Getting there


The Women’s Building is located at 3543 18th St.

Be aware – Parking can be difficult in the area, so plan accordingly. There are paid parking lots in the area, the closest being the 16th and Hoff Garage Lot #203. We also recommend not leaving anything exposed in your car while you are away from it, as that is the general rule throughout the San Francisco.

BART There will be a bus bridge between 19th Street and West Oakland. The 16th Street station is the closest one to the Women’s Building. A real-time website and downloadable app (available on iOS and Android)

Lost or have questions? Contact us via our Facebook Event  page. Thanks!

FEATURED AUTHORS – Publishers’ Marketplace

  Alexsarah “Golden” Collier is the sole proprietor of Diasporan Savant Press, an independent publisher focusing on exploring global blackness and marginalized voices within the African diaspora, including, but not limited to, those of women, trans folks, youth, and the lgtbqia community.  With an emphasis on multidisciplinary works, DS Press’ current catalog explores dimensions of printmaking (digital, screenprint/silkscreen, gocco, blockprint, monoprint), art books, zines, textile art and more, all while cultivating a lively conversation between contemporary and ancestral diasporic wisdoms.

  Jamaica Dyer … is an artist and writer living in Oakland, who creates underground painted comics, published in places such as Heavy Metal Magazine, i-D, Spiralbound on Medium, SPIN, Image Comics, SlaveLabor Graphics, Dark Horse and others. She is the creator of the award-winning comic series “Mixtape” and also is I’m a designer, artist and storyteller specializing in UI/UX design, creative direction, and motion design. Dyer won the Best Minicomic Award for “Mixtape #2” at the 2018 Dinky’s — an annual competition to recognize excellence, promote independent comics from a diversified group and create a level playing field in which work is judged for its merits, not the strength of its marketing campaign.

EWIP Awards Dinner Menu

Catered by  La Cocina & Mixiote
6-9 p.m. 


Chipotle Cream Chicken Enrollado
Chicken breast rolls stuffed with spinach and cheese
Vegetable Mixiote
Portobello mushroom, carrots and cauliflower cooked in banana and avocado leaves with mixiote sauce served with red onion escabeche and cilantro
Corn kernels seasoned with onion, serrano chile and epazote leaves served with queso cotija on top
Cilantro Rice
Jasmine rice infused with cilantro and green pepper
Spring mix with jicama, oranges and lemon dressing

Catered by Nia Soul  
Fruit cobbler


Program and menu subject to change. 

2018 Speakers | Moderators | Presenters | Awardees

Meet the speakers, moderators and session coordinators:*

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Conference 
4 to 6 p.m. Publisher’s Marketplace 

  Jessica Balboni | Vintage Comics Writer and Host of Escapist Comics Podcast

  Stephanie Garma Balon, MA Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

  Jahna Berry Head of Content Operations, WIRED

  Lydia Chávez | Founder and Executive Editor, Mission Local.

  Dani Colman Comics Writer and Editor

  Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig President, Exceptional Women in Publishing; CEO/Editor-in-Chief, shades Magazine

  Alicia Garza (via Skype) Founder, Black Futures Lab; Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter

  Sarah Glover |  Social Media Editor, NBCUniversal; President, National Association of Black Journalists

  Megan Griffo Editor-in-Chief, The Mighty

  Angela Hill Freelance Journalist

  Aubrie Johnson Social Media Associate, Wikimedia Foundation

  LaNiece Jones Managing Director, lajones&associates; Executive Director, BWOPA/TILE

  Rachel Khong Former Executive Editor, Lucky Peach magazine; Author, “Goodbye, Vitamin”

  Lila LaHood Publisher, San Francisco Public Press

  Ellen Lee Independent Journalist

  Thomas Lee Writer, Blogger; Author, “Rebuilding Empires”

  Faviola Leyva Multimedia Journalist, One Day magazine

  Andria Lo Photographer, Chinatown Pretty
& Valerie Luu Writer, Chinatown Pretty

  Christi Morales-Kumasawa Associate Marriage and Family Therapist; Former TV Reporter

  Beth Bich Minh Nguyen Author, “Stealing Buddha’s Dinner,” “Short Girls,” “Pioneer Girl”

  Aimee Phan Author, “The Reeducation of Cherry Truong,” “We Should Never Meet: Stories”

  Kendra Poppy Audience Growth Editor, Sunset magazine

  Emilie Raguso Editor, Berkeleyside

  Trina Robbins Comics Illustrator and Writer

  Joanne Rocklin Author, “Love, Penelope”

  Indhira Rojas Founder, Anxy magazine

  Katherine Ann Rowlands Owner, Bay City News

  Dashka Slater Author, “The Wishing Box,” “Escargot,” “The 57 Bus”

  Sylvia Tang, MPP Community Health Planner, San Mateo County Office of Diversity and Equity Behavioral Health & Recovery Services

  Tara Taylor Content Writer, Tara Taylor Media

  Jennifer Inez Ward Journalist and Photographer

  Laurie A. Watkins Author, “Go from Stressed to Strong: Health & Fitness Advice from High Achievers”

  Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson Comics Historian; Author, “DC Comics Before Superman”

  Maya Wong Editorial Assistant, Sunset magazine

  Carolyn Wysinger Host/Producer, The C-Dubb Show

*Partial list of confirmed conference participants. Subject to change. Check back for updates and additions.

6 to 8:30 p.m. – Awards Dinner | Catered by  La Cocina & Mixiote (tickets sold separately)
Dinner menu

Join us to honor our special guests:

Breaking News Coverage Award
Catherine Barnett and Annika Toernqvist
, The Press Democrat  

  Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award
Katherine Ann Rowlands, Owner, Bay City News

  President’s Award
Kristen Go, Managing Editor for National News, USA TODAY

Check back for more details.

Sound interesting? Then purchase your Tickets TODAY!

  Janice Lee Conference Chairwoman