Solidarity Is This
By Deepa Iyer
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Solidarity Is This is a podcast created and hosted by Deepa Iyer who is with the Center for Social Inclusion and a 2017 Soros Equality Fellow. Each month, we explore how individuals and institutions are experimenting with and exploring multiracial solidarity. We will learn how to practice transformative solidarity in a rapidly transforming racial landscape and in the midst of heightened discrimination targeting communities of color.
||CleanSolidarity Is This: Disability Solidarity||During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Deepa talks with Alice Wong, founder of the Disability Visibility Project, about acknowledging & dismantling ableism in social justice movements.||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolidarity Is This: Campus Solidarity||How do campuses get beyond the rhetoric of diversity + inclusion? The April 2018 Solidarity features Shige Nic Sakurai and Eesha Ramanujam.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolidarity: A New Vision of Safety||Deepa speaks with Dante Barry, the director of Million Hoodies United, about gun violence, school safety and solidarity practices.||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolidarity: Network Weavers||How can networks cultivate multiracial solidarity? Deepa Iyer is in conversation with Jayne Park (Impact Silver Spring) and Angel Padilla (Indivisible) in the February episode of Solidarity Is This.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolidarity: Movement Ecology||Deepa Iyer explores food justice with Leah Penniman (Soul Fire Farm), and the #MeToo Movement with Shivana Jorawar (Jahajee Sisters).||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerican Land: Displacement and Removal||In this podcast, Deepa Iyer talks with Janeen Comenote (National Urban Indian Family Coalition) and Pedro Rios (American Friends Service Committee) about borders.||12/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolidarity: Our Community is Our Campaign||Deepa Iyer is in conversation with M. Adams and Kabzuag Vaj, the co-directors of Freedom, Inc to discuss co-liberation practices among Black and Southeast Asian communities in Madison (WI).||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolidarity: The Impact of Trauma and Crisis Response Work||Deepa Iyer and guest, Miriam Zoila Pérez of the Oxalis Collective, discuss the impact of trauma in social justice spaces, and how activists can sustain themselves for the long haul.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn the Side of Justice: Immigration & Charlottesville||Deepa Iyer discusses two immigration programs that might be on the chopping block with Greisa Martinez and Patrice Lawrence, and Charlottesville with UVA student, Vilas Annavarapu.||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Muslim and Refugee Bans||Deepa Iyer explores why the Muslim and refugee bans are discriminatory and inhumane, and how you can engage in solidarity practices. Elica Vafaie (Asian Law Caucus) and Ramla Sahid (Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans) join the conversation||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBystander, Upstander: Solidarity In Portland||Deepa Iyer explores how bystanders become upstanders in the context of the train tragedy in Portland and white nationalism. Joseph Santos-Lyons with the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon and Debjani Roy with Hollaback join the conversation.||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Deepa is INCREDIBLE
Deepa Iyer is one of the most inspiring writers, speakers, and social justice warriors you'll ever encounter. In this political moment, I welcome anything that energizes me and students to fight xenophobia and hate, especially during those moments when things feel hopeless.
I love Deepa Iyer's book "We Too Sing America" and was so excited to see that she has a podcast now too. Really looking forward to hearing her perspective at this particular moment, and how multiracial communities are coming together to show solidarity.
Instructive and Inspiring
Super thankful for Deepa’s work and the collection of resources here.