Our 30-minute audio adventure opens conversations mostly shared among friends and tribe in safe space comfort. Like the kitchen table talks women enjoy over coffee or a meal, the Unerased podcast series will explore sensibilities to stoke our electoral energy and strength. Our Suffrage Unerased initiative, channeling the Centennial of the 19th Amendment giving women voting rights, is dedicated to a narrative shift. On the eve of the phenomenally high-stakes November elections we’ll ignite a flare for Black women, Brown women and all who support our leadership – to promote inclusion and progressive change. Pull up a seat at our kitchen table for our three-part Unerased series released leading up to the Centennial of the 19th Amendments and Women’s Equality Day in August.
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EPISODE 1 – Likable Enough – Women, Voting and Power
The Likability quotient for women office seekers seems to be more unforgiving than for men. In fact, data show that women often 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 major statewide and up-ballot elections? How can we close the racial gender gap?
EPISODE 2 – Tyranny of Multiculturalism – From Other to Erased
By intent or accident, huge warts cover the face of multiculturalism. “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 does not have to be boiled down to a melting pot that includes everyone and no one. We’ll explore with Indigenous, Black, Latinx and Asian American thought leaders the paths and roadblocks to multiracial alliances that embrace, not erase, our unique identities and collective power.
EPISODE 3 – Power Generations – Busting Myths, Embracing Collective Power
Going into the Presidential election voting behavior and preferences among Black women is generally a united front. In the cultural sphere, a generational gulf separates Boomers from Millennials — not based on politics — mostly created by mores, myths and perceptions. 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, are resolute against racism, misogyny and voter repression. Our cross-generation conversation will explode myths and embrace common ground that will take us to November 3.