Moving Our Democracy Forward Through Storytelling
Saturday September 8th, 1:00Pm
African American women are the fastest growing bloc in the Democratic party; Latinx are the largest non-white racial group in America; and Asian Americans are the fastest-growing segment of the population. People of color are the driving force to the future of this democracy, so how do we as storytellers shift power through narrative so that we deliver on our vision for this country? Join Aimee Allison, President of Democracy in Color in considering this critical question. Aimee is the founder of She the People, a multi-platform initiative that elevates and amplifies the voice and power of women of color in our role in forging an inclusive, multiracial coalition that will transform American democracy.
About Aimee Allison
Aimee Allison is a thought leader, public speaker, writer, and expert on women of color in politics. She is president of Democracy in Color, a national media organization focused on race, politics, and the New American Majority. Aimee is the founder of She the People, a multiplatform initiative to crystallize and amplify the political voice of women of color. In 2016, Aimee organized and moderated the first DNC Chair Forum highlighting the central role of women of color in the future of the Democratic Party. In 2017, she launched “Get in Formation,” a national call for Black women to support Stacey Abrams, who could be the first Black woman governor in the history of the United States. Aimee is also the host of the acclaimed “Democracy in Color” podcast and author of the forthcoming book on women of color and politics, She the People. She contributed political commentary for KQED, Pacifica, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and MIC; and has written for The New York Times, ESSENCE Magazine, Teen Vogue, The Hill, and Huffington Post. Aimee lives in Oakland, CA. You can follow her on Twitter: @AimeeAllison