Below are the post webinar discussion material and articles for further reading on the topic of Black Women and Activism. If you have an article to recommend on this topic, please contact [email protected]
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.
- 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?.
- 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?
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
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
On Thursday, November 2nd at 2:00 pm EST. Stephanie Schriock, President of "Emily's List," (www.emilyslist.org) will be speaking at a Webinar sponsored by the DA Global Women's Caucus.
Since it was founded in 1985, Emily' List has trained and supported thousands of Democratic, pro-choice women to run for office. It has helped elect a diverse group of 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors and over 800 to state and local offices.
Stephanie and her team are working hard to encourage women to run across the country! They have started "Run to Win," a national recruitment and training program providing in-person training, webinars and other resources to increase women's participation across all levels of government. They have over 18,000 women attending programs and need our support to continue this effort through November, 2018.
This event is open to all Democrats Abroad members and their guests world-wide, so we encourage everyone, men and women alike, to join us and hear the tremendous difference Emily's List continues to make.