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Emerge #LeadersMatter Virtual Salon: A Conversation with Cecile Richards and A'shanti Gholar - Gallery view
Melanie Ramil
17:47
Hello from Michigan!
Kitty Rudman
18:06
Kitty from Lafayette.
Jennie Savage
18:07
Jennie from Palo Alto
Elinor Gollay
18:09
Hello from Portland OR
Amy Pearl
18:18
Melanie, what are you doing in MI?!?
Maureen Blanc
18:18
Hi from San Francisco and welcome to one of my superheroes - Cecile Richards !
Amy Pearl
18:24
Hello from Wine Country!
Rebecca Barfknecht
18:28
Rebecca Barfknecht from Menlo Park, CA
Jessica Montoya Coggins
19:02
Howdy from Dallas
Sue Wollack
19:44
Hi Cecile and A’Shanti…looking forward to this chat. Sue Wollack. San Francisco..
Michelle Mercer
21:37
Michelle Mercer from SF Bay Area. Emerge and Supermajority, and Cecile and A’shanti are perfect partners.
Judith Myers
22:51
Hello from Napa!
Amy Pearl
28:14
Alicia and Ai-jen are incredible. Grateful for all of your leadership and guidance.
Heidi Sieck
31:09
You are both such great role models. Thank you so much for your leadership. Lifetime learners and leaders.
Maureen Blanc
31:45
White silence has to stop - we need to talk with each other and understand this moment.
Jennie Savage
38:46
What's the name of the book again, A'shanti?
Rebecca Eisenberg
39:25
That is a great book - White Fragility
Jennie Savage
39:40
Thanks!
Allison Gingold
39:43
white fragility
Eva Facundo
40:02
Robin DiAngelo
Amy Pearl
40:12
Thank you. As a white woman I can attest that the journey understanding my unconscious biases and how my actions affect others is at times confusing and uncomfortable. Hearing that someone like Cecile experiences that, and that it's an element of progress, helps me persist. TY for your honesty and leadership
Amy Pearl
40:50
My 28 year old niece in Vermont is reading White Fragility - we're going to have a "book club" discussion!
Allison Gingold
41:03
Also how to be an anti Racist by Kendi
Michelle Mercer
41:22
Robin DiAngelo is offering these upcoming workshops: https://www.educationforracialequity.com/3-days
Heidi Sieck
42:08
definitely yes to all of Professor Kendi’s books.
Kitty Rudman
42:10
Just started Stamped by Kendi. Femisnist.org has a list of books about race to read.
Caroline Barlerin
42:33
Please tell me how to support the black woman running for local office.
Dale Schroeldel
45:36
Cecile for President!
Allison Gingold
46:02
and especially every young woman
Caroline Barlerin
48:16
Ijeoma Oluo @IjeomaOluoSo You Want To Talk About Race)
Michelle Mercer
49:02
For a treat, read Cecile’s book: Make Trouble
Elli Klein
49:32
Yes, Cecile for President!. Moderate and Progressive Dem. women are who I want to register to vote or GOVT-- but frankly, I don't want to register/govt w/ conservative Repub women. We in my county (and statewide, kind of) are contacting Dems and some Independents to apply Now for absentee/vote by mail.
Kitty Rudman
49:49
Thought registering people to vote during protests would be a good idea.
Amy Pearl
50:23
Higher Heights is a great organization: "Higher Heights is the political home for Black women and our allies to unleash our collective organizing power from the voting booth to elected office. "
Amy Pearl
51:09
Yes, Kitty - voter registration at the protests.
Rebecca Eisenberg
51:21
I *always* have only given my political dollars to women and people of color :) It’s a great strategy! (Joe Biden counts because there will be a woman as VP and a woman of color on the Supreme Court if he wins)
Allison Gingold
52:58
👏🏻👏🏻
Amy Pearl
53:38
Yes, do something! Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. I know too many people who get stuck trying to figure out the "one right thing" to do.
Amy Pearl
54:28
So energized by all the people on this chat!
Heidi Sieck
56:26
oh gosh yes the pasta roller. amazingly meditative
Allison Gingold
56:38
she is oebdbly buying g the pasta roller
Debbie Greiff
56:40
Yes - she’s no longer there
Maureen Blanc
56:41
yes she is not there
Allison Gingold
56:42
probably
Amy Pearl
56:56
I find joy in the political relationships - my Sister District chapter we want to have fun while making change!
Emerge
57:17
A'shanti just told me her building lost power
Allison Gingold
57:26
thank you Cecile-
Emerge
57:27
She's coming back
Allison Gingold
57:43
and lifting up
Elli Klein
57:57
It's not just "him"-- it's THEM we have to help people understand. Pence is a Fascist and the cronies are too.
Allison Gingold
58:59
thank you both - it’s important to really get the young women voters- how is the best way to reach the
Allison Gingold
59:02
them
Allison Gingold
01:01:18
maybe thru college registration even community college
Amy Pearl
01:01:30
Love that - the 19th amendment as the beginning of suffrage. Shameful, but progress, imperfect progress, but progress. It's a marathon, keep improving.
Kitty Rudman
01:02:01
The high schools do registration too.
Amy Pearl
01:02:10
Allison, for reaching college age people especially women, Feminist Majority Foundation has a major college election mobilization effort.
Allison Gingold
01:02:28
thanks Amy
Rebecca Eisenberg
01:02:48
My campaign manager is age 21 and Southeast-Asian-American, and my intern is 18. I think hiring young women of color (actually, woc of any age) is a great way :)
Maureen Blanc
01:02:55
What’s the strategy/message for the white middle class women who voted for TRUMP in 2016?
Rebecca Eisenberg
01:03:07
Cecile agrees I hear :)
Amy Pearl
01:03:44
+1 to Maureen's question - the white middle class/suburban women's vote
Dale Schroeldel
01:03:58
IGNITE is doing amazing work with preparing young women to lead and mobilizing them to vote and engage in meaningful ways.
Elli Klein
01:04:06
??Will you be making the Recording/link available so we can share w/ other women?
Amy Pearl
01:04:09
+1 to Ignite National.
Rebecca Eisenberg
01:04:43
Haven’t there been some new studies suggesting that the Black female vote is more important than the white suburban female vote? Maybe I read wrong …
Amy Pearl
01:05:14
It's all important
Rebecca Eisenberg
01:06:21
I tend to think that promoting women of color helps white women in ways that focussing on white women may not. Helping women of color helps everyone :)
Allison Gingold
01:09:49
SURGE?
Allison Gingold
01:10:28
https://www.surgethemovie.com/
A'shanti F. Gholar
01:10:28
Yes, the docuseries is called SURGE
Heidi Sieck
01:10:34
SURGE is the movie title of the documentary.
Amy Pearl
01:11:19
What ever happened to America Votes?
Amy Pearl
01:12:02
Scratch that! ("what ever happened to AV")
Debbie Greiff
01:13:44
Amen to that!
Maureen Blanc
01:14:15
Rebecca: you are right on - focus on women of color!
Heidi Sieck
01:15:45
yes that’s right. just get our people together. so many more of us than them!! so so many
Allison Gingold
01:18:03
thank you both so much!!
Louette Colombano
01:18:26
thank you so much 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
Rebecca Eisenberg
01:18:27
Thank you so much! And Cecile, I proudly voted for your mom when I lived in Texas!
L Kretchmar
01:18:28
Thank you!
Debbie Greiff
01:18:30
THANKS! Really inspiring:
Michelle Mercer
01:18:31
And She Could Be Next is another new film coming out soon about women of color in the organizers and politics space, which includes Cecile’s co-founder Ai-jen Poo.
Judith Myers
01:18:35
This was great… thank you both!!!
Michelle Mercer
01:19:05
We miss you in California Cecile.
Kitty Rudman
01:19:20
Thanks so much.