WOW Festival Baltimore to Feature Award-Winning Journalist Soledad O’Brien in Conversation with Author, Actress, and Director Amber Tamblyn
The Women of the World Festival Baltimore (WOW) will feature award-winning journalist, Soledad O’Brien, and author, actress, director, and #TimesUp Co-Founder Amber Tamblyn.
WOW Festival Baltimore, the region’s largest festival dedicated to women, will take place on March 7, 2020, at the Columbus Center in Baltimore. First hosted by Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) in 2016, WOW celebrates the power of women and girls in Baltimore and around the world. The unique festival model creates numerous pathways for participants to take part in WOW projects, amplify their own causes, or start new initiatives that have a wide impact on communities. It is, internationally, the biggest, most comprehensive and most significant festival dedicated to presenting work by women and promoting equality for women and girls.
Soledad O’Brien is the host of the Sunday morning syndicated political show, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien. O’Brien has established herself as one of the most recognized names in broadcasting by telling the stories behind the most important issues, people and events of the day. A champion of diversity, she gives voice to the underserved and disenfranchised through her Emmy-winning reporting and acclaimed documentary series, Black in America and Latino in America. While also the contributing editor, reporting in-depth news magazine pieces for PBS NewsHour and correspondent for HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. A prominent philanthropist, O’Brien is the founder of PowHERful, a foundation that mentors and funds college tuition and expenses for young women.
Amber Tamblyn, nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film, is the author of six books, including the most recent critically acclaimed non-fiction memoir, Era of Ignition: Coming of Age During a Time of Rage and Revolution. Tamblyn is known for her fight for women’s rights during the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements. As an avid proponent of equity, Amber is a founding member of the #TimesUp movement. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times and has written several powerful op-eds regarding Time’s Up and #MeToo, including “I’m Not Ready for the Redemption of Men,” “I’m Done with Not Being Believed,” and “Redefining the Red Carpet.”
WOW will feature artists, writers, politicians, performers and activists to promote inclusivity, honor the strength and inventiveness of women, and actively break down societal barriers through events, workshops, lectures, debates, activities, and performances. Tickets are $40 per person. For more information about WOW Festival Baltimore, and for tickets, visit www.wow-baltimore.org.