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

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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.


For more information, visit www.hahainstitute.com or email hahainstitute@gmail.com

Topic: YWC Zoom Meeting - April 24, 2021

Time: Apr 24, 2021 09:45 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


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Meeting ID: 885 6904 5392

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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.


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2020 Palm Springs Women’s Week has been cancelled.

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Sokari Ekine


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This is a signed limited edition poster
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Lucy and Gail began in 2003 with an event called Dinah in Color which was intended to provide an identifiable space for women of color to come together during the Dinah Weekend in Palm Springs. This eventually grew beyond Palm Springs borders into annual trips to places like San Francisco and Las Vegas. These vacations included tours, dances, concerts and a variety of cultural experiences.

In 2013 Lucy and Gail formed a non-profit, the Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival, and began producing an annual jazz festival in Palm Springs featuring female jazz and blues artists. The 2020 Festival was cancelled because of the Corona virus.

In 2019 they introduced Palm Springs Women’s Week which was 7 days and 21 events Celebrating Lesbian Culture and Thought. The week include an art exhibit, celebrity chef, conferences on empowerment and women’s health and was anchored by the Jazz Festival.

In 2020 planning has begun for a Queer Women’s Art Festival that will feature women artists and craftswomen from around the country for a major virtual exhibit of their work.

Through out this journey their goal has always been to promote Lesbian culture and enhance Lesbian political and economic clout.      





(760) 416-3545

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.

For Reservations and Information

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