Healing Justice Podcast
Welcome to Season 2! (with Kirin Kanakkannatt & Kate Werning)

Welcome to Season 2! (with Kirin Kanakkannatt & Kate Werning)

April 16, 2019

Welcome to Season 2 of Healing Justice Podcast!

This season's theme might just be action-while-incomplete. Or change-in-motion.

Hear host Kate Werning and incoming Board member Kirin Kanakkannatt talk about all the ways we are working to grow and aren't there yet, and how we decided to come back to hang out with y'all and grow in public anyway.

You'll hear what we've been up to these past 4 months and what to expect this season; including our new amazing disability justice Access Team, a forthcoming NAME CHANGE for this project, how we're thinking about building more community with you this year, the Zapatistas' New Year party, and dilemmas of queerness & diaspora. We are so glad to keep dreaming, aligning, acting, and practicing with you!

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Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sustainer at www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

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Thank you to Sonja Hanson for audio editing and production, and Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for music and mastering.

LIVE from Little Haiti: Food Sovereignty & Healing (with Uprooted and Rising & Inez Barlatier)

LIVE from Little Haiti: Food Sovereignty & Healing (with Uprooted and Rising & Inez Barlatier)

April 2, 2019

Welcome to our LIVE SHOW from Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami, Florida! We are joined by Uprooted & Rising leaders Estefanía Narváez and Miles Francisco, and the amazing local musician Inez Barlatier. We shared live music, deep personal stories, and learned about food sovereignty as a site of liberation and healing - from its parallels to survivorship, to the origins of soul food in West Africa, to what Uprooted & Rising is mobilizing around now.

We also offer creative ways that funders can support healing in justice work, share the a primer on the origins of this project and the lineage of healing justice, and give an update about season 2 (psst - it's coming soon!). For more information on series sponsorship or to propose a creative collaboration idea, email healingjusticepodcast@gmail.com

A big thank you to the lively crowd at The Funders Network Conference, and to the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation for sponsoring our presence there. An extra special thank you Michelle Knapik for your vision and coordination to bring it all together.

 

 

 

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Learn more about Uprooted & Rising at https://www.uprootedandrising.org, and find Inez Barlatier's new EP MOUN|MOON at http://www.inezbarlatier.com 

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Download and make your own Healing Justice Zine at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Pv38x2W_7k9YRgN-txHzPP0VMWZkDwtH and learn how to fold it here https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17921812159167443/ 

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Sign up for our email list to receive occasional communication from us with resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org

Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjusticeHealing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter 

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

Help us keep making this podcast by becoming a sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb

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Thank you to Phillip Brown of Spring Up for running the Facebook livestream, Guido Girgenti for audio editing and production, and Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for music and mastering.

Resilience is Ours: Voices from the Allied Media Conference

Resilience is Ours: Voices from the Allied Media Conference

March 6, 2019

Resilience is deeply necessary for us to survive and thrive, but it can often be imposed, distorted, or misunderstood. So we wanted to hear from our people what it means to them, and how they cultivate it for themselves.

This past June, our podcast volunteer team from all over the country took a trip to Detroit together for the 20th Annual Allied Media Conference (AMC), and hosted a workshop called Healing Justice Podcast Story Lab. We set up recording booths and asked participants to share the experiences, practices, and relationships that sustained them in their justice journey on the mics. In this episode we invite you to listen in and reflect on these many voices in their own words.

Check out our Instagram Story Highlight from AMC for visuals to accompany these stories here: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17937918448104448/

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ACCESS TEAM

Join our new Access Team to help us embody our commitment to disability justice, and specifically to volunteer transcribe all of our episodes from this past season. Sign up at www.tinyurl.com/hjptranscript 

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RESOURCES

You heard Myra, Parke, and Rachel refer to the following Healing Justice Podcast episodes:

-- 07 De-spa-ifying Healing & Accessibility with Third Root Community Health Center (Geleni Fontaine & Emily Kramer)

-- 22 Sustaining Ourselves when Confronting Violence with Black Lives Matter Global Network & Black Visions Collective (Miski Noor & Kandace Montgomery)

-- 03 Practice: Journaling Our Identity with Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

Learn more about Allied Media Conference and their chrysalis year at https://www.alliedmedia.org/amc

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JOIN THE COMMUNITY

-- Become a sustaining member at www.patreon.com/healingjustice

-- Find us on Instagram @healingjustice, like Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, and tweet at us @hjpodcast on Twitter -- and check out our Instagram Story highlight for visuals from the workshop!

-- Learn more and sign up for the email list to hear when new episodes drop at www.healingjustice.org

 

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THANK YOU to:

-- Rachel Ishikawa, Myra Al-Rahim, and Parke Ballantine for the creative direction and production of this episode, and your leadership at the workshop at AMC.

-- Marcia Lee, Justin Campbell, and Kate Werning for co-designing and co-facilitating the Healing Justice Podcast Story Lab workshop at AMC in June 2018.

-- Miriam Zoila Perez and JD Davids for being an essential part of the production team at the workshop.

-- Kirin Kanakkanatt, Brittany Koteles, Charlie Bruce, Nat McClellan, and Josiah Werning for your volunteer support at AMC.

-- Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing and final production, Josiah Werning for graphic design, and Danny O’Brien for intro and closing music.


AND THANK YOU TO OUR GUESTS:
Each of these folks and many more attended our Story Lab workshop at AMC and generously shared their brilliance with us. The voices you heard include Chimaera Bailey, Hadassah Damien, Jekaren Olaoya, Symone Johnson, Nada Beydoun, Isis Rose, Rajelin Escondo, Vern Plotkin, Lydia Nylander, Sarahlyn Pablo, Unny Nambudiripad, Frankie Mastrangelo, Chaz Barracks, and Carlin Christy.

New Years Practice: Cast a Spell with adrienne maree brown

New Years Practice: Cast a Spell with adrienne maree brown

December 27, 2018

Welcome to a very special New Years practice with adrienne maree brown, where she'll guide you through writing and casting a spell for yourself and your community to help transition us from 2018 to 2019. You'll need 30-90 minutes, a clear space, something to write on, and something to write with.

** If it helps you to have the prompts adrienne uses visually, scroll all the way to the bottom of these show notes for a list of the key questions for this practice. **

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THE REMIX

This practice was originally posted last year, so some of you have already done this with us! If you have your spell from last year, we give instructions in the first 10 minutes about how to release and transform it so you are ready to create a new one. (Thank you to Mya Spalter, author of Enchantments, for her recommendations.) If you want to skip right now to where the 2018-19 instructions begin, jump to about 17 minutes in.

You'll also hear us release our COLLECTIVE SPELL FOR 2018 that our community wrote together at this time last year! Follow along to see words and images from our community (it's so awesome) at http://www.healingjustice.org/spell

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SHARE YOUR SPELL!

We'd love to hear from you about the spell you've written to transition into the new year. Share a selfie, the full text, one line, or your reflections on what it was like to do this practice on social media with us - let's see what our community is conjuring for 2019! Find us on Instagram @healingjustice, like Healing Justice Podcast on Facebook, and tweet at us @hjpodcast on Twitter.

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MEET OUR GUEST:

adrienne maree brown is the author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements. She is a writer, social justice facilitator, healer/doula, and pleasure activist living in Detroit, and co-host of the podcast How to Survive the End of the World.

KEEP LEARNING WITH ADRIENNE:

How to Survive the End of the World podcast

adrienne’s blog

Read - Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds 

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WILL YOU HELP US CONTINUE IN 2019?

So many people need this support to help sustain their liberatory work, and these practices and this wisdom are not ours to sell. We have radical faith that we can sustain this project on a gift economy, with the generosity of our community as our fuel.

Please give what you can to our Facebook fundraiser here before midnight on 12/31: http://www.tinyurl.com/hjpgive

OR donate via the links on our website: http://www.healingjustice.org

Learn more and sign up for the email list to hear when new episodes drop at www.healingjustice.org

THANK YOU!

This podcast is mixed and produced by Zach Meyer at the COALROOM
All visuals contributed by Josiah Werning
Intro and closing music gifted by Danny O’Brien

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REFERENCE NOTES FOR THE PRACTICE:

You'll need:
30 minutes, pen/pencil, journal or paper, a clear workspace, and a tarot deck if you already have one and like to use it (optional).  ///
 
2018 Free Write Prompts: 
- Were there things in this year that felt too heavy for me to carry?
- Were there things in this year that I learned about myself, about movements for justice, about how I want to be? Lessons that I want to carry forward?  ///

Reflecting on the Present:
- How do I feel like I am in my power and in my dignity in this present moment?
- Where do I feel like I want to grow my power or dignity in this moment?  ///
 
Looking Forward to 2019:
- What does liberation mean to me?
- What can I practice in this next year to increase my liberation and the liberation of my people?  ///
 
Writing Your Spell:
- 1st stanza: What you’re letting go of and what lessons you’re carrying forward
- 2nd stanza: The power you’re standing in and what you want to lean into more
- 3rd stanza: With your eyes on liberation, what are you going to practice?
LIVE from our 1st Birthday Party (with Jillian White, Alexis Francisco, Sumitra Rajkumar, & The Peace Poets)

LIVE from our 1st Birthday Party (with Jillian White, Alexis Francisco, Sumitra Rajkumar, & The Peace Poets)

December 12, 2018

Welcome to our first-ever LIVE SHOW, coming at you from our first birthday party! We are joined by Kate Werning, Jillian White, Sumitra Rajkumar (of episode 12), Alexis Francisco (of episode 33), The Peace Poets (of episode 23) with Dr. Drum, and 150 of our celebrating friends in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

We enjoyed powerful music with The Peace Poets and Dr. Drum, talked about how healing is moving for us in our organizing work, and celebrated the amazing things this broader community has moved in the world this past year.

We also talked about our dreams to continue this powerful project, including Jillian joining the team as our Producer, and bringing in movement partners as regular correspondents to share the voice and content curation on the show.

We need a lot of help to make that sustainable and possible. Can you help us get there? 

Donate to help us make it to season 2 on our Facebook fundraiser here: http://www.tinyurl.com/hjpgive

Check out the gorgeous livestream on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/healingjusticepodcast

And photos from the night on our Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/healingjustice

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Thank you to to the teams who made this party possible!

Our planning & hosting team: Kirin Kanakkanatt, Parke Ballantine, Nadia Tykulsker, and JD Davids.

Our amazing volunteers: Michelle Ling, Sophie Lasoff, Christina Shiroma, Sophia Holly, Thais Marques, Tom Corcoran, Josiah Werning, Krissan Pattugalan, Jana Lynne Umipig, Adrienne Haddaway, Joey Dosik, Danielle Pomorski, Melanie Berkowitz, and Tasha Amezcua.

Our sound team: Anne Pope and Myra Al-Rahim for your work live at the show, and Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mastering the episode.

Our brilliant guests: Sumitra Rajkumar, Alexis Francisco, the Peace Poets (RAM 3, Frankie 4, Lu Aya, The Last Emcee), and Dr. Drum.

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And a BIG thank you to our sponsors of the party: Third Wave Fund, Pierce Delahunt, Beth Jacobs, Maura Bailey, and Hallie Boas.

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Join our email list & stay in touch at http://www.healingjustice.org

You’re invited to our Birthday Party!

You’re invited to our Birthday Party!

November 21, 2018

You're invited to our first birthday party & live show! 

More info and tickets here: http://www.tinyurl.com/hjparty

Sliding scale tickets and sponsorships available.

Did we mention there will be cake?

If you can't be in Brooklyn on December 11th, join us via livestream on our Instagram (@healingjustice) or Facebook page (Healing Justice Podcast).

Thank you to Kirin Kanakkanatt, Jillian White, Kate Werning, and Zach Meyer for creating this episode.

Making Meaning of Victory & Loss with Maurice Mitchell (Working Families Party), Barbara Dudley (lifelong activist), & Alexandra Rojas (Justice Democrats)

Making Meaning of Victory & Loss with Maurice Mitchell (Working Families Party), Barbara Dudley (lifelong activist), & Alexandra Rojas (Justice Democrats)

November 7, 2018

 

We made it through to November 7th! Come get through your midterm election adrenaline/terror hangover with us. The world is drowning in spin and hot-takes, so we're holding a different kind of vulnerable, real-talk space to process the results and work to understand what comes next for our movements as we take stock of both our wins and our losses.

Let's hear about how fun Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory party was *and* recommit ourselves to the long-game work of building a multiracial populist movement for liberation.

We're joined today by Working Families Party National Director Maurice Mitchell, longtime organizer Barbara Dudley, and Alexandra Rojas of Justice Democrats.

With the whirlwind of the 2018 US midterm elections, Healing Justice Podcast brought you the SURVIVING ELECTIONS miniseries to help us all survive this political cycle together. Learn more & check out the complete series at www.healingjustice.org/elections

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COME PARTY WITH US!

Healing Justice Podcast is turning 1 year old! We’re having a birthday party & hosting our first *live show* on December 11, 2018 in Brooklyn, NY... and you're invited: https://tinyurl.com/hjparty

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This miniseries is sponsored by Groundswell Action Fund, resourcing visionary political organizing led by women of color, low-income women and transgender people across the country. This week, we're joined by Managing Director, Charlene Sinclair. Pitch in to support Groundswell's critical work here: bit.ly/groundswellaction

Partner with us: If your foundation or organization is interested in a partnership sponsorship for season 2 of the podcast to celebrate your work and spread your message like Groundswell has so wonderfully done here, reach out to kate.werning@gmail.com

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MEET OUR GUESTS:

 

Maurice Mitchell is the National Director for Working Families Party (WFP) and has over two decades of experience in political and community organizing. Before joining WFP he co-founded Blackbird, a movement-building organization that offers communications services and has worked closely with Black Lives Matter Global Network.

Barbara Dudley has been a movement activist for 50+ years, but only in the last ten has she engaged in electoral politics, via the Working Families Party. She was a lawyer for GI’s resisting the war in Vietnam, for tenant unions, and for unionizing farmworkers, she went on to serve as Director of the National Lawyers Guild during the Reagan years, then Director of Greenpeace US, and then Director of Strategic Campaigns for the national AFL-CIO during the Clinton years.

Alexandra Rojas is the Executive Director at Justice Democrats (JD), an organization founded by former staff of the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign in order to transform the Democratic Party into a party that works for its voters, not just its corporate donors.

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

This podcast is 100% volunteer-run. Help cover our costs by becoming a sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb

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THANK YOU:

Mixing and production by Zach Meyer at the COALROOM & Katie McCutcheon
Music by Danny O’Brien & Zach Meyer
Production support from Parke Ballantine, Jillian White, & Guido Gigenti
Visuals by Josiah Werning
Maurice Mitchell photo by Rafael Shimunov

Inside the Candidate Experience with Stacey Abrams, Ashlee Marie Preston, & Nelini Stamp

Inside the Candidate Experience with Stacey Abrams, Ashlee Marie Preston, & Nelini Stamp

October 31, 2018

Welcome to our CANDIDATES TELL ALL episode, powered by Black women! Running for office is an incredibly strenuous experience. Why do candidates do it, and how do they keep themselves grounded along the way?

Esteemed guests join us today to dish about candidacy and all that it entails: Stacey Abrams (Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia) tells us how she stays energized on the campaign trail and what her favorite TV shows are, Ashlee Marie Preston (the first transgender candidate to run for state office in California) tells us about what she learned when taking on the establishment from the inside, and Nelini Stamp (Working Families Party National Organizing Director) shares about how she takes care of herself and what it takes to select and support great candidates nationwide.

With the 2018 US midterm elections upon us, Healing Justice Podcast brings you the SURVIVING ELECTIONS miniseries to help us all survive this political cycle together. Learn more & check out the upcoming episode list at www.healingjustice.org/elections

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If you have the right to vote in the United States, PLEASE VOTE on November 6th! This is not a time where we can afford to be ideological purists -- voting is a necessary harm reduction strategy. Find out everything you need to know to vote in your area at http://www.vote.org

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This miniseries is sponsored by Groundswell Action Fund, resourcing visionary political organizing led by women of color, low-income women and transgender people across the country. This week, we're joined by two of their grantees: Co-Founders Tequila Johnson and Charlane Oliver of The Equity Alliance Fund in Tennessee. Pitch in to support Groundswell's critical work here: bit.ly/groundswellaction

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MEET OUR GUESTS:

Nelini Stamp is the National Organizing Director at the Working Families Party. She works with volunteer leaders across the country to build local progressive infrastructure, and is deeply involved in social movement work around economic and racial justice.

Ashlee Marie Preston is a Civil Rights Activist, Media Personality, Producer, Writer, and Speaker. She was a candidate for California State Assembly District 54 in 2018; making her the first openly trans person to run for California State Legislature.

Stacey Abrams is Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia and former House Democratic Leader. She founded the New Georgia Project, which submitted more than 200,000 registrations from voters of color between 2014 and 2016.

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

Sign up for our email list to receive new episodes and election survival tips right to your inbox. (Come on, don't you want to receive at least one email this month that isn't asking you to chip in $3 before the reporting deadline at midnight?!) Sign up here: www.healingjustice.org/elections

Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjusticeHealing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter 

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

This podcast is 100% volunteer-run. Help cover our costs by becoming a sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb

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THANK YOU:

Mixing and production by Zach Meyer at the COALROOM & Rachel Ishikawa
Music by Danny O’Brien & Zach Meyer
Production support from Guido Girgenti & Parke Ballantine
Visuals by Josiah Werning

Campaign Workers, Unite! There is Power in a Union (with Meg Reilly of Campaign Workers Guild & Shanequa Charles)

Campaign Workers, Unite! There is Power in a Union (with Meg Reilly of Campaign Workers Guild & Shanequa Charles)

October 24, 2018

Campaign Workers Guild (CWG) is organizing the movement to unionize political and issue-based campaign workers nationwide. CWG Vice President Meg Reilly joins us to talk about why transforming the working conditions of campaigns is necessary for our end goals, how building worker power impacts strategy and what’s possible, and gives us a play-by-play of where to start if you want to start a union. Host Kate Werning and organizer Shanequa Charles share some of their experience and learnings from recently participating in the unionization process on the Cynthia Nixon campaign. Stay tuned all the way til the end for a silly solidarity song.

With the 2018 US midterm elections upon us, Healing Justice Podcast brings you the SURVIVING ELECTIONS miniseries to help us all survive this political cycle together. Learn more & check out the upcoming episode list at www.healingjustice.org/elections

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This miniseries is sponsored by Groundswell Action Fund, resourcing visionary political organizing led by women of color, low-income women and transgender people across the country. This week, we're joined one of their grantees: LaTosha Brown of Black Voters Matter Fund. Pitch in to support Groundswell's critical work here: bit.ly/groundswellaction

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MEET OUR GUESTS:

Meg Reilly is a union organizer and Vice President of the Campaign Workers Guild, a national independent labor union representing non-management workers on electoral and issue-based campaigns. Twitter: @CWG_Workers / Website: https://campaignworkersguild.org

Shanequa Charles is a powerhouse community organizer from the Bronx. She is a leader with Just Leadership USA, works to end mass incarceration and advocate for criminal justice reform, and advances healing in her community via Miss Abbie's Kids. Twitter: @ShanequaCharles

Thank you to Brittany Williams, Kim Huynh, Alexandra Flores-Quilty, Melanie Berkowitz, Duncan Meisel, and Sophie Lasoff for the song!

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

Sign up for our email list to receive new episodes and election survival tips right to your inbox. (Come on, don't you want to receive at least one email this month that isn't asking you to chip in $3 before the reporting deadline at midnight?!) Sign up here: www.healingjustice.org/elections

Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjusticeHealing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter 

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

This podcast is 100% volunteer-run. Help cover our costs by becoming a sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb

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THANK YOU:

Mixing and production by Zach Meyer at the COALROOM & Sonja Hanson
Music by Danny O’Brien & Zach Meyer
Production support from Guido Girgenti & Parke Ballantine
Visuals by Josiah Werning

Building Transformative Campaign Culture with Nancy Leeds (CampaignSick) and Becca Rast (Jess King for Congress)

Building Transformative Campaign Culture with Nancy Leeds (CampaignSick) and Becca Rast (Jess King for Congress)

October 17, 2018

Women campaign managers are transforming the old boys club of transactional campaign culture. We’re joined first by Nancy Leeds of the infamous CampaignSick Tumblr, home of the memes that make us laugh til we cry… and then just keep on crying. Then Becca Rast shares about her transformative work as a campaign manager on the Jess King Congressional race in Pennsylvania, and how a long-term perspective can build healthy campaign culture and leave powerful organizing infrastructure behind after election day.

With the 2018 US midterm elections upon us, Healing Justice Podcast brings you the SURVIVING ELECTIONS miniseries to help us all survive this political cycle together. Learn more & check out the upcoming episode list at www.healingjustice.org/elections

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This miniseries is sponsored by Groundswell Action Fund, resourcing visionary political organizing led by women of color, low-income women and transgender people across the country. This week, we're joined one of their grantees: All* Above All Action Fund co-director Destiny Lopez. Pitch in to support Groundswell's critical work here: bit.ly/groundswellaction

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Nancy Leeds has worked on Democratic campaigns since 2006 when she was an organizer for the Minnesota Coordinated Campaign, electing Tim Walz and Amy Klobuchar. Since then she has worked on races of every size from statewide to city council in every region of the country from LA to Cambridge to Little Rock. Nancy has also worked at and consulted for politically oriented non-profits. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration and Master’s Certificate in Gender and Public Policy from Columbia University.
- Tumblr: CampaignSick.Tumblr.Com
Blog: CampaignSick.Blogspot.Com
Twitter: @CampaignSick

Becca Rast is from Lancaster PA, where she grew up and currently lives. She started organizing as a 16 year old against the war in Iraq, and has never stopped organizing. She has organizing roots in labor, immigrant, and climate justice movements. In the wake of the 2016 election she helped found Lancaster Stands Up, a mass membership based community organization that has mobilized thousands of people in Lancaster County. Currently she is the Campaign Manager for Jess King for Congress, where they are developing one of the strongest grassroots campaigns in the country, rooted in community values and progressive populism. She deeply believes that we need to organize everywhere leading with our values, and that small cities are a critical bridge between rural and urban communities. Twitter: @beccarast

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Sign up for our email list to receive new episodes and election survival tips right to your inbox. (Come on, don't you want to receive at least one email this month that isn't asking you to chip in $3 before the reporting deadline at midnight?!) Sign up here: www.healingjustice.org/elections

Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjusticeHealing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter 

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Please follow / subscribe, rate, & review in whatever app you are listening, and SHARE this resource with everyone you know who could benefit from it!

This podcast is 100% volunteer-run. Help cover our costs by becoming a sponsor at www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

You can also give a one time donation here: https://secure.squarespace.com/commerce/donate?donatePageId=5ad90c0e03ce64d6028e01bb

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THANK YOU:

Mixing and production by Zach Meyer at the COALROOM

Music by Danny O’Brien & Zach Meyer

Production support from Guido Girgenti & Parke Ballantine

Visuals by Josiah Werning