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Charleston Church Shooter's Death Sentence Upheld
"A federal appeals court has upheld dylann roof's conviction and death sentence for the two thousand fifteen races slayings of nine members of the mother Emanuel A. M. E. church in Charleston South Carolina roof's attorneys had argued he should not have been allowed to represent himself during sentencing when he kept jurors from hearing evidence about his mental health but the fourth US circuit court of appeals in Richmond unanimously rejected the appeal and issued a scathing rebuke of roof's crimes the panel wrote dylann roof murdered African Americans at their church during their Bible study and worship they had welcomed him he slaughtered them he did so with the express intent of terrorizing not just his immediate victims at the historically important mother Emanuel church but as many similar people as would hear of the mass murder no cold record or careful parsing of statutes and precedents can capture the full horror of what roof did his crimes qualify him for the harshest penalty that it just society can impose on Ben Thomas
MSNBC's Joy Reid Doesn't Know Our Culture
"We have a hater. Go ahead. We'll take back our culture. What exactly is our culture senator and I'll tell you what our culture is Joy. Maybe you should start reading a little bit so you can actually inform yourself our culture is about enlightenment. Our culture is about the Judeo Christian. Moral and philosophical teachings. Our culture is about The values that uphold a civil society. Our culture is about having allegiance to a diverse, open and just society. Our culture is about making corrections where corrections have to be made. Trying to fix imperfections were imperfections exist as they do in every society. Our culture is about faith and family. Our culture is about free market capitalism. Where people are free to make things and south things without interference from the government. And I can go on and on and on, but you don't really care. Do you? Your net. Witchery knows no bounds. Come
Sherrell Dorsey, Founder of the PLUG, Discusses Its Origin Story
"Thanks so much for joining us on the podcast. Today shell thank you for having me. I think it'd be great to start off by talking about the plug and how it's about five years old now ray. It was founded in two thousand sixteen. But it'd be great to kind of get some background on You know who your audiences how it kind of started out as an idea because it started as a free newsletter but now it's this money driving media company. Can you talk about like the origins of the plug. Absolutely so i started luggage mentioned in sixteen as d. That really cover. What was happening across the black tech ecosystem so everything brown what was lounge startups to To finding in venture capital to how cities were starting to think inclusively about they were helping to advance startups as well. Small businesses and that really came out of the necessity of not really seeing rarest in denver reporting and journalism. That really to the deep dive into this trend of more lacking brown founders and asset managers being part of this larger conversation of what was happening in business as technology starting to shape not just society as a whole by our communities and the opportunities that were starting to come on board and be part of that access for lack of rail founders for the very first time and i are background working for startups. I have worked for uber As a contractor google fiber and a couple other rams and kinda my spare time for different locations large publications. I was covering canada. Black tech news on various radically for larger publications just wanting to talent share a different story that was removed from just the general diversity narrative in so for two straight years. It was just the monday through friday. Getting up at five. Am newsletter. Just hoping that people were paying attention and we're listening in so fast forward to today. We do serve a customer in reader base of professionals executives diversity equity inclusion leaders their agencies in other reporters in we relate to leave with data driven reporting on. What's taking shape.
Climate change is our reality. Here's how we're taking action
"Hello everyone. I'm al gore founder and chairman of the climate reality project. This extraordinary moment of great challenge and great loss is obviously also a moment of great awakening and a great opportunity. The global pandemic structural and institutional racism with it's horrific violence the worsening impacts of the climate crisis all of these have accelerated the emergence of a new and widespread collective understanding of our connection to the natural world the consequences of ignoring science and our sacred obligation to build a just society for all the climate reality project. Trains thousands of climate leaders around the world and all one hundred ninety. Five nations advocate for a future humanity deserves. You're about to hear from four very different people who've gone through this week long training and hear how they've been inspired to act. I want to let them speak for themselves. Beginning with he minna. Loria jimena is working in central america to influence public policy and develop young later. She has given presentations on climate of thousands of people and has now created her own gio on her. Costa rica in out two thousand sixteen. Cheney vicks training nine change. I found ngo cold Bells my job has been focused on for me. Orthodox they both sation climate change supporting i see anti-taliban young eaters. Environmental hours somehow having more why and fifty presentations on climate crisis visuals raging personally more than three thousand one hundred people in. I am also proud of being part of eco savvy. Casulaties defy mistake nasseri. Nanna furman born in. Indonesia is a climate advocate extraordinaire and calls herself. A daughter of the rainforest is the muslim coordinator for green faith and co founder of the global muslim climate network. My name is nona man and i am a climate reality leaders in my life journey. I realized that behavior and consumption habits have contributed in environmental degradation and have resulted in global warming. However i believe that people grow spiritually through a strong relationship with the earth being born in the rainforest region of sumatra. I believe in our of our forests as the nejra solution to our climate crisis by giving indigenous peoples and traditional communities more rights to protect and manage the forest where they left now more than ever. It is time for us to look climate justice at the and center of our struggle. It's in the kaduna region of northern nigeria. They call gloria song. Boulos the queen of the climate crisis. Gloria has also founded a cocoon abased. Ngo that is focused on education empowerment and climate as the chemicals plans into training apply for eighty two thousand seventeen house me to be into bill capacity afterwards and they spend on my various action really very of some of my one of chief manages to children of his junior to get up to talk about climate change disclosures of climate change. Some walks have gone around eating me. See the planet. I mean planets scenes.
"jus ociety" Discussed on The Promised Podcast
"That song is rough so the by vardi and now it's time for our second discussion. So does israel's left. Have vaccinations vexation. It seems that it does your oven hull. A popular and admired leftist activists Graphic artist of prodigious talent whose posters and placards of accompanied almost every met its political campaign and protest movement. That has mattered. You over the past. fifteen years. From the fight for asylum for refugees distributive justice to saving social services to the anti-netanyahu protests to the social protests. Well his leftist credentials are pretty much impeccable. His commitment is tireless. His intelligence and talent are off the charts and he's a great guy and he recently reposted on his facebook feed quote. I don't know about immunity but there certainly is heard above graphic showing that at show mental hospital there are only ten corona patients non on ventilators. And that only five percent of the beds are taken in the comments. He writes quote. I don't deny there's a virus and it's tough. I deny that there is a pandemic and quote. How is not enthusiastic about the vaccine. I'm yvonne tuli is one of the founders of the new ish labor union cough deem power to the workers and one of the people most responsible for the remarkable resurrection of israel's labor movement. He's a remarkable man. He's lately posted against lockdowns and other anti pandemic policies arguing that they caused problems. That are much worse than whatever problems they solve. He also wrote quote if they told me to get vaccine against the corona virus. I guess i will although remembering to come back for another shot. A month leader strikes me as kind of complicated and quote. Only ben. dov is a yoga teacher. Erstwhile labor party. Organiser and environmental activists. Lately he's put on feet a series of posts arguing that the quote unquote supporters and quote unquote disciples. Vaccines have hidden reliable information from the public and vilified anyone who doesn't genuflect to their position and raises doubts or questions there is he writes lots of data suggesting the vaccines are dangerous and unnecessary data. That most of us never see these are just a few examples of leftists who have big followings and powerful reputations who've lately used social media to cast doubt on the safety effectiveness and wisdom of the coronavirus vaccines there have been a lot of polls over the past weeks finding generally higher level of skepticism and concerned about getting vaccinated one from a couple of weeks ago. Found that only one in. Four israelis is eager to get the vaccine right away with half saying the wait a bit and one in five saying they'll never get it. Another survey found that half plan to get the vaccine as soon as they can. And the third or pondering the issue while twenty percent say they just won't still another found that eight percent of jewish men would refuse the vaccine as seventeen percent of jewish women thirty percent of palestinian israeli men and forty one percent of palestinian israeli women on the other hand since the vaccination operation has started. We've been seeing numbers rise and rise and rise in the polls might be shifting in a different direction. It's just too early to say while none of these polls ask about the political views of the respondents although we know that palestinian israelis vote overwhelming for leftist parties. In general. it seems as though someone would have to do more research to know if and to what degree this is really true that opposition to the vaccine is way disproportionately strong on the left at least among leftists with high profiles which is surprising if only because traditionally belief in science and affection for science have pulled much stronger on the left which brings us to our question. Guy in gal. Why might this be so and if it is so what if anything does it say about the israeli left. I don't know if you can break this down in two left or right. I think that it has to do with belief or non belief or trust in quote unquote authority. You know we're talking about top government officials and top health officials scientists. But really basically. You're talking about you know the leaders of the country. And how much do you trust them. And i think you know on the far left as on the far right. They question authoritative authority Aggressively and so you know. Aggressive questioners of authority and of institutions etc are going to doubt what they're being told you know almost reflexively And and so therefore if they're being told that like yes you know. Vaccines are going to save the day. Then then they're They're skeptical of that. And honestly i mean although i am the most not skeptical of the fact that That we all need to go get vaccinated. I can understand people who have looked at just You know mismanagement of this crisis and then said okay. So why should we trust you now. Why should we Why should we believe you now On this and so therefore and and so naturally again left right right left you can understand why. Palestinian israelis don't necessarily Reflexively trust the institutions of the state who are telling us you know the vaccines are good. Go get them and saying yes. I'm going to go do it right away. I think you're right that it must have something to do with lack of trust and authority but the thing that kind of confuses me about this is that. It's not really a question of do you trust benjamin netanyahu and the likud government or the government. Because it's it's international. The question is do you trust the fda and all the experts around the world who are saying that this is the thing to do and it. That's why i would have expected. You know that on the right in america. it's not at all surprising that they don't trust know global authorities. They don't trust the world bank they don't trust and that's kind of a tenant of trump ism but on the left including here in israel there's been like greater trust for international institutions then national institutions in general. Except in. when it comes to this people suddenly seem to be saying. No maybe actually maybe actually itself is not trustworthy not trusting whatever farm corporate industrial complex. You know conspiracy theories etc and that being on the left. Big time that that makes sense to me. I guess i guess so. I've have for a long time felt and sat and also like written in academic things that That israel it has been traditionally the most modernised supporting of science place in the world and the left has been kind of the leader of that that there is almost no place that has greater faith in in international and global science than israelis and. I think that that was quite true. Until lately i mean polls showed it and there's lots and lots of anecdotal evidence usually a truck an anecdote evidence when when i'm writing a little story here from nineteen fifty-six and other one there from nineteen seventy two and i kind of saw them together Science but i believe that that was the case then and i think that this thing on the left here in israel is a little bit new and it sort of freaking me out i have to say i think a thing that mean you have been talking. We talked about this a while ago. And it's since been been pondering it quieter incessantly. It's making me pretty uncomfortable. It's this idea that that you know when does skepticism and criticism as a political episode illogical stance which is rooted in this basic mistrust distrust in in institutions. And and you know we have like other fringe theories to think like for me making us think about the society is like a big power struggle filled with rice with interests and and and then. When does that position become from a means to an end. Like when the end is making a better more. Just like more jus- -ociety to becoming like the end in itself like when does that become the whole thing and i think that we are right now at a tipping point here in israel of you have leftist activists like blake completely social democratic on the right spectrum and then and then communist on on the other end of the spectrum like talking about civil liberties. Like this whole libertarian. Conversation about i have the liberty to.
How To Believe in Yourself
"Every monday i begin by asking. Have you done your homework. I'll keep it really short today because you probably heard it a thousand times. Do you like what's going on in your life right now or not. So yes or no. I guess you could have a. Maybe i prefer you have yes or no. If you like it you wanna make sure you you you keep it in your life right to make plans to keep it. There are a lot of folks caught a frankly off guard this past year and what they loved went away others refine are the things in your life right now. You'd rather not have. Well just make a decision today. They have to go by by. That's all when you take a few minutes to do that. To to look in every single area your family and your work and and where you live and all the stuff and just society if you like it or not what you're gonna do about it. Life changes go. Get my perfectly planner if you haven't already it's at motivation. Move dot com in the resource section. It takes just talked about the homework right and it kind of put it into a counter so we can control your time first and then have the ability for you to really focus on. What's important in your life or get it today. it's really gonna help you. So how'd you believe in yourself this time of year. It's one of these things that you hear a lot about. Cassini seal the santa claus movies right. Believe your belief. I should have confidence. Could you use a little bit more. I don't know anybody who couldn't use more. It's all relative depends on on the scale. You live on what you've done in your life as kids up to a certain age at certain age they kind of get be like many adults but at a certain age they just they always believe right. They don't know any otherwise it just it is what it is as adults you see the world through an entirely different set of eyes and depending what you've done in your life you could be completely screwed up saying right. Peeling confidence requires a little bit more focused. When you get a little bit older. I remember back years ago when i was teaching martial arts and teaching little kids i was gosh us thirty years old when i was doing that i guess and they had no confidence and frankly they're the ones who are more scared with the adults and the adults would step up the kids like let's break a board and it's a cool. We break the board. They're fine but those adults dead step up to this little quarter inch or half inch pine board and they're scared to death so we get into break the board because we understood if you broke the board that bill a little bit of confidence right and it's a yale it's another way let's see two in a row and they try to get like four and then the hurt a little bit so they wouldn't want to do that but that's what i always kind of began but really it's a mindset when you think about this what is it this this thing called belief in yourself. This thing called self confidence yourself. It's it's a mindset that you have learned over time via experience like breaking aboard but you know where this all begins. It all begins when you take care of yourself. I if you can't take care of your body your mind your own spirit if you can't give yourself a little self care if you can't be very proud of what you're doing for yourself not saying you are. You're not. I'm just saying if if you can't do that do you think maybe you might have a little less self confidence and belief in yourself at a very core level you know the surface see. I'm good. i'm good. I'm good but you know down deep inside that you're not doing what you need to be doing. Psych practice gratitude for real right so number one in building belief in yourself and having self confidence take time to eat right. Exercise to to read and meditate. Whatever it is to you every single day. See you'll feel stronger from the inside out when you do that. And you know it's true as a real feeling it's nothing you're like yeah. I'm good i'm good. No you really are good. I work with a lot of people. I gotta tell you. It doesn't take very long to challenge challenge where they are and basically figure out that the shortchanging themselves don't do that so once you take control of your life and you feel good about yourself man. I'm rockin every single day. I got a thing going on rock. And i feel good. I'm awesome now some expand. Your horizons a little bit because as long as you stay inside your own little self will. You're kind of awesome for yourself. But the how do you fit in the rest of the world.
"jus ociety" Discussed on FruitFly
"When our very democracy was on the ballot in this election with the very soul of america at stake and the world watching you ushered in a new day for america that was president elect joe biden and vice president-elect comma harris and their victory speech from last night and. I've got to tell you when. I was watching that. I was just so emotionally overwhelmed. Such a momentous occasion and it's not in the actual audio clip. I couldn't find it by it. The there was a moment from the speech that comma harris said that really i think resonated with a lot of women especially women of color and it was quote but while i may be the first woman in this office i will not be the last because of girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities and just how true is that just so phenomenal being able to see this and it was just so joyous an occasion and i think that if you take nothing else away from this episode the one takeaway is that this is a step in the right direction. We are not quite there and being a fully jus- -ociety but we are even closer with a biden harris administration before we go. I also did want to point out that you won't be hearing from fruit. Fly podcast for the next couple of weeks. And there's a reason why we're working on something big. It's nothing bad. it's something big inning citing can't quite tell you as soon as i can't i'll make sure to let you guys now. In the meantime you can always check out our other episodes on inker slash fruitfly pod or fruit. Play hod dot com. Also if you want to hear more about the runoff election information go sure to go over onto our facebook page will have more information. Put their along with a list of all the out candidates that won their elections. The cycle asks always. If you'd like to leave feedback on the episode more information on the show or interested in becoming a gas you can go to fruit fly pod dot com or you can go to anchor dot fm slash fruit fly. Todd you can also make a donation to the show. Any amount that you donate is accepted and welcome. That is going to be about it from you today. But until next time i will buzzer later. See a fruit. Fly is distributed by anger podcasts. The easiest way to make a podcast produced and directed by yours truly with music and sound great satrap the stay connected with the show head on over to fly pot dot com by links worse socials donates to the podcast or evenly message. Thanks for listening..
Civil Rights Activist, Patricia Stephens Due
"Hello from Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny Kaplan, and this is encyclopedia will Manica. All month we're talking about activists. Women who stood up against injustice and four a better world. Today we're talking about an American civil rights activist whose work began as a student and extended throughout her life and beyond. She was one of the leaders of the sit in and Jalen movements continuing to fight for a more just society even when faced with serious harm. According to The New York Times her FBI file was over four hundred pages long. Let's talk about Patricia Stevens do. Patricia Gloria Stevens was born on December ninth nineteen, thirty, nine fifteen months after her sister Priscilla who would go on to be partner in many organizing efforts. Patricia was the second of three kids born to Lottie Mae Powell Stevens, and Horace Walter Stevens. The Stevens family lived in Belgrade Florida for most Patricia Youth. By the time she was thirteen years old Patricia was very aware of the discrimination she faced for being black and was ready to protest. She and her sister refused to go to the designated colored window at their local dairy queen. Instead, they stood in line for the window marked whites only. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, Eighty, seven Patricia started school at Florida Am University. Two years later in Nineteen fifty-nine Patricia and Priscila attended a workshop put on by the Congress of racial equality or core on nonviolent civil disobedience. Patricia then started a local chapter of the organization in order to continue the work, she tried to tackle it just thirteen years old integration. The following year on February. Twentieth Nineteen Sixty Patricia, her sister, and some other students sat down at a whites only lunch counter at a Woolworth Tallahassee and refused to get up until they were served. Nineteen days earlier, four guys sat down at a similar lunch counter in Greensboro North Carolina officially kicking off. Since movement across the South Patricia and ten of her peers were arrested rather than paying three hundred dollar Fine Patricia and. Out Forty nine days in jail. Their determination to serve their time as a statement became a norm when others were arrested and charged on fairly. Patricia leadership and courage caught the attention of people around the country support of the cause including Jackie Robinson Eleanor Roosevelt Harry Belafonte, and James. Baldwin. Dr Martin. Luther King. Junior. Sent the sisters telegram that said. Going to jail for a righteous cause as a badge of honor and a symbol of dignity. After she was finally released, Patricia continued the fight to change her city and country. One of her fellow activists was a man named John D do junior. He was law school at Florida Am University. The two got married in nineteen, sixty three and would go on to have three children together for their honeymoon Patricia and John went to the march on Washington and heard Dr King's I have a dream speech. The following year in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, four, Patricia took on a new role in corps. She served as field secretary for a voter education and Registration Project in North Florida under her leadership. program. More. Voters than any other regional program in the south. Patricia also worked to improve the lives of workers, the poor and other underserved populations in the US. But her activism took a physical toll on her. After being hit in the face by a can of tear gas, Patricia is were injured and she was forced to wear dark glasses for the rest of her life in nineteen sixty, seven, ten years after she enrolled. Patricia graduated from Florida Am. University it took her all of a decade to get her degree because she spent periods of time traveling around the US to rally energy behind the civil rights movement. She was also suspended multiple times by the
Rep. John Lewis Makes Final Stop in Atlanta
"Rights activist and icon who became a moral force in the United States. Congress will be laid to rest. Today. He's been celebrated in a series of memorials this week and this past Sunday, he received a hero's sendoff in his native state of Alabama. And on Monday, Congressman Lewis was honored in Washington, DC It was an emotional Ceremony with lawmakers. His colleagues Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, played a portion of a speech that Lewis gave to graduates at Emory University in 2014. As young people. You must understand that there are forces that would take us back to another period. But you must know that would mark warned by way made too much progress and we're going to make you some step back. Some delays some disappointment, but you must never give up. I give in. You must keep the faith and keep so eyes on the prize. That is so calling. That is your mission That is tomorrow. Obligation that is oh, man. They get out there and do it getting away. Lewis lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda following the ceremony, making him the first black lawmaker to receive that honor. And today, Congressman Lewis comes home to Atlanta, Georgia. The funeral service is being held at the historic Ebeneezer Baptist Church, where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr was once co pastor and joining us Now is Emma Hurt. She's a reporter with our member station W. A. B in Atlanta, and she joins us live from outside of Ebeneezer Baptist and Emma describe what it's like there where you are right now. Hi, Emma. Can you hear me? Emma will be joining us shortly. She is outside of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Now let's go to Debbie Elliot. We'll check back in with Emma. And just a few moments. Hi, Debbie. How are you? I am good. I know that you spent a lot of time in Alabama over the weekend. There were several memorials and services. It was quite a scene. Right. You know, I think the thing that stands out the most was was when he was in Selma and his casket was on this horse drawn carriage. And it crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge, of course, that iconic place where he was met with state troopers and sheriff's deputies who beat him up in a peaceful march for voting rights. Back in 1965 and people had come to sort of witness him make that Symbolic final crossing. Yeah, you've been You've known the congressman for for many years. You spoke with him back in 2015 at that. Edmund Pettus Bridge. Tell us about that. Yes. So this was in advance of 50th anniversary celebrations marking You know, 50 years since the Voting Rights Act passed because of that horrible incident on that bridge. The nation in the world really became aware of the brutality against African Americans who were pushing for equality in the American South. And so I met him there. We stood at the foot of the bridge, and we had a conversation about what it was like back then. And let's listen to a little bit, and he describes what happened on that came before. Beating us. Shrimping with horses. Releasing the tick and I was getting here. A state trooper with the night stick. My legs went from under me. I thought I was going to die. I thought I saw death. He thought he saw death, You know, and this was a moment where he had been that the the sheriff's deputy in the state troopers told them you have to turn back. We're not going to let you march to Montgomery. And they asked to kneel in prayer and as they went to kneel in prayer before they were going to turn back and go back to their churches. They were told. The meeting started. Tell me what's so powerful about that moment in history is that it was it was. It was a time where people were able to see for the first time the brutality. Those images were so powerful. It was labeled bloody Sunday and it sped up the passages you said of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Debbie will will come back to you a little later to talk more about that. That's NPR's Debbie Elliot. We now have with us in the hurt. She is a reporter with our member station W. Abe in Atlanta, and she's outside of Ebeneezer Baptist Church where services will be held today. And Emma describe for us what it's like for you out there right now what you're seeing. Okay. Hi, Emma. This is Tanya. Can you hear me? Hi. Yeah. Can you hear me? I can I know that. It's It's quite a crowd. Okay? Can you tell us a bit about what you're seeing out there? I'm seeing I'd say about 200 people out here and we've kind of got to groups. We've got the people that are starting to gather at the Jumbotron, which has been set up right outside the church. I'm waiting to watch the service live there. And then we've got a crowd of people who are who are welcoming people as they arrive, welcoming the VIPs on presidential watch. Right now, I would say, waiting waiting for the three former presidents who are going to attend today and speak and the mood here is is really. I mean, it's it's serious, but it's also so joyful. It's about singing, and the stories that people have been telling me are just really powerful stories of how much Congressman Lewis meant to them. How much his message means to them in this time. And how much they want their Children and their grandchildren to make sure to remember him and what he stood for. What's really powerful, a swell about his home state of of his home state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta. Is that so many people felt like they knew him because they met him. You're hearing all of those stories from folks, I'm sure their interactions with him. Ebeneezer Baptist has so much history is I mentioned earlier, Martin looking Junior was a co pastor their share with us the significance of that church. Well, this was this was more Luther King Juniors from church. He grew up in it and was pastor as you said. It was also John Lewis's Home Church, where his wife's funeral was held in 2013. And it's really special. I think for these two figures overlap in this In this part of Atlanta to on Auburn Avenue, which is really the centre of Black Atlanta life, and some would argue the center of the Civil Rights movement and the two figures. I mean yesterday what was so powerful about Congressman Lewis lying in state in the Capitol in Georgia was that this was an honor denied to Dr King when he died. So I spoke to people who said I'm here because of all the people like Dr King who were denied that honor. And here we are giving Congressman Lewis most them may be the most honor. That we can right now. Sure, Let's listen to some of those folks that you spoke with you. It was amazing. It was amazing. All people on the young people. A lot of my friends has passed away. But I remember him from there. So that's why you mentioned This church being in the Hart. I just want to tell you that was Patricia Spicer, who's here, and she was talking about seeing Congressman Lewis speak at the 1963 march on Washington and that that's why his words were so powerful then and grabbed her then and she had to come today. The body of John Lewis was brought to Atlanta yesterday, and as you mentioned, it passed a number of important landmarks in the city. Walk us through. Some of those final landmarks that this journey to finally to Ebeneezer Baptist Church. There were there were quite a few stops because, as you said, Congressman Lewis has been such a presence in his district for, you know, 30 plus years. There was a pause at the Rainbow Crosswalk in Midtown, which you know, celebrates LGBT Q. The LGBTQ community here they passed by his downtown congressional office and a major street here that was renamed after him in the John Lewis Freedom Parkway on DH. It was there was also a big stop at a mural that you, Khun see driving down the interstate that runs through Atlanta. It has a picture of John Lewis and the words hero and, you know, it was really powerful. Tio. Watch him land for the last time in Atlanta and to watch him, you know, make his his final journey around the city. That's Emma hurt. She's a reporter with our member station. W. A. B in Atlanta. Thank you so much. Thank you. We're going to bring in another voice to our conversation. Remembering today the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis Bishop Leah Daughtry is with us. Now. She's a political organizer and strategist. She ran. The Democratic National Convention is in 2008 in 2016 and she is the presiding prelate of the House of the Lord Churches. And there is perhaps no one better to talk about the intersection of faith in politics in this moment, which is what's so much of John Lewis's life really represents Bishop. Doctor. Thank you for being here. Good morning to you. And thank you very much from including this conversation. I guess I would just start by asking where your thoughts are this morning. Oh, you know, in the it's Ah, it's a powerful day. In the African American tradition. We call this the services home going And so they are mix of sorrow and sadness, but also great joy, particularly when it's someone like Mr Lewis, who has lived his life in such an exemplary way and in keeping with the principles of his faith that we know that he And our tradition. He's going home to be with the creator. And so we rejoice in bed and in the deeply held idea that we will see him again. So the mix of emotions on and I'm looking forward to the servants and being able to worship with those who have gathered To celebrate his life. The the word and his faith came before politics, did it. Not that was with what guided him first? Yes, yes, And I think that's so instructive for all of us who are people of faith. He was deeply guided by the principles of the face that he held so deeply and so closely and though that is what informed him and informed his action. Informed his decision to get involved in the civil rights movement on then to pursue a career in electoral politics. It's because of the ideals of of of our faith of our share faith that God intends for all of us. To live a full and abundant life. It holds us equally ah, in God's eyes and ah, divinely created and therefore in endowed with these Possibilities of being hole and equal. And then we have an obligation to pursue of society that sees us as God. And so for John Lewis that meant getting involved in the civil rights movement. That meant going on the bus boycotts being part of the leadership because it was he was pursuing the principal's off his face. And then in his later life, Of course, he came to Congress again, seeking ways to create a just society, a beloved community that treats all of its citizens equally. That has got had intended them to be he. It was almost a joke near the end of his life. How often he was asked to talk about preaching to chickens as a child on how readily he wanted to share that story, right? It was, he just he reveled in it of the idea of Off the joy he had as a very young man. I mean, eight years old, even sharing what he believed to be the most important important message there, Wass and and it helped him. Negotiate through through Washington. It helped him find ways to communicate with people with whom he disagreed. This's a very important part of his legacy is enough. It is it is, you know it and it tells you how deeply held his faith was. You know in these days, particularly when people are chasing followers, and ah likes and so forth on social Media network to think of this young man who who so loved his face. It was so impassioned by that any audience any Opportunity. He had to share his fate. Even with the chickens, Wass and was a chance to home his craft was a chance to get his ideas out was a chance. The tests, cadences and rhythms of words was a chance to share was the chickens and with those around the pick of the air, the grass the field how passionate he was about things that he believed and then bringing those ideals to Congress and understanding again. The people I help The idea of our faith that God has created a so equal And so if this idea that you don't have to be just like me to be just like me, there's something we have in common with each other. And if we can just talk if we can just be in conversation, we can see each other perhaps here because we may not still agree, but at least The tendency to demonize the unknown goes away lesson diminishes in the conversation. And who could refuse the conversation with Mr Lewis, who could refuse to just sit and talk and listen, and he was as good a listener. As he Waas a conversationalist. So you know, I think the Congress was richer for having him there on the Congress was Richard that his colleagues were Richard for just being able to be in conversation with someone who has deeply held ideal of deeply held conviction and experience. We should point out. Three former presidents are expected to get the memorial today. Bill Clinton. Barack Obama and and George W. Bush. I mean, just exemplifying the way that he he was very firm about what he believed and believed in his party, but he would work with Republicans if it meant Getting getting through the legislation he thought was most important. That's right. I mean, red and blue. These sorts of lines. These artificial divisions that we create among ourselves to categorize each other didn't really existed. Mr Lewis's lexicon. It was all about the humanity of people, and so has admit moving communities forward if admits Getting everybody the rights they deserve. Then he was willing to have the conversation. He was willing to be engaged and involved. And we see that in the folks that are going to speak today that are going to be present today at the tone and the tenor of the service, which he himself Designed. He spoke to his his closest staff. A. Stephen knew his time was shortening and said, who he wanted to be there. And what's the one of the elements of the club is to be what we see. Today is of Mr Lewis's own crafted bishop. Doctor, Can I ask one quick question if you were involved in the ceremony today, Realism putting you on the spot. But is there scripture that you think represents this moment, something you can point to that that carries the weight of history with it, but also Is about hope is about the future. You know, The thing that comes to mind for me is the passage and Hebrews. There's a chapter the faith chapter. We call it. Chapter 11 that talks about all the icons of our faith. Abraham and Sarah and getting and so forth on a long litany and in the middle of verse 13 says these all died in the faith, not having received the promises. But having seen them afar off, and for me that speaks of the hope. That was Mr Lewis's life. He stood on the shoulders of those who went before who didn't see freedom who didn't think the achievement of our civil rights. He followed them and he lived his life in such a way that he advanced the faith. He advance the causes, but he didn't see all of the achievement. And now we come behind him on continue his legacy. So he believed he held these convictions didn't scenes didn't see everything he fought for comes repair, But he still believed he still continue fighting. And henceforth Scripture goes on to say there was laid up for me A crown of righteousness was the Lord. That right? Justo shall give me on that day. And not to me only bought to all those who love disappearing. And so we look forward to seeing the two of us again in the future. Bishop Leah Daughtry. Thank you so much for sharing your reflections with us on this day. Thank you. Yes, very powerful. Let's go now to NPR. Congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell and NPR's senior editor and correspondent on the Washington desk. Ron Elving. Hey, guys. Kelsey. Good morning. We've heard so many powerful tributes from people throughout the country and the world. But But Louis is home state of Georgia. His presence and work had an especially profound. Meaning for his home state of Georgia for his district. Tell us a little bit more about his time there. You know, I am reminded of a couple of really, really standout moments of. I think one of the things that I think about a lot right now is the tribute that that they delivered for Johnny Isakson, who was a Republican senator. Of from Georgia, who retired last year, and in 2019 it was in November. So just just so a bit ago, Johnny Isakson was being was being honored and John Lewis Delivered this speech explaining how they could work together and and how there was an opportunity for anybody to find spaces where they agreed. And then, at the end of his speech, he walked across the Isaacson, who was in bad health and who had had trouble with his spine and said I will come to you brother and walked over and gave him a hug. That was really very much representative of the way. That John Lewis approached, you know, working on problems was what he wanted there to be bipartisanship. He wanted to be the person who came across, walked across and shake somebody's hand gave them a hug and said We can get something done here. He was also the kind of person who, whenever you saw him in the capital. There would be some person some tourist or a constituent who wanted to come and talk to him, and there was always had the time he had the time to tell his story had the time to talk to people about their story. He was extremely generous with his time and his constituents were known to come up to the capital and spent time directly with him. There was never a moment when it team like he was bigger than anybody else. Yeah, it's been Ah, so enriching and so fun over the last week to hear how so many people that I personally no have have met John Lewis, whether it's in Washington whether it's in Atlanta. New York Across the country. People have had a chance to meet him, but also have these intimate one on one conversations with him A CZ. We've learned he never turned anyone away. He was always willing to stop and have those conversations. One of the things that jumps out to me was a story about Congressman Lewis. When Hey, was in his district and he would spend a day doing a job in the district so even way back in the seventies, he would do things like drive a ups truck for a day to get a sense of what his constituents were up against. That is something that so many people feel is that he was of the people. Absolutely, and a lot of members of Congress that I speak to say they learned from that approach. They learned from John Lewis not just from the work that he did in civil rights, but the way he had a relationship with his constituents the way that he continued to speak about issues that meant something to him and then became active in them. I am reminded of the sit in on the House floor. On gun violence. He led House Democrats in a sit in and following. I believe the pulse shooting and they said that this was not a time when they could leave, and then he wanted to be the person who, you know who did the good trouble that he always talks about. He did not want to just be a person talking about it. He wanted to be a person involved in it. And you know so many members of Congress on Democrats and Republicans who felt inspired by that personal connection to his beliefs. The service eyes expected to begin shortly, and about 10 5 or 10 minutes. Ron, I'd love to go through with you what we can expect for today's service. But I want to talk first about Lewis's time as a civil rights activist, part of the movement back in the sixties. We expect to hear a lot about that today during the service, right? Yes, indeed, his life traced if you will, the trajectory of the African American experience over the last 70 80 years in American history. He was one of the group sometimes referred to as the Big Six, of course, beginning with Martin Luther King, whose name will be invoked. Many times today, but also Whitney Young of the National Urban League. Roy Wilkins of the CP. James Farmer of the Congress of regular Racial Equality and a Philip Randolph from the Pullman Porters Union. They were in many respects the Giants. Of the civil rights movement, as it took shape after World War two and rose in the fifties and sixties. Of course, John Lewis was there for most, all of it. He was part of the citizens at lunch counters in Nashville. He was one of the original 13 Freedom riders in 1961 integrating bus travel in the south. He was the youngest speaker on that day in 1963 when the march on Washington for jobs and justice featured Martin Luther King's I have a Dream speech. John Lewis spoke that day was the youngest speaker. He's the last person surviving from the speakers Dyas that day. And then, of course, the 1965 moment we have referenced Many times his beating on the Pettus Bridge. And, of course, his career in Congress, As Kelsey has described and then his links to the Black lives matter movement, which he paid tribute to In death as his cortege was coming to the capital earlier this week and paused on black lives matter Plaza in front of the White House to pay tribute to the movement and the people who are carrying forward his ideals today. Yes, And as we
Implicit Bias Training in Health Care
"What practical rule do we have as mental health professionals in creating a more fair and just society, Doctors Javaid, Sucre and Chris waddling published a framework for integrating implicit bias recognition in medical education that makes a lot of sense. Here's their six point framework, point, number, one, creating a safe and non-threatening learning context. The authors recommend setting the stage by acknowledging that bias is everywhere any discomfort, guilt or resentment participants may feel is a common human experience, and those feelings can be openly addressed in a safe non judgmental learning environment. Point number two increasing knowledge about the science of implicit bias bias as a result of neurobiological mechanisms and psychological processes outside of our conscious awareness understanding, this research sets apart this kind of training from typical diversity training. You might find in corporations. Point number three emphasizing how implicit bias influences behaviors and patient outcomes, a key component of this framework is citing statistics and research on implicit bias in medical education as well as discussing the impact of internalized by Assan stereotypes. This helps to motivate learners to take the next step point number four increasing self awareness of existing implicit biases. It's time to take an implicit bias association test or AIT. Put the link to Harvard's project. Implicit version in the show notes. It's a computer based exercise demonstrates in association between groups of people and stereotypes. There are valid criticisms of. Nobody should look at their score as a definitive metric of their biased, it's simply a demonstration of the facts already laid out an opportunity to reflect and think quote biases everywhere, and to some degree I also biased. So, what can I do about it on quote? And that leads to point number five improving conscious efforts to overcome implicit bias. This is where we practice thinking about our thinking or mindfulness training as we make conclusions, we periodically take the time to interrogate the thinking behind each conclusion to determine if it's fact based or bias, based and point number six enhancing awareness of how implicit bias influences others. Now we use the awareness. We have our own bias to focus on empathy. It's time to put ourselves in our patients shoes, and in their families us for that matter. The. Authors demonstrate this by citing a research study of nurses who were shown pictures of either white or black patients with expressions of pain. The nurses who were to recommend doses of pain medication based on their best judgment, gave more pain medication to white
Black Trans Lives Matter
"Have you gone to? Protests? Recently if you have. What have you seen I have not gone this year for a couple of reasons covid. I personally am very uncomfortable. Going out in the midst of the crisis. I don't WanNa. Be Quite honestly black and sick and Trans in a hospital with Kobe. I? Just don't want to put myself in that position. That's not wise. It's not a wise thing to do given the hostility of our medical system to transpeople given the hostility of our medical system to black people. It's just not a good trick. And for that same reason, being black and trends, and by chance woman. I don't want to have an experience with the cars for will state. That is to say that I don't want to have. Anything to do with. The the cars roll system because of its harsh, disproportionate and unfair and dehumanizing treatment of Trans People. I think thirdly you know there's a real question that I've been wrestling with that I wrote about recently. in a much larger sense of whether or not Black Trans Women in particular should show up. In this moment, shouting black lives matter when in so many ways we understand that within the black community. Our lives are treated as if they don't matter. And as if they're undisposable. And there are so many ways in which the grief and the frustration and the sheer rage that people feel. which people feeling now around the death of George Foy which are totally fair know. I felt last year when there was a string of murders of Black Trans Women, last June and into July in particular, they started in May. and it was a really dark painful time, and I remember going to protest at that time for those women who died and were murdered and wondering where everybody else was. And, so I kind of feel that everybody else gets shop in this moment, right that there really valid reasons why, as a by transforming I am not out on the street and is very valid. There's so many other people that are showing up in this moment which I wholeheartedly support. Yeah, when and part of what you wrote about in that piece that you're referencing is This video that emerged of the Trans woman named IANNA DR being attacked convenience store by a group of black men I guess the first question is were? Where were you when you first saw the video? And what was your reaction was at home. I was at home and I. Think i. read the description of what happened. And then I saw maybe five or seven I didn't see very much of it because. It's really hard to watch what I saw shocks me, and then I learned a little bit more on just through some things on my feet that it was in Minneapolis. And that really struck me. Write that on the first day of pride. Month was the day that she was beaten. Minneapolis Saint Paul. Where those very same people are out in the streets, have been out in the streets or are supportive of people on the streets, demanding black lives matter demanding that they be seen as human beings. could engage in amassed humanization of someone else. Who is back at the time without a second thought was. Deeply, enraging to me. Deeply, fattening and terribly shocking. And when I decided that I wanted to write something about it. I went online and I actually found the entire. There's an entire twenty minute clip of the entire. Affair as it were, and there was a carnival like fear before they decided to beat her up, they actually had cornered her essentially in the convenience store, and like literally a carnival atmosphere, both inside the convenience store in the parking lot after they were done taunting her for twenty minutes and like. There was something about it and that moment where she was not treated as a human being. And that really got to me. You wrote in your piece that. Recounting xactly, what happened to Yana in the video is important. And allow discussion about how much should describe violent incidents like these where it can be triggering for people. So. I guess my question is. Why do you think it's important to really talk about what happened in detail? I think the part of the video that often gets displayed is the last part of. The beating rights of the beating actually starts in the back of the store, and then they can move in a semi circle to the front, and that front part where she's bent over and people are are on her is what's been getting played online, but the entire thing that leads up to that I think underscores the depravity of the entire event, and that depravity is really important to understand because it underscores the way in which. Black Trans. People are seen. and. We collectively as people right as humans have to reckon with that depravity. We have to see it. We have to acknowledge it, and we had to ask really hard questions of ourselves about how and why and we can't prioritize the death of black men, and at the same time ignore an even encourage the death of black. Trans Women and somehow believe that we're going to build a just society for everyone yeah. I. Mean You know we're? We're in this sort of extraordinary moment. Where more people than ever are open to the conversation about police brutality against black people and also just general inequality that exists for black people in this country What do you think the barriers are to making sure that violence against Trans Women of Color is included in that conversation. Yeah, I think the barrier is people saying human beings rather than freaks or objects of entertainment or
Governor condemns rioting in Seattle but supports peaceful protests
"The governor is condemning the riots that happened in Seattle Bellevue Tukwila Renton Auburn over the weekend we will not allow that to obscure the justice of the underlying protest that the peaceful protesters efforts to challenge all of us to raise our eyes on the prize to have a more just society governor Inslee says people's right to peacefully protest the killing of George Floyd must be protected at all costs the governor has deployed hundreds of unarmed National Guard members around the state to help prevent criminal
Who Was Karl Marx, and What Were His Philosophies?
"With glance at Karl. Marx's curriculum vitae says a lot economist philosopher journalist sociologist political theorist historian. Add to that socialist communist in the original meaning of the word and revolutionary and. That's just a start. Karl Heinrich Marx was one of the most respected minds of the nineteenth century. His meditations on how societies work and how they should work have informed and challenged humans for more than one hundred and fifty years. Yet to the uninitiated marks may be only a bushy mugged symbol of revolution the father of communism the hater of capitalism. He's considered by many especially in the West as the man whose ideas spurred authoritarian communist regimes in Russia China and beyond that again is selling the man short. Because it's not entirely right in his book Karl Marx. A nineteenth century life author. Jonathan Sperber wrote viewed positively. Marks is a far seeing profit social and economic developments an advocate of the emancipatory transformation of state and society from a negative point. Marks is one of those most responsible for the pernicious and features of the modern world. If nothing else marks was a keen observer of the human condition he was deep finger with bold ideas about how to make life better we spoke with Lawrence Talmon who teaches a course on marks and philosophy at the University of Chicago and is the CO author of a chapter on Marx and Marxism in the rootlets. Handbook of philosophy and Relativism domine said Marx himself was first and foremost kind of scientist. He was a student of reality but he himself struggled throughout the course of his career. How exactly to put his ideas to politics. It's important to note that despite his one time lofty standing in what was then the Soviet Union marks was born in tier in the Kingdom of Prussia in eighteen eighteen. That's what's now known. As the Rheinland area of western Germany. After the failed German Revolution of Eighteen. Forty eight marks fled to London where he eventually died in eighteen eighty three. He's buried beneath a large tomb in London's highgate cemetery. Inscribed with the words workers of all lands unite but marks grew up privileged the son of well off and liberal parents in an ancient town that had been racked for decades before his birth by Warren Revolution that upheaval cultural religious and political shaped his parents and was a big part of young. Marx's upbringing later marks attended universities studying law and philosophy where he became engaged to and later married a Prussian baroness it was well studied philosophy and law that marks introduced the works of German Philosopher Yard Ville Helm Friedrich. Hegel whose ideas he used to later. Form his take on Communism Marx began a career. As journalists early twenties writing for radical newspapers in Cologne and Paris the route he consorted with other liberal minded philosophers and by his mid twenties met and collaborated with one of the major influences in his life. Friedrich Engels it was angles who convinced marks that societies working class would be the instrument to fuel revolutions and bring about a more fair and just society in eighteen forty eight the to published a pamphlet. That would be the basis for a new political movement. The communist manifesto in eighteen eighty three after Marx's death engels summed up the main idea in the communist manifesto like this quote that economic production and the structure of society of every stoorikhel epoch necessarily arising therefrom constitute the foundation for the political and intellectual history of that epoch the consequently ever since the dissolution of the primeval communal ownership of land. All history has been a history of class struggles of struggles between exploited and exploiting between dominated and dominating classes at various stages of social evolution. That this struggle however has now reached a stage where the exploited and oppressed class. The proletariat can no longer emancipate itself from the class which exploits and oppresses it. The bourgeoisie without at the same time forever. Freeing the whole of society exploitation oppression and class struggles domine explained marks was always concerned to understand the real underlying causes of social phenomenon the events and institutions that kind of shape the social world marks wanted to kind of dig down beneath the appearances and see what was really going on early on in his career. He thought that the best arena to do that in was philosophy and then as time went on he transitioned more into the social sciences. What's most important about marks is that he very much had a kind of engineering mentality about society he wanted to know. What makes it work? And how if we want to change it do we change it. What are the levers that we have to pull? Marx's eighteen forty seven economics work capital a critique of political economy a takedown of capitalism that decried the exploitation of the working class crystallized debate one that continues today between the West's ruling social and economic theory capitalism and Marx's idea of communism too many. It's a fight that hits rich versus poor bourgeoisie versus proletariate ruling class versus workers. And it's even more than that to those who debate it. It's right versus wrong. An argument about the best path to a perfect society. But that of course is very simplistic and doesn't get Marx's thinking right the Allman said above all else the association the people have with marks is that he some Utopian Pie in the sky dreaming a perfect world that is free of all the nastiness we live in now really that couldn't be further from the truth. Marks had a kind of engineering mindset. He was probably of all the major figures in the history of political thought the most practical the most realistic he was the most concerned with what is really possible. In the real world what marks to find as communism boiled down society that produces goods only for human need not for profit and in which there is no master slave royalty peasants owner worker relationship and therefore no need to overthrow. Anybody certainly clashes with the materialism of capitalism. But it's a long way from what many today see is communism to after the Russian revolution of nineteen seventeen and later under Joseph Stalin's reign some of Marx's ideas along with those of Ladimir Lennon were used to build a new empire. Millions were killed along the way similarly millions died in China under the rule of Mao. Zedong's Communist Party domine acknowledged. It's hard to even talk about what marks out of communism without dragging in all the weight from Soviet Russia and Communist China and obviously a lot of people hold marks responsible for that or -tarian rules like Stalin's and malls were not what Marx had in. Mind it's important to note too. That Marx did not hate capitalism. He actually saw some virtue in the system. He saw it as a necessary precursor to communism and he envisioned some of the technological challenges automation unseating workers for example. That are true today. Domine explained marks was very impressed with the kind of progressive character of capitalism by forcing people from all different walks of life into the same workplaces capitalism. Kind of breaks down. The old divides between communities and so things like race and gender religion. Divide people less. The more people are forced to see each other as equals in the workplace. Marks recognized marveled at the economical and technical growth the capitalism begets and saw it as an improvement from previous societies. Later in life. Domin says mark suggested that a growth capitalism might be a way to move toward communism instead of all out revolution but he still saw communism with no master slave dynamic as the end goal in that way and in others. Marx's idea of communism was far from the atrocities that have been committed in the name of communism elsewhere and his ideas are still perhaps strangely many a beacon and a search for a better way of life in that this practical and deep thinker of the nineteenth century still has relevance in today's world. Dahlman said marks was so committed to giving a kind of rational criticism of everything not just the enemy but to himself in everything he was willing to criticize the old modes of life and show how capitalism kind of improved on them but he was also willing to criticize capitalism and show how we could foresee improvement coming in the future. That is still hopeful vision.
Democracy Cant Thrive in Chaos
"Jane Fonda was arrested five times for environmental protest outside the Capitol this fall. She accepted a BAFTA film award while being taken into custody and photographs. The actor cast a striking figure in handcuffs in red will coat. It's a color fitting for the protests which are inspired by global school strikes and called Fire Drill. Fridays fresh from her arrest streak. The activists joined environmental justice campaigner and community organizer. Peggy Shepherd to record a live episode of Dare. I say in partnership with AMEX AT SAKS fifth avenue in New York City Peggy has been at the forefront of the Environmental Justice Movement in the US for a long time. She founded nonprofit organization. We Act for Environmental Justice in North Manhattan in the eighties. It helped low income New Yorkers in particular communities of color fight harmful environmental policies. It now fights for better environmental and health policies on a local and national level in the I live recorded episode of Dare. I say peggy and Jane discussed civil disobedience the green new deal resilience and why it is important for women to lead the climate conversation. How can we remedy empathy crisis? That has hurt generations of Americans. Why is the cult of rugged individualism driving climate disaster? What can older generations learned from teenagers at the decades on the frontlines? Peggy and Jane Have Not Stop Fighting. They are women who dare. Hi You know. We have a lot in common where activists arrested. But why have you decided to be arrested and to be active at this moment in time over Labor Day weekend? I felt great malaise because I drive an electric car and I do away with single use plastics and I make all those right personal lifestyle choices but I knew that they're not going to be able to scale up in time to get us where we need to be is a good place to start but it's no place to stop and so. I read a book by Klein that talked about a green new deal and talked about gratitude and it inspired me to get out of my comfort zone as Greta says we have to do and not behave business as usual as you know better than a lot of people. We have decades many decades more than forty years writing speeches and books and getting the word out about the science. What the science says. And we've marched and we've rallied and we've played nice and it hasn't worked enough and we only have eleven years left and so we have to up the stakes and I think we have to mobilize and go into the streets and put our bodies on the line and engage in civil disobedience and risk getting arrested. I don't WANNA BE ARRESTED. But you know you have to be willing to risk it so I went. I moved to DC for four months to win gaijin fired real Fridays because Fridays is the day that Greta and the student climate strikers have chosen to strike for climate so I want to support them and helpless their message teenagers today were born more than a decade after NASA scientists warned Congress about climate change in nineteen eighty eight. James Hansen told lawmakers at the time that he was ninety nine percent sure that human activity was causing temperatures to rise. Teenagers today have inherited the climate crisis. They have grown up. In a world of apocalyptic headlines and increasingly volatile weather. It's no surprise that they are extremely intelligent educated and now taking to the streets sweetest teenager. Greta Tonsberg inspired a wave of student protests across the world when she skipped school to strike outside of her country's parliament. And so how do you feel that? We really can motivate young people and youth to really be the strong activists that they need because they are going to inherit this climate this globe right now. What I'm feeling is I don't need to motivate them. They're motivating me. They're the ones because they see that we've taken their future not we. The fossil fuel industry has is robbing them of the future and we can't let them shoulder this burden by themselves. So Granny's unite. Older people have to get out there and and we have to stand along side them. This is a collective crisis that's going to require a collective solution that means all of us together because it is a stomach and we know that we can each take the issues that we need. Whether it's changing light bulbs whether it's recycling. We know that we can do all of those things. But we know that it's systemic and that we gotta come together collectively to educate our elected officials and to pressure the policymakers to really pass the kind of legislation that we all need. But we know that we can't do that with the message. Simply reducing carpet or a message. Simple energy efficiency. We've got a really embraced the values that appeal to all of our communities because Oliver Communities are not whole. They're not healthy. We know that millions of people in this country are living with bad air. They don't have clean water and they are disproportionately impacted by pollution and the Environmental Justice Movement has really for the last thirty years were to achieve environmental protection for all communities and we know also that when we talk about climate change and you hear people talk about climate justice. Climate Justice is not just a cool phrase. It's really a term that is focused on the most vulnerable communities. And how we've got to take action to ensure that the most vulnerable are protected because when that happens we're all protected and so we've got agreement deal and we know that that's been an important framework that's been proposed and it's wonderful that she was not prescriptive. Afc and the others who have talked about this framework we know that it has motivated sectors of of our country to get together and fill in the blanks. What they think is a green new deal what they need for their communities and for their lives and that's been a very important motivator. I think in this moment for a long time. There's been this rap that the environmental movement is white and elite. I think even Obama kind of felt that way but my experience is that that is not the case and then in fact people of color who live in the frontline communities have been very much at the forefront of the environmental movement and are the bravest strongest voices. It's a stereotype that people of color don't really care about the environment. Because they're really concerned with with jobs and food and of course we're all concerned with that but what? I've found predominantly above ninety sixth street when we have monthly membership meetings. It's not the more fluent Brown's donors who are coming out on these sites. It's people from public housing. We get so many calls about air pollution coming into their apartments about odors and emissions from trucks cars buses. We have worker training program for under employed young men and we invited them to come to our membership meetings to hear about issues of climate change or toxins in and chemicals cosmetics and they were able to understand the issue they were able for the probably the first time in their lives to talk to an elected official and tell them what they felt in what they needed and so it's about support. People know what they need. They just need some support to be able to advocate and to be able to. Maybe have a place to come and use computer. Have a place to come and ask some key questions. Let me just tell you that the upcoming mayoral public housing tenants are going to be a major factor in who gets elected and we're going to be organizing them and there's coalitions all over the city to ensure that some of the most vulnerable people are the ones who are going to be part of the solution and so I would simply say that the most vulnerable when we address them we lift all boats. It's not about trickle down. It's about lifting everyone up together and that's what creates an equitable and just society.
Netflix's 'Otherhood' Is About a 'Deep Female Friendship'
"Will start with other hood. It's about three MOMS whose kids are grown and the women are all trying to figure out what they're gonNA do next and their lives motherhood sinking feeling that how's your child's growing up that you're being broken up with on a gradual but daily basis it's inhumane emotional waterboarding as the best description adoption of motherhood. I've ever heard well at this stage. It doesn't feel like motherhood other. The Film Co Stars Patricia Arquette Angela Bassett Facet and Felicity Huffman and let's first talk about Felicity Huffman next next before we talk about the movie she'll be sentenced month for her involvement in the college admissions scandal scandal to which he's pled guilty and her arrest actually delayed the original release of other hood supposed to coincide with Mother's Day. Here's what the film's producer Sir Cathy Schulman had to say on the issue. When we made the film with Felicity obviously we had no idea what might happen later and it was a terrific experience. It's all around an amazing collaboration frankly of five or six or seven women in their fifties of which she was one and when this actually actually happened it had a sort of interesting mirroring effect you know to the film itself in the sense that mothering is really really hard and even felicity character in the movie you know. She has to make some really really hard decisions. She's goes through a lot of hell before she learns to love herself again and interestingly enough. We have not seen it. You know affecting in the film so far people are starting to see it and what's exciting is when you know those who write about it say what a terrific performance. She actually has given in his but you know I think that yes. She's having an intense second chapter here and the movie is really all about second chapters. It's directed by Cindy Chupak. She was a writer producer on sex and the city she also adapted the screenplay she and producer Cathy Schulman struggle for a decade to get it made the major obstacle. The leads were women in their fifties. It was always about empty nesting it kind of was about a stage of life and then we were just discussing. They're not mothers anymore. What are they and I came up with other head from my extensive experience on it was really funny moment when she said it because the scene that you just played imitates what happened when we were sitting thing across the table from one another and we just were like that is the best description of what we're experiencing we could possibly imagine and then it's so much fine to see. Patricia say those words because we had the same experience creating the title itself. Yeah it is a really harsh. I don't know like a right of passage or whatever that period in life is. It feels horrendous because everything in your body as a mother is prone to taking care of your children. I mean our our eyes. Get bad during pregnancy are bones get weaker. I mean even our physical bodies. Give everything it can to our child so once you're sort have discarded thrown away like old. US handkerchief a horrible feeling but there is a bright side. I mean I guess there is something about this story about kinship in about finding people who are going through similar things and strengthen numbers stink the numbers I like and also that your children you know you want them to individually to move away but I think part of the argument that all three of these MOMS have is shirts great. We want you to have your own life but don't forget us and don't be disrespectful towards us and you know we could still love each other and stay connected being adult and have your own life but you know I love you. You and I want you to love and respect me and I think there's a subconscious thing too in the way that we've been from the nuclear family from Nineteen Fifties Americana Donna and before I do think we've taken mothers for granted and it's a subconscious bias and I I would like to have that conversation about shifting that relationship chip and also respecting our elders which I don't think we do a great job of in America. We're talking with producer. Cathy Schulman writer Director Cindy Chupak and actor Patricia arquette about their new new movie other hood basically there's this age group and it kind of is forty nine to sixty nine. That's like this forgotten female generation. You know we're mothers and grandmothers or that's what everyone thinks but what about those twenty years in between where we're still working oftentimes at the height of our careers might be in second in careers. Their sometimes are second marriages. Somebody might have died. You know your your children are leaving your sensuality and sexuality into question your relationships relationships with husbands and lovers. You're suddenly think you should have sex with the lifeguard things. Are you know during this period who this guy is yeah no. I I see that because I experienced that heavily no names March twenty minutes the new what I'm referencing that there's nothing more terrifying for a woman than society saying that after you you do this heavy lifting of motherhood which is up until a child is eighteen to twenty that then your grandmother a grandmother is a great stage but it's very far along from where many women in Middle Age are actually living and experiencing things and there's a lot of life to have and that's what's the fun other hood the movie because they go to New York these three MOMS with this agenda to fix their relationships with their adult sons as if that's possible symbol but what happens instead is they realized who they are. I don't think it's just society that assigns. This valued motherhood. I think it's also also comes from us and it's a subconscious kind of bias. We ourselves carry so in this movie with these friends. I think they do start to go. Hold on a minute. I WanNa read negotiate the life <hes> I don't know when agreed to that or how I agree to that or what happened exactly but I wanna have a different life now. I'm going to add something to that because it is is societal and its internal and its pop culture and pop culture through television through film through books through advertising shapes expectations of of how people are supposed to look how they're supposed to behave and you guys all know this that there are certain things that women can and cannot do behind in front of the camera certain kinds of characters they can and cannot play and there's certain kinds of ways that they have to be seeing and not upset those norms and that is part of how the characters doctors in this story start to think about themselves because they're conditioned by that onslaught through popular culture. I mean I think there's also something whereas sometimes agents don't want their their clients actresses to play a mom of an adult person like you know there's a feeling that you're now crossing over into an area and then that's who you are so then you can't like you said into the dead leads <hes> to you. Are you ready to move into the zone your day. Amy Schumer so true we have it cued up listen last day with Amy Schumer Audition for Mrs Causing. You're kidding me. I read for that party. You got that she'll because it's going to be really good or either. A movie set you gotTa Wardrobe and the only thing they have for you to wear long sweaters like cover you up head to toe Kinda thing. Rarely the poster prefer your movie is just like a picture of the kitchen. Yeah very vague titles like whatever it takes or. Sheen's well the last days kind of saying like we're about to be marginalized as opposed to this movie hopefully puts these women front and center their stories are valuable and they're kind of extraordinary ordinary ordinary characters. They're not playing the MOM. They're playing women who have adult son. This is a damn Mamadee people. Yeah we have a mom at eight. I was thinking on the way over that 'cause I was asked a little bit about like you know Mommy. Chick flick and you know chick flick could only only have become a term because men decided to identify which movies they didn't WanNa Watch. No woman decided let's call these chick flicks and so until there's Dick flicks I've. I don't want to call it that Cathy. Schulman is the producer of other hood. Cindy Chupak is it's writer director and Patricia Arquette Stars in the film Cassie Cindy and Patricia. Thanks so much for coming in. Thanks for having thank you thanks
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