Women, Race, and US Currency: A Conversation about the Women on 20s Campaign

This conversation amongst my friends and me galvanizes voices and opinions in response to the Womens on 20s campaign, which advocates a nationwide petition in the United States to “compel historic change by convincing President Obama that now is the time to put a woman’s face on our paper currency.”

As Harriet Tubman won the national vote in this forward-thinking, yet controversial campaign, many across the US have expressed mixed concerns regarding the potential gender and racial transformation of the 20 dollar bill. In this Google Hangout, we each discuss our major considerations and concerns about Women on 20s.


Women on 20s Website

The Root: Keeping Tubman Off the $20 Bill Would Be Crazy

Washington Post: Keep Harriet Tubman – and all women – off the $20 bill

New York Times: A Woman’s Place Is on the $20 Bill

Saturday Night Live Skit

BuzzFeed Street Inteviews


Q: If I cannot attend, will the conversation be available after the talk?

A: Yes, as a Hangout on Air event, this conversation will be recorded. We will share the link once it airs.

Q: I identify as male. Can I join this conversation?

A: Yes, this is an open conversation. Men and women alike can join. This conversation is also inclusive of those who identify with any and all genders.

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