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Practice: Investing in Leadership with Freedom, Inc.

Practice: Investing in Leadership with Freedom, Inc.

November 19, 2019
How do we invest in leadership and political development in our communities and believe in our people’s potential to grow, while simultaneously protecting the most vulnerable as others are in their learning process? Kabzuag Vaj, Zon Moua, and Bianca Gomez from Freedom, Inc. offer some of their practices for recognizing how we may cause harm as we are learning and building together, and how to implement policies and structures centering the well-being and leadership of those most impacted by systems of oppression as we build healthier movement spaces. They specifically share some of their lessons as a Southeast Asian and Black organization to transform Southeast Asian anti-Blackness into active policies that promote the wellness of the Black community.

You don't need any special materials for this practice, other than paper and something to write with if you would like to take notes or reflect. Enjoy the learning!

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CONVERSATION EPISODE:

Last week we heard a conversation with Zon Moua, Bianca Gomez, and Kabzuag Vaj from Freedom, Inc., along with Taj James, host of the Generation Transformation series, sharing about multiracial organizing for gender justice, building across cultural practices, and committing to principled movement through holistic healing. Go back and check out that conversation, and subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss compelling conversations like this one!

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For full show notes, transcript, bios of our guests, and additional resources from this episode, visit http://healingjustice.org/podcast/generation3p

This series is in partnership with the Next Gen Fund, a response to a growing call from frontline organizers to learn from restorative & transformative practices in order to support a rising generation of social justice leaders and nurture sustainable approaches to organizing and community building. To see the full series, visit www.healingjustice.org/generation

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Everything you need to know to join the community lives at www.healingjustice.org/community

Help sustain this work: http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

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Thank you to our production team on this episode: our Producer Jhaleh Akhavan, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design. 

Generative Organizations with Freedom, Inc.

Generative Organizations with Freedom, Inc.

November 12, 2019

Freedom Inc. staff Kabzuag Vaj, Bianca Gomez, and Zon Moua join us for a conversation about the complexities of building a multi-generational, multi-racial, multi-gender organization working to end violence and advance gender & racial justice in Madison, WI. Their real talk about building leadership long-term, and enacting accountability while welcoming members to grow, embodies disciplined, graceful, transformative base-building.

For full show notes, transcript, bios of our guests, and additional resources from this episode, visit http://healingjustice.org/podcast/generation3 

The Generation Transformation podcast series is in partnership with the Next Gen Fund, which is a response to a growing call from frontline organizers to learn from restorative & transformative practices in order to support a rising generation of social justice leaders and nurture sustainable approaches to organizing and community building. To see the full series, visit www.healingjustice.org/generation

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In the practice episode (airing next week), Zon, Bianca, and Kabzuag offer some of their practices for how to implement policies and structures centering both the well-being and leadership of those most impacted by systems of oppression, as we continually work to build healthy movement spaces. They share some of their lessons as a Southeast Asian and Black organization to shift anti-Blackness and sexism into active policies that promote the wellness and protection of all of their members. Subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss it!

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GET CONNECTED WITH US

Everything you need to know to join the community lives at www.healingjustice.org/community

Help sustain this work: http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

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Thank you to our production team on this episode: our Producer Jhaleh Akhavan, and Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing and mastering.

Practice: Cultural Humility with Chinese Progressive Association

Practice: Cultural Humility with Chinese Progressive Association

November 5, 2019

In this practice episode, Carolyn Nguyen and Emily Wong of Chinese Progressive Association’s Youth MOJO (Movement of Justice and Organizing) offer us a practice they use with young folks to cultivate cultural humility. They dispel the myth of cultural competency, inviting us instead into deep listening and reflection on what it takes to build deep cross-cultural and cross-generational trust and understanding.

When you're ready to practice, you'll need a journal and something to write with. You can also follow along using their worksheet, linked here at our website: http://healingjustice.org/podcast/generation2p

 

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CONVERSATION EPISODE:

Last week we heard from Lai Wa Wu, Emily Wong, Angela Zhou, and interpreter Adrian Leong of Chinese Progressive Association & Youth MOJO (Movement of Justice and Organizing) about the challenges and victories of intergenerational organizing, the complexity of cross-cultural work across generations, and the importance of incorporating mental health supports in youth organizing. Go back and check out that conversation, and subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss compelling conversations like this one!

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For full show notes, transcript, bios of our guests, and additional resources from this episode, visit http://healingjustice.org/podcast/generation2p

 

This series is in partnership with the Next Gen Fund, a response to a growing call from frontline organizers to learn from restorative & transformative practices in order to support a rising generation of social justice leaders and nurture sustainable approaches to organizing and community building. To see the full series, visit www.healingjustice.org/generation

 

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GET CONNECTED WITH US

Everything you need to know to join the community lives at www.healingjustice.org/community

Help sustain this work: http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

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Thank you to our production team on this episode: our Producer Jhaleh Akhavan, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

Intergenerational Organizing with Chinese Progressive Association

Intergenerational Organizing with Chinese Progressive Association

October 29, 2019

Lai Wa Wu, Emily Wong, Angela Zhou (also known as Zhou Rui Fang), and interpreter Adrian Leong of Chinese Progressive Association & Youth MOJO (Movement of Justice and Organizing) in San Francisco join series host Taj James to reflect on the challenges and victories of intergenerational organizing, the complexity of cross-cultural work across generations, and the importance of incorporating mental health supports in youth organizing. 

For full show notes, transcript, bios of our guests, and additional resources from this episode, visit http://healingjustice.org/podcast/generation2 

The Generation Transformation podcast series is in partnership with the Next Gen Fund, which is a response to a growing call from frontline organizers to learn from restorative & transformative practices in order to support a rising generation of social justice leaders and nurture sustainable approaches to organizing and community building. To see the full series, visit www.healingjustice.org/generation

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In the practice episode (airing next week), Carolyn Nguyen and Emily Wong offer us a practice they use with young folks to cultivate cultural humility and build cross-cultural trust and understanding. Subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss it!

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GET CONNECTED WITH US

Everything you need to know to join the community lives at www.healingjustice.org/community

Help sustain this work: http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

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Thank you to our production team on this episode: our Producer Jhaleh Akhavan, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

Generation Transformation: Youth Organizing & Resilience with United We Dream and Next Gen Fund

Generation Transformation: Youth Organizing & Resilience with United We Dream and Next Gen Fund

October 22, 2019

Youth organizers are leading the way in integrating transformative practices into their power-building work, and informing the way funders think about resourcing movements. Joining us are series guest host Taj James from the Movement Strategy Center, Eli Cuna from New Mexico Dream Team & United We Dream's UndocuHealth project, Supriya Lopez Pillai from Hidden Leaf Fund, and Claribel Vidal from the Ford Foundation's Civic Engagement team.

 

For full show notes, transcript, bios of our guests, and additional resources from this episode, visit http://healingjustice.org/podcast/generation1

 

This series is in partnership with the Next Gen Fund, a response to a growing call from frontline organizers to learn from restorative & transformative practices in order to support a rising generation of social justice leaders and nurture sustainable approaches to organizing and community building. To see the full series, visit www.healingjustice.org/generation

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GET CONNECTED WITH US

Everything you need to know to join the community lives at www.healingjustice.org/community

Help sustain this work: http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

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Thank you to our production team on this episode: our Producer Jhaleh Akhavan, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

Practicing Access: Making Our Podcast More Accessible

Practicing Access: Making Our Podcast More Accessible

October 1, 2019
Join Healing Justice Podcast Access Team members Erika Wolf, Michaela Anang, and Kate Werning for a conversation reflecting on the labor and lessons of our journey toward increasing accessibility here at the podcast. Our 100-member volunteer Access Team represents numerous continents, languages, and identities, and today we launch a complete collection of transcripts for all 110 our past episodes and practices! Hear us share about how we did it, and our continuing work to grow in access as a form of love.

For full show notes, transcript, and additional resources from this episode, visit www.healingjustice.org/podcast/47

To see all transcripts and episode pages, visit www.healingjustice.org/podcast

To learn more about our Access commitments, read our open source social justice transcription manual, and share feedback about this episode, visit www.healingjustice.org/access

 

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GET CONNECTED WITH US

Connect with us! Everything you need to know lives at www.healingjustice.org/community

Help sustain this work: http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

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Thank you to our production team on this episode: our Producer Jhaleh Akhavan, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

46 Access is Love with Alice Wong

46 Access is Love with Alice Wong

September 24, 2019

Join us in talking to disability activist and media maker Alice Wong about building media that values accessibility, disability as a political and socio-cultural identity, and her journey in founding the Disability Visibility Project. We also reflect on the continuing work of Access is Love, a campaign that aims to help build a world where accessibility is understood as an act of love instead of a burden or an afterthought. Access full resources, notes, and the transcript at http://www.healingjustice.org/podcast/46

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TRANSCRIPT LAUNCH:

In the next episode, we share a conversation with members of our volunteer Access Team, reflecting on the labor and lessons of their work to share our complete transcript collection and the continuing work to build access here at the podcast. Find that episode here & learn more about our access commitments here at the podcast.

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MORE ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Alice Wong is a disability activist, media maker, and consultant. She is the Founder and Director of the Disability Visibility Project (DVP), an online community created in 2014, dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture. Alice is also a co-partner in four projects: DisabledWriters.com, a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers and journalists, #CripLit, a series of Twitter chats for disabled writers with novelist Nicola Griffith, #CripTheVote, a nonpartisan online movement encouraging the political participation of disabled people with co-partners Andrew Pulrang and Gregg Beratan, and Access Is Love with co-partners Mia Mingus and Sandy Ho, a campaign that aims to help build a world where accessibility is understood as an act of love instead of a burden or an afterthought.

Find out more about these at the links below:

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Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org

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Join us for Book Club! 📚

Book Club is our gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our current selection, Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture, just began in August 2019. Book Club members get a 30% off code to buy the book, a discussion guide, and an interactive virtual hangout with the authors this fall, as well as access to all the materials and call recording from last quarter's selection of Pleasure Activism with adrienne maree brown.

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

And even if you can't join Book Club officially, you can get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off: www.akpress.org

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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 

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

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Thank you to our production team on this episode: our Producer Jhaleh Akhavan, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

45 Practice: My Inside Voice with Bea Anderson

45 Practice: My Inside Voice with Bea Anderson

September 17, 2019

In this practice episode, Bea Anderson shares a practice for feeling the strength and medicine of your own voice. It can be done privately or in a group, and you don't need any special materials to join in.

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CONVERSATION EPISODE: 

Last week we talked with Bea about liberating our voices to speak up, overcoming silence, and balancing and harmonizing our voices together in a unified and disciplined struggle for justice. Go back and check out that conversation, and subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss compelling conversations like this one!

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Join us for Book Club to go deeper 📚

Book Club is our gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our current selection, Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture, just began in August 2019. Book Club members get a 30% off code to buy the book, a discussion guide, and an interactive virtual hangout with the authors this fall, as well as access to all the materials and call recording from last quarter's selection of Pleasure Activism with adrienne maree brown.

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

And even if you can't join Book Club officially, you can get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off: www.akpress.org

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MORE ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Bea Anderson (they/them) is a sound healer, plant medicine steward, story keeper, contemplative teacher, ritual leader, and community organizer. They were the visionary behind Love Circle sangha, are a member of Harriet's Apothecary, and are a member of the board for the engaged Buddhist activist organization called Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Bea is also a third-level apprentice of spiritual plant medicine and study with Karen Rose at the Sacred Vibes Apothecary, and is working toward certification in Ayurvedic medicine. Bea combines their experience as a grassroots organizer and their life principles and practices to co-design community wellness strategies, transformative spaces, and generative healing modalities across the country.

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org

Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

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 sustainer 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 our production team on this episode: Jhaleh Akhavan for editing, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for audio production and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

45 Liberating Our Voices with Bea Anderson

45 Liberating Our Voices with Bea Anderson

September 10, 2019

Join us in talking to sound healer and community organizer Bea Anderson about liberating our voices to speak up, overcome silence, heal what needs to be healed in our lineages, and balance and harmonize our voices together in a unified and disciplined struggle for justice.

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Join us for Book Club! 📚

Book Club is our gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our current selection, Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture, just began in August 2019. Book Club members get a 30% off code to buy the book, a discussion guide, and an interactive virtual hangout with the authors this fall, as well as access to all the materials and call recording from last quarter's selection of Pleasure Activism with adrienne maree brown.

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

And even if you can't join Book Club officially, you can get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off: www.akpress.org

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PRACTICE:

In the Practice episode (publishing next week) Bea shares a practice called "My Inside Voice" for feeling the strength and medicine of your own voice. Subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss it!

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MORE ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Bea Anderson (they/them) is a sound healer, plant medicine steward, story keeper, contemplative teacher, ritual leader, and community organizer. They were the visionary behind Love Circle Sangha, are a member of Harriet's Apothecary, and are a member of the board for the engaged Buddhist activist organization called Buddhist Peace Fellowship. Bea is also a third-level apprentice of spiritual plant medicine and study with Karen Rose at the Sacred Vibes Apothecary, and is working toward certification in Ayurvedic medicine. Bea combines their experience as a grassroots organizer and their life principles and practices to co-design community wellness strategies, transformative spaces, and generative healing modalities across the country.

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org

Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

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 sustainer 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 our production team on this episode: Jhaleh Akhavan for editing, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for audio production and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

44 Practice: Sacred Shower or Bath — Eroc Arroyo-Montano

44 Practice: Sacred Shower or Bath — Eroc Arroyo-Montano

September 3, 2019

In this practice episode, Eroc Arroyo-Montano offers a practice from Mijente Ancestral Resistance Zine for transforming grief. He shares an approach to creating your own cleansing shower ritual to open up sacred space to ground and release in a way that speaks to you.

This is a good episode to listen to in preparation for your actual practice of this ritual so you can learn the ropes. When you're ready to practice, you'll need access to a bath or shower, and optionally some candles and a speaker to play music.

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CONVERSATION EPISODE: 

Last week we talked with Eroc about patriarchy, accountability, transformation, queerness, and tender masculinity. Go back and check out that conversation, and subscribe to/follow this podcast in whichever platform you're listening to make sure you don't miss compelling conversations like this one!

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Join us for Book Club to go deeper 📚

Book Club is our gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together. Our current selection, Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture, just began in August 2019. Book Club members get a 30% off code to buy the book, a discussion guide, and an interactive virtual hangout with the authors this fall, as well as access to all the materials and call recording from last quarter's selection of Pleasure Activism with adrienne maree brown.

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

And even if you can't join Book Club officially, you can get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off: www.akpress.org

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MORE ABOUT OUR GUEST:

Ernesto "Eroc" Arroyo-Montano is a proud father of three wonderful children, an emcee, circle keeper, artist, cultural organizer, educator, curandero-in-training and aspiring elder. He is a queer Boricua raised in Boston, MA, and a founding member of the radical, award-winning Hip Hop group, Foundation Movement, with whom he has been blessed to facilitate workshops and perform around the globe. Healing Justice, Arts & Activism, and Popular Education are his passions, purpose and priority in his community liberation movement work, which he practices in his current role as Director of Cultural Organizing at the grassroots economic justice organization, 'United for a Fair Economy'.  Find Eroc's writing and contact info at https://www.sonofatabey.com/

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JOIN THE CONVERSATION:

Sign up for our email list to receive a free healing justice zine & resources for your work and wellbeing. Sign up here: http://www.healingjustice.org

Join our virtual community at http://www.patreon.com/healingjustice 

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 sustainer 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 our production team on this episode: Jhaleh Akhavan for editing, Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for audio production and mastering, and Josiah Werning for graphic design.

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