28. Having Our Say: Black Women Respond to the Vice Presidential Debate
1 hr 4 min
On this Black Girl Roundtable, Kimberlé is joined by Rep. Barbara Lee, Alicia Garza, Kirsten West Savali, and Barbara Arnwine for a dynamic conversation about the Vice Presidential debate, vote suppression, Trump's increased popularity with men of color, and the gentrification of the Democratic Party.

BARBARA ARNWINE - President and Founder, Transformative Justice Coalition

ALICIA GARZA - Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter; Principal, Black Futures Lab

REP BARBARA LEE - U.S. Representative for California's 13th congressional district

KIRSTEN WEST SAVALI - Executive Producer, Essence Magazine

Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)

Produced and edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine

Additional support provided by Rebecca Scheckman, Andrew Sun, Darci Crager, and the African American Policy Forum

Music by Blue Dot Sessions

Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast
System Check with Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren
System Check with Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren
System Check
6: There Is No Room to Mess Up This Presidential Transition
Seventy-eight: That’s the number of days between the Presidential election and the Presidential inauguration. Much needs to be accomplished in those days for the peaceful transition of power. The stakes are higher than you think, and there are life-and-death implications for the lives of millions of Americans affected by our system of the transfer of power. On this week’s System Check, your hosts Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren explain how the next administration will come to be, and the impact it will have on all our lives. We start with some history: The 1963 Presidential Transition Act, to be exact. This little known legislation helps smooth over some of the uncertainties and vulnerabilities that comes with the transition of power—but given the threats Trump and his administration pose against the usual transition process, our democracy is in a more fragile state than you might think. In the next couple of weeks, thousands of appointments need to be made, important work needs to take place to prepare for governance, and vital information needs to be passed along to new personnel.  To figure out how this has all worked in years passed—and what makes 2020 different—Melissa and Dorian turn to a few experts and leaders who understand the intricacies of this system. Max Stier, President and CEO of Partnership for Public Service, a non-partisan organization that runs the Center for Presidential Transition (https://presidentialtransition.org/) , discusses why presidential transitions matter to the system of American democracy. John King, CEO of The EducationTrust (https://edtrust.org/team/john-b-king-jr/) and former Secretary of Education under President Obama, checks in to talk to System Check about how presidential transitions are vulnerable periods in democracies, and alerts us to the internal and external threats to the nation—and each and every one of us—of an intentionally broken system of transition.  We then get a final word from Julian Castro (https://twitter.com/JulianCastro?s=20) , 2020 presidential candidate and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama Administration. He reminds and helps us imagine what a successful system of peaceful transfer of power looks like, especially for those millions of civil servants who do the daily work of governing.   System Checklist Transforming analysis into action, our hosts give listeners three action items this week:  First, educate yourself about the presidential transition process: Read about the 1963 Presidential Transition Act (https://presidentialtransition.org/publications/presidential-transition-act-summary/) to understand our system of the transfer of executive power. And check out Transition Lab (https://presidentialtransition.org/transition-lab/) —it’s a whole podcast about presidential transitions, by Partnership for Public Service’s Center for Presidential Transition. They know their stuff. Get informed about the ways the Trump administration is undermining the usual transition process—The Nation’s Jeet Heer laid out all the ways this transition is not normal (https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/trump-sabotage-transition-biden/) .  Get active: The presidential transition is just the start. Once Biden and Harris are in office, progressives will still have our work cut out for us fighting for the policies we believe in, and undoing four years of Trump’s reckless administration. Research an issue you care about, find a group that organizes around that issue, and get involved. As always, we welcome your additions to our Checklist! Use our Twitter (https://twitter.com/SystemCheckPod) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SystemCheckPod/) pages to add your comments, suggested actions, and organizations to support. And if you like the show, Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/system-check/id1536830138) , Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/0vI1wNUVfYbZXMIM6nciaX?si=VoRgIzndRVG4Xw_rQNGKmQ) , or wherever you get your podcasts for new episodes every Friday. System Check is a project of The Nation magazine, hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry and Dorian Warren and produced by Sophia Steinert-Evoy. Support for System Check comes from Omidyar Network, a social change venture that is reimagining how capitalism should work. Learn more about their efforts to recenter our economy around individuals, community, and societal well-being at Omidyar.com (http://omidyar.com/) . Our executive producer is Frank Reynolds. Our theme music is by Brooklyn-based artist and producer Jachary (https://jachary.bandcamp.com/) . Subscribe to The Nation to support all of our podcasts: http://thenation.com/podcastsubscribe.
35 min
Ep 97: Sapphic Sock Seductress
Money and Nikeeta are back for the last QueerWOC episode of 2020. They celebrate Jamaican Trans advocate Renae Green as QueerWOC of the week. Money shares 5 ways to cope with this public health crisis holiday season! Nikeeta gives us part 1 of her election results breakdown. We think through what to call our partners and tackle the burning question of the season: socks or no socks when gettin it on? Where to find us: IG & Twitter - @queerwocpod FB - https://www.facebook.com/QueerWOCpod/ Tumblr - www.QueerWOC.com Listen to us on Soundcloud, Stitcher, Castbox, PocketCasts Contribute to QueerWOC via CashApp: $QueerWOCPod Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/queerwocpod Love us out loud by doing The R’s: Rate, Review, Request, Repost, Retweet, and Reply! Use the hashtag #QueerWOC to talk all things the podcast Send us an email or submit your Curved Chronicles: QueerWOCpod@gmail.com QueerWOC of the Week 00:10:55 Renae Green Associate Director of Policy & Advocacy for Trans Wave Jamaica, an organization committed to promoting Trans health and well-being through advocacy and visibility in Jamaica. @TransWaveJA She co-coordinated Jamaica’s first Trans Health and Wellness Conference in Kingston, JA in June 2019. Community Contributors 00:17:15 New patrons: Leah & Lucille Borders are fake shoutouts - Flint, TX / Cupertino, CA / Chatham, NY / Lyon, France Mental Moment with Money 00:23:45 Queer Quarantine Holidays: 5 ways to cope with limited social interactions during the holidays Challenge your narratives around holidays Connect with who you have Create a memorable moment for yourself Volunteer in your community Remember why you’re quarantining https://greatist.com/health/alone-for-the-holidays Word 00:49:40 What are white women REALLY voting about? Nikketa gives us the 1st part of her gender-race analysis of the 2020 presidential election. Topic 01:38:40 No topic this episode. Submit or suggest one by sending us an email @ queerwocpod@gmail.com Curved Chronicles 01:39:10 Socks or no socks? Is this even a question? Also, for what might be the first time ever, Money and Nikeeta both end the #QueerWOC year with a boo! Now if only we could figure out what to call them…
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