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All the Women in my Family Sing: Book Presentation & Signing


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SFTS welcomes editor Deborah Santana for special reading and signing of All the Women in My Family Sing. Joining Deborah is SFTS MDiv student, Denise Diaab, who will read her essay from the book.

Since the Women’s March in January 2017, there has been a growing sense of solidarity among women who refuse to be silenced. What began as a protest of women from every racial and socioeconomic background has evolved into a social and political movement. The last several months have proven that women’s voices really do matter and can make a difference. As human rights and justice are being challenged around the world, this monumental and timely collection of poetry and prose raises the voices of women of color.

This monumental and timely collection of prose and poetry raises the voices of women of color. The women in the anthology share stories of living with courage, navigating injustice, and the complicated negotiation of culture, family and society. Their voices represent the growing solidarity among women who speak truth, as in the #MeToo and racial equality movements. Join editor Deborah Santana and contributing authors in a presentation of All the Women in My Family Sing. In this dynamic event, the authors will read from their essays, answer questions, and sign books.

Editor Deborah Santana is an author, seeker and activist for peace and social justice. She is founder of Do A Little, a nonprofit that serves women and girls in the areas of health, education and happiness. In 2005, she published a memoir, “Space Between the Stars: My Journey to an Open Heart,” and has produced five short documentary films. She is mother to three beloved adult children: Salvador, a songwriter and instrumental artist; Stella, a singer/songwriter; and Angelica, an archivist and film producer. She is a leadership donor to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. and has a master’s degree in philosophy and religion, with a concentration in women’s spirituality.

Denise Diaab is a writer who is striving to live her life in such a way as to be a channel of God’s grace. Ms. Diaab says her primary legacy is her four children and three grandchildren. She is working on her first book, Buen Camino: Getting to St. Jean Pied de Port, in which she shares stories of personal growth, transformation and synchronicity in preparing for her 500-mile pilgrimage on El Camino de Santiago. She finished her Camino journey on June 22, 2016 after thirty-three days of walking.

Marti Paschal is a longtime member of Temescal Writers, a Voices of Our Nations alumna and a recipient of residencies at Hedgebrook and Blue Mountain Center. Her writing reflects her Southern upbringing and fascination with conflicts in urban settings and between cultures. A graduate of Stanford Law School, she works in local government and is currently writing her first novel.