This remix of a previous show features two Afghan organizers who give us a brief lesson on the history of Afghanistan and colonization. We talk about the US interference that caused the recent Taliban takeover of Kabul and how it is impacting the vast Afghan diaspora. IG: @HandsOffAfghanistan
Minnesota is known for its abundance of natural outdoor spaces, but not everyone feels safe, knowledgeable or comfortable utilizing these spaces. Camping and fishing are among the most popular outdoor activities of the crew and our special guest, Asha Shoffner, who organizes and leads outings by and for the BIPOC community.
On our first in-person show in over a year, the crew traveled to the Mille Lacs Band of Obijwe Reservation. This remix of a previous show features the full story from our guest Missy Whiteman as she shares her first hand experiences around missing and murdered Indigenous women. Follow Missy Whiteman on Instagram for more of her work: @missy_whiteman
In the fourth segment of our policymakers series, Representative Jamie Becker-Finn joins the crew to discuss how she’s disrupting the cycle of trauma through her work. She authored the Healthy Start Act, granting more parental rights to incarcerated expecting mothers.
In our third installment, Rep. Carlos Mariani highlights some of the initiatives he led and continues to lead at the Minnesota House of Representatives
In our second installment, Rep. Ruth Richardson returns to highlight some of the initiatives she led and continues to lead at the Minnesota House of Representatives this past season.
The crew digs into another element of Indigenous trauma: boarding schools. More and more bodies of children sent to these boarding schools are being discovered, shedding more light on the intentional erasing of Indigenous language and culture.
Communities of color often navigate questions of membership and authenticity within our communities. In this episode, the crew tackles the nuance of cultural membership in their respective communities. What does it mean to be a card-carrying member within communities of color? And how do we hold on to that which is most sacred and recognizable to us as our cultural community’s shift?