Encyclopedia Womannica

Register to Vote & Sojourner Truth

Episode Summary

We are pressing pause on our previously scheduled programming. We were planning to continue featuring women from season 1 from throughout time and around the world this week. Instead, we are going to focus in on the stories of African American women who changed the course of history. Today, we talk about Sojourner Truth (1797-1883), who was born into slavery and became an evangelist and outspoken advocate for abolition, temperance and women’s rights.

Episode Notes

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To keep up the momentum and accelerate change, we need to take action on a recurring basis, not just when it's at the top of our social media feeds or trending. One thing you can do right now is register to vote. 

Go to vote.org and register in under 2 minutes. 

Want an absentee ballot? On vote.org you can look up how your state handles vote by mail and sign up to receive an absentee ballot. 

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that in the midst of everything else happening in our country right now that we are in the middle of an election year. While the Presidential race always gets a lot of attention - if you’re interested in reforming policing practices in your communities the best way you can affect change is at the local level. 

Mayors and county executives appoint most police chiefs. States' attorneys and district attorneys are the ones who decide to bring charges of misconduct. These are elected positions!

Research who is running in your local community and find out where they stand on police violence and reform.