Professor, feminist, TV host, activist, mom, rabid hip-hop fan. Melissa Harris-Perry works seven days a week balancing all her identities, and she isn’t stopping anytime soon.
Besides hosting her eponymous MSNBC news show and teaching political science and running an institute at Wake Forest University, she is also on the front lines of an intersectional fight for racial justice and women’s rights.
This November, the Anna Julia Cooper Center, a research center directed by Dr. Harris-Perry, partnered with the White House Council on Women and Girls to co-host a major conference on expanding opportunities for women and girls of color. Her center is also part of new collaborative to advance equity for women and girls of color through research.
In this episode of Intersection, Jamil talks to his friend, mentor, and former boss about everything from the White House summit, to the complications of fighting to end sexual assault, to the gendered messages of “Hotline Bling.”
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- Fascinated by intersectionality? Then you have to check out the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest, directed by Harris-Perry.
- The White House Focuses on Women and Girls of Color with a new $118 Million Initiative, by Dani McClain for The Nation
- Is Beyonce the New Face of Feminism? asks Harris-Perry on her MSNBC show
- Congressman John Lewis and Melissa Harris-Perry Talk about Voting Rights, from the White House
- How Anna Julia Cooper Shaped Civil and Women’s Rights, from her MSNBC show
- Harris-Perry interviews author and activist bell hooks at The New School