- This event has passed.
Vital Voices: Women of Color and the 2020 Election – CANCELLED
March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This event has been cancelled.
According to a recent report, Ahead of the Majority, women of color represented a 37% increase in voter turnout in the 2018 mid-term elections, and played a significant role in mobilizing their social networks to become politically active and vote. Women of color are again poised to play an increasingly pivotal role in the upcoming presidential election. What can be done to support women of color and their mobilization in the upcoming election, not just as voters, but movement leaders, activists, candidates, etc. Join us on Sunday, March 29th for an in-depth conversation with political activists, Tahirah Amatul Wadud, Helena Berbano and Wilnelia Rivera (to be confirmed)
Helena Berbano is a second generation Filipina American, organizer, activist, campaign operative and now New American Leaders’ National Political Director. She has managed national voter engagement programs and advised a number of Massachusetts’ state and local grassroots advocacy groups on their campaigns. One of her biggest passions is getting more women and people of color elected into office. To that end, she has served on the campaign staff of several New Americans who ran for office, including Nicole Castillo, Tram Nguyen, and Dr. Mohammad Dar.
Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is an African-American Muslim attorney, who has a strong record of civil rights advocacy and interfaith activism. She was also a Democratic candidate for the Massachusetts’ 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, challenging 30 year Democratic incumbent Richard E. Neal. Tahirah spent a year traveling the Western Massachusetts district, receiving numerous state-wide and national endorsements. While on the campaign trail, she experienced several Islamophobic responses to her candidacy and will speak about it publicly for the first time post-election.