Episode # 54

August 10, 2022


Under the Tree: A Seminar on Freedom with Bill AyersSubscribe on Spotify, Stitcher, Google, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Dee Knight’s memoir!

August 4, 2022


Democracy Now!

August 3, 2022


August 3, 2022

Next Wednesday August 10th, 2022, please join the Vivian G. Harsh Society and the Chicago Public Library for the 2022 Timuel D. Black Jr. Fellow’s Lecture. Dr. Asif Wilson will present “Returning to the Source: Black Teachers Centering Justice for Black Students in Chicago Public Schools,” and discuss his research this summer, which utilized the Timuel D. Black Jr. collection at the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. The talk will be IN-PERSON at the Carter G. Woodson Library:

Dr. Asif Wilson, 2022 Timuel D. Black Jr. Fellow

“Returning to the Source: Black Teachers Centering Justice for Black Students in Chicago Public Schools”

Wed. Aug. 10th, 6-7pm, followed by a small reception

Woodson Library, 9525 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60628Please Register here: https://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events/62d16a7632fabdc2dc62a25a

Dorothy Burge

July 28, 2022

Cuba Si, Yankee No!!!

July 27, 2022

LA Progressive

July 27, 2022


Questions, questions…

July 17, 2022

This morning, while brushing teeth, a 5-year-old asked:

“I have so many thoughts in my head all the time. Like, why is the sun hot? How do helicopter rotors make them fly? How do machines WORK? Why CAN’T cars fly? How do we stay on the earth when we are actually just in outer space ON the earth? Why don’t spiders come out of our faucet if they fall into the reservoir? How does the pump on the soap bottle actually get the soap to come UP? How does the water come out so strong in a firehose when the water is just under ground the rest of the time? Why does the sky turn different colors when the sun goes down?”

Under the Tree podcast: Episode 52

July 14, 2022

52) Stitch by Stitch: The Threads of Abolition

Stitch by Stitch is a gathering of artists and activists, quilters and abolitionists to be held in Chicago on July 15, 16, and 17. We’re honored to sit down with two of the organizers—Dr. Sharbreon Plummer, author of Diasporic Threads: Black Women, Fiber, and Textiles, and Rachel Wallis, an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago—for a wide-ranging conversation about craftivism, building communities of resistance, and creating spaces to release the radical imagination. Contact them at stitchingabolition.com or stitchingabolition@gmail.com.

Bombs and Blackmail

July 12, 2022