With Anthony & Georgia
A weekly podcast exploring the events unfolding in this season of racial upheaval and change.
In this episode, Anthony and Georgia explore the nuanced layers of POLICE KILLINGS, internal community violence, and the recent developments in the Potter case. They also check in with community elder Melvin Carter Jr, former officer and executive director of Save Our Sons (Saveoursonsmn.com )
Bearing Witness is produced with support from the Minnesota Art’s and Cultural Heritage Fund.
This week, Georgia recaps the new developments in the trials including the new federal charges, aggravated sentencing, and the continued need for pressure on leaders to make changes. We also welcome P.J. Hill to discuss his work in the community and how building wealth can be a lever to address the ongoing racial disparity that undergirds our systemic challenges in Minnesota.
Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice is a journalism initiative, created by Ampers, KMOJ, and the Minnesota Humanities Center, covering the trials of the former Minneapolis police officers charged with the murder of George Floyd, the community’s response, and the changes needed to create a more just society.
Bearing Witness is produced with support from the Minnesota Art’s and Cultural Heritage Fund. Online at https://racialreckoningmn.org/
After another turbulent week of legal motions around the murder of George Floyd, Anthony and Georgia check in with community organizer, artist, and mama (not only to her babies, but youth throughout the state) Mary Anne Quiroz.
Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice is a journalism initiative covering the trials of the former Minneapolis police officers charged with the murder of George Floyd, the community’s response, and the changes needed to create a more just society.
The project employs seasoned reporters, as well as up-and-coming broadcast journalists from BIPOC communities, to create daily updates, weekly updates in Hmong, Somali, and Spanish, as well as in-depth weekly radio shows and podcasts exploring criminal justice reform, community healing, community resiliency, and more. The Minnesota Humanities Center will use the content that’s created to engage grassroots leaders from BIPOC communities in a series of listening sessions and public events to deepen dialog and spark change on issues arising during the trial. Additionally, the Minnesota Humanities Center will work with youth organizations and schools to provide teachers and students with tools for approaching controversial public issues responsive to current events. The long-term goal of Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice is to work toward changing problematic racial narratives in local news media, engage communities, amplify community solutions to narrative change, and empower educators to discuss race in the classroom.
This week, we cover the legislative fight brewing around reforms to policing while checking in with local artists and front-line activist Lewiee Blaze about how he is living through his voice in this moment of reckoning. Guest: Lewiee Blaze.
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- Soul-FarewellIn our Farewell episode, we look back at what Bearing Witness has meant to Anthony and Georgia and some of the moments that made it special. We also look ahead to where hosts see themselves moving forward. From, now, Pastor Anthony’s Ministry work to Geor
- Soul-HumansOn this second to last episode of Bearing Witness, Anthony and Georgia Discuss developments in the Potter Trial and check-in with Humanities Center CEO Kevin Lindsey on being one of the financial backers and supporters of the Racial Reckoning Project, and
- Soul HopeWith the upcoming closing of the Racial Reckoning Project, Georgia and reporter Feven Gerezgiher reflect on their time together and how this project has brought them some hope during a difficult time.
- Soul-ReckoningAnthony and Georgia catch up on this week’s news and check-in with Racial Reckoning founder Freddie Bell about the origin of the project and where he sees it going in the future.
- Soul BirthAfter a tumultuous week, we’re joined by one of the only Black male doulas in the state, William Moore. With a high percentage of Black women still dying from difficulties during birth, the importance of community advocates is more crucial now than ever.
On this episode, Georgia and Anthony discuss the historic verdict in the Chauvin Trial while checking in with community healer and leader Dr. Joi Lewis who’s teaching has helped the crew get through the stress of covering our racial reckoning in Minnesota. Healing Justice Foundation – www.healingjusticefoundation.org/
Guest: Dr. Joi Lewis; Soundbites: Mayor Frey, Nekima Levy-Armstrong. https://racialreckoningmn.org/