Charlene Carruthers for President: Facing Election Resistance
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We are reposting this episode to help you prepare for and understand the ways to engage electoral politics. We are also committing this week to honoring the indigenous peoples of the lands we live on in future intros.

The Brown Sisters sit down with the brilliant Charlene Carruthers (@CharleneCarruthers), author of Unapologetic and founder of the Chicago Center for Leadership and Transformation, to talk about staying grounded, rigorous, and rooted in community, as the election cycle ramps up. 



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