Issue 55: Guest Writer: Sparkle Ashley
Every day is Women's Day. At the Broad Room, we're continuing our celebration of Women's History Month with our second guest memo writer. This week, the inspirational Sparkle Ashley—who's running as the Wisconsin Working Families Party endorsed candidate for Milwaukee County Supervisor—is taking the mic. Sparkle is a lifelong public servant who is passionate about public safety, criminal justice reform, and serving members of her community with mental illness. She's also a mother and advocate for Black women running for office. Please welcome, Sparkle!
Issue 54: Guest Memo: Melissa Mark-Viverito
It’s officially Women’s History Month, y’all. Throughout the month of March, in honor of history-making broads past and present, we’re inviting some truly inspiring guest writers to take the wheel. This week, former NYC City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is here to talk about how she’s building a more representative democracy, and what you can do to help. If you didn't know, now you do: Melissa Mark-Viverito is a long-time political activist, the first Latina leader of New York’s City Council, a prolific Tweeter, a staunch advocate for immigrants, and an all-around badass broad. Now, without further ado, Melissa Mark-Viverito....
Issue 53: Black (Women's) Lives Matter
Today is the last day of Black History Month, so we’re talking about the Black Lives Matter movement—and how Black women have influenced the movement and been impacted by it. We’re dedicating this issue to all the phenomenal Black women who have helped drive and continue to lead this important movement, and who inspire us daily .
P.S. On March 6, The Broad Room is hosting a screening of Norma Rae in honor of International Women’s Day! Movie starts at 7:15, with a happy hour to follow. Get your tickets here (funds support The Broad Room!).