WORKSHOPS BY CREATORS OF AIRGO: Damon Williams and Daniel Kisslinger, the amazing creators of AirGo, a weekly podcast and movement media hub in Chicago that reshapes the culture of the city and beyond for the more liberatory and creative,(and my mentors at UNDER the TREE) are available to facilitate interactive workshops that help college students, community-builders, nonprofits, and others create humanizing subject-to-subject dialogue to address personal and structural power dynamics and reimagine their spaces. Participants gain tangible tools for to-the-root dialogue, best practices for communication, and organizing strategy for reshaping their campus, organization, or community. Check out their website for more ideas: http://airgoradio.com. You can bring AirGo to your campus by reaching out to their booking folks at Allied Media Projects: https://alliedmedia.org/post/book-airgo-radio
On December 2, 1859, Freedom Fighter and Abolitionist John Brown was hanged for the crime of organizing an uprising against slavery, and seizing the US arsenal at Harper’s Ferry intending to distribute rifles to escaping enslaved people. Remembering his fire, his courage, his clarity about the need to destroy white supremacy, root and branch. Rest in Power, Old Osawatomie.
The shooting and killings at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, on the eve of the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance reminds us of the urgency of our collective fight for justice, and encourages us to double-down and rise up in solidarity with all oppressed people toward a world in balance, powered by love.
BE THE LIGHT!
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Staughton Lynd–conscientious objector, Quaker, labor activist, peace activist, civil rights activist, historian, professor, author and lawyer–died this morning at age 92.
New podcast episode!
Episode 61: Education for Liberation with Brian Jones
Join us in conversation with the acclaimed activist & teacher Brian Jones, the Director of the New York Public Library’s Center for Educators and Schools, and author of The Tuskegee Student Uprising: A History.
Listen as our discussion ranges from student radicalization and the civil rights movement — all the way to “Abbott Elementary.”
Give it a listen and then give us your comments.
Thousands of sleeper Yes Men took advantage of Elon Musk’s “Twitter Blue” fuck-up last week to highlight pharmaceutical price-gouging, corporate and political warmongering, and all sorts of pious hypocrisy.
While many of these actions were notable in themselves, the overall result of the free-for-all was to poke a hole in America’s rich-hero myth, which grants respect and trust to anyone ruthless, psychopathic, or lucky enough to become impossibly wealthy.