Emerge #LeadersMatter Virtual Salon: A Conversation with Cecile Richards and A'shanti Gholar - Gallery view
Hello from Michigan!
Kitty from Lafayette.
Jennie from Palo Alto
Hello from Portland OR
Melanie, what are you doing in MI?!?
Hi from San Francisco and welcome to one of my superheroes - Cecile Richards !
Hello from Wine Country!
Rebecca Barfknecht from Menlo Park, CA
Jessica Montoya Coggins
Howdy from Dallas
Hi Cecile and A’Shanti…looking forward to this chat. Sue Wollack. San Francisco..
Michelle Mercer from SF Bay Area. Emerge and Supermajority, and Cecile and A’shanti are perfect partners.
Hello from Napa!
Alicia and Ai-jen are incredible. Grateful for all of your leadership and guidance.
You are both such great role models. Thank you so much for your leadership. Lifetime learners and leaders.
White silence has to stop - we need to talk with each other and understand this moment.
What's the name of the book again, A'shanti?
That is a great book - White Fragility
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
My 28 year old niece in Vermont is reading White Fragility - we're going to have a "book club" discussion!
Also how to be an anti Racist by Kendi
Robin DiAngelo is offering these upcoming workshops: https://www.educationforracialequity.com/3-days
definitely yes to all of Professor Kendi’s books.
Just started Stamped by Kendi. Femisnist.org has a list of books about race to read.
Please tell me how to support the black woman running for local office.
Cecile for President!
and especially every young woman
Ijeoma Oluo @IjeomaOluoSo You Want To Talk About Race)
For a treat, read Cecile’s book: Make Trouble
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.
Thought registering people to vote during protests would be a good idea.
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. "
Yes, Kitty - voter registration at the protests.
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)
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.
So energized by all the people on this chat!
oh gosh yes the pasta roller. amazingly meditative
she is oebdbly buying g the pasta roller
Yes - she’s no longer there
yes she is not there
I find joy in the political relationships - my Sister District chapter we want to have fun while making change!
A'shanti just told me her building lost power
thank you Cecile-
She's coming back
and lifting up
It's not just "him"-- it's THEM we have to help people understand. Pence is a Fascist and the cronies are too.
thank you both - it’s important to really get the young women voters- how is the best way to reach the
maybe thru college registration even community college
Love that - the 19th amendment as the beginning of suffrage. Shameful, but progress, imperfect progress, but progress. It's a marathon, keep improving.
The high schools do registration too.
Allison, for reaching college age people especially women, Feminist Majority Foundation has a major college election mobilization effort.
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 :)
What’s the strategy/message for the white middle class women who voted for TRUMP in 2016?
Cecile agrees I hear :)
+1 to Maureen's question - the white middle class/suburban women's vote
IGNITE is doing amazing work with preparing young women to lead and mobilizing them to vote and engage in meaningful ways.
??Will you be making the Recording/link available so we can share w/ other women?
+1 to Ignite National.
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 …
It's all important
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 :)
A'shanti F. Gholar
Yes, the docuseries is called SURGE
SURGE is the movie title of the documentary.
What ever happened to America Votes?
Scratch that! ("what ever happened to AV")
Amen to that!
Rebecca: you are right on - focus on women of color!
yes that’s right. just get our people together. so many more of us than them!! so so many
thank you both so much!!
thank you so much 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
Thank you so much! And Cecile, I proudly voted for your mom when I lived in Texas!
THANKS! Really inspiring:
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.
This was great… thank you both!!!
We miss you in California Cecile.
Thanks so much.