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Guest, Elle Rochford

Shadow Politics with Senator Michael Brown and Maria Sanchez and guest Elle Rochford

WOMEN'S MARCH 2021 with guest, Elle Rochford!  The first Women's March drew millions of participants. Since then, the pandemic has revealed striking wage, employment gaps for women and a national childcare crisis that has left many overwhelmed and tapped out financially. How will this affect participation on Saturday and what does that mean for future marches?  Maria and I will talk to Elle Rochford about her study on how being involved in marches tends to make people more politically active. What can we learn from the Women's March and how can this inform our work for civil rights going forward?

Headlined Show, Shadow Politics October 3, 2021

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WOMEN'S MARCH 2021 with guest, Elle Rochford!  The first Women's March drew millions of participants. Since then, the pandemic has revealed striking wage, employment gaps for women and a national childcare crisis that has left many overwhelmed and tapped out financially. How will this affect participation on Saturday and what does that mean for future marches?  Maria and I will talk to Elle Rochford about her study on how being involved in marches tends to make people more politically active. What can we learn from the Women's March and how can this inform our work for civil rights going forward?

Guest, Elle Rochford

Guest Name
Elle Rochford
Guest Occupation
Ph.D., Sociology, Purdue University
Guest Biography

Elle Rochford's work focuses on social movements, social media, policy and inequality. Rochford's recent projects examine reproductive justice, the Women's March and Instagram. Major themes in her work include racialized body markets, political performance and social movement framing. Elle has also been instructor of record for Introduction to Sociology, Marriage & Family and Deviance & Social Control. A professor at Purdue University, Rochford co-authored a report with Dr. Rachel L. Einwohner which found that many activists “get their sea legs” at marches – then either engage in direct activism or use their social media accounts to persuade others to act.

Shadow Politics

Shadow Politics is a grass roots talk show giving a voice to the voiceless. For more than 200 years the people of the Nation's Capital have ironically been excluded from the national political conversation. With no voting member of either house of Congress, Washingtonians have lacked the representation they need to be equal and to have their voices heard. Shadow Politics will provide a platform for them, as well as the millions of others nationwide who feel politically disenfranchised and disconnected, to be included in a national dialog.

We need to start a new conversation in America, one that is more inclusive and diverse and one that will lead our great nation forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. At Shadow Politics, we hope to get this conversation started by bringing Americans together to talk about issues important to them. We look forward to having you be part of the discussion so call in and join the conversation. America is calling and we're listening… Shadow Politics is about America hearing what you have to say. It's your chance to talk to an elected official who has spent more than 30 years in Washington politics. We believe that if we start a dialog and others add their voices we will create a chorus. Even if those other politicians in Washington don't hear you — Senator Brown will. He's on a mission to listen to what America has to say and use it to start a productive dialog to make our democracy stronger and more inclusive. If we are all part of the solution we can solve any problem.

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