Feb 22 2023


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Superwomen Wednesday – Black Joy and Leadership Panel

It’s almost time to join us for another Wednesday night of virtual festivities!

On Feb. 22, we’ll be continuing our Black History Month programming, with an event to celebrate and amplify the voices of Black women who have been leading organizing work for generations. We’ll learn what we all can be doing to advance progress in our communities and across the country, and most of all, celebrate Black joy. ✨

We have a phenomenal lineup of Black women leaders in our movement whose work stretches from organizing to politics. Meet a few of them now:

Senator Raumesh Akbari continues to introduce legislation affecting education and educational policy, criminal justice reform, job growth incentives, and other areas that affect her constituents as well as Tennesseans from all walks of life. One of her recent bills has now become law, reducing the amount of time needed for expungement of certain offenses from criminal records. For persons looking to turn their lives around, this will have a significant impact on their ability to seek gainful employment.

Tashawna Gill is the political princess of Michigan! Tashawna first got introduced to the world of politics in 2013. In 2016 Tashawna joined the Hillary Clinton campaign in Michigan, and in 2017 she felt it was necessary to focus her attention on the Detroit city clerk’s race before starting as a regional political & field director for the Gretchen Whitmer for Governor campaign. In 2018, Tashawna served as the political advisor to Governor Gretchen Whitmer herself. Last year, she served as the Michigan state organizing program manager for Supermajority and is currently running for office.

Kandice Webber is a registered nurse and has served the city of Houston for over 15 years. She is co-chair of Houston Rising, the grassroots organization that produces Houston’s March for Black Women. She is also a lead organizer in BLM Houston. Her overarching goal is helping all Black women and children thrive. Kandice is an advocate for educational equity and believes that our greatest weapon to combat systemic racism and white supremacy is education.

More panelists will be announced soon, so stay tuned, RSVP to this week’s Superwomen Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET on Feb. 22 (and share with a friend that you think would enjoy this, too!).

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