Chisholm Leadership Academy Presents a Black History Month Webinar
Addressing the unique challenges and opportunities of race, justice, and activism
ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 24, 2021) — While the pandemic may present an ongoing challenge to mobilizing activist efforts, the Chisholm Leadership Academy (CLA) continues to promote rich dialogue around racial justice, leadership, and the underrepresentation of women of color in elected and appointed office.
The organization will host Black History Is American History, a webinar featuring a diverse group of women leaders who will share more about their transformative work and what it means to be a young changemaker on the frontlines of history. Georgians are called to join the conversation that will galvanize youth activists to reclaim their power and advocate for their communities.
“Many of the most significant movements in our country’s history have been led by and sustained through the work of Black women. We’re eager to amplify that work and to center Black women in a critical discussion about improving our communities. Representative Cannon, Nse, Fenika, Shar, and Madison are powerful advocates and we can learn so much from their example,” said Ashlyn Shockley Martin, CLA’s founder.
Featured speakers include:
Representative Park Cannon, Georgia House of Representatives
Nse Ufot, CEO, New Georgia Project
Fenika Miller, Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium & Black Voters Matter
Shar Bates, Founder of My Vote Is Hip Hop
Madison Crenshaw, Organizer, Buckhead For Black Lives.
About Chisholm Leadership Academy
Inspired by U.S. Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, The Chisholm Leadership Academy is a Georgia 501(c)(3) organization that aims to leverage education, mentorship, and experiential instruction to become the state’s leader in culturally responsive civic education for girls of color. For more information: https://chisholmleadershipacademy.org/
Last updated on May 5, 2021