Author of No Win Race Derek A Bardowell speaks to the people who are tackling some of the most challenging social issues of our times. In each episode you will hear the views, approaches and tactics of those who are reforming our public services, speaking truth to power and opening the doors for the marginalised to move to the centre.
Ben Lindsay on youth violence and the importance of community
We discuss serious youth violence, the impact of austerity on communities, drill music, Queensbridge hip-hop, Power the Fight, community voice impacting on policy and funding, supporting frontline practitioners and why We Need To Talk About Race.
Amahra Spence on the intersection of art, social change and place
We discuss how everyday people power significant social movements, Art Hotel, race & space, No Permission Fund, Beats, Rhymes & Cities, and why we should invest in hope.
Rose Longhurst on participatory grant-making and the future of philanthropy
We discuss philanthropic culture, participatory grant-making, Edge Fund, Charity vs Social Justice, and visions of what a more effective philanthropic sector would look like.
Immy Kaur on building a fair and just society
Derek and Immy talk about the need for radical investment in our social and civic infrastructure, Black Panther Party, Birmingham Impact Hub, Civic Square and why funders invest in black and brown pain and not in our liberation or visions for the future.
Jacqui Dyer and Natalie Creary on race, mental health and Black Thrive
Derek, Jacqui and Natalie discuss holistic approaches to addressing the root causes of mental ill health, designing an anti-racist health system, black wellbeing, community leadership, white supremacy, and culturally appropriate advocacy
Faiza Shaheen and Omar Khan on race and class in Britain
Derek, Faiza and Omar discuss race, class and institutional prejudice, immigration, Empire, the role of civil society, hostile environment and hope.
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Engaging, challenging and intelligent discussions on a diverse range of subjects. Just Cause is particularly effective at raising the profile of amazing social justice work, therefore inspiring action as well as a better understanding of the issues.
Derek makes it so easy to listen to challenging subjects we all need to engage in from a great range of guests!
A thoughtful, brave, honest and safe space in which issues are discussed, debated and better understood! Love this podcast! Also Derek’s ability to host such an extraordinary range of people is testament to his brilliance!