BET NEWS PRESENTS “STATE OF OUR UNION: REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS” PREMIERES ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 AT 9 PM ET/PT ON BET, BET HER, MTV2, VH1 & POP
A SPECIAL EDITION CONVERSATION WITH VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS & ACTRESS DEWANDA WISE HOSTED BY JOURNALIST ERRIN HAINES HIGHLIGHTING THE BATTLE OVER WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
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NEW YORK, NY – (November 6, 2022) – Today, BET News announced Vice President Kamala Harris will join The 19th News’s Editor-at-Large Errin Haines and actress DeWanda Wise for a primetime special conversation, “State of Our Union: Reproductive Rights,” premiering on Monday, November 7 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET, BET Her, MTV2, VH1, and POP. Filmed at Howard University in Cramton Auditorium in front of a live audience of students and community members, the one-hour-long moderated conversation will focus on the critical battle for women’s reproductive rights and healthcare access.
Since May, Vice President Harris has held nearly 40 convenings in more than 14 states to bring together leaders who are on the frontlines fighting to protect reproductive rights. She has convened 180+ state legislators from 18 states, as well as health care providers, constitutional law experts, faith leaders, state attorneys general, disability rights leaders, higher education leaders, students, and advocates. In addition, over the last several weeks, the Vice President has participated in moderated conversations on reproductive healthcare access in Connecticut, Texas, California, New Mexico, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania.
“Reproductive health is yet another critical issue directly impacting the lives of women in the Black community,” Connie Orlando, EVP Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy. “It is imperative that we continue to hold space for meaningful dialogue and remain steadfast in our commitment to inform, engage and mobilize our collective voices, not just during election season but year-round. We look forward to facilitating this conversation with Vice President Harris and will continue to encourage engagement while providing vital resources for pathbreaking civic impact.”
“State of Our Union: Reproductive Rights” is executive produced by Connie Orlando and Jason Samuels for BET; Steven Ramey serves as Supervising Producer.
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