Episode 08: Honoring Junteenth, and a Conversation with Race Forward’s President, Glenn Harris

Glenn Harris, President of Race Forward and Publisher of Colorlines, joins Hiba and Chevon for a timely conversation on “the moment” our nation is facing, and the disproportionate impacts COVID-19 has had on communities of color. Race Forward responded swiftly to the crisis, and the work being undertaken within the racial justice movement to safeguard our democracy in another tumultuous election year. 

We also include audio from last week’s Building a Movement: A Virtual Town Hall with Minneapolis Organizers, a powerful online event where we heard directly from long-time activists building a movement to end police violence and systemic racism in our communities.

In recognition of Juneteeth, Chevon and Hiba discuss their personal efforts to learn and engage with the spirit of the holiday, and talk about the recent landmark Supreme Court Title VII ruling, which prohibits employment discrimination against LGBTQ people.


Resources (by order of mention) 


The Time For Reparations Is Now [Op-Ed] by Yirssi Bergman, Shweta Moorthy, and Juell Stewart (via Colorlines)



SCOTUS Says: The 1964 Civil Rights Act Protects LGBTQ+ People, Too (via Colorlines) 



Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley on Ending “Qualified Immunity”



Laverne Cox on the SCOTUS Title VII Ruling Prohibiting LGBTQ Employment Discrimination



Building a Movement: A Virtual Town Hall with Minneapolis Organizers (hosted by Race Forward)



Angela Davis Talks 'Orange is the New Black,' Prison Abolition (via Colorlines)



Glenn Harris, President of Race Forward and Publisher of Colorlines



“What is systemic racism? Here's what it means and how you can help dismantle it” (via USA Today)



Glenn Harris and James Haslam: A New Social Contract (via Partners For Dignity And Rights)



Democracy May Not Exist, But We'll Miss It When It's Gone, Astra Taylor (via Goodreads)



Race Forward’s Statement On Disproportionate COVID-19 Cases And Deaths In Black and Latinx Communities: It’s Time To Lead With Racial Equity



We Vote We Count Report


“Authoritarian State or Inclusive Democracy? 21Things We Can Do Right Now” by Eric Ward (via Southern Poverty Law Center)



Movement For Black Lives: Policy Platforms 



Executive Producers: 

Hendel Leiva and Melissa Franqui

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Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Co-hosts Chevon and Hiba give their unique takes on race and pop culture, and uplift narratives of hope, struggle, and joy, as we continue to build the momentum needed to advance racial justice in our policies, institutions, and culture. Build on your racial justice lens and get inspired to drive action by learning from organizational leaders and community activists.


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