Stepping Into truth: conversations on race, gender, and social justice
We know that we live in a time that calls us to be active participants in our government. What we don't always know is what that looks like and how to do the work of social activism. What are the challenges of social activism? How does one create an environment that supports different people coming together for a common cause? Black spaces and white privilege. Savannah, GA community activist Coco Papy takes on these subjects and so much more in a fascinating conversation. If you need direction, you will find it here. If you need motivation you will find it here. If you need inspiration you will definitely find it here!
Coco Papy is a community organizer and native Savannahian. As the Community Director of The Creative Coast, she works to grow the creative and living wage economy in Savannah through the intersection of tech, innovation, small business and entrepreneurship. She is involved in numerous groups in Savannah and the state of Georgia, including serving as the Vice-Chair of the Savannah Cultural Affairs Commission, as a member of the Planned Parenthood advisory committee, President of the Twickenham Neighborhood Association and advisory board member of Open Savannah. She is a Step-Up Savannah Neighborhood Leadership Academy graduate, a PEN America Prison Writing Fellow and a Highlander Education Center Greensboro Justice Fellow and most recently, a graduate of the Georgia Win List Leadership Academy, a political action committee dedicated to changing the face of power in Georgia by recruiting, training, supporting, and electing women who will serve as advocates in Georgia.
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You can learn more about the work that Coco does here.
Credits: Harmonica music courtesy of a friend.