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What Equality Looks Like
31 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Bonus Episode: Persisting Podcast
What Equality Looks Like has wrapped up projection. Thank you for listening and please join me on a new podcast, Persisting. This is a podcast for progressive activists who believe our country can live up to its promise if we persist in civic engagement and holding our government officials accountable. Each week we discuss the topics that matter most because of their impact on our lives and country. We identify the underlying issues, the progressive road forward and concrete actions we can take to make a difference - now. I hope you like this episode and subscribe to never miss an episode.
29 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
What a Difference a Week Makes
Alexa and Terry talk about Joe Biden's progressive agenda, the impeachment of whats-his-name, and ridiculous Republican double standards
31 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
There's more than one reason to celebrate January 20, 2021. This is a podcast for progressive activists who believe our country can live up to its promise if we persist in civic engagement and holding our government officials accountable. Each week we discuss the topics that matter most because of their impact on our lives and country. We identify the underlying issues, the progressive road forward and concrete actions we can take to make a difference - now.
22 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Podcast Finale: What Equality Looks Like To Me
In the podcast's finale, Terry O'Neill reflects more about what equality means, and how we can best achieve it. "Equality, to me, would mean that historically marginalized people would be seen, and heard, and respected, and supported, no less than the privileged and powerful. When I say marginalized people, I mean communities of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and in particular women within those communities."
17 minutes | Nov 22, 2020
Terry O'Neill reflects on the 2020 elections
This year, despite Donald Trump’s reign of corruption, racism, and xenophobia, and despite a lot of pre-election polling that turned out to be very wrong, white women voted much the same way they did in 2016: half or a little over half voted for Trump, while only 43-45% voted for Biden. Why? And what should progressive, antiracist feminists be thinking about the coming years?
37 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Alexa Maros on grassroots activism as a journey
Alexa Maros is a co-founder of PDX Persist, a grassroots organization headquartered in Portland, Oregon dedicated to achieving big structural change; racial, economic and gender justice; and making government work for all of us, not just those at the top. If that sounds familiar it should. That's the vision Elizabeth Warren laid out when she ran for president.
35 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
Courtney Carter on the journey from being an ally to taking action
Courtney Carter is the founder of Ally2Action, an organization created in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. Carter helped create a 21-Day Journey, inviting allies to become active in the anti-racism movement. Each day you receive a text message linking you to a video, article, podcast episode, etc -- to help learn about the lived experience of Black people in our country. On this episode, Courtney and Terry talk about that word, “ally,” and about a new word, “discomfortable," and what’s next for Ally2Action.
30 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
Christian Nunes on intersectional feminism in NOW
Fifty years after Aileen Hernandez served as President of the National Organization for Women, Christian Nunes has become NOW’s second African American president. Advocating for the empowerment of women and girls has been Christian’s life work. She expresses a generous and inclusive vision for NOW’s future and is proud of the organization’s long-standing core values of ending racism and homophobia. But she is also mindful that white privilege and white fragility are all too real, not just in American society, but also in the women’s movement. Terry and Christian talk about what it means to be an intersectional ally, about the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and about the difference between equality and equity.
37 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Saru Jayaraman on the campaign for One Fair Wage
Saru Jayaraman is the founder and CEO of One Fair Wage, a national coalition dedicated to eliminating the subminimum wage for all tipped workers. What many people don’t know is that the federal minimum wage for tipped workers is $2.13/hour. Before coronavirus, tipped workers were already struggling. But the pandemic has created a particular crisis for tipped workers. One Fair Wage has stepped up. In the richest country in the world, there’s no excuse for singling out some workers for a subminimum wage.
28 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Part 2: Barbara Arnwine on Voter Suppression and the Pandemic
As if intentional voter suppression targeting communities of color in states dominated by conservative politicians wasn’t enough, the COVID-19 pandemic has made voting even more complicated and difficult. Even in states free from voter suppression, marginalized groups have had a harder time casting their ballots in primary elections, and will have a harder time in the general election too. In response to the pandemic, many states are implementing universal voting by mail – but as Barbara explained, while vote-by-mail is great, it is not a panacea – especially for Black, Latinx, and Native American voters, and voters with disabilities.
40 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
Part 1: Barbara Arnwine on Voter Suppression and the Women's Vote
Barbara Arnwine is the founder and CEO of the Transformative Justice Coalition and also the co-leader, along with Rev Jesse Jackson, of the Voting Rights Alliance. Barbara and Terry talk about the loss of John Lewis and CT Vivian, two civil rights giants who changed American history and affected Barbara deeply. Their heroism continues to inspire her to fight, as they did, against voter suppression. Many of the same voter suppression tactics that were so popular in the American South during the Jim Crow era have reared their ugly heads again.
35 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Nancy Hogshead-Makar on Sexual Abuse in Olympics and College Sports
In this episode, Terry talks with Nancy Hogshead-Makar, an Olympic champion who won three gold medals in swimming and then went on to become a women's rights attorney and founder of Champion Women, a nonprofit advocacy organization for women and girls in sports. Nancy has been a leader in recent efforts to protect Olympic athletes from sexual harassment and sexual assault. She helped lead the fight to pass the Safe Sport Act of 2017 which created the U.S. Center for Safe Sport. And she’s also a leading advocate in the effort to create a power shift that gives athletes more information and say-so about the policies and practices in their sport.
27 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
Max Richtman on Women and Social Security
The CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare discusses the importance of expanding our Social Security system and defeating Donald Trump's "hare-brained" idea of choking off its funding by canceling the payroll tax.
34 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
Patricia Ireland on Women in the Labor Movement
Patricia Ireland understands the women’s movement and labor movement from a unique vantage point. She was the President of the National Organization for Women for 10 years and then become a labor law attorney, representing unions and union members against their employers. On this episode, we look at the unique ecosystem of the women's movement and the labor movement, how we are allies, how that allyship has been working and how we need to go forward.
27 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Glynda Carr on Black Women's Leadership and Voting Power
The CEO of Higher Heights for America talks about expanding Black women's leadership and voting power through trainings, convenings, and virtual Sunday brunch.
2 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
COMING SOON: What Equality Looks LIke
This podcast brings intersectional feminism to life through conversations with feminist and progressive leaders. We examine the barriers faced by women of all identities in their communities, workplaces, and homes, as well as opportunities to make lasting change.
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