This Is PersonalWatch
The Facebook Live conversation about activism in an age of intersectionality led by Erika Andiola, Chief Advocacy Officer of RAICES, and Tamika D. Mallory, Activist, Co-Founder of Until Freedom has been postponed. Please stay tuned for updates!
In the meantime, we invite you to watch This Is Personal, a documentary film by Amy Berg that traces Erika and Tamika’s personal journeys toward becoming the nation’s leading activists and their work in leading intersectional movements for social justice.
You can stream This Is Personal ahead of the conversation through this unique link:
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Erika Andiola, Chief Advocacy Officer of RAICES
Originally from Durango, Mexico, Erika Andiola has harnessed her experience as an undocumented immigrant to elevate marginalized communities, inspire movements, and mobilize activists on the front lines of the battle for migrant justice. As the first Chief Advocacy Officer of RAICES, Erika has assumed her position as a leading civil rights activist of our generation, changing the narrative around immigration and paving the way for reform. Previously, Erika was the co-founder of the Dream Action Coalition and president of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, where she fought for the passage of the DREAM Act. She has also served on the United We Dream Network board and as Political Director of Our Revolution, a political action organization spun out of Senator Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign for which Erika was Press Secretary for Latinx Outreach.
Tamika D. Mallory, Activist, Co-Founder of Until Freedom
Tamika D. Mallory is nationally recognized civil rights activist and seasoned community organizer. She served as the youngest ever Executive Director of the National Action Network. Mallory was the co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, the largest single day demonstration in US history. She most recently gave what has been dubbed “the speech of a generation” – State of Emergency in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. She is an expert in the areas of gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, and grassroots organizing.
ABOUT THIS IS PERSONAL
While the 2016 election catalyzed the Women’s March and a new era of feminist activism, Tamika D. Mallory and Erika Andiola have been fighting for their communities for decades. Their stories expose the fundamental connection between personal and political and raise the question: what’s intersectionality and how can it save the world?