On today’s show:
Legislation is moving through the California legislature to create an “Ebony Alert”. With a similar concept to the Amber Alert, an Ebony Alert gives particular emergency focus to the disproportionate disappearances of Black women and girls in the state. We’re joined by Aisha Wahab, the California state senator representing the 10th District, which runs from Hayward and Union City south to Sunnyvale and Santa Clara. She is one of the three State Senators who has sponsored Senate Bill 673 to create an emergency alert system – referred to as an “Ebony Alert,” with respect to Black youth, including young women and girls, who are reported missing under unexplained or suspicious circumstances.
Then, we go to Atlanta, where a joint operation with the Atlanta police department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation raided and arrested the folks involved in solidarity fundraising for people arrested in the Stop Cop City protests. Our guest is Aja Arnold, an Atlanta-based journalist and founding editor of local outlet Mainline. Her reporting on Atlanta’s Cop City project has been featured in The Intercept, Vice, and The Appeal – where her latest is titled: Atlanta Police Target Bail Fund Organizers in Latest Crackdown on ‘Stop Cop City’ Movement. Read it here: https://theappeal.org/cop-city-bail-fund-arrests-atlanta-solidarity-fund/
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Our Resistance in Residence Artist this week is actor, director, and intimacy choreographer Jeuneé Simon. Listen to our full length interview with Jeuneé on our podcast (link below). Learn more about Jeuneé Simon: https://www.jeuneesimon.com/
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