Mission & History

MalikaandMargaret.jpgMission 
The mission of Women Engaged is to support the power-building of Black women and young adults creating a world where compassionate, fact-based, equity-centered approaches are used to develop and implement public policy and actualize 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.

  


LATEST EVENTS

#WokeWednesday Action

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM

#WokeWednesday Action

Almost every Wednesday we ask the community to get involved in our outreach efforts. Participants will learn about cutting-edge technology and tactics as we work to build power in our communities in Georgia. Sign up at https://bit.ly/wevolunteer21

Celebrating Seven Years - Women Engaged Anniversary Event

Friday, November 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM through November 23, 2021

WE Anniversary Week

 

Join us for a week of exciting events throughout the community and virtually to celebrate our seven-year anniversary! Highlights include a documentary short film screening, virtual panel discussions, a presentation of WE’s impact report, a virtual mayoral candidate forum, a family-friendly fitness class, and even more to be announced. 

You won't want to miss this week of exciting events! RSVP to receive updates on the week's events and learn how you can get involved in the celebration!

November 15th-19th, 2021 

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LATEST NEWS

Women Engaged Announced as Inaugural Grantee in Multi-Million Dollar Initiative for Reparations Advancement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2021 CONTACT: April Avant (202) 280-5224 [email protected]   Women Engaged Announced as Inaugural Grantee in Multi-Million Dollar Initiative for Reparations Advancement  The #Case4Reparations fund aims to support systemic and policy change efforts that return wealth to impacted individuals. READ MORE »

Register to Vote Online/Voting Purges

The Georgia Secretary of State has begun to send notices. Don't get caught slipping and check your voter status today! Have you recently moved or changed your name? Are you recently off papers or 17.5 years old but will be 18 by election day? If so, register today! Follow the... READ MORE »

Mask Up and Get Vaccinated

The COVID vaccines are safe and effective! Getting one is a step towards protecting yourself, your loved ones, and your community from the virus. Find an appointment today! Remember we can get through this together, let’s continue to practice social distancing, masking, and frequent hand washing.   READ MORE »
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