Session Type(s): Panel
Starts: Thursday, Jul. 17 1:00 PM (Eastern)
Ends: Thursday, Jul. 17 2:15 PM (Eastern)
Room: 140 F
We’re great at preaching, but do we practice? It’s time for ALL progressive movement employers to commit to fair labor practices and gender and racial diversity. Come and learn how and why to build a movement that reflects our values.
A native of the UK, Mikey Franklin moved to the US to pursue a life that more closely resembled his favorite Springsteen songs. After working for several electoral campaigns, including the successful fight to defend Marriage Equality in Maryland, Mikey founded the Fair Pay Campaign in 2013. He serves as its Executive Director, and has overseen its growth from an idea scribbled on the back of a diner napkin into a national movement organizing to end unpaid internships. He lives with his wife, a public school teacher, just outside DC.
For the last three years, Christopher Honey has been the communications director at SEIU Local 500, the fastest growing education and public sector local in the Mid-Atlantic. He spent many years as a campaign rat, bouncing around from one part of the country to another – working on electoral campaigns from Mississippi to California. He was also formerly the California political director for Progressive Majority, consultant to West Coast labor unions and press secretary for Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano.
He writes bad poetry and lives in Washington, DC, though his heart will always be in his home state of Florida, even if he can’t be sure that his votes were ever properly counted there.
Mariah Minigan is into anti-oppressive workplaces, committees, and cats. She has been thrilled to pursue two of those passions at the New Organizing Institute, where she is the Office & Benefits Manager in a sadly cat-less office. At NOI, Mariah developed the Salary and Hiring Inclusion Project, which aims to help NOI establish radically inclusive hiring and salary policies. She also serves as a member of NOI’s Anti-Oppression Leadership Team.
Mariah graduated from Vassar College with a BA in philosophy. She hails from DC, Massachusetts and Saint Croix.
Angela Peoples is a strategist, trainer, and social justice economists focused on building movements for gender justice and Black liberation. Born and raised in Ypsilanti, MI, Angela started organizing in 2006 as a student activists with the USSA. She is CoFounder of the South — a brand where unapologetic Black culture defines political power. She is also Principal Strategist of MsPeoples and has worked on campaigns like No Justice, No Pride, #ForUsNotAmazon, and with organizations like The Groundwork Collaborative, and All Above All.
The subject of the “Don’t forget: White Women Voted for Trump” viral photo, Angela believes direct action as a platform for art and creative expression to engage uncomfortable truths and challenge systematic oppression.
SumOfUs.org’s Executive Director and Founder, Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, is a dual Australian-American citizen. She has experience with online organizing on four continents and at the global level, including at Avaaz.org, GetUp.org.au, and the AFL-CIO. She was born in Australia, currently lives in New York City and enjoys reading science fiction and playing ultimate frisbee for fun.