On today’s show, we start in conversation about the tragic racist mass shooting in Florida that happened over the weekend. We’re in conversation with Jonel Edwards Mickles is a co-executive director of Dream Defenders, a Florida organization created after the racist killing of Trayvon Martin.
Check out the Dream Defenders website: https://www.dreamdefenders.org/
Then, we look at conditions for prisoners throughout the US south who’ve been suffering under a series of heatwaves with little to no reprieve. We’re joined by Nick Wing, an editor at The Appeal, a worker-led nonprofit newsroom that covers the legal system.
Read Nick Wing’s latest piece for The Appeal: https://theappeal.org/heat-prison-deaths-air-conditioning/
The Vallejo Police Department has re-hired the officer who killed Sean Monterosa in 2020. We’re joined to discuss by Michelle and Ashley Monterosa, sisters of Sean Monterrosa.
This week’s Resistance in Residence Artist is playwright Leelee Jackson, who writes postmodern narratives of the African diaspora. Her play Comb Your Hair (Or You’ll Look Like a Slave) was featured earlier this month at BAMBDFEST.
Check out Leelee Jackson’s website: https://writewithleelee.wixsite.com/website
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