This important episode of Radiant Mix features Kimberly Peeler-Allen, who has been working at the intersection of race, gender and politics for over 20 years. Kimberly is the Co-founder of Higher Heights, the leading national organization dedicated to building Black women’s collective political power from the voting booth to elected office.
This episode explores the importance and the plight of black women who lead in the political realm. We talk about life, racism and sexism within politics, hope for the future and so much more. Kimberly is currently a Visiting Practitioner at the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, serves as Board Chair of the ERA Coalition, and is a board member of the Fund for Women’s Equity and NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation. So excited to share this episode with you right before the most important election of our lifetime. Vote like your life depends on it.
- Reflections on life as a black girl with a white-passing mom and similarities to the mixed experience
- The importance of embracing the multifaceted black experience
- The double bind female politicians face, especially Kamala Harris in this moment
- The vital role of women of color in politics
- The Breona Taylor case and the distrust by many of our judicial system
- Tips on active measures we can all take to support the black lives matter movement
- The power of believing in the hope and the promise of America
Kim’s website: Peeler-Allen.com
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