We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and solidarity since last week. With the rise of racism, authoritarianism, misogyny and xenophobia in our schools, communities, and larger society, we promise to continue fighting for equality and justice for all in this country. And we will strive to be a source of refuge and strength for those who feel underrepresented, unheard, and frightened by the current culture of toxic masculinity. So thanks to all of you who have reached out to not only support the organization, but to ask how you can further help.
Below are three ways you can join our movement and make a difference today:
Support our work
We can’t do this work on our own. Encourage your friends and family to make a commitment towards justice and equality by donating to The Representation Project. Honor our five-year anniversary with a $5 donation today.
Like our Facebook pages including The Representation Project, The Mask You Live In and Miss Representation to receive daily education, empowerment, and inspiration to be the change you wish to see in the world.
Spread the word
Host a screening of The Mask You Live In or Miss Representation with your friends and family. Learn more about how to spark a meaningful conversation about gender equality and healthy masculinity with our home screening discussion guide.
Together, let’s create a more just and inclusive world for all.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project Team
Representation Around the Web
“In a great stride for representation Tuesday, nine black women were elected to become judges in majority Democratic Jefferson County, Alabama, The Birmingham Times reported. The black women who came out on top in the district and circuit courts are all Democrats. Javan Patton, Debra Bennett Winston, Shera Craig Grant, Nakita ‘Niki’ Perryman Blocton, Tamara Harris Johnson, Elisabeth French, Agnes Chappell, Brendette Brown Green and Annetta Verin are to be sworn in next January. French, who was re-elected to Jefferson County’s Circuit Court, told The Birmingham Times that she believes her hard work and years of experience helped to propel her to elected office. ‘I think the people don’t necessarily just support you just because of your race and gender. I think voters expect more than that. They look at our qualifications and make a decision about who they can trust with the leadership position,’ she said.” – The Huffington Post
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“I’m a preacher’s kid, and we were always told, act right all the time, because someone’s always watching.”
– Gwen Ifill, American journalist, television newscaster, and author.”
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