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Where Is Now

8 EpisodesProduced by Billy Buntin + Jesse FreestonWebsite

Each episode, one host crafts a case for the cultural and political impact of an individual on our world, while the other host challenges their arguments. With equal parts rigor, vigor and trigger, Billy and Jesse weave their way through rare archival clips, warm takes, and belly laughs in a sincere… read more

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Rosa Parks - Doing the work. Taking the risk.

Rosa Parks is a Civil Rights icon.  A quiet, unassuming woman who would commit her life to activism, and eventually change the course of American history.  

In this episode, Billy leads the discussion around Ms. Parks' life, her legacy, and the lessons we can learn, as we navigated difficult waters today.    Jesse and Billy discuss the unfortunate "shrink wrapping" of Rosa Parks' life.

They discuss strategy with activist, author Bill Fletcher Jr.  Bill offers powerful insights on tactics for winning, plus the meaning and value of "intersectionality".    The hosts, again, discuss the importance of narratives, and critique the unfortunate ethnic divisions that have become resurgent, recently.  Nick Cannon's public comments about Jews, the terrible police violence against George Floyd, Tony Timpa, Jacob Blake and so many others.  The bizarre resurgence of anti-semitic statements from black public figures.    

Rosa Parks reminds us to remain vigilant.  Do the work. Take the risk.  

SOURCES  
At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance -- A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle McGuire
Rosa Parks Documentary - Biography Channel

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