Third Rail Eps 3: Health and Care when Community Organizing

Guests Deesha Narichania, Director of Programs, Girls for Gender Equity Matt Birkhold, Executive Director, Brecht Forum Segments 1. What is your self-care policy? Inspiration: “How About “An End to the Activist Martyr Complex?” by Spectra Speaks 2. Holding Space for Healthy Communities Inspiration: The Brecht Forum hosted a panel called, “What do we mean when […]

Third Rail Eps 2: Media Messages, Dunn Trail, and Living Uninterrupted thirdrail_2

Guests Djibril Toure, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Monifa Bandele, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement & BMC Board Member Segments 1. Where do we get our messages about identity? Inspiration: Documentary “MissRepresentation” 2.What were you doing at 19? Inspiration: “Black Boy Interrupted” by Ta-Nehisi Coates 3. “Tell em why you mad” Roundup Share and Enjoy

Third Rail Eps 4: Gentrification in Central Brooklyn

Guests Mychal Denzel Smith, Writer, Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute Marlon Peterson, Writer, Director of Community Relations, Fortune Society Segments 1.Cycle of Gentrification: A recent Spike Lee rant has once again shaped the discussion around gentrification as the displacement (or replacement) of low income people of color with white, middle to upper income residents. But […]

Third Rail Eps 6: Organizing & Funding the Revolution

Guests Braeden Lentz, Development Manager, Urban Justice Center Maurice Mitchell, Coordinator, New York Civic Engagement Table Segments 1. Black Community Organizing: Is there such a thing? Does community organizing look differently among in black neighborhoods than it does in white ones? What are the challenges for anyone organizing in black neighborhoods and for black organizers […]