Move to Amend Reports on Intersections Between Democracy Movements with Elsa Lakew

September 29, 2016

Move to Amend Reports connects you with activists and organizers working on the frontlines of the democracy movement, to bring you the lowdown on corporate rule, corporate personhood, and money as speech.

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Replay: At Move to Amend's First Inaugural Leadership Summit this spring, our local affiliates met and heard presentations from organizers across the democracy movement to learn about intersect between different issues and the importance of anti-oppression organizing to build relationships across communities.

One of those speakers, Elsa Lakew, grassroots organizer and activist for the Black Lives Matter movement, is joining us again to update us on the Black Lives Matter movement and to deepen our conversation on the intersections between movements for democracy, racial justice, and amending the Constitution to abolish corporate rule!

Elsa Lakew is a student activist born in Gonder, Ethiopia before coming to America with her mother. In high school she became active within her community of Montgomery County Maryland. Through her activism she saw first hand the impact of empowering youth to be more politically active--and how that fortifies the future of what American democracy could look like.  Shortly after entering into Howard University, Elsa became active within the Black Lives Matter movement--organizing & aiding in the fight for police accountability legislation in Maryland. Elsa is a senior at Howard University studying political science and economics.


Move to Amend Reports is hosted by Laura Bonham and Egberto Willies, members of Move to Amend's National Leadership Team. Executive producer is Keyan Bliss. Production team is Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Keyan Bliss, Laura Bonham, Egberto Willies and Renee Babcock.

 

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