Session Type(s): Panel
Starts: Thursday, Jul. 11 10:15 AM (Eastern)
Ends: Thursday, Jul. 11 11:15 AM (Eastern)
Women Marched, Ran & Won: What's Next?
Posted by Netroots Nation on Thursday, July 11, 2019
Women are the majority of consumers, educators, organizers, donors, and voters. So why do two Koch brothers still have more power than 166 million American women? Why are we the only developed country with no nationally mandated paid family leave? Why are two-thirds of minimum wage workers women? Why are American women today 50% more likely to die in childbirth than their own mothers? This session will bring together women leaders from across movements to reimagine a world where issues that impact our lives are no longer dismissed as “identity politics” but placed front and center. We’ll make a game plan that builds on our collective power and diversity, and works for women’s equality.
Cortney Tunis is the Executive Director of Pantsuit Nation, a nonprofit organization that uses storytelling to build the foundation for a more equitable and engaged democracy. Before joining the Pantsuit Nation team, Cortney worked in executive search for mission-driven organizations at Isaacson, Miller, student affairs and library systems at Wheelock College, and museum education at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. She has a BA from Williams College, an MA from the University of Chicago, and an MBA from Boston University.
Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. In 2018, the Black Futures Lab conducted the Black Census Project—the largest survey of Black communities in over 150 years. Alicia believes that Black communities deserve what all communities deserve—to be powerful in every aspect of their lives.
An innovator, strategist, organizer, and cheeseburger enthusiast, she is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. The Black Lives Matter Global Network now has 40 chapters in 4 countries.
Alicia serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s premier voice for millions of domestic workers in the United States. She is also the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. She shares her thoughts on politics and pop culture on her podcast, Lady Don’t Take No. Garza was born and raised in the Bay Area, lives and loves in Oakland, California, and she warns you—hashtags don’t start movements. People do.
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Shaunna Thomas is co-founder and Executive Director of UltraViolet, an organization fighting for gender equity and justice, from politics and policy to media and pop culture. Shaunna has had a fifteen year career in progressive organizing, building progressive infrastructure projects and winning critical policy fights at the national level.