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Kimberle Crenshaw: On Intersectional Activism

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Kimberly Crenshaw

 

As I’m Interviewing Kimberle Crenshaw in this piece…I’m actually unaware that Crenshaw is the creator of the term intersectional activism. In our Lyme work, the number one problem we’ve seen Lyme Activism encounter…is clash of egos…and activists…disliking each other within the movement. What’s amazing, is right about now….the Lyme community is waking up to that fact and doing something about it. Crenshaw realized 30 years ago…that progressive movements clashing with each other may not be the best thing for progressivism…clashing progressive values played a huge role in this last election. People continuously want answers as to what happened (in this last election). The answer is that a lot of things happened. Not showing up in Wisconsin and Michigan…not really having political “Killers’ run  HRC’s campaign, a non strong enough defense of the Clinton Foundation–which is an extraordinary organization (Comparing it to Trumps foundation: best…to the worst) somehow that message was not brought out strongly enough…Caine…may not have been strong enough choice. the third and 4th party candidacies (way to go Jill Stein…Gary Johnson: clearly an idiot…but you?)

James Carville would (and did) identify one element above all: progressives tearing down Hillary Clinton. Intersectional Activism is about as important of a concept to apply in taking action out there. Know what you’re fighting against: because its certainly in our faces now. I cannot tell you how much  Ha Goodman and Julian Assange…helped make this bed. The good news: California passed Universal Health Care today….the pushback will be strong…and that is in someway a hopeful message for today. The bad news: Bloomberg recently said that he felt there was 55 percent chance of Trump being re-elected….he sited a non-clear democratic message, and most importantly, infighting amongst progressives.–Milon Henry Levine

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THE CLINTON FOUNDATION: HOW DOES IT WORK?

Friday, September 12th, 2014

In less than two weeks, the Clinton Global Initiative‘s 10th Annual Meeting will convene leaders from around the world to turn ideas into action on global challenges. The meeting will open on Sunday, September 21st with the Clinton Global Citizen Awards, which honor outstanding individuals in civil society, philanthropy, public service, and the private sector who exemplify global citizenship through their vision, leadership, and impact in addressing global challenges.


We are pleased to announce that this year’s awards will be hosted by Seth Meyers, of NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and will feature musical performances by Aloe Blacc, Natalie Merchant, Jason Mraz with special guests Raining Jane, and The Roots and appearances by Madeleine Albright, Eva Longoria, and Randy Jackson, who serves as music director for the even

As Chelsea Clinton told The Hollywood Reporter: “My family is grateful that some of the most talented, caring and engaged artists in entertainment will help us shine a light on this year’s Clinton Global Citizen Award honorees and their extraordinary commitments and work to strengthen communities around the world.”

The evening’s honorees include Leonardo DiCaprio, Founder, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation; Atifete Jahjaga, President of the Republic of Kosovo; Hayat Sindi, Founder and CEO, i2 Institute; and Greg Asbed and Lucas Benitez, Co-founders, Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
As the event approaches, follow #CGI2014 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for other announcements, live highlights from the awards, and ways to watch the ceremony.
– See more at: http://www.clintonfoundation.org/blog/2014/09/10/see-whos-performing-and-being-honored-2014-clinton-global-citizen-awards#sthash.TNCj2p2I.dpuf

As Chelsea Clinton told The Hollywood Reporter: “My family is grateful that some of the most talented, caring and engaged artists in entertainment will help us shine a light on this year’s Clinton Global Citizen Award honorees and their extraordinary commitments and work to strengthen communities around the world.”
The evening’s honorees include Leonardo DiCaprio, Founder, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation; Atifete Jahjaga, President of the Republic of Kosovo; Hayat Sindi, Founder and CEO, i2 Institute; and Greg Asbed and Lucas Benitez, Co-founders, Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
As the event approaches, follow #CGI2014 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for other announcements, live highlights from the awards, and ways to watch the ceremony.
– See more at: http://www.clintonfoundation.org/blog/2014/09/10/see-whos-performing-and-being-honored-2014-clinton-global-citizen-awards#sthash.TNCj2p2I.dpuf

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