Meet IGNITE’s growing board of directors

Meet IGNITE’s growing board of directors

IGNITE is pleased to announce that we have a slate of new directors for the 2021/2022 fiscal year. These dynamic leaders join a diverse, creative and committed team of executives and IGNITE alumnae who are deeply committed to growing our movement and are passionate about changing the face of our democracy.

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 Play ACTIVATE to see where you fall on the spectrum

Play ACTIVATE, explore your interest in political engagement

How politically engaged are you? Are you ready to run for office or do you plan on keeping your engagement to voting and maybe emailing your legislators one in a while? Play ACTIVATE to see where you fall on the spectrum and IGNITE will get you some resources to fuel your political power!

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I am not your Asian Stereotype by  Canwen Xu at TEDxBoise

Four TED Talks to watch for AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Every year, this is an opportunity to listen and learn about the diversity within AAPI communities as well as how deep the connections are to all facets of American history. This month is a celebration that every American should partake in. Since many AAPI individuals have been taught to assimilate, it can be difficult for some to take pride in their cultures and truly embrace their identities. But when they know that allies are willing to uplift AAPI stories, that makes it easier for everyone to understand that our differences are what makes us all beautiful and unique. Watch these TED Talks and learn more.

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George Floyd and Ma'Khia Bryant

We witnessed accountability - Here's how we continue the work

On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, we all witnessed one of the most critical verdicts of our lifetimes that is setting the precedent for future generations. We witnessed accountability - a step in our journey to dismantling systemic racism in the United States. While this is a step towards justice, the work persists. No matter what the verdict was, it will not bring back George Floyd. When we say BLACK LIVES MATTER, we mean we should have the right to live, that people should see all people as humans, and that we should create a world where it is set up for people to thrive. 

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Getting to Know the Campus Accountability Safety Act

Getting to Know the Campus Accountability and Safety Act

Content warning: Sexual assault Reporting and talking about trauma is one of the many challenges survivors of sexual assault face. Especially for college women, whose age bracket experiences sexual assault at the highest rate, they need safer spaces to have these brave conversations and report their experience. This is where the “Campus Accountability Safety Act” enters the scene to expand upon the work of Title IX and the Clery Act. 

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In honor of her work supporting survivors to find their voice, IGNITE has selected Nora as a Leader on Fire for Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021

Nora Gallo is a Leader on Fire

Content warning: Sexual assault Nora is the co-Executive Director for The Every Voice Coalition and anti-sexual violence and trauma activist. Since joining the Every Voice Coalition, Nora has been able to seek personal justice as a survivor by using her voice to advocate for all survivors' justice. In honor of her work supporting survivors to find their voice, IGNITE has selected Nora as a Leader on Fire for Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021.

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