The National Women’s Law Center’s President and CEO, Fatima Goss Graves; Black Lives Matter Co-Founder, Alicia Garza; and Campaign Zero Co-Founder and member of Ferguson Uprising, Brittany Packnett Cunningham will head to Charleston for a “fireside chat” as a part of the inaugural forum on gender equity on Sat. Dec. 7.
"WREN is honored to host this one-of-a-kind event with such empowering national and local organizations," said WREN CEO Ann Warner in the press release. "The goal of this event is to unite and inspire, reinforcing the sense of community and responsibility necessary to the fight for gender equality."
Graves says she was also honored to be a part of the discussion and is hoping to bring others into the conversation and bring effective change throughout the community.
"With the current socio-political landscape and its implications, effects, and barriers for reaching true gender equality, this conversation is more relevant today than ever," Graves said. "We hope to inspire grassroots activists to continue making a positive impact on their communities, starting right here in Charleston."
In addition to the national names, a number of local nonprofits and activist groups will be joining the movement, including Black Women 2020; Charleston Black Pride; EveryBlackGirl, Inc.; People Against Rape; YWCA of Greater Charleston; Transformative Teaching Collective; and We Are Family.