May 28, 2021

Hillary Rodham Clinton and more 21 For ’21 highlights

For those of you who joined 21 For ’21: Visions For a Feminist Future —thank you! We loved dreaming together with you and are excited to continue the conversation with the programming we have planned in the year ahead.

And ICYMI, you can still watch the show or highlights including:

  • A roundtable with women leaders in the AAPI movement—featuring actress and producer Lana Condor, 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee and Rise founder and CEO Amanda Nguyễn, and president of The Asian American Foundation Sonal Shah—hosted by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • 2021 inaugural poet Amanda Gorman in conversation with writer and activist Gloria Steinem
  • UNDISTRACTED host and MSNBC contributor Brittany Packnett Cunningham discussing masculinity with writer, comedian, and Oscar-winning director Travon Free
  • Legendary activist Dr. Silvia Federici, co-founder of the 1970s Wages for Housework movement, with Reshma Saujani, founder of Marshall Plan for Moms, breaking down everything that went wrong for working parents and caregivers this year

And don’t forget to download The 21 For ’21 Syllabus, presented by The Meteor Fund. It’s a curriculum for the future, featuring visionary leaders such as Alicia Garza, Phoebe Robinson, Jose Antonio Vargas, and more.

21 For ’21 is a project of The Meteor, and is presented by CHIME FOR CHANGE, Gucci’s global campaign for gender equality.

The 21 For ’21 Syllabus is produced by The Meteor Fund, an affiliated charitable project of The Meteor, which is fiscally sponsored by New Venture Fund.


Brittany Packnett Cunningham sat down with writer and author Natalie Baszile on this week’s episode of UNDISTRACTED to discuss the history and current revolution of Black farming.

Baszile’s 2014 novel, Queen Sugar, about a young Black woman who inherits a sugarcane farm, is the inspiration for the crazy-popular TV series of the same name, produced by Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey. Baszile’s new book, We Are Each Other’s Harvest, is a nonfiction anthology of the past, present, and future of Black farmers.

Baszile hopes to shift the narrative on Black farming, highlighting its potential to promote land ownership and food sovereignty. And while there are only about 45,000 Black farmers today (compared to one million a century ago), she says a new generation is returning to agriculture with an activist lens:

“I understand all of the reasons why, over the generations, the narrative has been: Get as far away from the land as you can, right? Get as far away from putting your hands in the soil as you can. This is part of what the great migration was about. Right? Part of it was about the violence and terror, and people being run off of the land—but part of that was about people seeking other opportunities in the industrial north or Midwest or west. I understand why this has been part of our history, but as Fannie Lou Hamer said, when you leave the land, you leave everything.

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