Upcoming Events

The Next Normal – Building a Just and Equal Future for All Womxn in Washington State

Thursday March 25, from 5pm to 6pm PST

Join us for an online conversation on how to harness the power of womxn across Washington State where we’ll be discussing the challenges and needs of womxn in rural Washington.

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Picture of Wilma CartagenaWilma Cartagena is a passionate advocate for Latinx womxn and students in north central Washington. Educated in communications and human resources, she has over 20 years of experience working on social justice issues as well as a career in business and non-profits.



Picture of Karen Francis-McWhiteKaren Francis-McWhite is a mom, gardener, newbie backpacker, and writer dedicated to inclusive and sustainable rural community development. Educated in both creative writing and law, she has a keen interest in the stories we tell about ourselves and about each other, and the ways law is used – and sometimes abused – by powerful storytellers. She has lived in and been an advocate for Central Washington residents and communities for eight of the last twelve years.


Picture of Summer O’NeillSummer O’Neill is a small business owner and local organizer in southwest Washington. She is currently in her second term as chair of the Cowlitz County Democratic Central Committee and has managed several political campaigns for local and legislative races. Summer is committed to advocating for policy solutions that help the people of her region. She returned to rural southwest Washington after graduating from The Evergreen State College. Summer lives near Longview where her family has made their home since 1925.



Picture of Connie RobinsonConnie Robinson is a CWD Board Member and a university lecturer and writer with a specific focus on nationalism and democratization. Her teaching, research, and writing is informed by her personal experiences growing up in rural Washington State as much as her academic training and research in the Balkans and Eastern Europe.