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WILLO presents

WILLO 4th Annual Storytelling Festival

Sunday, Ocotber 1, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Theater on the Square
Tickets: FREE Community Event
WILLO is a community-based, intergenerational group of women, celebrating the stories of Greater Tacoma women and girls. The primary purpose of WILLO is to knit together women and girls from all walks of life to share and celebrate personal stories of wisdom, resilience, strength and compassion, as a catalyst to inspire and engage youth and elders alike.

Please join us to celebrate the stories of many exceptional women living among us in our community.


Master of Ceremonies

Megan Sukys

Danica Miller—Puyallup Tribe, Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies/Ethnic, Gender and Labor Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

“We Remember” Dawn Lucien, Tacoma’s Grand Dame

2017 Featured Storytellers
Diane Clarkson—Pierce County Deputy Prosecutor, President of Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
Miriam Barnett—CEO of the YWCA Pierce County
Marilyn Strickland—Mayor of Tacoma
Tad Monroe—Feminist Father, Organizational Development Consultant
Alfie Alvarado-Ramos—Director of Washington Department of Veterans Affairs
We are a local nonprofit organization for women and girls to connect across generations and other divides to give voice to women’s stories from all walks of life. We celebrate all women and girls of any culture, ethnicity, nationality or sexual orientation. As a nonprofit we are respectful of others’ views and do not promote position or agenda. We stand for inclusion and respect, and do not tolerate exclusion or discrimination of any sort. WILLO women and girls hold space in lovingkindness for all who come with peace in their hearts.