SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Twitter: @WeAreUltraViolet and @SLThomas
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE ATTENDEES TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION?
We are a movement of over one million who use organizing, technology and creative campaigning to build power for women and defeat sexism through changing policy and shifting culture. We fight for a feminist vision of equity, inclusion, and justice for all women and hold people and institutions in politics, media and pop culture accountable for undermining women
ANY UPCOMING EVENTS, CAMPAIGNS, OR WAYS TO DONATE?
WHAT LEVELS OF PARTICIPATION WOULD YOU LIKE TO ENCOURAGE FROM EVERY ATTENDEE?
Become an UltraViolet member and take action every single day to advance a progressive vision.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE?
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more . . . It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” -Melody Beattie, best-selling author of Codependent No More
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING RIGHT NOW?
Twitter and Tear Gas by Zeynep Tufekci
HOW HAVE YOU BEEN PRACTICING SELF-CARE DURING THESE TIMES?
We’re focused on a perspective of abundance. We have enough, we know enough, we ARE enough. Operating from a place of abundance rather than focused on our deficits has opened up opportunities for activism and community-building that we had never considered before.
Shaunna Thomas is co-founder and co-Executive Director of UltraViolet. Shaunna has had a ten year career in progressive organizing, building progressive infrastructure projects and winning critical policy fights at the national level.
Before founding UltraViolet, Shaunna was the Executive Director of the P Street Project, a 501c4 nonprofit dedicated to organizing progressive members of Congress and connecting federal legislative strategy with online grassroots mobilization efforts. Prior to that, Shaunna was the COO of Progressive Congress, a nonprofit supporting the policy and organizing work of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Shaunna was introduced to organizing and advocacy through the 2004 presidential election, which inspired the next five years of her work at Young People For, a Project of People For the American Way Foundation dedicated to identifying, engaging and empowering the next generation of progressive leaders.
Shaunna–originally from Los Angeles–is a resident of Washington, D.C.