Fortune Media will be hold The Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington DC October 21st through October 23rd. The event will feature well known participants like Hillary Clinton, Tori Burch, Brandi Carlile and Martha McSally.
There is, however, one participant whose history has given other potential attendees pause, Kirstjen Nielsen. Author and filmmaker dream hampton, offended by the inclusion of the former DHS Head, has dropped out of the summit.
The filmmaker released a statement to the Huffington Post. hampton wrote, “Sharing a stage with Nielsen, who separated immigrant families and put babies in cages, would have put a stamp of approval on her immoral and reprehensible actions and help legitimize the terror that Trump is inflicting on immigrants and communities of color.”
The author of Decoded also took the opportunity to credit organizations that are trying to reverse Neilsen and Trump’s actions. “I’m thankful for the organizing CREDO Action, Define American and Bend the Arc have done to hold Trump collaborators like Nielsen accountable for their atrocities,” she continued.
hampton ended her letter by comparing Nielsen’s situation to that of Jeffrey Epstein. She closed:
“Reputation rinsing ― using visible, celebratory platforms to restore and normalize monstrous abuse ― was actually common practice for predators like R Kelly and Jeffrey Epstein. When every infant, toddler, child and teenager Nielsen is responsible for ripping from their families is released and reunited, when attempts at restitution are made, then perhaps she can face one of them for a public ‘interview.’ Perhaps they’ll begin by asking her a softball, like ‘Does she now know Norway is a white country?'”
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