Should progressives abandon identity politics? No, a new report suggests women of color should lead the movement

Angélique Roché, the vice president of external affairs for the Ms. Foundation, said by phone that acknowledging diversity and the distinct challenges that different people face is ultimately the best way to create a stronger progressive movement. “It has always been true that if we help the least of us, it benefits all of us,” she argued, pointing out that it’s hard to take full advantage of better economic opportunities “when we are literally setting the start line for women and people of color so far back that their mere existence is being criminalized.” via Salon

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Angelique Roche
Community Leaders: Failing to Center Black Women, Women of Color Is a ‘Losing Strategy’ in Trump Era

As the most marginalized group in the country, women of color are primed to offer input and insights on how the government could move forward to help everyone by lifting up those most vulnerable. But all too often, it is our government that reinforces oppression, Roché said. “Changing our institutions is necessary to ensure greater justice, but that change isn’t sufficient. As organizations and individuals we must also work to build a broader coalition that intentionally puts women of color at the center,” she said. via Rewire News

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Feature: KAGPW

KAGPW 'OUTLOUD': ANGELIQUE Roche we're back with a new #KAGPW 'OUTLOUD' episode. Meet A. Angélique Roché She's one of our favorite kick ass girls who is dedicating her life and career to the empowerment of not just women but all those who are marginalized. A. Angélique Roché is an attorney, educator and communications professional. She's currently the VP of external affairs at the Ms. Foundation for Women and a kick ass girl changing the world one day at a time. Learn how she lives 'OUTLOUD' and find more Kick Ass Girls at www.kickassgirlpowwow.com

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The Importance of Being Brave and Being Heard

We recently sent two people from the Level team to #AWNewYork. They took us behind the scenes of the New York hustle on Snapchat and captured live, inspiring chats from industry leaders like Sheryl Sandberg on Twitter. These are thoughts by Andria Posmoga, a Producer at Level, a purpose-driven digital design firm. 

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Angelique Roche
Progress made in pro-female ads...

... but men and adtech are still letting the side down

As the advertising technology world comes together in New York for AdWeek, and in the wake of #GamerGate and Twitter’s seemingly permanent problem with online harassment, an advertising study reinforces the scope of the problem. Author Stewart Rogers

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Modern Day Feminism - Radio

Are you a feminist? What does that term mean to you? In 1920 the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed, guaranteeing women the right to vote.  Ninety-six years later a woman becomes the presidential nominee of a major political party for the first time: it is a historic moment for women.

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The strong women at BlogHer16

Hang on! This is going to be a very long and wordy blog post because I saw and heard so many incredible things that I felt like I needed time to process everything and then finally commemorate it all in writing.

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Reality Bomb Episode 031 - Radio

On the thirty-first edition of Reality Bomb, we have a super-sized episode that starts with a discussion with Keynon Wallace and Nikki Stafford about Doctor Who's new showrunner (in 2018) Chris Chibnall. Then, we're looking back at this past Christmas and The Husbands of River Song with Angelique Roche and Tammy Cunningham.

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Reality Bomb Episode 027 - Radio

On the twenty-seventh edition of Reality Bomb, Rebecca Diem, Shannon Dohar and Lindsey Mayers speculate on practically everything about the upcoming season! We continue to brace for the arrival of Series 9 with our 2nd annual New Season Hype News Quiz. Special Guest. 

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