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How Often Have You Felt Dismissed?

Many of us notice that our issues are minimized or ignored. Especially when it comes to our health. In fact, four out of five women who experience chronic pain feel that their doctors don’t take their issues seriously. Women of Color report an even higher level of dismissal.

Join us for another fabulous evening of important conversation, this time with Melissa Muganzo Murphy, known as MMM by the people who know her best. Melissa took her own experience of being discounted by her healthcare providers and decided that she would create real change for other women so that they don’t have to suffer in the way she did. She’s an activist, a filmmaker and a champion of the underserved who will leave you feeling that real change is possible.

Who couldn’t use more of that?

We’ll sit down with MMM plus several cast members of her latest documentary, The Big Hysto: A Black Womb Revolution.

As always, bites and beverages will be provided – plus a very special surprise treat will be served up by MMM’s wife (HINT: it rhymes with “mocktails”)

See you there and if you can, bring a friend!


Melissa Muganzo Murphy

Melissa Muganzo Murphy is a fibroid survivor, humanitarian, and actress. She is the CEO of Muganzo Entertainment and Executive Director of The Big Hysto: A Black Womb Revolution. Melissa received her Bachelor’s degree from UC Davis in 2011 in Community and Regional Development and Masters degree in Higher Education Leadership in 2013. She then went on to receive her professional certificate in 2018 in Entrepreneurship to help launch her business Muganzo Investments, LLC – the umbrella organization of Muganzo Entertainment. Melissa is a firm believer in uplifting and empowering the lives and stories that help advance positive narratives of the most marginalized people and has dedicated her platform to do just that – specifically from an equity and inclusion lens. To follow her journey, visit or @muganzoentertainment on Instagram.

Dr. Michele Foss

Dr. Michele Foss (she/her) challenges us all to reconsider our relationship with television. She is the creator, producer, and host of The TV Doctor, a podcast in which she uses her training, instinct, and empathy to “prescribe” the very best TV show to heal your emotional ailments. When she’s not “making the rounds” as a speaker and podcaster, she is Professor of Rhetoric and Media at Sacramento State University, where she teaches classes including Television Criticism, Rhetoric and Social Influence, and Media Aesthetics. You should feel free to greet her with the Vulcan salute or lyrics from any ‘80s song. She is an advocate for social justice, an activist for anti-racism, and a firm believer in putting “DONE” items on your “TO-DO” list, just for the pleasure of crossing them off.

Jazzie Muganzo Murphy

Jazzie Muganzo Murphy, pronouns She/They/Bro/Sis, is a thriving Institutional Strategist, Change Maker, and Authentic Leader. A proud third-generation Sacramentan, Jazzie knows the power in building as you climb and strives to always center humanity at the core of her work. Jazzie currently serves as the CEO of A3 Education Consulting, an educational consulting firm with a mantra that grounds it’s work in the three phases of a student’s educational development – ‘Arrive, Aspire, Achieve” – with a focus of preparing 9th-12th grade families for post high school transition. Jazzie also serves as the Dean of Student Services at American River College, where she oversees Outreach, Orientation, First Year Experience, Student Government, and completion programming. As a seasoned higher education practitioner, she is the perfect blend of personal and professional that schools, organizations, and families can rely on to get the job done and with style. To learn more about Jazzie’s services, upcoming projects, and community outreach events, follow her on Linkedin (@jazziemuganzomurphy) and Twitter(@jazzie_murphy).

Dr. Andrea Moore – featured cast member and tenured professor.

Angela Harris – featured Clinical Researcher Clinical Researcher, Author, and Practitioner, Wellness of Life Health Clinic