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Chelsea Fuller has been appointed as the new VP of communications for Time’s Up.
Time’s Up is an independent, nonpartisan and not-for-profit organization working to create a society free of gender-based discrimination in the workplace and beyond.
“I’m thrilled to have Chelsea join the fight for safe, fair, and dignified work,” said Tina Tchen, president and CEO of Time’s Up. “As an expert storyteller and strategist, she is the ideal leader to connect with our growing audiences and successfully communicate the impact of our groundbreaking initiatives.”
Fuller replaces Amanda Harrington, who joined in May 2019. Harrington was the organization’s first-ever communications VP and left the organization in March.
Fuller joins previously served as the deputy director of communications Blackbird. Blackbird is a strategy hub for racial and social justice movements.
According to Variety, Fuller launched campaigns and coordinated messaging around the deaths of Tamir Rice and George Floyd, among others. She also helped advise clients, such as Twitter, Planned Parenthood and the Working Families Party. Fuller currently sits on the board of directors for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).
“Chelsea has given so much to Blackbird, our movement, and our people,” said Blackbird founders Mervyn Marcano and Thenjiwe McHarris. “We have no doubt that her qualities as a powerful leader, sharp strategist, and beautiful human will strengthen the work of Time’s Up and the broader movement to end sexual and patriarchal violence.”
Time’s Up is a solution-based, action-oriented movement dedicated to facilitating changes around safety and equity in the workplace. It often gets confused with Tarana Burke’s #metoo movement.
“This is a movement that deals specifically with sexual violence,” Burke said of #metoo. “And it is a framework for how to do the work of ending sexual violence.”
“Chelsea will be a vital part of our campaigns and initiatives,” said Monifa Bandele, chief operating officer at Time’s Up. “With a strong commitment to addressing anti-Black racism and systemic oppression, she will help our movement shift the narrative around survivors and women in the workplace, especially for BIPOC women who experience sexual violence and injustice at disproportionate rates.”