Metro Weekly Interview: Reflections 5 Decades After the March on Washington


Fired Up for the Future

Five decades later, Aisha Moodie-Mills represents the torchbearers

By Will O’Bryan
Published on August 22, 2013, 5:04am | Comments

At 35, Aisha Moodie-Mills was a long way from arriving on the scene when the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place. But she carries on the legacy of activism today, fully present in her position as a senior consultant at the Center for American Progress, founded in 2003 by Bill Clinton’s White House Chief of Staff John Podesta. At CAP, Moodie-Mills heads up the FIRE (Fighting Injustice to Reach Equality) Initiative, ”at the intersections of race, sexual orientation, and gender, as well as environmental and economic justice.”

That is, however, hardly the end of this dynamo’s résumé. You might catch her and her wife,Danielle Moodie-Mills, on their fun and informed weekly Politini podcast. Speaking of her wife, this couple’s D.C. marriage was made possible, in part, by work they did securing marriage equality for the District. And maybe you caught the couple’s Aug. 16 piece for The Washington Post? Or Aisha Moodie-Mills’s column in The Atlantic assessing the Supreme Court’s rulings on marriage equality and voting rights?

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