The United State of Women is a national organization for any woman who sees that we need a different America for all women to survive and thrive — and wants to work collectively to achieve it. USOW amplifies the work of organizations and individuals at the forefront of the fight for women’s equality, and provides tools, access and connections that help women see and step into their power to break down the barriers that hold women back. Created to continue the energy of our bi-annual national summit, this one-day event brings together women and allies to hear from an inspiring combination

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The mission of the BAAAU is to promote the presence, empowerment, and success of Arcadia University’s Black alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members through professional, educational, social, and networking programs, as well as through philanthropic support and opportunities. The BAAAU seeks to serve as an advocacy organization for Black Arcadia alumni by fostering a sense of pride and commitment to the University, while enhancing its prestige and reputation. Vision Statement The BAAAU serves: as a unifier amongst Black Arcadia University alumni and Arcadia University to encourage and enhance opportunities for Black alumni to foster personal and professional networks to provide

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Sharron Cooks Owner & CEO, Making Our Lives Easier LLC Sharron Cooks is the Owner & CEO of Making Our Lives Easier LLC, a consulting company aimed at assisting people who have been marginalized and face daily discrimination for who they are. She offers support for these individuals by providing quality resources, information and connecting them with organizations that can best address their needs. In addition to working on her masters degree at Temple University, she also works to develop and organize community oriented events, political advising and consulting during any given election season, and advocating for those who are

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  Founded in 1974, PABJ is the nation’s oldest professional association of Journalists-of-Color. With over 100 active members, we are also one of the largest & the founding chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.   This rich history & size allows us to serve as advocates for newsroom diversity and fair coverage of communities of color. We serve this mission through our awards programs, training institutes and signature community programs like our renowned Media Access Workshop. In 2019, PABJ launched a first-of-its-kind residency at Pipeline Philly, a co-working space next to City Hall. It is the cornerstone of

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Rad Girl of the Year 2017 Sharron Cooks, Chair of The Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs “Every year we do this event it’s a testament to all the incredible women across the gender spectrum in our city doing incredible things and creating meaningful platforms for women,” Kauffman told Technical.ly. “Taking four hours out of the year to honor that is the least we can do. It’s certainly the best four hours of my year.”

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By Ernest Owens  – June 15, 2018 Every movement has its iconic pioneers. The ones who had the courage to suffer the brunt of resistance to change so later generations may possibly enjoy the fruits of their hard labor and heavy burdens. As we celebrate culture and orientation during PRIDE 2018, theGrio turns our focus to today’s Black groundbreakers and innovators who are reinventing and creating new ways towards acceptance. Certainly no an easy task in a country guided by a president and an attorney general who have supported policies that neglect and devalue the of the LGBTQ+ community. We raise our collective glasses and wave our rainbow

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PRIDE

PRIDE

The only woman of color born with gender incongruence delegate at the Democratic National Convention, Sharron Cooks was a highly-visible political force during the campaign. She hopes to inspire other trans people to join the political process. She told PopSugar, “It’s important because we don’t hear the voices of people like trans individuals in the community, and if legislators don’t hear their voices, we won’t have proper public accommodations or state and federal legislation that stands against trans discrimination.” Photo: Freedom G Photography  Read More: https://www.pride.com/media-gallery/detail/153861/703496

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Tribune columnist should educate himself on Gender Incongruent People

Tribune columnist should educate himself on  Gender Incongruent People

Dear Philadelphia Tribune & John N. Mitchell: The recent op-ed that was featured in the Tribune on April 30, 2019 by columnist, John N. Mitchell: Trans hands off Zeta Phi Beta, Morehouse, is highly problematic for several reasons that shall be outlined in this letter of concern. This letter is in regard to your coverage of Black women of transgender experience. As a Black woman of transgender experience — who has an undergraduate college degree and is currently in an advanced degree program — I know and understand the role sororities play in the college experience. I’m aware of the

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NETROOTS NATION PARTICIPATION

NETROOTS NATION PARTICIPATION

Sharron Cooks is the Owner & CEO of Making Our Lives Easier LLC, a consulting firm that provides quality resources & information to under-represented and vulnerable communities. Sharron Cooks is the first African- American woman born with gender incongruence to serve as a Democratic National Delegate for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2016 at the DNC, the first ever gender incongruent person to chair a citywide commission in the City of Philadelphia and serve as a the first African-American female VP of Equality PA, as well as the first openly Black gender incongruent female to graduate from Arcadia University with

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Women’s History Month may be coming to a close, but these important women’s accomplishments live on. Remember their names and honor them.

Women’s History Month may be coming to a close, but these important women’s accomplishments live on. Remember their names and honor them.

Sharron Cooks, the first black woman born with gender incongruence to represent Pennsylvania as a Democratic National Delegate at the DNC. | Image courtesy: sharroncooks.com Sharron Cooks Cooks was the first black, transgender woman to represent Pennsylvania as a Democratic National Delegate at the DNC in 2016. In addition, she was the first openly transgender black woman to graduate from Arcadia University. Cooks was also the first transgender person to claim a Chair on a City Commission, but was ousted from her position in May 2017. Read More:

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