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Nandini Jammi

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“What I’ve realized is that after three years we have made absolutely no dent on this issue at all. What’s happened instead is that these companies are relying on our free labor to flag this up for them and they’re not doing anything.”

Nandini Jammi is co-founder at Sleeping Giants, the campaign to make hate and bigotry unprofitable. She has been behind some of the most high-profile social media campaigns in the U.S. since 2016.

Sleeping Giants began as an anonymous effort to alert advertisers their brands were appearing on propaganda site, Breitbart News.

Since then, she has led campaigns that have convinced advertisers to flee Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, Tucker Carlson Tonight and The Ingraham Angle. The campaign is also behind the effort to deplatform Alex Jones’ Infowars as well as influential white nationalist figures.

In 2019, she made international headlines for successfully calling on PayPal to drop the KKK as a customer.

Through her work, Sleeping Giants has ushered in a new era of brand safety and corporate accountability. 

As a marketing consultant-turned-brand safety advocate, Nandini is now working to help marketing and tech audiences safely navigate this volatile and unpredictable new world of consumer activism.

She has been named by Business Insider as one of 23 industry leaders “fixing” digital advertising, a DigiDay Changemaker in 2017, and recognized as one of 30 women shaping the B2B marketing space. 

Sleeping Giants is a Cannes Gold Lion🥇 and a Webby-award winning campaign.

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How To Be An Antiracist – A Strategy [Rebroadcast]

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Things to remember about engaging as a #causeascene community member:

  • There’s no “I’m not racist.” There’s ONLY racist and antiracist.
  • An antiracist strategy isn’t about equality, it’s about equity. It is about actually discrimination against the interests of the privileged, in favor of prioritizing the most vulnerable
  • I’m not here to rehabilitate or change anyone’s mind. I want them gone because they’re taking up space and resources.
  • Friends who are 1 to 2 degrees away from individuals who actively, intentionally, and strategically cause harm, which makes you unsafe to the most vulnerable

Dueling Consciousness:

  • Segregationist: One who is expressing the racist idea that a permanently inferior racial group can never be developed and is supporting policy that segregates away that racial group.
  • Assimilationist: One who is expressing the racist idea that a racial group is culturally or behaviorally inferior and is supporting cultural or behavioral enrichment programs to develop that racial group.
  • Antiracist: One who is expressing the idea that racial groups are equals and none needs developing, and is supporting policy that reduces racial inequality.

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Homework:

  • Take some time to think about the things related to race that make you uncomfortable. Write them down and begin to better understand how they create barriers for you on your antiracist journey
  • Find someone in the community who is doing the work of antiracism and commit to finding out what kind of support they need and PROVIDE it
  • Sign up for The Alliance at @causeasceneALL

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How to Be An Antiracist Ep. 15

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Sexuality 

Queer Racism: A powerful collection of racist policies that lead to inequity between race-sexualities and are substantiated by racist ideas about race-sexualities. 

Queer Antiracism: A powerful collection of racist policies that lead to equity between race-sexualities and are substantiated by antiracist ideas about race-sexualities. 

Homework

  1. Page 196: Dr. Kendi uses the word “perform/ed” related to the outward behavioral ideas of femininity and masculinity, what are your thoughts on the use of this word in the context of sexuality
  2. Page 197: Start following 10 new people, on whatever social media platform you use, from the Black and brown transgender community. Your intention is NOT to become a voyeur or parasite, but it seek opportunities to support and amplify the causes they care about WITHOUT centering yourself.
  3. Page 200: Define “patriarchal woman”. Write a critique about their role in maintaining systems of oppression, which includes a strategy that challenges that role.
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Aniyia L. Williams

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“I honestly think that fairness just in terms of everybody having the same or some equal thing. I don’t think that’s realistic and I don’t think we’ll ever get there. I don’t think that is possible.”

Aniyia Williams is a creator, inventor and tech changemaker. She is a co-founder of Zebras Unite, an entrepreneur-led movement focused on creating a more ethical and sustainable startup ecosystem, and Executive Director of Black & Brown Founders, which provides education and resources to Black and Latinx tech entrepreneurs.

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How to Be An Antiracist Ep. 14

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Gender

Gender Racism: A powerful collection of racist policies that lead to inequity between race-gender and are substantiated by racist ideas about race-gender.

Gender Antiracism: A powerful collection of antiracist policies that lead to equity between race-gender and are substantiated by antiracist ideas about race-gender.

Homework

  1. Page 186:
    1. Part 1– Find a recent media story that highlights the role Black women play at fighting sexism in Black spaces and racism in women’s spaces and write a critique on how you could support Black feminists and Black feminism.
    2. Part 2 – Find a recent media story that highlights the role Black queer activist play at fighting homophobia in Black spaces and racism in queer spaces and write a critique on how you could support Black queer activist and Black queer activism.
  2. Page 188: Research “gendered racism” and take some time to develop an understand that will enable you to engage effectively in conversations and take action that amplifies women of color, particularly Black women, who have this unique perspective without centering yourself and while minimizing harm.
  3. Page 189: “To truly be antiracist is to be feminist. To truly be feminist is to be antiracist”. I see so many individuals with “feminist in their social media bios. Ask yourself, “Am I actively an antiracist or have I been prioritizing gender?” If I have been prioritizing gender, what do I need to do to expand my understanding and actions to the level of being an antiracist?”
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Dr. Kate Miltner

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“A lot of these schools don’t even have instructors, right. A lot them are project-based…it’s just like, ya know, figure it out by yourself.”

Dr. Kate M. Miltner is a TRAIN@Ed Postdoctoral Fellow at the Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh. She received her PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication and
Journalism at the University of Southern California, and she has a MSc in Media and Communications (Merit) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in English from Barnard College, Columbia University. 

She has had research appointments in the Research department at Twitter and the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England. Her research agenda focuses on the intersection of technology, social location, and structural power and her research has previously been featured in Wired, Slate, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Time, and the BBC.

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