Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

By Race Forward

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Hear the Race Forward team give their unique takes on race and pop culture, and uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy, as we continue to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Deepen your racial justice lens and get inspired to drive action. Subscribe today!

Episodes

Episode 08: Defending The Pathways For Black Economic Advancement with Ayana Parsons, Co-Founder Fearless Fund

Historically, from slavery to present day, efforts to create black economic advancement have been stunted continuously either through violence, such as the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, or through systemic barriers and policies responsible for creating and maintaining the racial wealth gap. In August of last year, Edward Blum, the president of The American Alliance for Equal Rights (AAER), and the man behind the efforts to overturn affirmative action, filed a lawsuit against The Fearless Fund, claiming its Strivers Grant program violated the Civil Rights Act of 1866, by discriminating against non-black women. In response, Race Forward’s Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations Kerry Mitchell Brown authored an op-ed titled “The Fight Against The Fearless Fund Is A Fight Against Black Economic Advancement,” which reflected on the lawsuit brought against The Fearless Fund, whose mission is to invest in women of color-led businesses seeking financing by bridging the gap in venture capital funding for women of color business founders. With the conservative majority of Trump-appointed Federal Judges and a Supreme Court that ruled against affirmative action in higher education, is this lawsuit the beginning of the latest frontier in halting black economic advancement, and more specifically, black female economic advancement? On this episode of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, Kerry Mitchell Brown speaks with Ayana Parsons, co-founder of the Fearless Fund about her trailblazing work, and the next steps in the fight for black economic advancement.  Resources: The Fight Against Fearless Fund is a Fight Against Black Economic Advancement (via The Atlanta Voice) https://bit.ly/498ufvD Is DEI, DOA? (via Today Explained) [Podcast]https://bit.ly/4beimGf The True Cost of the Tulsa Race Riot, 100 Years Later (via The Brookings Institution) https://bit.ly/3u481Mx The Racial Wealth Gap: A History of Inequity (via Reuters) https://bit.ly/3SgI7x9The Four Most Common Challenges Facing Black Women Entrepreneurs (via Stearns Bank) https://bit.ly/3u6ka3s Business Prowess: Black Women are Powering the US Economy (via Black Enterprise) https://bit.ly/498NN36   About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato Blakemore Associate Producer & Editor: Freddie Beckley 
25/01/24·37m 20s

(Bonus) Leveraging Networks, adrienne maree brown x The Government Alliance on Race and Equity

On this bonus episode of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, adrienne maree brown, author of the critically acclaimed book Emergent Strategy spoke with the Government Alliance on Race and Equity’s Director of Innovative Practice Cecelia Olusola Tribbl as a part of the network’s 2023 membership meeting.  In this conversation, adrienne and Olusola talk about the importance of building dynamic partnerships and networks to foster “collaborative ideation,” and building adaptable institutions to address and advance racial equity. adrienne invokes the work of Octavia Butler, noted  science fiction author, recipient of multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, and the first science-fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship, to talk about the “fecundity” and resilience needed in these uncertain times, her own methodology for speculative fiction, and the humanity that can be found in networked relationships *Remarks were edited for time and content To support Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, make your end of year contribution by texting RFPOD to 44-32. Resources (by order of mention)adrienne maree brown (Official Website) https://adriennemareebrown.net/ Government Alliance on Race and Equity  https://www.racialequityalliance.org/ Cecelia Tribbl  https://www.racialequityalliance.org/team/cecilia-olusola-tribble/ Emergent Strategy  https://adriennemareebrown.net/book/emergent-strategy/ Octavia Butler (Official Site)  https://www.octaviabutler.com/ About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato Blakemore Music From Podcastle Pillar- Instrumental (Primary)Good Times  - Background Vocals + Music [Primary] 
25/12/23·28m 26s

Episode 07: “Becoming The Global Majority” – with BIPOC Podcast Creators

This episode of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, recognizes Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month and International Podcast Day. Hendel Leiva, Manager of Podcasts and Audio Initiatives interviews the co-founders of BIPOC Podcast Creators Tangia Al-awaji Estrada and Maribel Quezada-Smith. In this conversation, Tangia and Maribel share their stories of how they became podcasters, the challenges they experienced as women of color in podcasting, and how a Facebook group was the catalyst for founding and launching the BIPOC Podcast Creators in 2021. Maribel and Tangia talk about the exponential growth of the BIPOC Podcast Creators community, and the wins in representation, access, and partnerships generated across the industry for its members. They discuss the opportunities (speaking and presenting at Podcast Movement, international work in Mexico and Saudi Arabia), and the challenges/ lessons being learned in the greater industry (layoffs due to overcorrection from the big companies, overinvesting in celebrity based podcasts) – and the overall message that forecasts BIPOC podcasting/podcasters are set to be the global majority in the future. To listen to more of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast check us out on Apple Podcasts and Spotify and remember that you can support our racial justice work by texting “RFPOD" to 44-32. Resources (by order of mention): BIPOC Podcast Creators https://www.bipocpodcastcreators.com/about Maribel Quezada Smith https://www.maribelqs.com/ Tangia Reneehttps://www.tangiarenee.com/ Michelle Talbert (Instagram) https://www.instagram.com/herpowermoves That’s What She Did Podcast (Tangia Renee) https://apple.co/3LGIMp3 Differente Podcast (Maribel) https://apple.co/3EVOcsy The Pulso Podcast https://projectpulso.org/podcast/ Podcast Movement Conference https://podcastmovement.com/ Audio Flavor Social (Oct, 23’ Phoenix)https://bit.ly/48yOSS4 About Race Forward:Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities,organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose.Follow Race Forward on social media:Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforwardFollow us on Twitter:www.twitter.com/raceforwardFollow us on Instagram:www.instagram.com/raceforwardBuilding Racial Equity (BRE) Trainingswww.raceforward.org/trainingsSubscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribeExecutive Producers:Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato BlakemoreAssociate Producer/ Editor: Sewa Olivares
28/09/23·38m 36s

Episode 06: The #Case4Reparations: “Decolonizing Wealth” with Edgar Villanueva

On this episode of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Faron McLurkin interviews CEO of Liberated Capital Edgar Villanueva, author of the best selling book “Decolonizing Wealth.” They discuss the ongoing activism for reparations at the intersection of the racial justice movement and the philanthropic sector. Edgar explains how his background as a part of the Lumbee Tribe and his career experiences influenced his perspective in money being “medicine” for historically oppressed communities –– leading to the work of Decolonizing Wealth. He takes us through the story of the organization’s founding, building the infrastructure for this trailblazing effort, to the Alight Align Arise: Advancing The Movement For Repair Conference presented by Decolonizing Weath. Faron and Edgar also discuss the evolving role of philanthropy following the massive investments into racial justice work after the George Floyd uprisings, and the importance of efforts to cultivate long-term financial commitments, placing the conversation of reparations at the forefront. They also talk about the expanding “sweeping” energy of the movement nationally for “redress and reparations”, and how this has begun an emerging international awareness, sparking a global movement. To listen to more of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast check us out on Apple Podcasts and Spotify and remember that you can support our racial justice work by texting “RFPOD" to 44-32.  Resources (by order of mention): Sherman’s Field Order No. 15 via New Georgia Encyclopedia https://bit.ly/3DCc7wo Pigford v. Glickmanhttps://bit.ly/44ZnfPI Asheville North Carolina Community Reparations Commissionhttps://bit.ly/44Zn8ng California Reparations Task Force Releases Interim Report Detailing Harms of Slavery and Systemic Discrimination on African Americanshttps://bit.ly/3rYKx9W Georgetown University Reparations Project (via The New York Times) https://nyti.ms/47adVdH Liberated Capital (Decolonizing Wealth Fund)https://bit.ly/3YcVr8n Decolonizing Wealth Project commits $20 million to advance reparations (via Philanthropy News Digest) https://bit.ly/47eay5C Edgar Villanuevahttps://www.edgarvillanueva.net/media Lumbee Tribe of North Carolinahttp://bit.ly/3YgEdH9 Alight Align Arise Conferencehttps://bit.ly/3rLGhdT Where Is My Landhttps://bit.ly/47a19fc About Race Forward:Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities,organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose.Follow Race Forward on social media:Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforwardFollow us on Twitter:www.twitter.com/raceforwardFollow us on Instagram:www.instagram.com/raceforwardBuilding Racial Equity (BRE) Trainingswww.raceforward.org/trainingsSubscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribeExecutive ProducersHendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato BlakemoreAssistant EditorSewa OlivaresSong: "Electro-Light - Symbolism (Mi77er Remix)" is under a Creative Commons (CC-BY) license.Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/HLXm2IV1pdk
16/08/23·48m 52s

Episode 05: Advancing Just, Multiracial Democracy with john a. powell

On this episode of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, Julie Nelson, Senior Vice President of Programs at Race Forward and john a. powell, Director, Othering and Belonging Institute, come together in a conversation inspired by the recent essay they co-authored, “Advancing Just, Multiracial Democracy.” Throughout the conversation, they explore the role local municipalities can play in not only defending against “democratic backsliding,” but also in expanding the very nature of democracy, which is critical with the global rise of authoritarianism and nationalism. Julie and john’s work rests on the idea that local governments are uniquely situated to turn grim situations built on “othering” into a global movement grounded in racial justice and belonging. They examine the four principles they wrote about, which includes: 1. expanding democratic practice; 2. being explicit about who is currently included or excluded; 3. systems and structures; and 4. operationalizing and organizing for multiracial democracy. To listen to more of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast check us out on Apple Podcasts and Spotify and remember that you can support our work by texting “RFPOD" to 44-32. Every donation supports Race Forward’s work. Resources (by order of mention) Advancing Just, Multiracial Democracy (via The German Marshall Fund)https://bit.ly/447aX7t john a powell https://belonging.berkeley.edu/john-powell Democracy and Belonging Forumhttps://bit.ly/3Xot32I Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)https://www.racialequityalliance.org/ Racing to Justice: Transforming our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Societyhttps://belonging.berkeley.edu/racing-justice The German Marshall Fund https://www.gmfus.org/ The Chicago Council on Global Affairs https://globalaffairs.org/ About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato Blakemore
22/06/23·33m 0s

Episode 04: Pushing Back Against The Rise of Christian Nationalism Through Faith with Obery Hendricks, Ph.D

On this episode of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, Obery Hendricks, Ph.D., one of the most influential Black biblical scholars writing today, and Race Forward’s Chief of Staff Charlene Sinclair, Ph.D.,  who herself fashions strategies that embrace a liberationist approach to faith and spirituality for racial and economic justice, discuss the immediacy of pushing back against the spread of Christian Nationalism and the urgency of creating narratives based on the gospel’s “true teachings” to reflect the ongoing political moment and fight for progressive policies that stay true to the bible’s "liberationist ideals".Throughout the conversation Obery and Charlene share insights on the importance (and opportunity) for the progressive left to engage in spirituality and religion and why faith in movement spaces is not always well received; the weaponization of Christianity and the gospel by the right to justify implementing extremist policies; how Afro-Christianity has historically reflected teachings of freedom and liberation; and how religious leaders are being looked to to provide guidance as capitalism and white supremacy have led to the rise of authoritarianism and the destabilization of democracy around the world.If you enjoyed today’s episode, you can now support Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast and Race Forward’s audio work by texting “RFPod” to 44-321 to make a tax-deductible contribution.  Resources:  Obery Hendricks https://bit.ly/3O6SN11 Christians Against Christianity: How Right-Wing Evangelicals Are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith (via Good Reads)https://bit.ly/44H0m40 The Politics of Jesus (via Penguin Random House) https://bit.ly/3B1WwVM Charlene Sinclair https://bit.ly/3LBczyE Colorlines https://colorlines.com/ About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato Blakemore
08/05/23·30m 25s

Momentum at the White House: Historic Racial Justice Work At The Federal Level With Chiraag Bains

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast –– recorded at The White House! On this landmark episode of Momentum Chiraag Bains, (now former) Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council for Racial Justice and Equity joins Race Forward’s Cathy Albisa and Carlton Eley to talk about the historic racial justice work actively happening across the federal government. In this in-depth interview Chiraag talks about the Biden Administration’s deep commitment to racial equity and the significance of President Biden signing Executive Order 13985 “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government” on his first day in office. He talks about the processes agencies underwent as part of the EO’s mandate to deliver Federal Equity Action Plans (EAP’s) and the results and lessons learned throughout the first two years of the work. This leads to conversation about the second historic executive order on racial justice issued in February of this year, Executive Order 14091 “Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government”, and how this executive order further strengthens the administration’s commitment through financial investment and working with community partnerships on racial equity work. Throughout the conversation, Chriraag talks about the multigenerational commitment that racial justice work requires, touching on themes such as police reform, criminal justice reform, support for the LGBTQI+ community, and economic development, and the fortitude needed to do the work in the face of backlash to progress. Chiraag credits the team at the Domestic Policy Council for their commitment to racial equity, as well as the partnerships cultivated with advocates and organizations that together are moving the work forward, and how despite the threats to democracy that arise, racial justice and equity work makes sure the government is working for all Americans. If you enjoyed today’s episode, you can now support Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast and Race Forward’s audio work by texting “RFPod” to 44-321 to make a tax-deductible contribution. Resources: Executive Order 13985 “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government  (via The White House) https://bit.ly/3WFDjSaExecutive Order 14091 “Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government (via The White House) http://bit.ly/40H8VJgRace Forward/ PolicyLink – Assessment of Federal Equity Action Plans http://bit.ly/40vwDbAReport: Delivering on Equity Access, and Opportunity for the American People (via the White House) bit.ly/40pNA7BWhat is the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and is it likely to pass? (via The Guardian)http://bit.ly/3ZA3LOFFACT SHEET: The Biden-⁠Harris Administration Continues to Promote Access to Voting (via The White House)http://bit.ly/3nrBBHT About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato Blakemore
29/03/23·51m 50s

Episode 02: “Us” Standing Up For Honest Education: A Conversation From Florida

On this episode of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, Marsha Guthrie, Deputy Director of Race Forward’s Government Alliance on Race and Equity’s Network Strategies, and Dr. Maria Cole, co-founder of Common Purpose, come together to share their experiences organizing in Florida for free and honest public education. We begin with a powerful testimony from a student that has been directly impacted by the targeting of AP African American studies in the Florida school system, and then Marsha and Dr. Cole talk about the “summer of action” that launched a local effort to fight the weaponization of curriculum and education –– the consequences of which are being felt across the nation every single day. In the backdrop of Florida Governor Desantis’ latest efforts in targeting statewide curriculum in public schools and higher education, Marsha and Dr. Cole talk about the importance of organizing deliberately, the implementation of strategies that create a visibility of the groups being affected, and building power through local elections and partnerships with elected officials. *This episode is being released just weeks after President Biden issued his second executive order mandating racial equity across the federal government. This second EO calls for sustained, long-term plans and efforts to ensure equitable outcomes for all. Resources (by order of mention)Race Forward Commends Biden Administration On Release of Second Historic Racial Equity Executive Order http://bit.ly/3y5I3GPRon DeSantis’s war on “woke” in Florida schools, explained (via Vox) http://bit.ly/3kJAOBhWhat Florida's Stop Woke Act Means for Schools, Businesses, (via Time Magazine)http://bit.ly/3J4o7uiThe controversy over AP African American studies, explained (via Vox)http://bit.ly/3J7Fz0SOrganizers are Fighting Ron DeSantis's Educational Bans with Free Books (via Teen Vogue) http://bit.ly/3KMvrvRJacksonville [faith] leaders join rally in Capitol after Black history class revised amid Gov. DeSantis criticism (via News4Jax)http://bit.ly/3kG6IyxHEAL Together Race Forward https://www.raceforward.org/heal-togetherSpecial thanks to: Power U Center For Social Change https://www.poweru.org/ About Race Forward: Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato BlakemoreAssistant Editor: Kendy Solis  Song: "Electro-Light - Symbolism (Mi77er Remix)" is under a Creative Commons (CC-BY) license.Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/HLXm2IV1pdk
02/03/23·42m 59s

Episode 01: The Beat of the Racial Justice Movement: A Conversation with Three Black Male Leaders

*This episode opens with a statement from Race Forward Executive Vice President Eric Ward on the killing of Tyre Nichols by Memphis police officers It's a new season for Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast and we’re starting off in a big way with Race Forward President Glenn Harris, newly appointed Executive Vice President Eric Ward, and Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Faron McLurkin. As three Black men, along with the other members of Race Forward’s Executive Leadership Team, leading in the movement to advance racial equity, Glenn, Eric, and Faron speak to the fierce backlash to centering racial justice, the importance of instilling racially-equitable policies and practices across all levels of government,, and the importance of defending past gains while forging new, bold moves in the fight against white supremacy and institutional racism. Our panel also finds more lighthearted moments to kick back and discuss their favorite music artists, the metaphors music can have for the racial justice work we do, and exploring futurism to create bold moves. In the coming year, we have exciting things planned for the future of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast as we bring you important conversations, in-depth racial justice analysis, and help build  the future of the movement with our listeners and supporters –– together.  Resources (by order of mention) Race Forward Urges Systemic Change In Light of Police Killing of Tyre Nichols; Continued Police Violence Against People of Color bit.ly/3jwghPV America has an antisemitism problem and victims cannot be left to fight it alone, rabbi says (via CNN)http://bit.ly/3j0g73j Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Governmenthttp://bit.ly/3WFDjSa Government Alliance on Racial Equity (GARE)https://www.racialequityalliance.org/about/ Facing Race 2022: What's next for the movement for racial justice? What do we look forward to?https://bit.ly/3WZiDVe H.E.A.L. (Honest Education Action & Leadership) Together https://www.raceforward.org/heal-together How ‘Black Panther’ Builds Complex Characters From the Politics of Colonization (via New York Times Critic’s Notebook)http://bit.ly/3H7p8Q8 About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato Blakemore
02/02/23·37m 11s

Episode 05: Dissecting Immigrant Assimilation with Julissa Arce

In this episode of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, Julissa Arce, a nationally recognized author, speaker, and social justice advocate, joins Momentum Co-host Chevon to discuss her journey from being undocumented and working at Goldman’s Sack to sharing her story with thousands of people through her writing. Julissa shares with us the various nuances and sacrifices undocumented people have to go through in the immigration system. She also gives us insight into her thought process while writing her new book, You Sound Like A White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation, where she came to the realization that assimilation to whiteness is often mistaken for assimilating to American culture. Hear more about the different obstacles undocumented people are currently facing by tuning in to Episode 1 of Race Forward’s new podcast Reflections: Immigrant Rights Movement –  a limited podcast series. And don’t forget to plan to attend Facing Race: the largest multiracial, inter-generational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives, and other leaders.  Resources (by order of mention)My (Underground) American Dream: My True Story as an Undocumented Immigrant Who Became a Wall Street Executivehttps://amzn.to/3pYQ7p5 Ascend Educational Fund  https://ascendfundny.org/ The Nap Ministry – We examine the liberating power of naps. We believe rest is a form of resistance and reparations. We install Nap Experiences. Founded in 2016.https://bit.ly/3KDH451 You Sound Like A White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation https://bit.ly/3KyJNfR Title 42 - On March 20, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an emergency regulation to implement a specific aspect of U.S. health law. Section 265 of U.S. Code Title 42 permits the Director of the CDC to “prohibit … the introduction” into the United States of individuals when the director believes that “there is serious danger of the introduction of [a communicable] disease into the United States.” https://bit.ly/3hWGe6T Julissa Arce Official Website http://julissaarce.com/ Twitter@julissaarce   Instagram @julissaarce About Race Forward: Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato Blakemore Associate Producer/ Editor: Kendy Solis
23/03/22·23m 49s

Episode 04: Analyzing Asian-American Racism in Hollywood with Nancy Wang Yuen

In this episode of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, Nancy Wang Yuen, sociologist and expert on race and racism in Hollywood, joins Momentum Co-host Chevon for a conversation about the turmoils the Asian-American community experienced during and after the pandemic, the xenophobia she faces as a woman of color in academia, and the challenges she encounters while embracing her faith and being an activist.  Nancy shares insights and analysis into the importance of Asian representation in media and the sudden shift we are seeing in that representation at this moment. She dissects the intersectionality of racism and sexism that women of color endure, specifically the stereotypes that are placed on Asian-American women. Nancy goes into the history of the onslaught brought onto the Asian community throughout the years and how the aftermath of these events still affects the community today. Hear more about the challenges Asian-Americans are facing during this time by tuning in to Episode 4 of Race Forward’s new podcast Reflections: Immigrant Rights Movement –  a limited podcast series. And don’t forget to plan to attend Facing Race: the largest multiracial, inter-generational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives, and other leaders.  Resources (by order of mention)Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racismhttps://bit.ly/3rXmhCL Power Women: Stories of Motherhood, Faith, and the Academyhttps://bit.ly/3rVlDWv 8 Dead in Atlanta Spa Shootings, With Fears of Anti-Asian Bias https://nyti.ms/33sE6QG The Page Act – This law prohibited the importation of unfree laborers and women brought for “immoral purposes” but was enforced primarily against the Chinese.https://bit.ly/3rYhLEg The Chinese Exclusion Act - The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was the first significant law restricting immigration into the United States. Many Americans on the West Coast attributed declining wages and economic ills to Chinese workers.https://bit.ly/3HTnSz7 Asian Americans | Full Film | PBS LearningMedia - Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played. https://bit.ly/3555EMH How the 1982 Murder of Vincent Chin Ignited a Push for Asian American Rightshttps://bit.ly/3LKCgMg Kerry Ann Rockquemore –  is an author and speaker in the field of faculty development and leadership and founder of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.https://bit.ly/33uPWtN National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity - Our mission is to change the face of power in the Academy. By developing, connecting, and empowering the next wave of academic leaders, we can strengthen the higher education system and improve the academic experience for all.https://www.facultydiversity.org/ National Center for Institutional Diversity - To create a more equitable and inclusive society, we produce, catalyze, and elevate diversity research and scholarship.https://lsa.umich.edu/ncid Scholars Strategy Network - The Scholars Strategy Network is an organization of university-based scholars who are committed to using research to improve policy and strengthen democracy.https://scholars.org/   The Disrupters Podcasthttps://bit.ly/3rYLvkr Nancy Wang Yuen Official Website ​​nancywyuen.com Twitter@nancywyuen Instagram @nancywyuen About Race Forward: Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social mediaFollow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward   Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato Blakemore Associate Producer/ Editor: Kendy Solis 
01/03/22·41m 51s

Episode 03: Gauge Co-Founder Joshua DuBois On The Intersections of Tech, Faith, and Racial Justice!

In this episode of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, Gauge co-founder Joshua DuBois joins Chevon and Hiba for a conversation about his time as White House Executive Director of the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, how Gauge is connecting community leaders and brands on their racial justice initiatives, and his ongoing work on racial justice causes such as the “Justice For Julius” campaign.  Joshua explains the benefits of creating a system like Gauge to form partnerships with brands in order to help inform decisions based on inclusivity while also helping community leaders, content creators, and contractors be compensated for their knowledge. He provides his reflections on how the 2020 uprisings inspired these efforts and the important wins that have come to fruition as a result of these partnerships.  In the opening Hiba and Chevon reflect on the heavy moment being felt in the aftermath of the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict and the guilty verdict for Ahmaud Arbery’s killers. They speak on the recurring theme of self-care during times of high tension, and the importance of even detaching if necessary.  We’ll continue the season in January – until then, our team wishes you a safe holiday season with your loved ones as we gear up for a new year in this racial justice work. Resources (by order of mention) Kyle Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty, Race Forward Continues to Call for a Transformed Justice Systemhttps://bit.ly/3rLQ7KW Three men responsible for Ahmaud Arbery’s murder found guilty; Race Forward continues to call for transformed justice system and accountability https://bit.ly/3GyzSFh The President's Devotional: The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama (via Goodreads)https://bit.ly/3rQ2F3T Gauge www.gauge.ai Procter & Gamble’s New ‘Widen The Screen’ Program Aims To Diversify The Portrayal Of Black People In Advertising And Entertainment (via Forbes)https://bit.ly/3yfdopU Exclusive: Inside Snapchat's push to make cameras more inclusive (via Axios)https://bit.ly/3IELzw2 Corporations are working with social media influencers to cancel-proof their racial justice initiatives (via Washington Post)https://wapo.st/3rPRJ6k Oklahoma governor grants clemency to Julius Jones, halting his execution (via CNN)https://cnn.it/30bGAkZ Joshua Dubois  Official Website www.joshuadubois.comTwitterwww.twitter.com/joshuaduboisInstagram www.instagram.com/heyduboisAbout Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato BlakemoreAssociate Producer/ Editor: Kendy Solis
14/12/21·35m 23s

Episode 02: Leaning Into The “Dave Chappelle/ Netflix” Controversy With Dr. John Paul Higgins

In the midst of the continued fallout from Dave Chapelle’s transphobic jokes from his Netflix comedy special, Hiba and our guest co-host Dennis are here to break it all down – and have the important conversation around narrative, free speech, and the link to potential hate speech/ actions.  Social justice leader and media critic Dr. John Paul Higgs (they/them) joins us to talk about their article “Why Netflix Deserves Some of the Heat for Dave Chapelle’s Transphobic Comments.” Throughout the conversation Dr. Higgins touches on important topics such as the erasure of Black trans people, the damaging narratives and tropes that are still being leveled against trans, queer, and non-binary folk, and “real” accountability versus “cancel culture.” Update: Chevon will return from her sabbatical and will be on the next episode of Momentum –– a big thank you to Dennis for filling in! Reminder: Race Forward’s 40th Anniversary Celebration is taking place November 18th! RSVP for our special virtual gala celebrating 40 years of catalyzing the racial justice movement, streaming on Facebook and YouTube Live. Make sure to tune in for an evening of memorable historic highlights, humor, and cultural performances!RSVP: https://bit.ly/RaceForward40 Resources (by order of mention) Netflix Staff Raised Concerns About Chappelle Special Before Its Release (via Bloomberg) https://bloom.bg/3EzlpHY Why Netflix Deserves Some of the Heat for Dave Chapelle’s Transphobic Comments (via Bitch Media) https://bit.ly/3EGKbpA Terra Fields’ Tweets on Netflix/ “The Closer”https://bit.ly/3nVUek9 Netflix Employee Walkout Grows Tense as Trans Rights Protesters Clash With Dave Chappelle Supporters (via Variety) https://bit.ly/3GEQT1n Dave Chappelle says he'll meet with transgender critics, but he's 'not bending to anybody's demands' (via CNN)https://cnn.it/3GNuIpw Dr. John Paul Higgins (They/Them) Official Website www.doctorjonpaul.com Twitterwww.twitter.com/doctorjonpaul Instagram www.instagram.com/doctorjonpaul About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato Blakemore Associate Producer/ Editor: Kendy Solis 
05/11/21·44m 17s

Bonus: Previewing Race Forward’s 40th Anniversary Celebration! (November 18th)

On this bonus episode of Momentum, Hiba and guest co-host Dennis preview Race Forward’s 40th Anniversary Celebration – our upcoming virtual gala celebrating 40 years of catalyzing the racial justice movement! Listen in as our hosts talk about the early days of Race Forward, the important changemaking moments that have shaped the organization, and the wins that cumulatively inspire our work today. Afterwards, make sure to RSVP for Race Forward’s 40th Anniversary Celebration on November 18th streaming on Facebook and YouTube Live. Hosted by Kat Lazo, this one-of-a-kind celebration will feature special appearances from Race Forward’s founder Gary Delgado, current president Glenn Harris, and former president Rinku Sen; as well as many other leaders, organizers, culture bearers and artists working for racial equity. Be sure to tune in for an evening of memorable historic highlights, humor, and cultural performances! RSVP: https://bit.ly/RaceForward40 About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato Blakemore Associate Producer/ Editor: Kendy Solis 
28/10/21·13m 46s

Episode 01: Season Premiere: “It’s 12:01 For Our Racial Justice Movements” with Eric K. Ward

On the Season 3 premiere of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, Western States Center Executive Director and Race Forward Senior Fellow Eric Ward joins us to ground and center us, and you, our listeners, in our racial justice work! Update: Hiba is back from sabbatical, and now Chevon is taking her well-deserved time off, and in the meantime, Dennis is back to fill in!  Hiba and Dennis open the episode with a short recap of recent happenings –– the Delta COVID-19 variant, Climate Change/flooding in NYC, the ongoing fight over critical race theory being taught in schools, and refugee resettlement efforts triggered by global events.  Holding all this, Dennis and Eric have a conversation inspired by Grace Lee Boggs’ quote “what time is it in the clock of the world”, and what it means for the hurdles we are facing as racial justice practitioners.  Eric also discusses the urgent work of racial equity, how work towards a multiracial democracy is the alternative to the spread of white nationalism, the case study of the city of Portland, and extremist backlash and insurgencies, and how we can use that backlash as fuel to carry us forward in our work to “12:02AM”.  Resources (by order of mention) Here's Why The Gap in COVID-19 Vaccines Continues to Widen (via Colorlines) https://bit.ly/3EkrHvR Overlapping Disasters Expose Harsh Climate Reality: The U.S. Is Not Ready (via The New York Times)https://nyti.ms/3992pSX IPCC 2021 report: How bad will climate change get? (via Vox)https://bit.ly/3ll7kGc How the Scare Over Critical Race Theory Will Hurt Black Children (via Colorlines)https://bit.ly/3CkPmut The battle for Mekelle: Ethiopia’s civil war over Tigray goes on – in pictures (via The Guardian)https://bit.ly/3hxHo9m Inside the effort to resettle thousands of Afghans in the United States (via CNN)https://cnn.it/396mvNQ Guide To Counter-Narrating The Attacks On Critical Race Theory (via Race Forward)https://bit.ly/3tKCg6H Eric K. Ward  Western States Centerwww.westernstatescenter.org “Skin in the Game: How Antisemitism Animates White Nationalism.” (via Political Research Associates) https://bit.ly/3lJhzV9 “The Struggle That Unites Us.” (via Oregon Humanities) https://bit.ly/3hB2jrZ Twitterwww.twitter.com/bulldogshadow Instagramwww.instagram.com/bulldog_shadow  Bulldog Shadow (Spotify) About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward#RaceAnd: Our Present, Our Future http://bit.ly/raceandopofevent Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato BlakemoreAssociate Producer/ Editor: Kendy Solis 
20/09/21·42m 2s

Bonus: Talkin’ #RaceAnd: Our Present, Our Future (September 25th)

On this bonus episode of Momentum, Hiba –– our Conferences and Convenings Manager, is joined by youth leader Gianna Ramirez from Generation Justice to talk about everything #RaceAnd: Our Present, Our Future, Race Forward’s first intergenerational event of its kind taking place on Saturday, September 25th.  Gianna and Hiba talk about the host committee's work on making the conference’s programming inspiring and engaging for attendees which includes interactive breakout sessions, networking opportunities, vendor and sponsorship opportunities, and an exciting keynote from Isra Hirsi, co-founder and co-executive director of the United States Youth Climate Strike.  Register for #RaceAnd: Our Present, Our Future today –– we’re excited to have you join us next month!  Executive Producer: Hendel Leiva Associate Producers: Kendy Solis, Tiff Joy 
18/08/21·9m 13s

Episode 10: Season Finale: “How to Citizen” with Baratunde Thurston, and Recognizing TV/ Movies that have Centered Race

On the season finale, writer, comedian, podcaster, activist, and Emmy Award-nominated host Baratunde Thurston brings us to the home stretch while providing all the laughs!  Baratunde joins Chevon and Dennis to talk about his early career having worked at the intersections of standup, tech, and activism as a Black man, and how those experiences have shaped his current work on the topics of race, technology, democracy, and climate. He also shares his insights on being a multifaceted creator, the balance of “bringing your whole self to the workplace” as a person of color, and his take on “weaponing discomfort” and “defining white supremacy” to expose the underlying layers of how it's been maintained. Check out the Resources below for information on how to keep up with Baratunde and his upcoming projects, including his podcast “How To Citizen with Baratunde” and the new six-part PBS series, “America Outdoors with Baratunde Thurston”. Chevon and Dennis talk about shows that have centered race over the past year  and give praise to the writers, producers, and organizations working to move the needle on representation. Among the many shows they mention are The Watchmen, Lovecraft Country, and Falcon and the Winter Soldier.  Finally, two big announcements: Dennis has taken on a new position at Race Forward as our Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture, and also we’ve opened registration for our #RaceAnd: Our Present, Our Future youth oriented event taking place on September 25th!  Thank you for listening to Season 2 of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, and stay tuned as we’re looking forward to even bigger things for Season 3 premiering this fall!  Check out all the episodes from Season 1 and 2, and rate, subscribe, and share –– we’re on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Pandora! Resources (by order of mention) 'Lovecraft Country' Creator Aims To Reclaim The Horror Genre For People Of Color (via NPR)https://n.pr/3tld8S8 ‘Minari’ Star Yuh-Jung Youn Makes Oscar Historyhttps://bit.ly/3eTKGSc ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Reckons with an American Burden (via The Hollywood Reporter)https://bit.ly/3vXVzJF Grey's Anatomy recap: Police brutality and racial profiling take center stage (via Entertainment Weekly) https://bit.ly/3utedsk Color of Change https://hollywood.colorofchange.org Center For Cultural Power https://www.culturalpower.org BUILD https://build.org/about Baratunde Thurston Podcast: How To Citizen www.baratunde.com/howtocitizen Websitewww.baratunde.com PBS and Twin Cities PBS Announce New Series, America Outdoors With Baratunde Thurston to.pbs.org/3f0hNn4 Ted Talk: How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time https://bit.ly/2QW0vjb Facebookwww.facebook.com/baratunde Instagram www.instagram.com/baratunde Twitter www.twitter.com/baratunde About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward #RaceAnd: Our Present, Our Future http://bit.ly/raceandopofevent Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato BlakemoreAssociate Producer/ Editor: Kendy Solis
06/05/21·50m 34s

Episode 09: “Understanding the Power of Inequality” with Dr. Manuel Pastor, Director of the USC Equity Research Institute

Producer’s Note* The following episode was recorded the week of April 14, and just earlier this week, we received the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial. Race Forward has released a statement on our website titled “Derek Chauvin Found Guilty; But Our Work Is Not Done: Race Forward Calls For Urgency In Reimagining Public Safety That Values Black and Brown Lives”. The intro of this episode speaks to trauma informed healing which is relevant today, just as it was last week, and as the practice will continue to be. On this episode of Momentum, Chevon and Dennis interview distinguished professor, activist, and author, Dr. Manuel Pastor, Director of the USC Equity Research Institute about his experiences working in community building, academica, and racial justice work. Throughout the episode Dr. Pastor shares his personal motivations in working to address structural racism and inequality in the United States, the lessons that have been learned in working to ensure that California’s COVID recovery plans prioritize economic and racial equity, and his insights into lessons for modern day anti-racist practitioners, as well as what fuels his passion for public speaking. He also talks about his most recent book “State of Resistance: What California's Dizzying Descent And Remarkable Resurgence Mean For America's Future”.  In the midst of an extremely difficult time with multiple incidences of police violence over the past few days/ weeks, Dennis and Chevon share resources that speak to trauma informed healing, and what they are each doing to take care of themselves during this time.  We’ll be back soon with the season finale of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast –– until then, take care of yourselves, and each other. Resources (by order of mention) Race Forward Statement: Derek Chauvin Found Guilty; But Our Work Is Not Done: Race Forward Calls For Urgency In Reimagining Public Safety That Values Black and Brown Liveshttps://bit.ly/3guVN6f ‘Trauma decontextualized in a people can look like culture’ – Resmaa Menakem on how racism affects the body (via gal-dem) https://bit.ly/2PiRaBg Trauma Stewardship, by Laura van Dernoot (Book) https://traumastewardship.com/inside-the-book/ USC Equity Research Institutehttps://dornsife.usc.edu/eri Report: No Going Back: Together for an Equitable and Inclusive Los Angeles (via Equity Research Institute)https://dornsife.usc.edu/eri/no-going-back State of Resistance, by Dr. Manuel Pastor (Book)https://stateofresistancebook.com/ The Sum Of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, by Heather McGhee (Book)https://bit.ly/3xlMwnk Manuel Pastor on Climate Equity (via Climate One) https://bit.ly/3gBrTNM Manuel Pastor (Twitter) www.twitter.com/prof_mpastor About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato BlakemoreAssociate Producer/ Editor: Kendy Solis
27/04/21·38m 16s

Episode 08: Addressing The Recent Anti-Asian Attacks

On this episode of Momentum, Chevon is joined by Dennis Chin, Race Forward’s Director of Strategic Initiatives for an important conversation around the recent/ ongoing anti-Asian attacks happening across the nation. To root the conversation, Dennis shares his background in racial justice work, his experience recently having been targeted and accosted himself, and his experience working with Race Forward’s AAPI Caucus in crafting a statement after last month’s horrific acts of violence in Atlanta. Chevon and Dennis share some examples relating to the history of anti-Asian racism in the United States, the history and complexities of how Asian immigrant communities and Asian-Americans have been positioned in America, and how narratives like the “Chinavirus” (in reference to COVID-19) and the “model minority myth” are harmful and can lead to the proliferation of racist acts of violence. Lastly, Dennis and Chevon discuss the tensions that arise/exist between BIPOC communities that are a result of white supremacy and patriarchal systems at work, the conversations that are needed to dismantle these systems, and naming on the ground organizations that are directly addressing anti-Asian violence. It is our hope that this episode helps ground you for the important work there is still to do over the next few months and years––  and like our hosts said “there is room for everybody in this fight”. We’re excited to announce that Dennis will be back to co-host with Chevon the last two episodes of Season 2 of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, and we’re looking forward to having you listen in! Resources (by order of mention)  Race Forward Decries Hate Violence Against Asian Americans In Atlanta And Across The Country https://bit.ly/39SpIRQ Here's what we know about the metro Atlanta spa shootings that left 8 dead (via CNN)https://cnn.it/3d3oXaN A woman's brutal attack exposed a torrent of anti-Asian violence after the Atlanta shootings (via CNN)https://cnn.it/2OABrx6 Asian Americans Advancing Justice https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/ Oakland Chinatown Coalitionwww.facebook.com/chinatowncoalition Yang Song And The Long History Of Targeting Asian American Sex Workers (via Hyphen Magazine) https://bit.ly/3muYrK8 Red Canary Songhttps://www.redcanarysong.net/ Jeff’s Chang’s We Gon’ Be Alright –– The Digital Series http://bealright.net/ The Life of Afong Moy, the First Chinese Woman in America (via Literary Hub) https://bit.ly/3rZDN67 The Accidental American by Rinku Sen (via Goodreads)https://bit.ly/3uy4DUM Freedom INC. https://freedom-inc.org/ Hollaback!https://www.ihollaback.org Safewalks NYCwww.instagram.com/safewalksnyc CAAAV –– Organizing Asian Communitieshttps://caaav.org/ About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato BlakemoreAssociate Producer/ Editor: Kendy Solis 
12/04/21·55m 29s

Episode 07: Policy is Local, Local, Local! with Debra Gore-Mann from The Greenlining Institute

On this episode of Momentum, Debra Gore-Mann, President and CEO of The Greenlining Institute joins Chevon for an energizing conversation on Greenlining’s “The Solution to Redlining” work!  Debra talks about becoming the first woman to hold the leadership position of The Greenlining Institute in the organization’s 26-year history, and tells the stories of how the complexities of growing up in a biracial Black and Japanese family prepared her to lead Greenlining in 2021. She also talks about the history of Greenlining’s work in relation to the concept of “Redlining” and makes the historical parallels that have happened for communities of color during the (now year-long) COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination efforts. Debra and Chevon discuss the fraught topic of recent racial attacks by Black youths against Asian elders and the systemic ways the violence is perpetrated, Greenlining’s ongoing work supporting the Green New Deal and advocating for an Office of Racial Equity in California, and the clear ways advocating for/implementing racial equity policy at the local level can influence federal policy.  We also preview a clip of Race Forwards’ #RaceAnd The Movement Forward: Organizing For Racial Justice After the Inauguration, where Race Forward and other organizers/activists discussed the Biden Administration’s first month in office, and analyzed steps taken so far in crafting federal policy to address urgent racial justice priorities. Check the shownotes for video of the full online event! Resources (by order of mention)  #RaceAnd The Movement Forward: Organizing For Racial Justice After The Inaugurationhttps://fb.watch/4cLcNtjeHD/  The Greenlining Institute Official Website https://greenlining.org/ The Greenlined Economy Guidebook http://bit.ly/2OOcoX9 “Algorithmic Bias Explained: How Automated Decision-Making Becomes Automated Discrimination.” (via CNET)http://bit.ly/3thvELy Debra Gore-MannBuilding a Nation Where Communities of Color Thrive: Debra Gore-Mann on Why She Joined Greenlininghttp://bit.ly/2Q1CEOj Toward a Shared Liberation (Debra on the recent incidents of anti-Asian violence) http://bit.ly/3bIZbYv Bank Boards Need More Women of Color by Debra Gore-Mann, Rawan Elhalabyhttp://bit.ly/3copjHg Instagraminstagram.com/dgoremann About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato Blakemore
15/03/21·38m 38s

Episode 06: New Year, New Administration, and New Opportunities, with Fatima Goss Graves from the National Women’s Law Center!

A historic election in Georgia. The insurrection at the U.S Capitol. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Hiba and Chevon return to kick off the second half of Season 2 by addressing everything that happened in the month of January and talking about the work moving forward under a new presidential administration. Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center and co-founder of the Times Up Legal Defense Fund joins Chevon and Hiba to talk about the importance of the new historically-diverse administration, what it means for the future of women and communities of color, and the persistent work, mobilization, and legislative efforts it took to get to this moment –– and why we need to continue pushing even further. Fatima also talks about her journey to becoming involved in gender justice work, the NWLC’s accomplishments as it heads into its 50th year next year, the creation of the Times Up Legal Defense Fund, taking on the leadership of the NWLC at the beginning of the Trump administration, and the NWLC’s new initiative during the beginning of the Biden/Harris administration: 100 Wins, 100 Days: Decisive Actions to Advance Gender Justice.  Some important news: Hiba will be going on sabbatical for the next few months, but she will be back for Season 3 –– in the meantime, Chevon and the Momentum team will continue to bring you exciting guests, and all the latest updates within the racial justice movement! Resources (by order of mention)  Ossoff, Warnock receive their Senate committee assignments (via AJC)https://bit.ly/3d5LXpF Leading Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Denounce Domestic Terrorism at U.S Capitol https://bit.ly/3a8ys6R Reconstruction in America: Documenting Reconstruction Violence (via Equal Justice Initiative)https://bit.ly/2LH0ih5 [Video] History of White Backlash Against Progress: Rev. Dr. William Barber (via Story of America)https://bit.ly/3tRiCWc Leading Civil Rights Groups Call on President Biden to Create White House Racial Equity and Inclusion Office https://bit.ly/3aVUF7x National Women’s Law Center  100 Wins, 100 Days: Decisive Actions to Advance Gender Justice [Resource]https://bit.ly/3qfiPQy Why  Collecting  Data  Is So Important for Advancing Equity [Blog]https://bit.ly/3aW102z The Biden-Harris Administration’s First Action on Reproductive Health Care Is a Win, But They Must Do So Much More to Expand Access to Abortion and Birth Control [Resource]https://bit.ly/3aWbDma Times Up Legal Defense Fund –– Abouthttps://nwlc.org/times-up-legal-defense-fund/ Unlocking Opportunity for African American Girls: A Call to Action for Educational Equity (2014)https://bit.ly/3tXWDwX NWLC on Tik Tok https://bit.ly/3d5ZHkC Fatima Goss Graves  Twitter twitter.com/fgossgraves Instagraminstagram.com/fatimagossgraves About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato BlakemoreAssociate Producer/ Editor: Kendy Solis
11/02/21·48m 52s

Episode 05: Mid-Season Finale: “Culture In the Time of the Uprisings” Highlights (featuring Layshia Clarendon, Crystal Echo Hawk, and Cristina Jiminez)

In this special mid-season finale, Chevon and Hiba bring you highlights from the “Culture In the Time of the Uprisings” plenary from Facing Race: A National Virtual Conference, featuring WNBPA Vice President Layshia Clarendon, IllumiNative Executive Director Crystal Echo Hawk, and United We Dream Co-founder Cristina Jiminez. "All periods require a collective leap of imagination. In recent years, artists, athletes, culture-bearers, cultural organizers, and narrative strategists have moved millions to embrace radical racial justice narratives and ideas. Black and Indigenous people and other people of color working in culture expand our desire for racial justice and sense of possibility. How are people innovating and advancing racial justice narratives? How do we think about the cultural battleground now in this time of uprisings? Race Forward is proud to present this plenary of leading cultural organizers, thinkers, and influencers." Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast will be back early in the new year to continue bringing you the latest updates in the fight for racial justice. We wish you all a safe and prosperous New Year, and we look forward to bringing you the answer to the cliffhanger – “What was in the box?”. Resources (by order of mention)  Layshia Clarendonhttps://twitter.com/layshiac Crystal Echo Hawk https://twitter.com/crystalechohawk Cristina Jimenez https://twitter.com/crisalexjimenez WNBA revolts over Atlanta Dream co-owner Sen. Kelly Loeffler's comments about Black Lives Matter (via CNN)https://cnn.it/36UWyQW WNBA players endorsed the opponent of Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler to help force a runoff for Georgia's Senate seat (via Insider)https://bit.ly/3mZIn2E IllumiNative advocacy group strives to provide accurate results of Native votes (via Navajo-Hopi Observer)https://bit.ly/2VNC6LB Biden Wants Another Crack at 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform' But Activists Are Wary of Past Failures (via Newsweek)https://bit.ly/3oxhh3o About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Facing Race 2020 www.facingrace.raceforward.org Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe  Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl Cato BlakemoreAssociate Producer/ Editor: Kendy Solis 
13/12/20·23m 5s

Episode 04: Momentum LIVE at Facing Race with Hiba and Chevon! (with Marc Morial and Glenn Harris)

In the aftermath of a nail-biting 2020 Presidential Election, Hiba and Chevon host their first (virtual) live show joined by our Facing Race audience! (recorded via the Hopin platform) Chevon and Hiba lift up the wins driven by Black women and BIPOC communities that were seen and felt across the nation and were instrumental to President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris’ win. From Georgia flipping blue because of massive voter registration efforts to Arizona organizers’ unrelenting work, our hosts discuss how it all collectively came to fruition.  Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League, joins Momentum to talk about the energy surrounding the presidential win, the recent lawsuit filed against President Trump’s Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, which Marc refers to as a “manifesto on white supremacy” and how the new #TruthBeTold campaign is being used to fight back. Marc also talks about the Lost Cause movement from the 1800’s and its ties to censorship today, and why strategic partnerships/coalition building is so important to combat such efforts, such as the emerging partnerships with the NBA, NFL, and the NHL.  Race Forward President Glenn Harris makes a special appearance to talk about Race Forward’s #BannedWords campaign, which also addresses the impacts of Executive Order 13950, the priorities the incoming Biden/Harris administration will need to take to reverse the damage from the outgoing administration, and how Momentum has become instrumental during this time in promoting voices and ongoing work from the racial justice movement.  Thank you to everyone that helped make Facing Race 2020: A National Virtual Conference a success! Stay tuned for our bonus mid-season finale which will feature highlights from Hiba and Chevon having moderated the “Culture In the Time of the Uprisings” plenary, next time! Resources (by order of mention)  Race Forward Celebrates Historic Election and Turnout of People of Color, Calls On Biden Administration To Center Racial Justice https://bit.ly/3nJu9Tu Fair Fight Actionhttps://fairfight.com/ Native American votes helped secure Biden’s win in Arizonahttps://bit.ly/2HshwwI Mauree Turner is the first nonbinary state legislator and first Muslim Oklahoma lawmaker https://cnn.it/3ftRPbB Native American votes helped secure Biden’s win in Arizonahttps://bit.ly/2HshwwI Mondaire Jones and Ritchie Torres Become First Black LGBTQ+ Congress Members (via Colorlines)https://bit.ly/3pSRpQM Resistance Maricopa https://www.colorlines.com/tags/resistance-maricopa Marc Morial (via National Urban League)https://nul.org/marc-h-morial Marc Morial on Twitter https://twitter.com/MARCMORIAL Race Forward's new #BannedWords Campaignhttps://www.raceforward.org/bannedwords NAACP Legal Defense Fund, National Urban League, National Fair Housing Alliance File Suit Against Trump Administrationhttps://bit.ly/3pRhgsn The Lost Cause’s Long Legacy (via The Atlantic)https://bit.ly/3flteWm #TruthBeTold Campaignhttps://aapf.org/truthbetold  About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Facing Race 2020 www.facingrace.raceforward.org Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe  Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl D. Cato Blakemore Associate Producer/ Editor: Kendy Solis 
24/11/20·46m 52s

Episode 03: Discussing Felony Disenfranchisement with Nicole Porter from The Sentencing Project + GO VOTE!

With one week to go until the 2020 Presidential Election, Hiba and Chevon bring you an election season-themed episode for you to listen to as you make plans to vote [before, or on] Tuesday November 3rd!  In this episode, Chevon and Hiba are joined by Nicole Porter, Director of Advocacy for The Sentencing Project,  who talks about the newly-released report Locked Out 2020: Estimates of People Denied Voting Rights Due to a Felony Conviction. The report reveals “5.2 million Americans [that] are forbidden to vote because of felony disenfranchisement, or laws restricting voting rights for those convicted of felony-level crimes.” Nicole also talks about her work managing The Sentencing Project’s state and local advocacy efforts on sentencing reform, voting rights, and eliminating racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and provides personal anecdotes to highlight the importance of each of these topics.  Hiba and Chevon also discuss recent events in culture in the lead-up to the presidential election, including Ice Cube’s recent controversial meeting with the Trump Administration to promote his “Contract With Black America”, and P. Diddy’s endorsement of Vice President Joe Biden––a reversal from his “Hold The Black Vote” stance earlier this year. In this context, Chevon talks about the importance of creating your own advocacy efforts and how voting is “one lever we can pull” in the broader fight for racial justice.  Also, BIG. NEWS.  Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast will have a special LIVE post-election episode at Facing Race: A National Virtual Conference taking place Tuesday, November 10th. Join us for the largest multiracial, intergenerational, gathering of racial justice movement making, where podcasting will be featured for the very first time as part of the programming! Resources (by order of mention)  Facing Race 2020 Program (Register now!)https://facingrace.raceforward.org/program/full-program The Inside Story of how Ice Cube Joined Forces with Donald Trump (via Politico)https://politi.co/3jpAr8q Diddy Officially Endorses Joe Biden, Launches His Own Political Party (via Billboard)https://bit.ly/2TkzRhF Locked Out 2020: Estimates of People Denied Voting Rights Due to a Felony Conviction (via The Sentencing Project)https://bit.ly/3jqA8dh [Topic] Felony Disenfranchisement (via Colorlines)https://bit.ly/2Tifwtg Snoop Dogg Says 2020 Elections First Time He Votes (via USA Today) https://bit.ly/3mh2CIc Reform, Abolish or Defund the Police—Explained (via Colorlines) https://bit.ly/2FUc30M #TogetherWeVote #WeVoteWeCount Campaign (via the Racial Justice Anchor Orgs)https://provoc.me/togetherwevote/ History of the term Felonyhttps://thelawdictionary.org/felony/ Jim Crow’s Lasting Legacy At The Ballot Box (via The Marshall Project) https://bit.ly/2HvPfVA Nicole Porter Instagram: https://instagram.com/nicoleporterTwitter: https://twitter.com/nicoleporter About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe  Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva, Cheryl D. Cato Blakemore Associate Producer/ Editor: Kendy Solis 
27/10/20·47m 31s

Episode 02: Yusef Hawkins “Storm Over Brooklyn” Doc, and Reacting to the Breonna Taylor Verdict

[Producer’s Note]: This episode was originally recorded September 24th.  After a couple of heavy weeks filled with collective loss and grief, Chevon and Hiba open Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast working through the powerful and difficult emotions generated by Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s refusal to prosecute the Breonna Taylor case, and the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. (Do not miss this—Chevon and Hiba have one of the most important conversations that we have ever had the privilege to share.) In this very timely conversation, Hiba and Chevon are joined by the team behind the HBO documentary, Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn, which “tells the story of Yusuf Hawkins, a black teenager who was murdered in 1989 by a group of young white men in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Yusuf Hawkins’ death and the official response to it sparked outrage in New York, unleashing a torrent of racial tension and spurring tireless civil rights activism that exposed deep racial prejudices and inequities which continue to plague the country today.”  Director Muta’Ali and Producer Victorious Decosta share how they came to work on the film, the behind the scenes experiences working with Yusef’s family and friends to tell his story, and the importance of creating solutions oriented resources in collaboration with activist groups to keep the conversation going for viewers. Muta’Ali and Victorious also talk about the impact of the Breonna Taylor verdict and the parallels to the lack of justice in the Yusef Hawkins case.  In the spirit of solidarity and collaboration –– Facing Race: A National Virtual Conference is only one month away, and we’d love to have you join us for the largest multiracial, intergenerational gathering of racial justice movement making. Resources (by order of mention)  Facing Racewww.facingrace.raceforward.org Here's What's at Stake If Trump Replaces RBG on the U.S. Supreme Court (via Colorlines)https://bit.ly/3lRPFV1 “There is No Justice Here” (via Colorlines)https://bit.ly/3nQPN9h Breonna Taylor's Family, Advocates React to ‘Outrageous and Offensive’ Grand Jury Decision (via Colorlines) https://bit.ly/2H2VzE2 Detroit Police Officer Charged in Shooting Death of Aiyana Stanley-Jones (via Colorlines)https://bit.ly/3iVsmrz Bree Newsome Basshttps://bit.ly/3nUrd7i WATCH: 'Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn' Debuts on HBOhttps://bit.ly/2GZHoQf Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklynhttps://itsh.bo/34XD6ku For the Color of His Skin: The Murder of Yusuf Hawkins and the Trial of Bensonhursthttps://bit.ly/3nTuMec “Storm Over Brooklyn” Discussion Guide https://itsh.bo/3nLqkOq  Muta’Ali Official Site https://www.mutaali.com/Instagramwww.instagram.com/mutaaliTwitterwww.twitter.com/mutaali Victorious DeCostaInstagram www.instagram.com/victoriouswashereTwitterwww.twitter.com/VictoriousAqui About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Facing Race 2020 www.facingrace.raceforward.org Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Chevon Drew, Hendel Leiva, and Jeff Chang Associate Producer/ Editor: Kendy Solis
15/10/20·44m 12s

Episode 01: Starting Your Podcast and Building Community Featuring Blk Pod Collective!

For our season premiere, Chevon and Hiba link up with Blk Pod Collective’s Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Ona Oghogho, and Membership Director Sheunopa Mugobogobo to talk about the growing Black podcasting landscape and the importance of building community and showing solidarity in podcasting.  In the conversation Ona and Shenuopa talk about their collaboration in building up Blk Pod Collective, and how their efforts to create systemic change resulted in the Blk Podfest Micro Con at the Podfest Global Summit which brought together over 1,500 attendees last month.  Shenuopa and Ona also discuss their experiences that led them to the podcasting space, their individual philosophies in podcasting, the importance of ownership, and the ways Blk Pod Collective is aiming to become the “one-stop-shop for all of your podcasting needs to help you on your journey to work with Black creatives.” Hiba and Chevon also talk about the big news items in the last couple of months, including Senator Kamala Harris’ Vice Presidential nomination, the protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin that resulted from the police involved shooting of Jacob Blake, and they give a heartfelt “rest in power” to Chadwick Boseman who tragically passed a couple of weeks ago following his undisclosed battle with cancer.  Facing Race: A National Virtual Conference is less than two months away! –– have you gotten your tickets yet? Resources (by order of mention)  It’s Official: Senator Kamala Harris Is the Democratic VP Nominee (via Colorlines) https://bit.ly/34KeDQK Jacob Blake Is Shot By Police in Wisconsin, Inspiring Protests (via Colorlines)https://bit.ly/3kOYuPp White Teen Charged With Death of 2 Protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin (via Colorlines)https://bit.ly/2TKSBXy Native Land (find out more about local Indigenous territories and languages)https://native-land.ca/ Kenosha Protests, Violence Expose Racial Disparities Among The Worst In The Country (via NPR)https://n.pr/3mA6IeS Actor Chadwick Boseman, the First Black Superhero, Dies at 43 (via Colorlines)https://bit.ly/34Ktiey Chadwick Boseman Gets Emotional About Black Panther's Cultural Impact (via SiriusXM)https://youtu.be/6J-D86wfxiE Blk Pod Collective https://www.blkpodcollective.com/ Blk Pod Collective (The Podcast) https://apple.co/35S4xho Highkey Woke (Hosted by Sheunopa Mugobogobo and Symone Dunn)https://apple.co/3mF0xGk Blk Podfest Micro Con 2020: Attendee Insighthttps://bit.ly/387ifOV Is Podcasting a Hobby or Potential Career for You?https://bit.ly/38epowX Podcasting Tip: Things to Plan for Before Starting https://bit.ly/35MV9Kk Blk Pod Collective on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/blkpodcollective/  About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Facing Race 2020 www.facingrace.raceforward.org Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Music: Peacock by Chad Crouchhttps://bit.ly/3iLXAlO Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva and Jeff Chang
18/09/20·51m 45s

Five Things To Know About Facing Race: A National Virtual Conference

In this bonus episode of Momentum, Chevon talks to Hiba (who is also Race Forward’s Conference and Convenings Manager) about everything you need to know about Facing Race: A National Virtual Conference taking place November 10 - 12, 2020! Facing Race is the space for racial justice movement making and is the largest multiracial, intergenerational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives, and other leaders. In this special 10 minute episode, you’ll learn all about:  What is Facing Race? Why is Facing Race going virtual? What does registration and pricing look like? What about accessibility for folks with disabilities or a special need? Will there still be vendor and sponsorship opportunities?  Thank you for your support and patience as we’ve worked to convert Facing Race into a virtual experience; we’re looking forward to having you join us in November for the first ever Facing Race happening entirely online!  Also, stay tuned for the premiere of Season 2 of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, coming soon! Resources (by order of mention)  Facing Race https://facingrace.raceforward.org/ Facing Race FAQs https://facingrace.raceforward.org/faq Registration and Pricing https://facingrace.raceforward.org/register Exhibition and Advertising https://facingrace.raceforward.org/participate/exhibition-advertising Sponsorship Informationhttps://facingrace.raceforward.org/participate/sponsor About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Facing Race 2020 www.facingrace.raceforward.org Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva and Jeff Chang
19/08/20·10m 53s

Episode 10: Season Finale: Building Power with DEMOS President K. Sabeel Rahman and Recognizing a Historic Win in North Carolina

In our season finale, Demos President K. Sabeel Rahman joins Hiba and Chevon for an exciting conversation addressing racial and economic inequities to boldly fight for the future of American democracy. Sabeel shares his experiences growing up as a first generation Muslim Bangladeshi-American to becoming an Associate Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School and his current role, leading the innovative work at Demos.  In the conversation, Sabeel talks to our hosts about the inspiration behind his books, Democracy Against Domination, and Civic Power, his take on the fight for constitutional law to be applied equitably, and the important reconciliatory work that will be essential beyond the November election.  Chevon and Hiba also talk about the recent win in Asheville, North Carolina which will see the city provide investment based reparations to its Black residents, and give a big shout out to our GARE (Government Alliance on Racial Equity) team members for their important contributions in this step towards racial justice.  Thank you to all who submitted ratings and reviews –– we shout out some of our listeners, and we’re looking forward to continuing to share the love! Season Two of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast will premiere in mid-August, but in the meantime, stay tuned for a special bonus episode about our upcoming Facing Race 2020 announcement! Resources (by order of mention)   In historic move, North Carolina city approves reparations for Black residents (via USA Today) https://bit.ly/3hsI6SP Asheville, NC, approves investment-based reparations for Black residents (via Twitter Moments)https://twitter.com/i/events/1283493252067258368 Government Alliance on Race and Equityhttps://www.racialequityalliance.org/ Demos https://www.demos.org/ K. Sabeel Rahman (Demos Introductory Video) https://bit.ly/2D0jJN2 Democracy Against Domination (Oxford University Press, 2016)https://bit.ly/2ZRrle6 Civic Power (Cambridge University Press, 2019) https://bit.ly/2Boh3bS Uprising (via Demos) https://www.demos.org/blog/uprising We Need a Truth and Reconciliation Process for the Trump Era (via In These Times/ Demos)https://www.demos.org/media/we-need-truth-and-reconciliation-process-trump-era K. Sabeel Rahman (Twitter)https://twitter.com/ksabeelrahman About Race Forward: Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Facing Race 2020 (more information coming soon)www.facingrace.raceforward.org Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva and Melissa Franqui
23/07/20·46m 16s

Episode 09: Superheroes and Representation in the Comic Book Universe

We’re in the full swing of summer, and Chevon and Hiba are diving into a conversation about representation in the superhero universe and the comic book world!  DC Comics authors Gene Luen Yang and Minh Le join our hosts to talk about their projects “Superman Smashes The Klan” and “Green Lantern Legacy” and how their art and stories fit into the broader context around diversity and inclusion in superhero narratives. The conversation explores the origins of some of our modern superheroes, the influence of the events of WWII and the Civil Rights movement, and why comics are as important as ever to young readers of color.  Next time on our season finale, we’ll be shouting out some of our fans that have left us reviews –– stay tuned, same Momentum time, same Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast! Resources (by order of mention)  Wes Moore Talks Fighting Poverty, Budget Priority, Systemic Change + His New Book (via The Breakfast Club Power 105.1) https://bit.ly/38BdomY  Gene Luen Yang Official Websitehttps://geneyang.com/ Twitter https://twitter.com/geneluenyang Gene Luen Yang: Comics Belong in the Classroom (via Ted Talks) https://www.ted.com/talks/gene_luen_yang_comics_belong_in_the_classroom Superman Smashes The Klan (via DC Comics) https://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/superman-smashes-the-klan-periodical-2019/superman-smashes-the-klan  Minh Le Official Website http://minhlebooks.com/ Twitter https://twitter.com/bottomshelfbks Green Lantern Legacy (via DC Comics) https://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/green-lantern-legacy  March (series) by US Congressman John Lewishttps://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/1MA/march Thich Nhat Hanh: The Monk Who Taught The World Mindfulness Awaits the End of This Life (via Time Magazine)https://time.com/5511729/monk-mindfulness-art-of-dying/ The Shadow Hero https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18465601-the-shadow-hero The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liewhttp://artofcharliechan.com/ Captain America Truth: Red, White & Blackhttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/670341.Truth  About Race Forward: Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings  www.raceforward.org/trainings Facing Race 2020 (more information coming soon)www.facingrace.raceforward.org Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva and Melissa Franqui
08/07/20·39m 13s

Episode 08: Honoring Juneteenth, and a Conversation with Race Forward’s President, Glenn Harris

Glenn Harris, President of Race Forward and Publisher of Colorlines, joins Hiba and Chevon for a timely conversation on “the moment” our nation is facing, and the disproportionate impacts COVID-19 has had on communities of color. Race Forward responded swiftly to the crisis, and they discuss the work being undertaken within the racial justice movement to safeguard our democracy in another tumultuous election year.  We also include audio from last week’s Building a Movement: A Virtual Town Hall with Minneapolis Organizers, a powerful online event where we heard directly from long-time activists building a movement to end police violence and systemic racism in our communities. In recognition of Juneteeth, Chevon and Hiba discuss their personal efforts to learn and engage with the spirit of the holiday, and talk about the recent landmark Supreme Court Title VII ruling, which prohibits employment discrimination against LGBTQ people. –– Resources (by order of mention)  The Time For Reparations Is Now [Op-Ed] by Yirssi Bergman, Shweta Moorthy, and Juell Stewart (via Colorlines)www.colorlines.com/articles/time-reparations-now-op-ed SCOTUS Says: The 1964 Civil Rights Act Protects LGBTQ+ People, Too (via Colorlines) www.colorlines.com/articles/scotus-says-1964-civil-rights-act-protects-lgbtq-people-too Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley on Ending “Qualified Immunity”www.twitter.com/RepPressley/status/1272575869400371200?s=20 Laverne Cox on the SCOTUS Title VII Ruling Prohibiting LGBTQ Employment Discriminationwww.twitter.com/AlexPattyy/status/1272567736707801091?s=20 Building a Movement: A Virtual Town Hall with Minneapolis Organizers (hosted by Race Forward)www.facebook.com/RaceForward/videos/209147303485329 Angela Davis Talks 'Orange is the New Black,' Prison Abolition (via Colorlines)www.colorlines.com/articles/angela-davis-talks-orange-new-black-prison-abolition Glenn Harris, President of Race Forward and Publisher of Colorlineswww.raceforward.org/about/staff/glenn-harris “What is systemic racism? Here's what it means and how you can help dismantle it” (via USA Today)https://bit.ly/3eoxUcJ Glenn Harris and James Haslam: A New Social Contract (via Partners For Dignity And Rights)https://bit.ly/2Ymb0xd Democracy May Not Exist, But We'll Miss It When It's Gone, Astra Taylor (via Goodreads) https://bit.ly/2V0VXXy Race Forward’s Statement On Disproportionate COVID-19 Cases And Deaths In Black and Latinx Communities: It’s Time To Lead With Racial Equityhttps://bit.ly/2NfI6Z1 We Vote We Count Reportwevotewecount.org/report-we-vote-we-count “Authoritarian State or Inclusive Democracy? 21 Things We Can Do Right Now” by Eric Ward (via Southern Poverty Law Center)https://bit.ly/37Pq8q3 Movement For Black Lives: Policy Platforms m4bl.org/policy-platforms  About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainings (more trainings added!)www.raceforward.org/trainings Facing Race 2020 (more information coming soon)https://facingrace.raceforward.org/ Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe  Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva and Melissa Franqui
23/06/20·41m 47s

Episode 07: BLACK LIVES MATTER

After a two month hiatus, Chevon and Hiba are back! In this hour long conversation, our hosts address the events of the past few months, from the coronavirus pandemic to the recent Black lives lost to police violence that have sparked a movement— and the resulting rebellion happening across the nation.  In this truth-to-power episode, honest discussions are had on allyship, the insidious ways white supremacy shows up in our everyday lives, and ways to continue pushing back against systemic racism.  Below you’ll find links to everything covered in the episode, including articles, podcasts, mental health resources, and more. In our next episode, Race Forward’s President Glenn Harris will be joining Hiba and Chevon for a discussion on the current moment and looking ahead to the future of racial justice work and building a just democracy — stay through to the end to hear a special message from Glenn. ––Resources (by order of mention)  “Momentum” in roundup lists #BlackoutTuesday Resourceshttps://bit.ly/376o4JT Educate Yourself: 13 Podcast Episodes About Black Life in America to Download Right Nowhttps://bit.ly/2Y759u9 Anti-Racism Resources for White Peoplebit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES Asian Boss Girl: Resources For Allyship https://bit.ly/3eW5F4V  Episode Resources “My Role in a Social Change Ecosystem” by Deepa Iyerhttp://bit.ly/SocialChangeEcosystemIyer Eater: Mutual Aid Groups Band Together to Feed Communities Through Crisishttps://bit.ly/2XEOSxv Mapping Police Violence www.mappingpoliceviolence.org Colorlines Reporting www.colorlines.com “The Unmattering of Black Lives” by Kimberlé Williams Crenshawhttps://newrepublic.com/article/157769/unmattering-black-lives Race Forward’s Race Reporting Guide www.raceforward.org/reporting-guide Drop the I-Wordwww.raceforward.org/practice/tools/drop-i-word Public Health Experts Weigh In on COVID-19 Risks at Protestshttps://www.colorlines.com/articles/public-health-experts-weigh-covid-19-risks-protests Unsung: The Serieshttps://bit.ly/2zaaetn  Mental Health Resources  Open Path Collectivewww.openpathcollective.org Therapy For Black Girlswww.therapyforblackgirls.com The Homecoming Podcast with Dr. Themahttps://apple.co/30hcD0q Dive in Well www.diveinwell.com HealHauswww.healhaus.com Inclusive Therapistswww.inclusivetherapists.com Ethel’s Clubwww.ethelsclub.com The Nap Ministry (resources) https://linktr.ee/thenapministry  About Race Forward: Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainingshttps://www.raceforward.org/trainings Facing Race 2020 (more information coming soon)https://facingrace.raceforward.org Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Music Credit: HaTom - Asleep   Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva and Melissa Franqui 
09/06/20·1h 3m

Momentum Returns June 9th!

We'll be back next week! Thank you all for the love and support for our podcast, stay safe, and from all of us at Race Forward, sending light your way.
04/06/20·27s

Episode 06: Hyping Census 2020 with Maria Dautruche: My Family Matters, My Family Counts!

We’re talking all about the upcoming Census 2020, and the “My Family Matters, My Family Counts" campaign!  In this episode, Maria Dautruche, Vice President for Foundation Partnerships at the National Urban League joins Hiba, Chevon, and Elana Needle, to talk about her work in fundraising, racial equity, civic engagement, and discusses her role in the reproductive justice field as co-founder of New Voices For Reproductive Justice.  Maria describes the framework of the “My Family Matters, My Family Counts” campaign, answers questions about families being accurately counted on Census Day, and talks about the impact of the census on communities of color in the next decade.   We preview “What is Energy Democracy?”, our new video available on YouTube, that uplifts the events of the 2019 Strategic Energy Democracy Convening. Thirty-six energy democracy leaders from across the nation convened to build collective power around the mission of advancing the movement to democratize energy, while placing an important emphasis on the centrality of race to energy issues. *Producer’s note: In this episode there are references to in-person organizing for Census 2020. In the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Emergency, we encourage all organizing to take place by phone or online. Please see our official statement below.  RACE FORWARD STATEMENT ON THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY, OFFICIAL RESPONSE AND ITS IMPACTS ON COMMUNITIES OF COLOR Resources (by order of mention)  My Family Votes, My Family Counts https://makemyfamilycount.org Census Website (take the census online) https://my2020census.gov/ What Is Energy Democracy? (Video) https://bit.ly/2IMsGt5 W.K. Kellogg Foundationhttps://www.wkkf.org/who-we-are/overview National Urban Leaguehttps://nul.org New Voices For Reproductive Justice http://www.newvoicespittsburgh.org Racial Equity Anchor Twitterhttps://twitter.com/REAnchors Maria Dautruche Twitter https://twitter.com/MariaDautruche Maria Dautruce Instagram https://twitter.com/MariaDautruche My Black Counts Instagram https://www.instagram.com/myblackcounts About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainingshttps://www.raceforward.org/trainings Facing Race 2020:https://facingrace.raceforward.org Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva and Melissa Franqui 
18/03/20·28m 44s

Episode 05: Kenrya Rankin, Fighting White Supremacy, and Black Romance Literature

Kenrya Rankin, author, activist, doula, and former senior editorial director of Colorlines, joins Chevon and Hiba to talk about everything from ‘freedom dreaming’ to Black love and sex in books and podcasts.  Kenrya talks about her beginnings in Cleveland and her move to New York, what her book How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide To White Resistance means to her one year later, and her own journey as co-host of The Turn On, a podcast about sex and literary erotica. We preview a new Mass Freedom FRED Talks conversation between Dawn Harrington, Executive Director at Free Hearts, and Jessica Rodriguez, an immigrant rights activist and Director of the Southside Workers Center. They explore why it’s important to build solidarity across movements to end mass incarceration and mass detention. In celebration of Black History Month and Valentine’s Day, Hiba and Chevon discuss the late Eva Rutland’s contributions to the romance novel genre, and talk about the importance of uplifting Black romance writing and representation.  Resources (by order of mention)  Eva Rutland, Browne Popular Culture Library (Thread)https://bit.ly/39LlSY6 Entwined Destinies Digital Gallery: Elsie B. Washington, Vivian Stephens, and 40 Years of Black Voices in Romancehttps://digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/exhibits/show/entwineddestinies/introduction 30 Romance Authors of Color You Should Be Reading, Twin Cities Geek http://twincitiesgeek.com/2019/12/30-romance-authors-of-color-you-should-be-reading/ Mass Freedom FRED Talks with Dawn Harrington and Jessica Rodriguez https://www.massfreedom.org/fred_talks/ Kenrya Rankin Website http://www.kenrya.com/ The new and updated Colorlines website https://www.colorlines.com/ How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide To Resistance https://bit.ly/2P2THvU The Turn On Podcast https://www.theturnonpodcast.com/ About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/raceforward Building Racial Equity (BRE) Trainingshttps://www.raceforward.org/trainings Facing Race 2020:https://facingrace.raceforward.org Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva and Melissa Franqui 
23/02/20·38m 50s

Episode 04: Angela Glover Blackwell, “Who Do We Think We Are” Colorlines Series, Discussing Lizzo and Body Positivity

Angela Glover Blackwell, founder in residence at Policylink, and host of the new Radical Imagination Podcast, joins Chevon and Hiba to talk about her longtime work as a leading voice in the movement for equity and racial justice. In this conversation, Angela talks about the “racial moment” we are currently living, and challenges us to think radically in creating narratives that will lead to concrete solutions. Drawing on a lifetime of experience as an activist, Angela provides a reframing of “hopelessness” in this moment in the U.S., and inspires us to use the moment as an opportunity for important social change. We introduce our brand new Colorlines series “Who Do We Think We Are” by Race Forward’s Senior Fellow, Rosana Cruz that is timely in the wake of the recent “American Dirt” book controversy. Hiba sits with Rosana for a conversation about the creation of the series, and their experience interviewing Latinx-identified movement leaders, artists, and cultural innovators about how they define themselves racially. Hiba and Chevon also discuss the former ‘Biggest Loser’ trainer Jillian Michaels and her recent comments on Lizzo’s body image, Lizzo’s response and self-affirmations, and place Michaels’ comments in the context of systemic racism, anti-blackness, and fatphobia. Leave a 5-star review, and subscribe for more episodes of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast! Resources (by order of mention) “Who Do We Think We Are” Colorlines Serieshttp://bit.ly/WhoThinkWeAreCLSeries PolicyLinkwww.policylink.org Radical Imagination Podcastwww.radicalimagination.us “My Role in a Social Change Ecosystem” by Deepa Iyerhttp://bit.ly/SocialChangeEcosystemIyer Update on Moms For Housing Campaignhttp://bit.ly/RFMomsForHousingUpdate Follow Angela Glover Blackwell on Twitterwww.twitter.com/agb4equity About Race Forward: Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforwardFollow us on Twitter:www.twitter.com/raceforwardFollow us on Instagram:www.instagram.com/raceforwardBuilding Racial Equity (BRE) Trainingshttps://www.raceforward.org/trainingsFacing Race 2020:https://facingrace.raceforward.orgSubscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Executive Producers:Hendel Leiva and Melissa Franqui
04/02/20·1h 2m

Episode 03: Kassandra Frederique Talking about Race and Marijuana, Police Abolition, and Stigma

Kassandra Frederique, managing director of policy, advocacy and campaigns at Drug Policy Alliance, joins Chevon and Hiba to talk about her work in advancing policy and community solutions to reduce the harms associated with drug use and the carceral system. They also touch on the importance of language as an organizing tool, and provide a framework that demonstrates racial justice work and marijuana policy reform are inextricably linked.  Leave a 5-star review, and subscribe for more episodes of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast! Resources (by order of mention)  Drug Policy Alliance  www.drugpolicy.org Facebook www.facebook.com/drugpolicy Twitter  www.twitter.com/DrugPolicyOrg Instagram  www.instagram.com/drugpolicyalliance Vocal New York  www.vocal-ny.org Follow Kassandra Frederique on Twitter www.twitter.com/Kassandra_Fred About Race Forward:  Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter:  www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram:  www.instagram.com/raceforward Subscribe to our newsletter:  www.raceforward.org/subscribe Save The Date for Facing Race 2020: http://bit.ly/FR2020-SaveTheDate Executive Producers:  Hendel Leiva and Melissa Franqui
15/11/19·35m 37s

Episode 02: The “Joker” and Cancel Culture, and Immigration & an Expanded Lens on the Crisis at the Border with Tsion Gurmu

In this episode of Momentum, Hiba and Chevon take on ‘cancel culture’ in the comedy world, discussing “Joker” director Todd Phillips recent comments about not being able to make comedy films because of “woke culture”, and Saturday Night Live’s recent hiring and firing of Shane Gillis.Race Forward’s Research Associate Yirssi, joins the conversation to talk about her work with “Shattered Families” around the intersection of immigration enforcement and the child welfare system, and gives us insight into the current state of the work and what she saw on her recent trip to Arizona and Mexico. Our featured guest is Tsion Gurmu, Legal Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), who joins the podcast for a conversation on her background as an asylum seeker from Ethiopia, BAJI’s efforts in lifting up black immigrant experiences with narrative projects such as their recent Black Lives At The Border webinar and direct work in Tapachula, Mexico. Leave a 5-star review, and subscribe for more episodes of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast! Resources (by order of mention) Shattered Familieswww.raceforward.org/research/reports/shattered-families Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Projectwww.firrp.org RAICESwww.raicestexas.org Al Otro Ladowww.alotrolado.org Colorlines Reportingwww.colorlines.com/series/shattered-families BAJI (Black Alliance for Just Immigration)www.baji.org Black Lives At The Border (report and webinar)www.baji.org/resources-webinars-black-lives-at-the-border/http://bit.ly/BAJI_Webinar Demands from the Assembly of African Migrants in Tapachulahttp://bit.ly/demands-assembly National Immigrant Integration Conference(October 20-22, 2019)www.niicnewamericandreams.org/register-2019 About Race Forward: Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose. Follow Race Forward on social media Follow us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/raceforward Follow us on Twitter:www.twitter.com/raceforward Follow us on Instagram:www.instagram.com/raceforward Subscribe to our newsletter:www.raceforward.org/subscribe Save The Date for Facing Race 2020:http://bit.ly/FR2020-SaveTheDate Executive Producers:Hendel Leiva and Melissa Franqui
17/10/19·43m 58s

Episode 01: Introduction To Momentum With Chevon and Hiba

In this very first episode of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast, get to know co-hosts Hiba and Chevon as they record from the new Race Forward offices in midtown Manhattan, sipping on Big Freedia wine!    Chevon and Hiba discuss how they came to understand and become committed to racial justice work. Chevon talks about learning about systemic racism from an early age, and how it showed up in different ways throughout her life. Hiba talks about her Sudanese Muslim background, her work with the National Urban League, and her work coordinating convenings at Race Forward.    Leave a 5-star review, and subscribe for more episodes of Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast every other week!    About Race Forward:    Race Forward catalyzes movement building for racial justice. In partnership with communities, organizations, and sectors, we build strategies to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Race Forward imagines a just, multiracial, democratic society, free from oppression and exploitation, in which people of color thrive with power and purpose.    Follow Race Forward on Facebook: www.facebook.com/raceforward   Follow Race Forward on Twitter:  www.twitter.com/raceforward   Follow Race Forward on Instagram:  www.instagram.com/raceforward   Subscribe to Race Forward's newsletter:  www.raceforward.org/subscribe   Save The Date for Facing Race 2020: http://bit.ly/FR2020-SaveTheDate   Executive Producers: Hendel Leiva and Melissa Franqui
29/09/19·24m 39s
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