The Harvard Center for public leadershio present a post-election conversation with Latosha Brown, Warren Center Democracy Fellow and moderated by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy. Join CPL and the Warren Center for a post-election conversation with LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund and co-founder of the Southern Black Girls Consortium. Ms. Brown is a 2020-2021 Hauser Leader at the Center for Public Leadership and a 2020-2021 American Democracy Fellow at Harvard's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. Throughout the 2020 U.S. election, Ms. Brown led the We Got the Power bus tour across the U.S. South to register people to vote and galvanize Black voter participation. In a recent interview, Ms. Brown said "We wanted people, we wanted Black voters in particular, to feel a sense of their power and their agency, and in spite of all odds, what we could do in pushing this country forward." This event will be moderated by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor [...]
Please join Latosha as she will be a special guest with Ms Oprah Winfrey! The virtual event happens on Thursday December 3rd. You can RSVP for the event by visiting www.zoomwithOprah.com Join Oprah as she discusses the importance of the upcoming election in Georgia.
While we are in this deeply reflective moment in this country, let’s remember that Black girls deserve to live in a world where they can dream with unlimited options. I often think of Darnella Frazier, the 17-year-old Black girl who filmed police “lynching” George Floyd on May 25. The video went viral and moved the United States and the world to mass protests against police brutality and racial injustice. It was the spark that contributed to this unprecedented movement for justice that we are currently witnessing, experiencing and organizing. But in the midst of this uprising, this young woman experienced a traumatic event. Yet she still had the foresight to share it with the world. Later, on video, she appears visibly upset and rightfully so. She told the reporter in between sobs, “I watched this man die…It was so traumatizing.” To add insult to injury, she then received threats for sharing the video. What kind of support did Darnella receive? Who protected her? While the [...]