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International Women

July 31, 2015

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists revisit international women’s issues, including Bacha Posh, Night Shelters, Child Brides and Child Slavery.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is:

  • Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD)

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    Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)

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    Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway

  • Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer

  • Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy

  • Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara

  • National Network to End Domestic Violence’s Kim Gandy

  • Progressive Journalist Anushay Hossain

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Sexual Assault on College Campuses & in the Military

July 28, 2015

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss executing preventive measures to combat sexual assault on college campuses and the military.

On the panel this week joining host  Bonnie Erbe is Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Amber Smith.


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TTC Millennial Voices
And Still I Rise

July 21, 2015

By: Aima Corinaldi

As an African American woman entering the workforce I have noticed how most leadership and high level positions are held by white men. I was excited when I found out I would be working with To the Contrary Associate Producer Ariel Edem to produce a package about African American women leaders in the labor force. I was very excited to be a part of creating this segment because it was directly related to me. After reading the book And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders, I delved even deeper into the issues of workforce inequality.  And Still I Rise was written by Kimberly Freeman Brown, who compiled 27 interviews from different female African American labor leaders nationwide. These women were from a variety of industries and shared their experiences throughout the different stages of their careers. The book highlights many of the issues African American women face that often times prevents them from excelling to leadership roles. I realized these were very serious issues I would probably face in the near future. Although women make up 51% of the US population this is not reflected when it comes to leadership. I had the privilege of sitting down with Ms. Brown and getting a more in depth look at the overall issue and her motivation for writing the book.

Ms. Brown outlines many of the issues that Black women in labor and in the work force in general face such as wage theft, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and unequal pay for women. She explains that despite barriers, young Black women aspire to leadership positions and how important it is for them to see others like themselves in these roles. She goes on to acknowledge Black women labor leaders like Arlene Hope Baker and Clayola Brown stating, “they want to be sure that the voices of people who look like them, who aren’t often in decision-making positions as it relates to what they do for a living, they want to make sure that their voices are heard.”

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Young Feminists

July 17, 2015

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss whether millennial women are feminist enough and the changing face of activism.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers, Liberal Commentator Erin Matson, Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara, Journalist Anushay Hossain.

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TTC Millennial Voices
MORE Impact Awards With The FLOTUS

July 13, 2015 First Lady Michelle Obama touted her

By Tongwa Aka

 

I had been boiling with excitement for an entire week. From the moment Cari Stein (My internship coordinator) told me we were attending the MORE Impact Awards where the First Lady Of The United States would be speaking, I couldn’t sleep a night without dreaming about the opportunity of a selfie with Barack Obama’s wife.

 

I got up extra early that morning. When I got on the bus on my way to the office, I felt the urge to stand up and yell “I’ll be seeing Mrs. Obama up close and personal today!” I didn’t. However, I did tell the bus driver when he asked me where I was headed with the heavy camera gear I was carrying. I felt a pang of pride hit me when he said; “Tell Michelle Obama that Bob the bus driver says hello!” I couldn’t stop smiling.

 

I arrived at the Newseum in downtown Washington DC about an hour and half early. That’s where More Magazine was hosting the luncheon to celebrate women who have made significant impact on women's affairs nationally and globally. The list of honorable guests included the FLOTUS, Robin Wright from House of Cards, and Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, among others.

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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