Navajo Nation resident and activist Allie Young—who has been leading voter registration and other voting and census efforts throughout Indian Country through her organization Protect the Sacred—has been organizing “Ride to the Polls,” to encourage Navajo Nation voters to cast their ballots in the 2020 election.
On Sunday, October 25, activists walked silently in black and red robes in over 100 cities and towns across the nation to protest the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
NOT DONE: Women Remaking America chronicles the seismic eruption of women’s organizing from the 2016 election through today, and the intersectional fight for equality that has now gone mainstream. Like the movement it documents, this story is told collectively through the firsthand experiences and narratives of frontline activists, writers, celebrities, artists and politicians who are remaking culture, policy and most radically, our notions about gender. Premiering against the backdrop of an unprecedented pandemic and widespread social upheaval, the film looks back on recent milestones in the women’s movement, weaving together a story of major progress with the clear reality that our work is not done.
Women across the U.S. took to the streets following Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings last week, protesting her rushed nomination and honoring the legacy of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
We face a global climate crisis; its cause is as well-known as its cure. We are destroying our home by the way that we produce and use fossil fuels. In her reporting, Antonia Juhasz explores the many ways that women and girls from Afghanistan to Alabama are leading the way to the end of the fossil fuel era.
“Will the rest of us be brave enough to follow their leadership?”
Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent human rights attorney in Iran, was arrested and sentenced to 38 years and 148 lashes. Her crime? Defending the rights of women.
Later this month, the documentary “Nasrin” will be released. Shot by filmmakers inside Iran who quite literally risked their lives to capture the footage, the film is a powerful homage to a woman who has suffered the most extreme consequences of laws that she has worked hard to change.
Mothers of police violence are not merely biological extensions of their children, who exist only to nurture them through life and cry and grieve through their child’s pain. They are revolutionaries.
By integrating the work of grief, nurture and care with their ongoing fight for justice, these women are the kinds of activists we need to have leading the way.
In 2019, an anti-abortion bill proposed in Missouri was temporarily blocked because of a 17-year-old’s successful protest.
“When you look at the fact that bans aren’t actually preventing abortions, I can’t see a reason to pass these laws,” Gage said.
I was traveling alone, but I wasn’t alone. I was on an aircraft bound for the nation’s capital, full of rogue Alaskan women on a mission.
“We heard Dr. Ford’s testimony,” my row-neighbor continued. “We just couldn’t sit there and watch this play out on TV. We felt like we had to do something.”
In the midst of this climate emergency, there are, of course, many who have been—and are—ringing the alarm bells. It has become increasingly evident that young people are the leaders of the swelling climate justice movement, with young women at the forefront of this work.