Do Women Make the Best Organizers?


February 9th, 2022

59 mins 35 secs

Season 2

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The Civil Rights movement took many shapes and forms, often rooted in the hearts of many men, women and children of color. But of those individuals who stood at the front lines, how many were men? How many women? Who organized meetings or worked behind the scenes? And who got the glory of the movement's top leadership roles?

Junius and Francesca sit down with Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Asst. Professor of Religion at the University of Florida and Megan Douglass, Digital Director of For Our Future Michigan, to discuss the present state of community organizing for women — how the experiences of yesterday can help women navigate male chauvinism in grassroots organizations.

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