The mass shooting in Atlanta and combatting white supremacist violence; Plus: Oakland moves a step closer to public safety reforms and defunding OPD

0:08 – After the mass shooting of spa workers in Atlanta, what it’s like on the ground

George Chidi (@neonflag) is a journalist and columnist for the online news site Decaturish.com, based in Atlanta, GA.

0:20 – On organizing against anti-Asian hate and combatting white supremacist violence

Jung Hee Choi (@jungheechoi) is Deputy Director of Power California, a statewide multiracial civic engagement organization building the electoral power of young voters of color.

0:34 – Oakland’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force meets for final time before sending recommendations to the City Council, advocates want transformative change

James Burch is the Policy Director of the Anti-Police Terror Project (@APTPaction), and President of the National Lawyers Guild SF Bay Area Chapter. He serves on Oakland’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force. 

liz suk (@liz_suk) is interim executive director for Oakland Rising, which mobilizes and educates voters in the flatlands – East and West Oakland – around issues of social justice.

1:08 – Author interview: Annalee Newitz (@Annaleen) writes science fiction and nonfiction. They are the author of the novels The Future of Another Timeline, and Autonomous, which won the Lambda Literary Award. As a science journalist, they are a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and have a monthly column in New Scientist.  They are also the co-host of the Hugo Award-winning podcast Our Opinions Are Correct. Their latest book is Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age.