Real Women Run Celebrating the Political Kaleidoscope
Friday, January 17, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
YWCA Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Celebrating the Political Kaleidoscope aims to foster critical conversations amongst women of color, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized groups facing unique challenges and opportunities in navigating political spaces in Utah. Join us for an engaging, intimate conversation with Jehmu Greene, our Winter Training Keynote Speaker.
Keynote Speaker: Jehmu Greene
Jehmu Greene is the Founder of Barbara’s Legacy, a new initiative dedicated to amplifying the impact and voices of women of color thought leaders. With a curriculum designed from her 25 years at the forefront of progressive advocacy, Barbara’s Legacy trains, nurtures, and directly supports women of color to best position them to thrive. A Distinguished Fellow at the Athena Center for Leadership at Barnard College, Jehmu is a Fox News Political Analyst where she has unapologetically defended progressive values and policies on the network for the last ten years. Together with Jose Vargas, Alicia Menendez and Jake Brewer, she co-founded Define American, an organization that uses media and culture to elevate the immigration reform conversation and was recently named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in America. In 2017, Jehmu was the only woman of color to run for Chair of the Democratic National Committee. She ran on a platform of ideas, innovation and uncomfortable truths. While her campaign only garnered half a vote from institutional Democrats, she was widely-known as the preferred candidate of small “d” Democrats. She is also a Founding Board Member of VoteRunLead, a non-partisan organization that has trained more than 35,000 women to run for office. As a national trainer for VoteRunLead, Jehmu travels the country empowering women to run as they are. Jehmu previously served as the U.S. president and global Chief Marketing Officer of WakaWaka, working to bring solar power to people living without access to electricity; president of Rock the Vote, where under her leadership young voter turnout had the highest increase ever recorded; and president of the Women’s Media Center where she designed the Name It, Change It campaign to fight sexism against women candidates and trained progressive women to amplify their voices in the media. From Botswana to Ukraine, Jehmu has traveled the world training young people and women on how to amplify their voices and increase their political power. She was appointed to the U.S. Commission for UNESCO by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. An award-winning media and advocacy strategist, evangelist for social good, guacamole aficionado and proud Texan, Jehmu splits her time between Austin, NYC and Instagram: @jehmu
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