Politics & Culture
Angela Davis on Abolition, Justice, Imagining New Worlds & More
World-renowned author, activist, and professor Angela Davis talks about the prison abolition movement from her time as a Black Panther leader to today. In her tireless efforts as an abolitionist and a teacher, Davis continues to be a fierce advocate of education and the interconnected struggles of oppressed peoples.
The Sum of Us
How is it that the richest and most powerful country in the world does not provide even the most basic of human needs for its citizens? Why are developing nations able to provide a more stable social safety net? Heather McGhee discusses the idea of how a “solidarity dividend” can unite a multi-racial, cross-class coalition to take on concentrated wealth and power and build a more equitable country.
The 1619 Project
The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.
Race & America's Long War
Historian Nikhil Singh and Journalist Jeremy Scahill discuss why it's risky to erase the line between the horrible things Trump does and the horrible things the U.S. has done for a long time. It’s a complicated conversation. It means exploring the roots of white supremacy in the U.S., the way American wars are constantly put through a laundering process to make them seem noble and brave, the way “real American” has been defined and continues to be defined in our society.
Congresswoman Ihan Omar Models Change
Mehdi Hasan: A lot of people aren’t aware of the kind of crazy racist, Islamophobic abuse that you and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan have received since arriving here in Congress. Ilhan Omar: It sort of feels like it comes with the territory. I mean, we’re shifting the idea of who should have a seat at the table. These systems really weren’t built for people like Rashida and myself. I think we can focus on the doors that we have to open and keep open.
Angélique Kidjo sings
California Community Colleges
Governor Signs 2022-23 State Budget
After months of negotiations, Governor Newsom signed the 2022-23 state budget. This historically large budget includes significant investments in the community colleges:
Resisting Decades of "Reform" Movement Disruption in the California Community Colleges
California community college practitioners, students, and stakeholders must make an effort to engage in honest discussion about the billionaire-funded “reform” policies that have steered the California Community Colleges off course for decades. Committed to the California Community Colleges as a public good that belongs to every student who can benefit from the education we offer, let us work together to stop the “reform”-influenced advocacy groups from defunding and derailing our community colleges.
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