Get To Know #TheNewDeciders: Holden Cession

By August 24, 2016 The New Deciders No Comments

Holden Cession got involved with Black Lives Matter (BLM) in 2014, following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Holden is working as a community activist in Greensboro to move BLM from protest to political change: “Black Lives Matter as a movement is being more diligent about elevating women and queer and trans people and gender-nonconforming people in the movement. For me to be alive at this moment in time, in the South as a black trans person, I think is a very powerful thing.”

America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa (ABTN) will examine engaged voters like Holden whose power and influence are growing in a 2016 election special titled “The New Deciders.” The one-hour program will air on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 on PBS and local public TV stations (check local listings). For more information, click here.

Image: Portrait of Holden Cession. Credit: Paul de Lumen.