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Audio Broadcast: Contemporary Activism: The Blurred Lines.

Audio Broadcast: Contemporary Activism: The Blurred Lines.

Who is really an activist? What qualifies someone to be tilted, “an activist?”

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I am Sharron. “Not a Black Trans Woman.” A Black Woman

I am Sharron. “Not a Black Trans Woman.” A Black Woman

I am Sharron Cooks and I am a Black woman who was born with a congenital medical condition called gender incongruence and with the help of legislative healthcare policies here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I have been able to fully complete the treatment for my birth condition to become gender congruent; the alignment of the mind and the body. I champion the rights of all human beings and I firmly believe everyone should have the freedom to express themselves without discrimination. In the past, I have contributed to the trans rights movement but at this time, it is important for me

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Portrait of a Pandemic: ‘We can’t be selective on what Black lives matter and what Black lives don’t,’ says Philly race and gender activist by Errin Haines, Posted: June 27, 2020

Portrait of a Pandemic: ‘We can’t be selective on what Black lives matter and what Black lives don’t,’ says Philly race and gender activist by Errin Haines, Posted: June 27, 2020

Portrait of a Pandemic: ‘We can’t be selective on what Black lives matter and what Black lives don’t,’ says Philly race and gender activist by Errin Haines, Posted: June 27, 2020 Portrait of a Pandemic: ‘We can’t be selective on what Black lives matter and what Black lives don’t,’ says Philly race and gender activist by Errin Haines, Posted: June 27, 2020 – 5:00 AM TOM GRALISH / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Sharron Cooks, the owner & CEO of Making Our Lives Easier, a consulting firm that advocates for marginalized communities, in Cedar Park in West Philadelphia June 25, 2020. Despite Pride month’s coinciding with

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The Critique of the Transgender Rights Movement By: Sharron L. Cooks

The Critique of the Transgender Rights Movement By: Sharron L. Cooks

CLICK FOR FULL-TEXT GOOGLE DOC https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cM-UY8bg8FiJoz1RTU2YrZaPiDJL0nFcYeZugeE4Qa8/edit?usp=sharing     The Abstract: This critique of the transgender rights movement is through the lens of personal and professional experiences in the fields of social justice activism, academia and politics. This analysis illuminates how capitalism taints the transgender rights movement by prioritizing publicity and profits over people abandoning all integrity. The current culture of the movement obstructs the medical, socio-economic and legislative progression made over the decades of the very community it claims to represent and advocate for.   Statement of Intent: This analysis intends to counter the biological argument of the Trump administration

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  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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