Women & Politics presents:

We have two great guests today on Women & Politics talking about race, space, and the whiteness of disability.

Ebony Walden is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Ebony Walden Consulting (EWC), an urban strategy firm based in Richmond, Virginia. At EWC, she works with a wide range of organizations to design and facilitate meetings, training, strategic plans and community engagement processes that explore race, equity and the creation of more just and inclusive communities. Before founding EWC, Ebony worked in local government and for non-profit organizations dedicated to citywide and neighborhood level revitalization. Currently, Ebony is an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University where she teaches Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the City. Ebony’s work has been featured in  The HillRichmond Times-Dispatch and The Nature of Cities. She holds a Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia and a Bachelors in Business Administration from Georgetown University. Inspired by The Just City Essays, Ebony Walden conceived the idea of an essay collection focused on Richmond (The Richmond Racial Equity Essays) in hopes of bringing together thought leadership and practice to advance racial equity in the region.

 

Dr. Jennifer Erkulwater is Chair of the Political Science Department and Professor of Political Science at the University of Richmond. Her areas of expertise are in Social Welfare Politics, Public Policy and American Politics. Her scholarship focuses on and public policy and the social activism around poverty, disability, and race. Dr. Erkulwater has published numerous articles and two books on the politics of social welfare programs in the US. She was elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance for her work on Supplemental Security Income. Her current research seeks to understand why disability politics is so white – that is, why people of color are missing from disability politics and what the implications of that absence are for how social justice is enacted. You can find her on twitter at @jerkulwater @URPoliSci_Dept

 

 

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    Women & Politics    September 16th, 2021

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Atima Omara returns to talk women and politics with Sheri Shannon. Atima is the President & Chief Strategist of Omara Strategy Group which provides strategic consulting to candidates and organizations centering women and people of color in their work. She works on ensuring clients create winning political campaigns and build stronger advocacy organizations

Atima Omara is working towards a more reflective and representative democracy through progressive political strategy, leadership, and grassroots advocacy. Named to Ebony Magazine’s “Power 100” and Jet Magazine’s “40 Under 40” lists. An engaging speaker, Atima has provided political commentary on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, and regularly presents at conferences.  She’s written for the American Prospect, Politico, EbonyThe Lily, and has been quoted in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, TIME, among others.

Since 2003, Atima has worked for a Virginia Governor, multiple Democratic candidates, labor, progressive organizations, and trained activists and candidates across the country. She is an expert in electoral campaigns, especially turning out hard to reach voters, issue advocacy and fundraising.

Atima earned her BA from the University of Virginia and her MPA from George Mason University. She lives in Northern Virginia.

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    Women & Politics    June 17th, 2021

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We end this tumultuous year with Part II of our show discussing the Governor race in Virginia. Our host Sheri Shannon continues her talk with Ebony B. Guy and Dr. Rachel Anne Levy discussing the expanding governor’s race in Virginia and what it means for two Black Women who have been leading in representing Virginians. Two experienced politicians: Senator Jennifer McClellan and former Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy are considered to be the frontrunners. Princess Blanding has joined the race under a new party. The question arises: are the male candidates are even contenders?  

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Happy New Year everyone!! Next week we are ringing in the New Year with leaders of the political parties to discuss how party leadership is influencing politics in Virginia.

    Women & Politics    December 31st, 2020

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Sheri Shannon guest hosts today for a panel presentation by local to state candidates for office. This is part two of the first in a series of roundtable discussions bringing women leaders together from hyperlocal to statewide to discuss issues important both locally and nationally. Today’s panel brings together: Jennifer Carroll Foy – candidate for governor, Elaine Summerfield – candidate for city council, Deanna Fierro – candidate for school board, and Stephanie Rizzi, candidate for school board. They discuss the state of education in Virginia, the impact of COVID and the rights of women.

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    Women & Politics    October 1st, 2020

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On today’s show, Deanna Fierro joins host Carol Olson to talk about her focus on community politics, her background as a teacher, her focus on education and her run for school board. Today is part 1 of her interview, tune in next week for part 2.

You can check out her campaign at www.deannafeirro.com/ and follow her on twitter @DeannaFierroRVA

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    Women & Politics    September 10th, 2020

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Kim Gray joins Carol today to talk about her interest in community politics since childhood, her tenure on the school board and now city council and her run for Mayor. She focuses on the school budget and her interactions with the protesters.

You can find her on twitter at @kimgrayforRVA 

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    Women & Politics    September 3rd, 2020

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On today’s show, Carol Olson talks with Alissa Baldwin on her campaign for US Senate in Virginia. @baldwinfors

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    Women & Politics    June 11th, 2020

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