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FUNDING BLACK-LED CHANGE: A Conversation with nat chioke Williams

In spite of itself, this historic year has had a silver lining. COVID 19 and the tragic murder of George Floyd were historic tests of public support social justice movements. In turn, the success of mass mobilizations by activists across the country have been an inflection point, making it more possible than ever to build a broad foundation for racial justice. 

These events have also released a yet untallied millions of dollars from foundations as well as individuals and corporations like Warner Music Group, Comcast, and Netflix for policing reform, public safety and other efforts to dismantle anti-Black racism efforts. The outpouring of funds has forced a new national conversation about who is supporting Black-led social change, and to what tune – a culture shift that even the successful anti-racism movements over the past five to ten years had not yet achieved.

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Janvieve Williams Comrie is a Black Latina human rights strategist, trainer and organizer with a deep commitment to assist in the building of powerful social movements for racial justice and human rights. She has worked in a variety of fields and for several human rights institutions, including the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights Regional Office Central America, where she coordinated a regional program on race and racism. Janvieve is internationally recognized for her work with Afrodescendent communities. She is a Soros Equality Fellow (2018-2020) and the Executive Director of AfroResistencia.  

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Year of the WomXN: A Conversation
with Charlene CarrutherS

Charlene Carruthers is a strategist, author and a leading organizer in today’s Black liberation movement. She’s a BOLD Alumni – Classes of 2014 and 2017. As the founding national director of BYP100 (Black Youth Project 100), she has worked alongside hundreds of young Black activists to build a member-led organization of 18-35-year-olds dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. She is the founder of the Chicago Center for Leadership and Transformation. We spoke with her about the 2020 election cycle and her future directions.

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A poignant, startling documentary film by Garrett Bradley that explores 21 years of a family’s struggle with the incarceration of their loved one. Made with thousands of video messages that a Black Louisiana woman, Sibil Fox Richardson, recorded for her husband as she waited for him to be released from the State Penitentiary it offers a loving but scathing portrait of a family impacted by the carceral system.

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Alicia Garza created this podcast for people who like their political commentary with a side of beauty recommendations.

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The Stoop podcast digs into stories that are not always shared out in the open. Hosts Leila Day and Hana Baba start conversations about what it means to be black and how we talk about blackness. It’s a celebration of black joy with a mission to dig deeper into stories that we don’t hear enough about.

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This program features a conversation between Danny Lyon and activist and scholar Joyce Ladner, moderated by Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney. They discuss Lyon’s new film, SNCC (2020), which brings together hundreds of never seen black-and-white photographs made by Lyon during the years that he was employed as the staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC.

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