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Produced by Partners for Dignity & Rights, we explore and celebrate the work of poor people's movements, particularly in the US. We highlight innovative and powerful organizing campaigns and community building led by women, LGBTQ folks, Black communities and other people of color, that are pushingRead more

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Solidarity With Haiti! With Mamyrah Prosper of Community Movement Builders - Part Two

Aug 15 • 01:07:21

On this episode, part two of a two part interview, Mamyrah Prosper discusses the aftermath of the assassination of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse, as well as grassroots responses. This interview was recorded just days before the recent earthquake added to the turmoil in Haiti....

What is Happening in Haiti? With Mamyrah Prosper of Community Movement Builders - Part One

Aug 12 • 34:55

On this episode, part one of a two part interview, Mamyrah Prosper discusses her personal history as the daughter of a political prisoner in Haiti through her movement activism and work as a scholar, as well as recent Haitian political history, from the Duvaliers through Jovenel Moïse. Stay tuned for part two, as we discuss the assassination of Moïse and the aftermath, as ...

Liberating Housing: With Cole Williams of Greater New Orleans Citizen's Relief Team

Apr 13 • 38:56

Cole WIlliams of the Greater New Orleans Citizen's Relief Team talks with host Max Rameau about liberating homes owned by the city of New Orleans, renovating them, and moving in unhoused people.

Described as having ​“the heart of Bob Marley, soul of Sam Cooke and grit of Etta James”,​ New Orleans-based Cole Williams and The Cole Williams Band (CWB) has rooted their sound in...

Police Free Schools: With M. Adams of Freedom Inc in Madison, Wisconsin

Jan 1 • 42:56

M. Adams, Co-Executive Director of Freedom, Inc, talks with host Max Rameau about Black-Asian solidarity, lessons from multiracial organizing in a mostly white Midwest city, and their recent victory in removing police from schools in Madison, Wisconsin.

M. Adams is a community organizer and co-executive director of Freedom Inc. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Adams has been i...

Free The Land: Sterling Johnson and Jenn Bennetch, Philadelphia Housing Action

Dec 1 • 45:32

Philadelphia Housing Action used direct action to force the city of Philadelphia to relinquish over 60 vacant homes for a community land trust for housing for the homeless. Sterling Johnson and Jenn Bennetch, two organizers with Philadelphia Housing Action, join host Max Rameau to discuss their victories and setbacks in their work to take over vacant housing in Philadelphi...

Community Solutions in a Time of Crisis: Webinar Conversation featuring Scot Nakagawa, Sunni Patterson, Letha Muhammad, Crystal Hayling, and Adriana Foster

Aug 17 • 47:30

This episode, adapted from a recent webinar hosted by Partners for Dignity & Rights, is an important conversation on community solutions to the interconnected crises we are facing in this political moment. Liz Sullivan-Yuknis of Partners for Dignity & Rights facilitated a conversation with frontline organizations, including: ...

Bonus Episode! Essential Workers: Conversations from the Frontlines

Jul 23 • 01:07:45

On this special bonus episode of The Next World, we feature highlights from a recent conversation with organizations of essential workers and impacted communities. Cathy Albisa of Partners for Dignity & Rights facilitated a conversation on how we can not just save lives, but also expand human rights and make us all safer in the future. 

Speakers on this episode include:...

Housing Now! Carroll Fife & Dominique Walker of Moms4Housing and poet Sha'Condria "iCon" Sibley

Jul 9 • 45:03

On this episode of The Next World, we focus on the organization Moms 4 Housing. Our guests are two members of the organization, Carroll Fife, Director of the Oakland chapter of Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment and current candidate for Oakland's District 3 City Council seat, and housing activist Dominique Walker, who participated in the first Moms 4 Housi...

Just Transition and Viral Superhighways: Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan & Mateo Nube of Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project

May 13 • 01:09:17

This month: We are excited to welcome Michelle Mascarenhas-Swan and Mateo Nube of Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project. Movement Generation inspires and engages in transformative action towards the liberation and restoration of land, labor, and culture. Michelle and Mateo joined host Max Rameau to discuss viral superhighways, land & capitalism, and environmental j...

Free Them All: Organizing in Prisons with Laketa Smith of Voice Of The Experienced

Apr 23 • 31:15

In this special bonus episode, Laketa Smith of Voice Of The Experienced (VOTE) in Louisiana joins host Max Rameau to discuss environmental justice, prisons, and prison reform versus prison abolition. Laketa Smith is a proud dual member of Voice Of The Experienced in their New Orleans & Baton Rouge Chapters, Executive Director of A Bella LaFemme Society, and a mentor and ad...

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