Errin Haines

Editor-at-Large, The 19th
Errin Haines Crosscut festival 2021

Session: The Purpose of Power

5 p.m. Tuesday, May 4

When Alicia Garza wrote a love letter to Black people on Facebook, she launched the now-famous hashtag #blacklivesmatter. But she wants us to understand: A hashtag is not a movement. Organizing for change comes from the grassroots, and is the key to a better, more equitable future. She will be joined by Errin Haines, founder and Editor-at-Large for The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom covering the intersection of women, politics and policy, and an MSNBC Contributor. She is an award-winning political journalist focused on issues of race, gender and politics.

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About Errin Haines

Errin Haines is Editor at Large for The 19th, an independent, nonprofit newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy, and an MSNBC contributor. An award-winning journalist with nearly two decades of experience, Errin was previously national writer on race for the Associated Press. She’s also worked at the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. Find Errin on Twitter.


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About Crosscut Festival 2021


Join journalists, politicians, authors, creators and newsmakers from our community and around the nation May 3-8, 2021 as we come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives.


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