This post originally appeared at ShriverReport.org.
Oprah Winfrey joins her first Google+ Hangout with Maria Shriver and Katrina Gilbert, discussing The Shriver Report’s new HBO documentaryPaycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert and the reality of life on the brink for 42 million women in America.
Nearly 1,500 people registered gatherings to screen and discuss HBO’s Paycheck to Paycheck, and we asked 2 of those impressive women to join Maria, Oprah and Katrina to continue the conversation started with the documentary and the latest Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink in partnership with Center for American Progress. Also joining the conversation is a passionate Chicago activist working with the Black Youth Project 100, who is committed to raising awareness around these issues and how we can help the next generation.
Denise Buchman, one of The Shriver Report’s biggest supporters online, is a business consultant and entrepreneur located in Baltimore, MD. She hosted a gathering in her community with 45 women. Kim-Marie Saccoccio is the executive director of Women AdvaNCe in North Carolina, a group that is hosting 8 gatherings in cities and counties around North Carolina. Charlene Carruthers is national coordinator of the Black Youth Project 100, a network of Black youth organizing all over the country. The organization is headquartered in Chicago and Charlene has been part of many highly visible Twitter chats on the topics of race, gender, and class.
These panelists are committed to imagining a new and better way forward for women and men.