IFP x NYWIFT Present: Mrs. America Panel

Join us on Tuesday, October 27 at 7pm ET for a conversation with the creative team behind Mrs. America Episode 3, “Shirley,” now streaming on FX on Hulu.

Female stories on-screen that highlight women who have made historical change are more prevalent and necessary than ever. Join us for a conversation with the incredible team behind Mrs. America’s third episode, “Shirley.”

Dahvi Waller (Creator, EP, Showrunner, Writer), Micah Schraft (Co-EP/Writer), Tanya Barfield (Emmy-nominated producer and writer of Episode 3, “Shirley”) and 2020 Emmy Award-winner Uzo Aduba (“Shirley Chisholm”) will discuss capturing a pivotal moment in history on screen, their creative process working as a team, making a unique episode that fits into the series as a whole and the relationship between the creative team and the episode’s lead actress, Uzo Aduba.

This conversation is hosted by IFP in partnership with New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT). 

Date: Tuesday, October 27

Time: 7 PM EST

Free to attend. Registration through IFP.




Sofia Quintero (moderator) is a Gen-X Afro-Latina screenwriter and novelist. Raised in a working-class Puerto Rican-Dominican family in the Bronx, the self-proclaimed “Ivy League homegirl” graduated from Columbia University with a BA in history-sociology and an MPA from the School of International and Public Affairs. Sofia began her first career as a policy analyst and advocate working for various nonprofit organizations and government agencies including the Vera Institute of Justice, Hispanic AIDS Forum, and the New York City Independent Budget Office. After years of working on diverse policy issues, Sofia heeded her creative impulses and turned to cultural work.  Determined to write edgy yet intelligent novels for women who love hip-hop even when hip-hop fails to love them in return, Sofía wrote her debut novel Explicit Content (Penguin 2004) under the pen name Black Artemis. She also has been a teaching artist and youth worker for over two decades having co-founded an award-winning nonprofit that taught socially conscious filmmaking to young women of color and presently serves as an Associate Vice President at Girls Incorporated of New York City. Sofia has an MFA in Writing and Producing Television from the TV Writers Studio at Long Island University  and was an inaugural Made in NY Writers Room Fellow with a TV pilot based on her novel Burn. In addition to developing several TV series, Sofia’s writing her seventh novel #Krissette. Inspired by the #SayHerName movement to demand justice for Black girls and women murdered by the police, #Krissette will be published by Knopf Books for Young Readers in 2022.

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October 27 @ 7:00pm
7:00 pm — 7:45 pm (45′)



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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.