AFROPUNK SOLUTION SESSIONS EP. 4: ACTIVIST
June 27, 2018
Black activists all over the world are uniting and forming movements to assert their voices and build power in their communities. And the all the work they’re doing — no matter how big, or how small — is important in moving the needle toward a more safe and equitable future for Black folks. In “Activist,” episode four of AFROPUNK SOLUTION SESSIONS, hosts Bridget Todd and Yves Jeffcoat explore what moves people to activism and how we all have the capacity to create social change. They talk with Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and founder of Dignity and Power Now, about the moment she was inspired to action and how we can put in work to change our conditions. Franklin James Fisher and Ryan Mahan of the band Algiers continue the conversation about activism, expressing how they claim space and empower people through their art.
Listen to this episode of AFROPUNK SOLUTION SESSIONS to find out what you can do to find your lane and fight back.
WE GET INTO:
- Finding your voice as an activist
- All the organizing and behind-the-scenes work of activism
- Activism through music and artistic expression
- Remaining healthy while doing social change work
- Don’t be afraid to start your own organization.
- Take action in a way that moves you.
- Prioritize your well-being.
- Find what ignites you.
- Learn more about Black Lives Matter and Dignity and Power Now.
- Visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights.
- Learn more about or get involved in Black Youth Project 100.
- Check out music by Algiers.
FEATURED IN THIS EPISODE:
Bree Newsome is an artist who drew national attention in 2015 when she climbed the flagpole in front of the South Carolina Capitol building and lowered the confederate battle flag.
Patrisse Khan Cullors
Artist, Organizer, Educator
Artist, organizer, educator, and popular public speaker, Patrisse Cullors is a Los Angeles native and Co-Founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network and Founder of grassroots Los Angeles based organization Dignity and Power Now.
Franklin Fisher & Ryan Mahan
Members Of The Band Algiers
ALGIERS is a doom soul band from Atlanta, Georgia. Their second LP, The Underside of Power, shouts down oppressors as it twists work songs and soul motifs around post-punk, noise and sledgehammer beats.