Heather is the author of a forthcoming book, now available for pre-order, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, from One World, an imprint of Random House.
She is the Distinguished Senior Fellow and immediate past president at Demos, a nonpartisan “think-and-do” tank that powers the movement for a just and inclusive multiracial democracy. As an NBC News Political Analyst, Heather regularly elevates the concerns of working families on shows including “Meet the Press” and “Real Time with Bill Maher”. She has testified in Congress, drafted legislation, and developed strategies for organizations and campaigns that won changes to improve the lives of millions.
She will anchor two original podcasts later in 2020. Heather graduated from Yale University and University of California Berkeley School of Law, and has an honorary degree from Muhlenberg College. She is the chair of the board of Color of Change, the country’s largest online racial justice organization, and volunteers for numerous other boards in philanthropy and social justice. She lives in Brooklyn with her urbanist husband, an eighteen year-old cat and a chatty toddler.
WHAT THEY ARE PRESENTING
The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together