Mission & History

MalikaandMargaret.jpgMission 
Women Engaged's mission is to inspire women and youth of color to become impactful leaders and key decision-makers working towards a world where compassionate, fact-based, equity-centered approaches are used to develop and implement public policy and actualize just, social transformation.

History
Women Engaged is the inspirational project of feminist researcher and human rights leader Malika Redmond and public relations expert and art activist Margaret Kargbo. WE launched in the fall of 2014 with the highly successful WE Vote. WE Rise! integrated voter engagement program. WE Vote. WE Rise! trains women and young people of color on voter engagement by providing them with opportunities to learn how to run effective 5o1C3 'Get Out to Vote' campaigns and participate in the political process.  

Prior to Ms. Kargbo's untimely passing on May 20, 2015,(http://rollingout.com/2015/05/21/beloved-atlanta-pr-consultant-margaret-kargbo-dies-in-crash/), Malika and Margaret brought a combined 20 years of professional experience using innovative communications and community organizing strategies to address current social justice issues to the formation of Women Engaged. In fact it was due to Margaret's communications and marketing savvy that brought forth the name "Women Engaged" for their new organization. Immediately following the launch of WE, Margaret planned its inaugural 2015 event partnering with the US Department of Arts and Culture and National Domestic Workers Alliance--Atlanta Chapter. This community story circle inspired by President Obama's State of the Union address, brought together a diverse representation of the greater Atlanta, GA, community to discuss the key issues impacting their communities. The conversations were recorded and shared with the US Department of Arts and Culture.

Today, cofounder and executive director, Malika Redmond, along with talented staff and volunteers continue the work with the passion and celebratory spirit of Women Engaged's cofounder and Public Affairs Director, Margaret Kargbo.

 

 

*Cofounders Malika Redmond (left) and Margaret Kargbo shown in the above picture.

  


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