounding areas. The first Indian American woman in the House of Representatives, Jayapal has spent the last thirty years working internationally and domestically as an activist and advocate for economic, gender, and racial justice. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

  • eve-ensler


    V (formerly Eve Ensler), Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of The Vagina Monologues, translated into over 48 languages, performed in over 140 countries, including sold-out runs at both Off-Broadway’s Westside Theater and on London’s West End. V’s experience performing The Vagina Monologues inspired her to create V-Day, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls.