Mission & History

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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

Deadline to submit absentee ballots

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Deadline to submit absentee ballots

If you have received an absentee ballot, it is important that you mail in or drop off your ballot to the appropriate location by this deadline. If you need information about where you can drop off your ballot or where to mail it to please contact your local county election’s office for the correct information. Our trained specialists are also available to assist you, please leave us your information and we will contact you in 48 hours to assist.

If you are unable to submit your ballot on time, you can still vote on election day, though the process may take longer than expected. Be sure to arrive with your absentee ballot on Election to expedite the process. 

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LATEST NEWS

Seven Million Strong Initiative

Founding Executive Director Malika Redmond along with the entire WE team are very proud to be a part of the #7MillionStrong initiative of the Roddenberry Foundation.  Learn how our WE Vote. WE Rise! program continues to build young Black voter participation this year.  https://bit.ly/2WKDUFW READ MORE »

June 2020 Newsletter

Hello Women Engaged Supporters! After I learned of the murder of Rayshard Brooks, 1.5 miles away from my home where I launched Women Engaged (WE) with my dear friend and cofounder Margaret Kargbo, it felt deeply personal.  His murder was captured on video in the parking lot of Wendy’s, one... READ MORE »

May 2020 Newsletter

Photo Credit to Andrea Gamboa, taken 2017. “Don’t Call it a Come Back, WE’ve Been Here for Years!” Hello Supporters of WE! In the words of Hip Hop legend LL Cool J, “Don’t call it a comeback..” Women Engaged has been here for years!  Yet, I am excited to share... READ MORE »
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