President Trump recently unveiled a new travel ban that would now include Venezuela, Chad, and North Korea. To discuss this new travel ban, we SPOTLIGHT Rabiah Ahmed. Rabiah is the Media and Public Affairs Director for the Muslim Public Affairs Council where she focuses on generating awareness of MPAC's policy positions as well as strategic communications for the larger American Muslim community. Media includes: BBC, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, Geo, Al-Arabiya, NPR, WTOP, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Lost Angeles Times.
Last year, quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial inequality. While Kaepernick is currently unemployed, dozens of NFL players this past weekend kneeled to join him in protest. To discuss, we FEATURE Charlene Carruthers. Charlene is a Black, queer feminist community organizer and writer with over 10 years of experience in racial justice, feminist and youth leadership development movement work. She currently serves as the national director of the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100), an activist member-led organization of Black 18-35 year olds dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. Media includes: NPR, MSNBC, World BBC News, WGN TV.
Michelle and Kevin Douglas Professor of International Studies
Dept of Political Science, Stanford University
For interviews on the German election.
In yesterday's German election, Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office but lost support to the right-wing party - AfD - who won seats in parliament for the first time in decades. To discuss how both of these events will impact Germany, we FEATURE Anna Grzymala-Busse. Anna is the Weiser Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. She is an expert on religion and politics, post-communist politics, party competition and elections in Europe, and corruption. Media includes: NPR, Radio France, The Guardian, Irish Times, New Republic, CBS Radio.
With Target announcing that it has immediately raised the minimum wage for its hourly workers to $11, and will raise it further to $15 by 2020, we FEATURE Nikki Fortunato Bas. Nikki is executive Director of the Partnership for Working Families. The Partnership wages campaigns to give all working people, especially of color, a voice in our community, access to jobs with dignity and a healthy environment where we can raise our families. Media includes: The Hill, The Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle.
CENTER FOR HEALTH POLICY & MEDIA ENGAGEMENT, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING
For interviews on the Graham-Cassidy bill.
The Graham-Cassidy bill, a new healthcare bill that looks to repeal Obamacare, will be voted on this week and we FEATURE Barbara Glickstein. Barbara is a public health nurse, health policy expert and health reporter. She is the Director of Communications, Media Projects at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at George Washington University School of Nursing. Media includes: WNBC, PBS, WBAI Pacifica Radio, Martha Stewart Living on Sirius Satellite Radio.
Puerto Rico has been left in devastation following Hurricane Maria -- news shows that the island is running low on supplies and many do not have access to electricity -- and we FEATURE Tamara Habib. Tamara is an entrepreneur focused on reengineering disaster recovery. She has 12 years of experience in emergency management and disaster response and recovery. Media includes: Forbes, Emergency Management Magazine, Chicago Tribune, NPR.
For interviews on the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.
WIth the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, we FEATURE Janus Adams, who was one of four kids to go to an all white school in New York after the ruling. Janus is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and scholar of women’s and African-American history. A northern school desegregation pioneer and mother, she is founder of BackPaxKids. Media includes: ABC, AirAmerica, BET, CBS, CNN, Fox, Hearst News, NBC, NPR, Newsday, USA Today.
Areas of Expertise: Activism and advocacy, Arts and Culture, Asia, Domestic violence, Education, Fashion, Feminism, Film, Gender-based violence, Intersectionality, Media and Entertainment, Violence against women, Women, Women in STEM, Women's empowerment, Women's issues