A conversation led by grassroots organizers who will share their community strategies and best practices to help you develop a roadmap for overhauling our criminal legal system. Featuring thought leaders, activists, and educators from Advancement Project, Close the Workhouse Coalition, and Power U.
Shawn Holmes, A Milwaukee EMT, firefighter and nursing student describes the challenges of his work in response to COVID-19, and explains why voting is important to first responders. The Edge of the Frame: A Black Voter Engagement Video Project is Directed By Jordan Thomas Produced by Emerald Media
King Bethel, A 14 year-old performer and student speaks of his love of Detroit, singing at a Pistons game, and why he wishes he could vote.
Marcella Riley, A retired Milwaukee NAACP secretary expresses her frustration at not being able to do what she always does during election season – take seniors to the polls during the pandemic – and what she’ll do instead to get out the vote.
Kristal Reyes, A Detroit clinical social worker in long-term recovery enumerates the reasons why she votes.
Anita Johnson, The Wisconsin ID Coalition Coordinator for VoteRiders describes her work and the tough choice Milwaukeeans had to make during the April 7 primary.
Kwasi Stampley, A musician, student, and grocery store employee discusses life in Milwaukee during the pandemic and why he votes. Music: That’s What I Believe (instrumental) by K-STAMP.
Craig Samuel, A Brooklyn entrepreneur speaks about the challenges of running restaurants during the pandemic, surviving the virus, and the importance of voting.
Laura Canty-Samuel, A Brooklyn comedy writer, comedian and digital producer discusses the importance of artists in this time, her empathy for younger people, and why it’s important to vote.
David Rose, A Philadelphia urban designer explains why voting and policymaking are critical to the planning of our cities. Music: Empty by Anahata
Jasmine Thompson, A Philadelphia urban farmer discusses her work to improve our food system and how her vote affects her work.
Iye Yin Dae, A Philadelphia artist, musician, and teacher speaks of his skepticism of the political process, why he votes, and his hopes for his students. Music: The Saints by Iye Yin Dae
Silver Moore, A Detroit educator and entrepreneur discusses the impact of her work and her vote.
Professor, activist and author Angela Davis talked to us at our AFROPUNK Joburg festival. Journalist and culture editor Danielle Bowler delve deep into topics democracy and freedom. As she does, Ms. Davis dropped a wealth of knowledge and commentary on the state of Blackness and freedom in 2020.