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The Sister Source
36 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Youth Activists Leading the Way!
On today’s show we will learn about an amazing group of youth activists in Montgomery County Maryland and what they are doing to create change! Our guest today is Anika Manzoor, the Youth Activism Project’s first-ever Executive Director. She was introduced to activism when she “accidentally” co-founded School Girls Unite at the age of 12. Through Youth Activism Project, Anika discovered the power of her own voice and consequently, her own passion for youth empowerment. Anika is a graduate of Grinnell College and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Click this link to learn more about Anika and the Youth Activism Project!
43 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Understanding the Federal Budget Process
On today’s show, we will focus on something that most of us probably never think about but has a big impact on our daily lives—the federal budget. As of September 2nd, the federal government had spent about $6.6 trillion, taken in revenue around $3.3 trillion, leaving a deficit of around $3.3 trillion. These numbers are mind-boggling and the federal budget process is very complex. Here to help us learn how the federal budget process works, how to influence it, and what it means for Black, Indigenous and other women of color, is Mike Veselik.
40 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
The Role of the Faith Community in Social Action
The faith community has played a central role in prior social justice efforts. In fact, many say that the civil rights movement was born and nurtured in church basements where it was safe to organize.On this episode, Dr. McGencey interviewed the Rev. Thomas Bowen, the Earl L. Harrison Minister of Social Justice has faithfully served the Shiloh congregation as a member of its ministerial team since July 2002. Rev. Bowen brought interesting perspective to the topic and gave practical examples of how faith-based organizations can lead social justice movements in spirit and in truth.
42 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Black Men as Allies
Malcolm X was quoted as saying that Black women are the most disrespected, unprotected, and neglected people in America. Sadly, Black men are often our harshest critics. To help unpack how Black men can be better allies to Black women, Rev. Thomas Bowen shared strategies all Black men can use to show up for Black women!
27 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Self-Care Tips for These Challenging Times
On today’s show we will focus on how women of color (Black, Latinx, Asian-Pacific Islander, and American Indian-Native American) can practice radical self-care.Our guest today is Nacole Brown, President and CEO of Ncredible Lady. Ncredible Lady is social media platform that offers spiritual and uplifting information to help users process current events.
36 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
Conversation with Delegate Sandy Bartlett-Maryland
The coronavirus pandemic, record levels of unemployment, and acts of violence against Black people by the police and other racist people. On today’s show, we will focus on the criminal justice system and how women of color can be catalysts for change. Our guest was Delegate J. Sandy Bartlett who represents Maryland’s District 32 and is the first African-American elected to serve in the Maryland General Assembly from District 32 in Anne Arundel County. Delegate Bartlett is a lifetime supporter of the environment through sustainability, better education through innovation, and career advancement through training. She believes focusing on these matters preserves hope in communities, which equates to less crime.
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