Justice and equity are the foundations of our lives, yet this remains a constant struggle. It is through this lens that we bring you three intriguing conversations on Cannabis rights, the importance of being seen and heard, and finally, a beautiful homage to victims of gun violence through dance.
" Got Justice? We Should Know Their Names" by Anika | @nuafrica
1. Creating Opportunity for People of Color in the Cannabis Industry | Hempresent Podcast — Cannabis Radio
Vivian McPeak speaks with Rashaan Everett, owner & CEO of Good Tree. Rashaan discusses how they are taking the first step in leveling the playing field through the legal distribution of medical marijuana. According to an investigative report by Buzzfeed, only 1% of the 3,200 to 3,600 marijuana dispensaries (fewer than three dozen) in America are black-owned.
2. Tarana Burke and Brené on Being Heard and Seen | Unlocking Us with Brené Brown — Apple Podcasts
Our second conversation is like eavesdropping on two friends, but the friends are activist Tarana Burke and professor / lecturer Brené Brown as they discuss the importance of being heard and seen.
Tarana Burke has been working at the intersection of racial justice & gender equity for nearly three decades, founding the “Me Too” Movement in 2006. In 2017, when the #MeToo hashtag went viral, Tarana emerged as a global leader in the evolving conversation around sexual violence. Her theory of “empowerment through empathy” is changing the way the world not only talks, but thinks about sexual violence, consent, and social justice.
3. ODE by Jamar Roberts | Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Alvin Ailey’s first Resident Choreographer, Jamar Roberts, gives us a "delicate, daring and heartbreaking" glimpse of healing after gun violence.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by a U.S. Congressional resolution in 2008 as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” has performed for over 23 million people in 48 states and in 71 countries on 6 continents, celebrating the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition. Jamar Roberts is Alvin Ailey’s first resident choreographer and presents his second Ailey commission ‘Ode’ an homage of love to America’s gun violence victims.
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