Session Type(s): Training
Training Tag(s): Grassroots Organizing/Campaigns
Starts: Friday, Jul. 15 1:00 PM (Central)
Ends: Friday, Jul. 15 2:15 PM (Central)
The votes and support of Black people are imperative to winning any election. But appropriating Black culture will not make us vote for you, nor does it make us relate with candidates who have proven to not care about Black people in praxis or in policy. In holding political agents accountable, this training will provide consciousness raising around how Black people must be centered in political engagement within organizing and public policy. What is anti-Blackness and how does it affect political systems and voting? Learn how to actively disengage from anti-Black politicking and political organizing. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how Black people can be centered in political campaigns and organizing.
This session is for all audiences.
Ashleigh Shackelford is a queer, agender Black fat femme writer, artist, and cultural producer. Ashleigh is a contributing writer at For Harriet, a community organizer at Black Future, and the creator of a body positivity organization Free Figure Revolution. She is a run-on sentence repeat offender and a Ratchet Black Feminist dedicated to dismantling anti-Blackness.
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