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The BGG Podcast: Women Bring the Vote - NYC Councilmember Shahana Hanif

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

When NYC Councilmember Shahana Hanif ran for office, she knew it wasn’t going to be an easy job. So, she reframed the campaign– her race wasn’t just a job, it was a commitment to her city. A commitment to the neighborhood that raised her. Shahana, AKA Shahana from BK, is the first Muslim woman elected to New York City Council and the first woman Council Member for the 39th District. She’s a leader in policy that puts women, communities of color, and disability advocacy at the front of every decision. From organizing the kids on her block to leading an entire city district, Shahana is here to talk about representation and all it can offer.

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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.

The Brown Girls Guide to Politics is produced by Wonder Media Network.

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