The U.S. National Archives, in conjunction with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, is producing a forum on women in leadership online. Watch the forum live here or on their YouTube channel today at 7:30pm, or stream it afterwards when you have time. The description of the forum is below.
“From the early days of the Civil Rights movement, African American women have worked and served in numerous and influential leadership roles. What are their experiences and what changes have taken place in their opportunities, expectations, responsibilities, and obstacles?
A panel discusses their personal journeys and the advice they would offer to young women in the struggle for equality.
Melissa V. Harris-Perry, host on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry, and author of “Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America” will moderate the panel. Panelists include Joyce Ladner, sociologist and civil rights activist; Avis Jones De-Weever, Exceptional Leadership Strategist and immediate past executive director of NCNW; Janai Nelson, associate director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and Charlene A. Carruthers, national director, Black Youth Project 100.”