Black history month and women’s history month are all year!

We visit Women’s March NYC’s inaugural “daring discussions” event at Verso Books to take a look at how Black women have been, and are, on the frontline of building our movements for equity and liberation. Part of an event discussing Black women’s historic contribution to movements for social justice, the panelists take a look at some criticisms of the Women’s March and how the organization will create dialogue around these criticisms.

Laura Flanders is joined by Jacqueline Bediako, NYC Chapter leader of Million Hoodies Duanecia Evans, Senior Managing Director, National Black Community Alliances at Teach For America as well as Agunda Okeyo, writer, producer, comedian, and activist with the Women’s March.

Best-selling author and broadcaster Laura Flanders hosts the The Laura Flanders Show, where she interviews forward thinking people about the key questions of our time. The LF Show airs weekly on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeech TV, and in English & Spanish in teleSUR. Flanders is also a contributing writer to The Nation and Yes! Magazine (“Commonomics”) and a regular guest on MSNBC. She is the author of six books, including The New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007). The Laura Flanders Show first aired on Air America Radio 2004-2008. You can find all her archives and more at or via Twitter @GRITlaura.