In celebration of International Women’s Day, GRITtv featuring leaders of the global women’s movement, Agnes Pareyio and Monique Wilson plus a look at women of color’s fight for rights with Standing on My Sister’s Shoulders and Hillary Clinton’s White Feminism with Laura’s F-Word.
Agnes Pareyio was named the United Nations in Kenya Person of the Year in 2005. She is the founder and director of two safe houses for girls in Kenya, established for young women and girls fleeing Female Genital Mutilation and early marriage. She has also been a candidate for Kenyan Parliament. Monique Wilson played the lead in the hit musical Ms. Saigon, she’s now the Director of International Affairs of the Gabriela Women’s Party, a national alliance of grassroots women¹s organizations in the Philippines. Monique is also director of the One Billion Rising campaign. We also look back in time at the women of the civil rights movement, and their direct action organizing against white supremacy. And Laura has some important words for Hillary Clinton about race and “white feminism”.