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The BGG Podcast: Representation at Every Level - Kathy Mulkerin, Director of the Walla Walla School

Welcome to Season 8 of The Brown Girls Guide to Politics Podcast!

Schools are increasingly becoming places for proxy battles between the left and the right. The Covid-19 pandemic has only added to this phenomenon, raising questions on masking and vaccination policies. No one knows more about this than our guest, Kathy Mulkerin, Director of the Walla Walla School Board in Washington State. When she ran for Director last year, she wasn’t expecting to receive national attention. But in her district which is made up of 46% students of color, she was the first woman of color to be elected to the board. We talk to her about being the representation she so badly needed growing up and why school boards need to be representative of the communities they’re serving.

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The Brown Girls Guide to Politics Podcast is all about amplifying the voices of women who are too often forgotten in media coverage. Host A’shanti Gholar leads conversations with women changing the face of politics. In the BGG to Politics blog, A’shanti created a space for women of color to learn about the current state of politics, to support others breaking into the political sphere, and to celebrate incredible women changing the course of the country. A’shanti founded the blog in 2018 and Wonder Media Network is thrilled to extend her platform to audio.

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