The National Organization of Women descended on Houston for their rally Unlock the Future for Women and Girls. The day prior to the rally they invited several activists to discuss the theme “Organizing in the Face of Resistance.”
The activists participating were:
- Tia Oso, International Activist, and Strategist for BLD PWR Initiative.
- Ruby Powers, Immigration Lawyer & Human Rights Activist.
- Kendrick Sampson, Activist, and Actor from HBO Insecure.
- Egberto Willies, KPFT Host, Politics Done Right producer, blogger
Some of the topics they discussed were:
- Why did you become an activist and how do you stay motivated?
- How has activism transformed your relationships?
- How can we galvanize people on immigration issues?
- How do we encourage activists to move forward irrespective of resistance?
- How can NOW be helpful?
- How do you maintain your wellbeing?
National Organization for Women fireside chat
National Organization of Women Vice President Christian Nunes
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest grassroots organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of thousands of contributing supporters and members in chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.