Session Type(s): Panel
Starts: Thursday, Aug. 10 9:00 AM
Ends: Thursday, Aug. 10 10:15 AM
Room: Regency VI
In the wake of Trump’s election, Americans took to the streets to make it clear that they would stand for our shared American values of inclusion, diversity, and tolerance, and would not simply accept his extreme agenda. Major grassroots organizations have worked to organize this energy to form an intersectional and united resistance to Trump—one that has marched in the streets, called members of Congress, stood up for our values, and stopped destructive legislation in its path. This panel will explore how organizations—including NARAL Pro-Choice America, ACLU, Women’s March, Color of Change and MoveOn—are working together to resist what’s next in building the resistance.
Becka Wall is the Digital Media Manager for NARAL Pro-Choice America. She is a blogger, writer and digital communications expert; with experience working at progressive organizations including the National Women’s Law Center and Media Matters for America. Becka’s favorite president is Theodore Roosevelt and in her spare time she likes to cook, read, run, and marathon Doctor Who.
Arisha Michelle Hatch serves as the Managing Director of Campaigns at ColorOfChange.org and the Director of ColorOfChange PAC and leads the organization’s civic engagement, voting rights, criminal justice, corporate accountability and media work. During her time at ColorOfChange she has led efforts to convince corporations to divest from the Republican National Convention, pushed for policy changes in the way that online fundraising platforms like GoFundMe and Indiegogo profit from police violence, and successfully pressured Saturday Night Live to add Black women to its cast and writer’s room. Prior to joining Color Of Change in 2012, Arisha left behind a legal career to organize for the Obama Campaign in 2008, and later served as National Organizing Director of the Courage Campaign. She earned degrees in Economics, Creative Writing and Feminist Studies from Stanford and her juris doctorate from Santa Clara University.