Shadow Politics, 05/09/2021
Shadow Politics with Senator Michael Brown and Maria Sanchez and guest CHRISTIAN F. NUNES, MBA, MS, LCSW
Activists Weigh Next Steps in Abortion Battle
As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women (NOW) is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political and economic life.
CHRISTIAN F. NUNES, MBA, MS, LCSW
President, National Organization for Women
Christian Nunes became NOW president in August 2020. As the second African American president in the organization’s history, the youngest person of color and the youngest president in more than 40 years, Nunes is leading the organization through an intersectional lens, bringing a diverse coalition of grassroots activists to work against structural sexism and racism.
Christian is an active community organizer and public speaker, regularly featured at events such as the March for Black Women, Women’s March Events and rallies around the country in support of the Equal Rights Amendment and immigration rights.
Christian launched NOW’s Racial Justice Summit in 2020 and has recently launched the 100 days of the Feminist Agenda Campaign in partnership with Black Women’s Blueprint and is planning a webinar training institute for NOW members that will cover various topics.
Throughout her career, Christian has played an integral role in the drafting of policy positions with local and national coalition partners, including a recent collaboration with the National Coalition for the Homeless to draft legislation to provide housing, childcare and supportive services for individuals in need, with a particular focus on homeless women and girls.
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