Zoom Meetings

Christine Neilson
Program Coordinator


Your Women’s Circle Zoom Meeting
Saturday, April 24, 2021
10am PDT  •  1pm EDT


Karen Williams &

The Healing Power of Humor

Humor is empowering! To cope in today’s hectic world, a sense of humor is vital. The power of humor lies in its ability to restore vitality, preserve sanity, strengthen self-identity, and reduce stress and anxiety. With humor, our busy, complex lives become manageable and filled with joy.


1. To gain knowledge about the physiological benefits of laughter.
2. To learn ways to utilize humor to reduce stress and anxiety.
3. To improve communication skills using appropriate humor.

Karen Williams, M.Ed (PhD 2024) is a nationally-known and globally acclaimed stand-up comic with a professional career spanning over 35 years, as well as the first out black lesbian comic in the country to use lesbian material in her act. Karen is the Founder and CEO of the International Institute of Humor and Healing Arts ~ HaHA Institute ~ the go-to resource for comedy and humor education programs. Karen taught a Senior Seminar in Stand-Up Comedy at Cleveland State University; studied improv at Second City Chicago; and directed inaugural classes at Second City in Cleveland. She is a certified diversity trainer for the State of California Board of Corrections, and a sought-after public speaker. Karen continues to perform comedy worldwide and is excited to offer Conscious Comedy classes online via Zoom, with new classes beginning May 20, 2021.

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Topic: YWC Zoom Meeting - April 24, 2021
Time: Apr 24, 2021 09:45 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Gina Yashere
Saturday, May 29, 2021
10am PDT - 1pm EDT

Gina has been a stand up and TV star in the UK for numerous years now, with appearances on iconic TV shows such as Live At The Apollo & Mock The Week, as well as creating & performing the hugely popular comedic characters, Tanya & Mrs. Omokerede on The Lenny Henry Show.

She broke onto the American comedy scene with her appearances on Last Comic Standing (NBC), where she made it to the final 10, and then never went home!

Watch the trailer for her new show, Bob Hearts Abishola coming to CBS this fall.

Sheroes, heroes and they-roes. Read about us in
This Day in LGBTQ History

Volumes 1 & 2, on Amazon

THIS DAY IN LGBTQ HISTORY is a four-part compilation, a continuing project of my heart. As a retired educator and LGBTQ professional, I understand that we LGBTQ people did not pop out of a bar last Thursday night. We have a long, rich history that has been buried for far too long. My purpose in creating this multi-volume compilation is to share who we are, how long we’ve been around, and on whose shoulders we stand.

Vol. 1 - January to March
order HERE

Vol. 2 - April to June
order HERE

Only $14.99 each

A video production of the highly-acclaimed play by Ronni Sanlo.
This will be presented online early 2021.


A collaboration with the
Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival

to present
Queer Women’s Art Exhibit
Scheduled for the Spring of 2021