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February 23, 2021 27 min

Dr. Anita Rogers has been involved with the delivery of education, civil rights, human services, reentry programming, violence prevention, victim assistance and mental health in various capacities. As a development consultant, she has raised millions of dollars to help nonprofit and government agencies provide services to underserved populations, especially people of color. She now serves as a senior fellow at Generations United

Dr. Rogers joined Generations United's Executive Director Donna Butts for a discussion on civil rights work, how the activist landscape has changed, and the similarities between Black Power and Black Lives Matter.

Resources mentioned in the show: 

  • The Official Campaign of the CROWN Act
    https://www.thecrownact.com
    The CROWN Act stands for “Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair,” created in 2019 to ensure protection against discrimination based on race-based hairstyles by extending statutory protection to hair texture and protective styles such as braids, locs, twists, and knots in the workplace and public schools. 

  • Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH): https://asalh.org

  • Toolkit for those working with African American grandfamilies: http://bit.ly/AfricanAmericanGrandfamilies

  • Toolkit for those working with Native American grandfamilies: http://bit.ly/NativeGrands

  • Generations United: https://gu.org 
  • Support the show (https://generationsunited.wufoo.com/forms/support-generations-united/)

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