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Rep. Keith Ellison, Barbara Smith, Joy-Ann Reid and Eve Ensler to be Honored at African American Pol


Rep. Keith Ellison, Barbara Smith, Joy-Ann Reid and Eve Ensler to be Honored at African American Policy Forum’s 20th Anniversary Gala.

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, the African American Policy Forum will host its 20th Anniversary Gala “Say Her Name: 20 Years of Intersectionality in Action” at Columbia University. The gala will celebrate AAPF's work advancing and expanding racial justice, gender equality, and human rights both in the U.S. and internationally. In addition to commemorating AAPF’s work, the event will honor four individuals who have been champions of intersectional change:

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-05), will receive the Shirley Chisholm Political Leadership Award; V-Day founder and playwright Eve Ensler will receive the Virginia Durr Solidarity Award; MSNBC correspondent and political commentator Joy-Ann Reid will receive the George Curry Drum Major for Justice Award - For Excellence in Journalism; and Black feminist scholar and activist Barbara Smith will receive the Harriet Tubman Lifetime Achievement Award.

“The struggle for equality and human rights is constant, but it's also important that we set aside time to recognize the progress that’s been made, and the people who have fought to make that progress possible,” said AAPF co-founder Kimberle Crenshaw. We'll be recognizing that progress, and laying groundwork for more, with an evening of art, activism and action.

Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.

WHO: The African American Policy Forum

WHAT: “Say Her Name: 20 Years of Intersectionality in Action” Gala

WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 6 p.m. EST

WHERE: Lerner Hall at Columbia University - 2920 Broadway, NY, NY

Founded in 1996, The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) is an innovative think tank that connects academics, activists and policy-makers to promote efforts to dismantle structural inequality. We utilize new ideas and innovative perspectives to transform public discourse and policy. We promote frameworks and strategies that address a vision of racial justice that embraces the intersections of race, gender, class, and the array of barriers that disempower those who are marginalized in society. AAPF is dedicated to advancing and expanding racial justice, gender equality, and the indivisibility of all human rights, both in the U.S. and internationally.

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