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Reckon South hosts ‘Be Better at Activism’ with Catherine Coleman Flowers

December 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Join Reckon South as they talk with 2020 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Catherine Coleman Flowers about how activism starts in your own backyard. Reckon Women reporter Abbey Crain will talk with Flowers and take your questions.
Flowers received the Genius Grant for her work in founding the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice (CREEJ), bringing national attention to disease-breeding wastewater issues in rural Alabama.
And, Flowers is a proud country girl from Alabama’s Black Belt.
She grew up with Black Power movement giants such as Stokely Carmichael, who founded the Lowndes County Freedom Organization, as well as her own parents, both local activists. This independent political group mobilized Black people to vote and run for office at a time when white mobs threatened them for registering to vote. The LCFO and its logo, which featured a crouching big cat, inspired the creation of the Black Panther Party in California.
Bring your questions and curiosity about what it takes to advocate for our own causes and how to make change in our communities.
About Be Better:
This Reckon Women Monthly Speaker Series, hosted by Abbey Crain, is a resource that allows women access to accomplished thinkers, doers, and builders in their communities. Each month, a speaker that has wisdom to share about a particular topic or life path meets virtually with the Reckon Women Group in an intimate setting that allows for one-on-one questions and deep conversation. This is more than a speaker series, it’s more like a casual conversation with women who are rock stars in their various fields to help foster connection and create community.


December 1, 2020
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm