The murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia in February rose to national attention last week. Footage was released of two armed white men pursuing and attempting to detain Arbery for a crime there was no evidence he’d committed. With Georgia’s “citizen’s arrest” law wrongfully cited as a defense, it could be time to look into […]
Religious leaders have been at the forefront of the fight for racial justice in Madison and around the country—and have been for over a century—but we don’t often consider the relationship between faith stories and political struggle. For today’s episode, guest host Nan Enstad explores this history with Randal Jelks, author of Faith and the […]
Emilio De Torre, Director of Community Engagement at the ACLU of Wisconsin, talks about some of that group’s activities related to racial justice, divestment in mass incarceration, and hopes of prison reform under the Evers’ administration.
For today’s episode, guest host Bert Zipperer is joined in the studio by Geraldine Paredes Vásquez and Bill Baldon of YWCA Madison to discuss issues of racial equity and the collaborative work of fostering justice in our communities. Geraldine (Gery) Paredes Vásquez is the Race and Gender Equity Director at YWCA Madison. Between 2013 and […]
For today’s episode, we speak with Bob Wing about his new collection of essays, Toward Racial Justice and a Third Reconstruction, and the current political moment. Bob Wing is a social justice organizer, activist, and writer. He was the founding editor of Colorlines, a national publication about race and organizing, and War Times/Tiempo de Guerras, a bilingual […]
First Film September 29; 1:00 pm; Free Lake Edge Lutheran Church 4032 Monona Dr, Madison Wi, 53716 608-222-7339; firstname.lastname@example.org “A Son of Africa: the Slave Narrative of Olaudah Equiano.” This powerful BBC documentary reconstructs the first influential slave narrative, the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, which helped rouse the conscience of Europe and America against the […]