Session Type(s): Caucus
Starts: Saturday, Aug. 4 12:00 PM (Central)
Ends: Saturday, Aug. 4 1:00 PM (Central)
Join Black activists and leaders from around the country to address the challenges of being Black in America, as well as how we can engage our communities in the #resistance and fight for justice. This is a closed caucus.
Wagatwe Wanjuki is a national speaker on issues of activism, rape culture, feminism, gender, and racial justice who utilizes her personal narrative as a sexual assault survivor in her activism and writing. She successfully used storytelling during Know Your IX’s ED ACT NOW campaign to spur the creation of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. Her social media successes include creating conversations around sexual violence by creating hashtags like #SurvivorPrivilege and #TheresNoPerfectVictim. Her writing has appeared in outlets including Mic, ESSENCE magazine, American Prospect, and The New York Times. She currently serves as a staff writer for Upworthy.