Webinar: Black Women and Activism


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Post Webinar Discussion Materials

Purpose: These questions and exercises are designed to help you turn this information into strategic, organizing tools.  


  • Have each participant answer each question in turn.
  • Have a scribe capture the information.  
  • Review the answers to each question, take time to see where you agree/disagree/need clarity, etc. Can you create a statement from the information? Are there objectives or goals you can tease out? They don´t have to be definitive (not likely in the first round) but should be a clear starting point.


Think about these questions beforehand, answer as a group after the presentation.

Part I

  • What is activism? What does it mean to you?
  • What is its goal or objective?
  • What can it accomplish?
  • Is activism connected to mainstream politics? If so, how? If not, why? And what might we do to connect them?.

Part II

  • Why do you think you've never heard this history before?
  • How has this information changed your understanding of activism?
  • How will the information inform what you do politically?
  • What next steps can you take as an individual? As a group?

Part III

I would recommend reading through this thorough middle school Civil Rights simulation to find some exercises to do with your group

The Montgomery Bus Boycott: Organizing Strategies and Challenges


Further Reading

Ella Baker, A Political Organizers Organizer



Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement



DREAM Act Organizing



Repairers of the Breach



Moral Mondays Campaign

“You can't negotiate until you fight”, Rev. William Barber a leader of the Moral Mondays Movement



Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party



Zinn Education Project



Know-Want to Learn-Learned Charts