September 12, 2019. Featuring Mark Anthony Neal (Looking For Leroy), Treva Lindsey (Colored No More), Darnell Moore (No Ashes in the Fire), Jessica Care Moore(God is Not an American). Moderated by Jasiri X (1Hood).
Alexis McGill Johnson
Alexis McGill Johnson is a political strategist, writer, and organizer. She was the Executive Director of Citizen Change, a national, nonpartisan, and nonprofit organization founded by Sean “P. Diddy” Combs to educate, motivate, and empower young eligible voters. Under Combs, she launched the Vote or Die! campaign, creating a new political model for reaching young people and people of color by mixing traditional grassroots mobilization with nontraditional consumer-based marketing methods. Before joining Citizen Change, she was the Political Director to Russell Simmons’s Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. Throughout her career, she has explored shifting paradigms of identity politics in the post-civil rights era, worked to increase civic engagement among young African Americans, and investigated the implications for demographic and ideological changes of this constituency on national politics. She serves as a private consultant to a variety of organizations, donors, and artists.