America Ferrera Is Talking ‘Bout a Cultural Revolution
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This was a rollercoaster of a week—but before there was a white nationalist coup, there was a major, momentous Senate victory in Georgia. How did it happen? And how can we do it again, and again? Host Brittany Packnett Cunningham unpacks those questions with writer, producer and activist America Ferrera, who helped rally the Latinx vote with her new organization She Se Puede. They get into everything from “the Black-Brown alliance” to how the former Ugly Betty star is helping to bring through other creative Latinx voices. And of course, Brittany brings us the latest Untrending news.

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Lady Don't Take No
Lady Don't Take No
Alicia Garza
One Struggle, Many Fronts with Alex Tom
Alicia Garza welcomes Alex Tom, the Executive Director of the Center For Empowered Politics, an organization that grows movement infrastructure at the intersection of racial justice, organizing and power building. Garza and Tom discuss the increase in violence experienced by our Asian comrades since the beginning of the pandemic, and what actions we can take to ensure that our solidarity never waivers. Plus, Garza’s weekly round-up of everything good and awful. Alex Tom on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook Alex’s blog, Diary of a Baba Lady Don't Take No on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook Alicia Garza on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. This pod is supported by the Black Futures Lab Production by Phil Surkis Theme music: "Lady Don't Tek No" by Latyrx Alicia Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, an international organizing project to end state violence and oppression against Black people. Garza serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She is the co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women’s activism. Alicia was recently named to TIME’s Annual TIME100 List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, alongside her BLM co-founders Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book,_ __The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart_ (Penguin Random House), and she warns you -- hashtags don’t start movements. People do.
46 min
Our Body Politic
Our Body Politic
Lantigua Williams & Co.
February 26, 2021: Senator Elizabeth Warren on what an economy should do, how Covid-19 vaccination protects others, and a new book confronts the stigma of intimate partner violence.
This week, Farai Chideya talks with Senator Elizabeth Warren about why she still pushes for student debt relief and an increased minimum wage, and why she believes these are racial-justice issues. Epidemiologist and Our Body Politic contributor Dr. Kavita Trivedi takes our most pressing questions about Covid-19 vaccinations. Film producer and author Tanya Selvaratnam discusses her new book “Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence.” Plus, our political roundtable with Errin Haines and special guest Brittany Packnett Cunningham, unpacks the racial resentment behind the aftermath of the January 6th insurrection, CPAC, and Senators’ grilling of the Biden-Harris Cabinet picks. EPISODE RUNDOWN 0:59 Senator Elizabeth Warren talks about how her personal experience growing up “on the ragged edge of the middle class” informs her view of our current economic structures 6:15 Black and Latinx students are disproportionately impacted by student loan debt, Senator Warren explains, which is why she says debt relief is a racial-justice issue. 12:11 Dr. Kavita Trivedi explains in detail what you need to know about the protection the Covid-19 vaccine provides. 15:39 The decline in Covid cases in the U.S. might be a hopeful sign as we aim for herd immunity, Dr. Trivedi says. 22:06 Tanya Selvaratnam discusses why she wrote her new book, “Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence.” 25:13 Selvaratnam says she talks about her experience with intimate partner violence to remove the stigma of being a survivor of abuse. 30:41 “Sippin’ the Political Tea” guest Brittany Packnett Cunningham talks about her podcast, UNDISTRACTED. 35:19 Errin Haines talks about the potential significance of Maya Wiley’s candidacy in the New York City mayoral race. 36:04 Haines says the idea of “electability” hampers many minority candidates, including Black women who run for office, but that “electing somebody is what makes them electable!” 37:56 Packnett Cunningham compares the lack of accountability for the January 6th, 2021, insurrection to decisions made in the post-Civil War era. 40:12 “I'm less worried about Donald Trump running for reelection than I am about a kinder, gentler, ready-for-prime-time Donald Trump to run,” Packnett Cunningham says, about why it’s important to hold the former President accountable for his role in the insurrection. 42:28 Packnett Cunningham says the real concern about elections should be around the unprecedented amount of voter suppression bills currently in state legislatures. 44:50 Farai Chideya says fear of revenge from historically oppressed minorities may be a factor in the higher scrutiny several Biden-Harris Cabinet nominees are currently facing in the Senate.
49 min
Doin' The Work: Frontline Stories of Social Change
Doin' The Work: Frontline Stories of Social Change
Shimon Cohen
White People Organizing for Racial Justice: Deep Canvassing - Kristen Brock-Petroshius, MSW
Episode 39 Guest: Kristen Brock-Petroshius Host: Shimon Cohen, LCSW Listen/Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify Follow on Twitter & Instagram, Like on Facebook Join the mailing list Support the podcast Download transcript Check out the new Doin’ The Work Collection of hoodies, tees, mugs, and tote bags! Rep the podcast you love while doin’ the work. Thank you to this episode’s sponsor! The University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Social Work (UTK) has a phenomenal social work program, with the opportunity to do your bachelor’s master’s, and doctorate of social work online. Scholarships are available. In this episode, I talk with Kristen Brock-Petroshius, who is a PhD candidate in Social Welfare at UCLA and a community organizer with White People 4 Black Lives in Los Angeles, California. We discuss Kristen’s experiences as a white person doing racial justice organizing with white people as part of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) and deep canvassing as a strategy to engage people who may not be in support of a particular issue. Kristen shares how she got into racial justice organizing and her evolution from an ally approach to one that recognizes that racism and white supremacy deeply harm everyone – differently, of course – and the importance of organizing with white people to talk with other white people and do this work in white communities as a way to build political power that can pass much needed legislation as part of larger racial justice movements and platforms. She details how deep canvassing was used on the Reform LA Jails campaign in LA, led by Patrisse Cullors, and provides examples of what a deep canvassing conversation looks like. We also get into the origins of deep canvassing, which came out of same-sex marriage and transgender justice movements. Kristen talks about when deep canvassing can be utilized and when other approaches are needed. She explains how and why she entered academia in order to research effective social justice strategies and where things may be headed with deep canvassing. I hope this conversation inspires you to action. Twitter: @4heartsnminds Email:
1 hr 7 min
The Integrated Schools Podcast
The Integrated Schools Podcast
Courtney Mykytyn, Andrew Lefkowits
EPIC's "Nothing About Us": Youth Theater on Integration
The Epic NEXT Program tasks 15-20 high school students with researching, writing, and performing a play about a social issue, usually related to educational justice. The idea, is that those most impacted by the system, are those most likely to come up with meaningful solutions, and that theater can be used as tool for social change. Back in 2018, New York Appleseed, an advocacy organization fighting for integrated schools and communities, commissioned EPIC to create a show about school segregation. The result was _Nothing About Us_, a 30 minute stage play written and performed by high school students. The process begins with interviews of roughly 40 people about the topic. Ranging from researchers, to parents, to administrators, the goal is to hear from a wide range of stake holders. Those interviews are then transcribed and pieced together, along with some original writing, to create the show. Students recite the words spoken in the interviews, sing and rap, and create scenes from the stories told by the interviewees. The final show, featuring 5 students, with one prop and a handful of folding chairs can then be performed just about anywhere to a wide variety of audiences. We're incredibly fortunate to be able to share some clips from a film adaptation of that show today, as well as a conversation with one of the artistic directors of EPIC and two of the students who wrote and performed the piece. If you have ever doubted the importance of youth voice, this show declares, unequivocally, that nothing about students done without their input, will be for them. Don't forget to register for the Fifty State Conversation. Once registered, you'll receive links to free screenings of Nothing About Us on: * Wednesday February 17 at 8pm (Eastern Standard Time) * Wednesday March 17 at 7pm (Eastern Standard Time) * Saturday April 17 at 3pm (Eastern Standard Time) * Monday May 17 at 7:15pm (Eastern Standard Time) If you can't make one of those, you can rent it on demand. LINKS: * EPIC Theatre Ensemble * The Fifty State Conversation - Sign up today! * Intetgrated Schools Advisory Board * Matt Gonzales * Matt Gonzales's White Lips to White Ears * IntegrateNYC's 5Rs of Real Integration * The Promise from Nashville Public Radio Join our Patreon to support this work, and connect with us and other listeners to discuss these issues even further. Let us know what you think of this episode, suggest future topics, or share your story with us - @integratedschls on twitter, IntegratedSchoolson Facebook, or email us The Integrated Schools Podcast was created by Courtney Mykytyn and Andrew Lefkowits. This episode was produced, edited, and mixed by Andrew Lefkowits. Music by Kevin Casey.
1 hr 6 min
Into America
Into America
MSNBC, Trymaine Lee
Harlem On My Mind: Abram Hill
In the final installment of Harlem on My Mind, Trymaine Lee learns about the legacy of playwright Abram Hill, who used his work to center Black characters, Black audiences, and Black communities unapologetically. Abram Hill co-founded the American Negro Theater in 1940, operating a small 150-seat theater from the basement of Harlem’s Schomburg Center. The American Negro Theater, also known as the ANT, would become a launch pad for stars like Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier, even as Hill’s name was largely lost to history. Trymaine tours the Schomburg Center with chief of staff Kevin Matthews, and sits down with Dr. Koritha Mitchell, an associate English professor at Ohio State University, to better understand Abram Hill and the ANT’s rise and fall. And we learn about the legacy Hill leaves behind. In the 1960s, the New Heritage Theater Group grew from the foundation of the ANT and has been going strong since. Voza Rivers is the group’s executive producer. Trymaine talks with him, as well as actor Anthony Goss, who appeared in a 2017 re-production of Hill’s hit play _On Strivers’ Row_. Rivers and Goss, two men forty years apart, describe how Hill’s commitment to community continues to resonate across generations. We also hear from Abram Hill, in his own words, thanks to audio recordings from Schomburg Center archives and the Hatch Billops Estate, as well as the Works Progress Administration Oral History collection at George Mason University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center. For a transcript, please visit Thoughts? Feedback? Story ideas? Write to us at Further Listening: * Harlem on My Mind: Jacob Lawrence * Harlem on My Mind: Arturo Schomburg * Harlem on My Mind: Jessie Redmon Fauset
44 min
Black Frasier
Black Frasier
Phoebe Robinson
A Holiday Bonus Jonas
Just a small holiday bonus episode for y'all. Thank you for everyone for making this podcast happen, without you listeners we wouldn't be able to do it, and a massive thank you for everyone who bought merch, to help keep the lights on.  See you in season 2 heauxes!!!! --- SUBSCRIBE to get the latest Black Frasier Episodes: YouTube: Apple Podcasts: Spotify: Google Podcasts: Stitcher: iHeart: Pandora: Deezer: Connect with Phoebe Online at: Visit the Phoebe Robinson WEBSITE: Like Phoebe Robinson FACEBOOK: Follow @PhoebeRobinson on TWITTER: Follow Phoebe Robinson on INSTAGRAM: Follow Black Frasier on INSTAGRAM: -- About Black Frasier: BLACK FRASIER. It is - SURPRISE! - an interview-advice hybrid show hosted by a black person (ahem, me: Pheebs!) who has never seen an episode of FRASIER despite having a white boyfriend. #WeAllContainMultitudes. Moving on. Since I’m known amongst friends to dole out solicited (and unsolicited) life advice, I wanna spend each week - with a celeb guest - helping y’all handle your probs. #OliviaPope #MoreLikeOliviaDope #MomJoke. ANYWAY, the world is a continuous dumpster fire and the goal of this poddie is to make you laugh, think, and feel hopeful for our future.
15 min
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