Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
Race Forward
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Co-hosts Chevon and Hiba 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!
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
Dec 14, 2021
35 min
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 
Nov 4, 2021
44 min
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 
Oct 28, 2021
13 min
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 
Sep 20, 2021
42 min
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 
Aug 18, 2021
9 min
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
May 6, 2021
50 min
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
Apr 27, 2021
38 min
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 
Apr 12, 2021
55 min
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
Mar 15, 2021
38 min
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
Feb 11, 2021
48 min
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