Charlene A. Carruthers Joins UltraViolet, Leading National Women’s Group, As Senior Advisor and Spokesperson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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Charlene A. Carruthers Joins UltraViolet, Leading National Women’s Group, As Senior Advisor and Spokesperson

Carruthers brings years of campaign, organizing and activist experience to the leading national women’s advocacy organization

WASHINGTON, DC — UltraViolet, a leading women’s advocacy organization, announced today that political strategist and queer black feminist activist Charlene A. Carruthers will join the organization as Senior Advisor, where she will focus on the group’s strategic campaign planning and strategy.

Carruthers brings a depth of professional experience to UltraViolet, as the former National Director for the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100), author of Unapologetic: A Black Queer Feminist Mandate for  Radical Movements, award-winning speaker, and educator.

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I’m joining the Ultraviolet team at the right time in our movement,” said Charlene Carruthers. “We are up against constant attacks from many sides, enduring systems of oppression and false solutions for the problems women endure. My role as senior advisor is to help fortify Ultraviolet as a leading voice and vehicle driving substantive feminist cultural and political change. This is the work that excites and challenges me as a leader.”

“We are so excited that Charlene A. Carruthers will be joining the UltraViolet team as a Senior Advisor,” said Shaunna Thomas, co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet. “Charlene brings a depth of perspective, visionary leadership and expertise to the table, which are especially valuable during such a politically turbulent time. Her work as a queer black feminist activist and community leader is living proof that advocacy can improve women’s lives while dismantling sexism and discrimination in the process.”

UltraViolet is a leading national women’s advocacy organization that has helped create and amplify a movement dedicated to holding people accountable for sexism, violence and discrimination:

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UltraViolet is a community of more than one million people that drives feminist cultural and political change. Through people power and strategic advocacy, we work to improve the lives of women and girls of all identities and backgrounds, and all people impacted by sexism, by dismantling discrimination and creating a cost for sexism.