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Month: July 2018

Intersections of faith and solidarity practice

Intersections of faith and solidarity practice

Dear WTSA Family,

Faith matters. That’s the subject matter of my June podcast on solidarity practice. Listen to Reverend Tuhina Rasche share her thoughts on the weaponization of the Bible to separate families, and to Bayadir Mohamed’s spoken word poetry that sheds light on the Muslim ban and anti-Black racism.

You can listen to the podcast and subscribe here.

Thank you, Tuhina and Bayadir, for being on the podcast.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory Holds Lessons for Organizing in Communities of Color

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory Holds Lessons for Organizing in Communities of Color

Dear WTSA Family,

Here is your 4 minute read of the day! I write about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in New York City’s primary and as we head towards the midterms, we must think about lessons for organizing and communicating with race at the center.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory Holds Lessons for Organizing in Communities of Color

Like many people around the country, I have been elated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning victory over ten-term Democratic incumbent, Joseph Crowley. Clearly, her win is a wake-up call to the Democratic Party and aspiring politicians about the power of Black and Brown candidates and voters. But, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign is also a reminder to communities of color that we should be explicit in centering our own racial identities and articulating the ways in which systemic and generational racism affects us — whether we are running for elected office or calling for policy change in our neighborhoods.

To read more, click here.

Disability Solidarity

Disability Solidarity

Dear WTSA Community,

Please check out the May episode of my podcast, Solidarity Is This. I speak with the inspiring Alice Wong who shares with us best practices around acknowledging and dismantling ableism, and issues affecting persons with disabilities. You can listen and subscribe here: https://itunes.apple.com/…/podcast/solidarity…/id1251648447…

You can also find a transcript of the podcast and a Solidarity Syllabus at www.solidarityis.org.

Thank you for listening and sharing!

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