Writer, brave human, and opinion columnist for the Guardian Moira Donegan joins Alexis and Kade to discuss the 2020 Democratic primary — in a calm, thoughtful, policy-filled way! We discuss the candidates on housing, healthcare, financial policy, taxation, education, child care, drug policy, reparations, climate, foreign policy, immigration, and decriminalizing sex work (oh my!)Continue reading Calmly Discussing 2020 (E58)
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Humorless Queers speaks to Mariame Kaba (@prisonculture), organizer, educator and curator. We discuss the #FreeBresha campaign, the fight for reparations in Chicago, the #Medicare4all campaign, art in social movements, and “social movements as a form of collective art making.”
Kaba has worked with young people for over two decades in various capacities (as a teacher, mentor and organizer). In 2009, she founded Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a long term vision of ending youth incarceration. Her work has extended from the classroom, to community-based settings, and to the streets. She currently organizes with Survived and Punished.
MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:
- Kaba’s piece for the Poetry Foundation, “Imagining Freedom,” where she writes “ poetry can’t end state violence but it can lift our spirits so that we might live another day to fight for more justice.”
- Lifted Voices – an action oriented organization aimed at defending the lives and rights of women and non binary people of color.
- Creative Interventions – a space to re/envision solutions to interpersonal violence.
- Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology
- Medicare4all on Twitter and Facebook
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Credit where due:
The theme for this show is the song “Missing You” by Jahzzar, also know as Javier Suarez. You can find his work at betterwithmusic.com.