For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics
Where: The Cooper Union
7 E. 7th St. | 41 Cooper Sq.
212-353-4100 Price: Free
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Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore are four of the most influential African American women in the United States. Together, they call themselves the Colored Girls. As political strategists, organizers, CEOs, and more, they have made history and shaped politics. Following the midterm elections, the quartet will discuss their book For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics which touches on their friendship and how it has changed politics in America, while offering a roadmap for other women of color with political ambitions. Strand Book Store will sell books at the event and following the discussion the authors will sign copies.
Though they come from diverse backgrounds, Brazile, Caraway, Daughtry, and Moore all felt the call to serve early in their lives. For Caraway, it was volunteering for Bobby Kennedy’s Senate campaign and feeling the thrill of political mobilization. Moore became involved with Jesse Jackson’s Operation PUSH where she was exposed to high-level politics and gained a true sense of purpose. Brazile, who has always been outspoken about what she believes in, started interning in D.C. and worked for Coretta Scott King and Stevie Wonder on the campaign to create a holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Daughtry was born into activism and grew up surrounded by civil rights leadership. Her upbringing allowed her to move between worlds, navigating very different cultural and political spheres.
The event is free and open to the public. General public should reserve a space here. Please note seating is on a first come basis; an RSVP does not guarantee admission as we generally overbook to ensure a full house.
Following the discussion the Strand Book Store will sell books and the Colored Girls will sign copies.