June 9, 2020

EP. 165 — How Can Democrats Be Anti-Racist? with Alicia Garza

In this re-release of an episode first recorded in July 2019, Jonathan sits down with Alicia Garza, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter and Director of Strategy & Partnerships for National Domestic Workers Alliance, to discuss the origins of the Black Lives Matter movement, Alicia’s work with the Black Futures Lab, and how Democratic Party candidates, campaigns, and elected officials need to be—and can be—more accountable to Black constituents.

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JVN [00:00:00] In light of what’s happened over the last few weeks in the United States of America, I thought it was really good for us to go back to one of our old episodes with a brilliant activist and thought leader, Alicia Garza, who is one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. Since then, Alicia has founded her own organization, the Black Futures Lab. Our discussion entails all the ways in which we can be more anti-racist as Democrats, and originally, I had titled the episode, “Are Democrats As Inclusive As We Think We Are?” and that is so important to ask ourselves now more than ever, as we are protesting, lifting up, and amplifying voices from Black thought leaders, I thought it was just so important that we revisit this episode. So without further ado, welcome to “Getting Curious,” I’m Jonathan Van Ness. And every week I sit down for a 40 minute conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. On toda

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