Join host Amina Akhtar as she goes beyond the headlines to unpack complex policy topics and shine a light on leaders who are making a difference. Brought to you by the Aspen Institute.
Shades of Freedom: The Criminalization of Black Girls
We preview the new “Shades of Freedom” podcast from the Institute’s Criminal Justice Reform Initiative. The initiative’s Director, Dr. Douglas E. Wood, spoke with Dr. Monique Morris about the criminalization of Black girls. Morris is the founder of National Black Women’s Justice Institute, the executive director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color, and the author of several books, including Pushout.
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America's Looming Eviction Crisis
30-40 million renters are at risk for eviction because of expiring eviction moratoriums across the country. Katherine Lucas Mckay, Senior Program Manager at Aspen's Financial Security Program, explains how we can stop evictions, the long-lasting effects it has on mental health, and why evictions will make it harder to vote.
Aspen Ministers Forum: Madeleine Albright in Conversation with Jan Eliasson
Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright recently spoke with Jan Eliasson, Swedish diplomat and former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, about the new thinking required to tackle issues in the 21st century: a pandemic, climate change, war, and more.
Madeleine Albright is the founding member of the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Minister’s Forum, which serves as a leading platform for nonpartisan dialogue aimed at building upon and improve the work of key international institutions.
The Intersection of Structural Racism and a Pandemic
East Harlem is an overlooked neighborhood of Manhattan, made vulnerable by structural racism and gentrification. But even before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, the neighborhood had its own preparedness organization run by women of color who work and live there. Listen as Ann-Gel Palermo—an East Harlem resident, an associate professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and an Aspen Institute Health Innovators fellow—discusses preparing for disaster.
Artist in Residence Edmund de Waal in conversation with Paula Crown
Artist, advocate, and entrepreneur Paula Crown reflects with Artist in Residence Edmund de Waal on his work.
Dan Porterfield on the Business of Giving Podcast
The following is a cross-posted conversation between Dan Porterfield, CEO and President of the Aspen Institute, and Denver Frederick, the Host of The Business of Giving Podcast. On the episode, Dan Porterfield talked about leading the institute into a pandemic, a new social contract, and why this is a moment for servant leadership to shine.