Our 30-minute audio adventure explores conversations usually shared only in the comfort of safe spaces. Like the kitchen table talks that women enjoy over coffee or a bite, the Unerased podcast series will explore, inspire and stoke our electoral might. Our Suffrage Unerased initiative, channeling the Centennial of the 19th Amendment giving women voting rights, is dedicated to a narrative shift. We will shine light on bold and unbossed Black women and other thought leaders confronting and making change today. We’ll redefine suffrage as a source of power and engagement for racial and gender justice. On the eve of the consequential November elections we’ll drop a touchstone for Black women – and all women who support our leadership – to promote democratic inclusion and progressive change.
Power Generations – Busting Myths, Embracing Collective Power
Going into the Presidential election Black women are generally a united front. But in the cultural sphere, deep gulfs separate Boomers from Millennials. Mores, technology, perceptions and expectations carve a divide and In the middle, GenXers (41 – 55), straddling between the Boomers (56 -76) and Millennials (24-39), seek paths to build upon Black women’s unity and collective power. Our cross-generational conversation will explode myths and embrace common ground that will take us to November 3.
Tyranny of Multiculturalism – From Other to Erased
“Women of Color” or “People of Color” are convenient shorthand that denies the distinct experience, not only of Black folks, but all folks. Multiracial unity should not boil down to a melting pot that includes everyone and no one. Indigenous, Black, Latinx and Asian American thought leaders share the paths and roadblocks to multiracial alliances that embrace, not erase, our unique identities and collective power.
Likable Enough - Women, Voting and Power
The Likability quotient for women office seekers seems to be more unforgiving than for men.Women even encounter an uphill battle securing votes from other women. Recent election cycles have also illustrated that White women and Black women are very different political animals. Likability aside, can white women make the shift to vote for women candidates in statewide and up-ballot elections? How can we close the racial gender, likability and electability gap?