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25th Anniversary Gala Celebration 

From a Single Workshop to an International Network 


On October 23rd, 2022, Herstory celebrated a quarter of a century of transforming lived experiences into written memoirs powerful enough to change hearts, minds, and policies.

We invite you to watch our Gala Luncheon Video to experience the collage of highlights and special moments that we shared at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. 

Painting by Gwynne Duncan 

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Watch our 25th Anniversary Gala Film



Erika Duncan

Founder, Executive Director, Herstory Writers Network


Grace Ioannidis

Director, Suffolk County Office of Women’s Services


Devin Thornburg

Professor of Education at Adelphi University


Adrián Pérez-Melgosa (in memoriam)

& Susan Scheckel

Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University


Felicia Cooper Prince, Dana Falcone, Danielle Golub,

Jean Loup Hogu, Reina Jovin, Jacqueline Thomas,

Carolina Perez, Marvin Perez, Jennifer Salgado, & Dr. Stephen Strachan

Honoring a decade of partnership with the Hempstead School District 


From our very first year, in memory of Pat Gorman.

Through our first workshop at Riker's Island

To our current international writing circles in Iran

“The Will” by Pat Gorman, read by Tina Curran

Writing circle from Iran

"Thoughts at Night" by Everett Malone of Wyandanch High School

“The Visit” by Victoria Roberts

“I See Us” by Janelle Gagnon

From the Amy Maiello Hagedorn Training Institute

“The Cathedral” by Daniel Menzo

“Coffee” by Belinda Castiblanco


An excerpt from a film of Herstory Across the Curriculum at Hempstead High School 

by Kevin Ross of Antillana Films

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