On Nov. 29, 2016, two weeks after Donald Trump was elected president, The Commonwealth Club of California hosted Jessica Buchleitner and 50 Women anthology contributors Nwe Oo, Masha Maslova, Silvia Vasquez- Lavado and Boona Cheema for “Global Women Speak: Advice for Our New President on Issues Facing Women Around the World.”
The event sold out one week prior to the date and the women were met with questions about what the then president – elect’s new administration might do to affect the rights of women and girls. The audience’s chief concern were existing public health offerings like Planned Parenthood and access to abortion.
Listen to the audio from CWC radio here.
Photos by Leila Seppa for CWC.