2/23: NOW to Host Annual Racial Justice Summit


February 15, 2022                                                                                      Media Contact: press@now.org


NOW to Host Annual Racial Justice Summit on Feb. 23rd 

Connected by Justice & Intersectionality: Facing the Realities of Race in America  

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Organization for Women (NOW) is once again proud to announce its annual Racial Justice Summit, taking place virtually this Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 11am to 2pm ET. This year’s event will focus on the theme Connected by Justice & Intersectionality: Facing the Realities of Race in America. 

With racial justice as one of its core issues, NOW recognizes that women of color frequently face a double burden of race and sex discrimination. Another year paralyzed by the pandemic has forced us to take a harsh look at the various coordinated assaults on our rights, particularly when it comes to the intersection of race and reproductive rights, voting rights, and the housing crisis. NOW’s special guest speakers and experts will address these three issues and why, as we face intersectional crises, we must identify intersectional solutions.  

WHAT: NOW’s Annual Racial Justice Summit: Connected by Justice & Intersectionality 

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, 11am – 2pm ET 

WHERE: Virtual Event [Register Here] 

WHO: Joining National NOW President Christian F. Nunes and Vice President Bear Atwood are 

Keynote Speaker Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.)  

Keynote Speaker Bishop Leah Daughtry, President & CEO of On These Things, LLC; former CEO of the Democratic National Convention (2008 & 2016)  

Keynote Speaker Alexis McGill Johnson, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund  

LaTosha Brown, Co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund 

Vanessa Gonzalez, Executive Vice President of Field and Member Services at the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights 

Rubén Lebrón, Voting Rights Director of Building Back Together 

Chiquita Lockley, Producer & Director of Eggs Over Easy: Black Women & Fertility 

Cindy Luquin, Founder of Howl at the Womb 

Farah Tanis, Co-founder & Executive Director of Black Women’s Blueprint 

Maria Town, President & CEO of American Association of People with Disabilities 

Donald Whitehead, Executive Director of National Coalition for the Homeless 

Renee M. Willis, Senior Vice President for Racial Equity, Diversion & Inclusion at National Low Income Housing Coalition 

And others to be announced… 

MEDIA: To arrange an interview with National NOW President Christian F. Nunes or any of the participants, please contact press@now.org. 


The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the nation’s leading membership-based advocacy group dedicated to defending women’s rights, advancing equality and combating injustice in all aspects of social, political and economic life. Through educating, mobilizing, and convening a vast network of grassroots activists across the country, NOW advocates for national, state and local policies that promote an anti-racist and intersectional feminist agenda. Since its founding in 1966, NOW has been on the frontlines of nearly every major advancement for women’s rights and continues to champion progressive values today. More about NOW’s efforts and resources is available at NOW.org. 

Contact: Press Team, press@now.org,