In our final episode, George goes home to Indiana. It's a place where the most pressing issues of our time come together, and maybe our solutions too. We'll meet a doctor, a mother, and a recovering addict doing their best to mobilize their community, eradicate their shame, speak, and work with compassion to help their neighbors and win change against the odds.
Hoosier Action is refusing to give up on fellow Hoosiers. George recalls growing up in Indiana with Kate Hess Pace, founder of Hoosier Action. Members of Hoosier Action like Tyla Barrick Pond, Scott County physician Dr. William Cooke, and Tracy Skaggs detail environmental hazards and the devastations of Indiana’s opioid epidemic. Together, they have made space for shame to turn into vulnerability and creative resilience. All these Hoosiers — George included — testify to how when we see each other, we strengthen our communities together. And we win.
Additional music this episode by Brad Leftwich and the Humdingers.
You can learn more at ToSeeEachOther.org
People’s Action is a national network of 40 state and local grassroots, power-building organizations united in fighting for justice.