Session Type(s): Panel
Starts: Saturday, Aug. 15 11:00 AM (Eastern)
Ends: Saturday, Aug. 15 11:50 AM (Eastern)
Women, particularly women of color, have a hard time finding role models when it comes to running for office. And once we’re in office and elected, governing with integrity becomes that much harder as we’re plagued by challenges that others don’t encounter. Our panel brings together progressive womxn of color who have run for office and lets them talk in depth about what motivated them to run for office, the challenges they encountered in their race, and the intersectionality of many of the challenges encountered by women and POC civic leaders.
Kendra Brooks holds a BS in Therapeutic Recreation from Temple University and a MBA in Management from Eastern University. She is an instructor and consultant of Restorative Practices and family and community engagement. Kendra was formerly an organizing member and parent advocate/activist with Parents United for Public Education. She now is on the steering committee for 215 Peoples Alliance and the Our City Our Schools coalition. Kendra has conducted a wide range of trainings and family and community advocacy workshops in and around the country as well as presented at regional and national conferences. Her activism spans education, social justice and economics using Restorative Practices as a core value for systematic change.