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Amplifying Black History for Structural Change and Unity

Learning the lessons of Black History Month can highlight opportunities for addressing structural racism and systemic inequity.
Leah D. Daughtry
Ertharin Cousin
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Learning from and understanding systemic racism is essential amid the continued struggle for racial justice, especially given the disproportionate impact and systemic inequities Black communities endure. In honor of Black History Month, organizer-activist Leah D. Daughtry joins the Council’s Ertharin Cousin to reflect on Black Americans’ contributions to our nation's history. What do their stories tell us about opportunities for structural change and unity in America?

About the Speakers
Activist, Political Strategist, Author, and Faith Leader
Headshot of Leah Daughtry
Bishop Leah D. Daughtry works at the intersection of faith and politics to advance the common good. She served as CEO of the 2008 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions, making her the first person in Democratic party history to hold the position twice. She is co-convenor of Power Rising, cochair of Black Church PAC, and serves as presiding prelate of the House of the Lord Churches.
Headshot of Leah Daughtry
Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture
Council expert Ertharin Cousin
Ertharin Cousin served as executive director of the UN World Food Programme, where she led the world’s largest humanitarian organization, from 2012 to 2017 prior to joining the Council. She also previously served as US ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome.
Council expert Ertharin Cousin