Community organizers Chrishelle Palay and Rose Arrieta lead us on a journey, learning from frontline survivors, first responders, and multigenerational organizers who have found creative ways to serve their communities when they were hit by devastating wildfires and hurricanes. As they capture these reflections, the people they meet are forced to put all they’ve learned to the test when confronted by new crises — more wildfires, unprecedented earthquakes, a hurricane, and a global pandemic. BUT NEXT TIME is a limited-run podcast that spotlights powerful stories of community-led disaster prevention and recovery and answers one vital question: how can we ensure that next time will be different?
Episode 2: From the Ashes
Continue delving into community-rooted responses to disaster in California, from the fires to the pandemic. You’ll hear about how people banded together to build mutual aid networks, translate emergency messages in Spanish and indigenous languages, and disseminate crucial recovery information to their communities. In Sonoma County organizers hit the fields with information about where to get food, shelter, and support. In San Francisco they set up a strong response to COVID-19 in the city’s Mission District. Tune in and hear how these leaders act collectively to confront those in power, work for justice before and after disaster, and together answer one vital question: how can next time be different?Because we are committed to language justice, we're offering a video version of But Next Time with Spanish subtitles on our site's listen page. To learn more about the people and organizations featured in But Next Time please visit ButNextTime.com. You'll find resources for disaster preparation and recovery, housing justice organizing, climate justice work, and more.Original music for But Next Time by Fernando Arruda. (https://soundcloud.com/FJAZZ)RISE HOME STORIES: But Next Time is one of five innovative media projects created by the Rise-Home Stories Project. Rise-Home Stories was formed in 2018 when a group of multimedia storytellers and housing, land, and racial justice advocates came together to reimagine the past, present, and future of our communities by transforming the stories we tell about them. Our five groundbreaking multimedia projects include: Alejandria Fights Back; a bilingual children’s book about a young Afro-Latinx girl battling the gentrification of her neighborhood; Dot’s Home, a video game which explores the history of racist housing policy in the U.S. through the eyes of a young Black woman who time-travels to key moments in her family’s past, present, and future; MINE,
Episode 1: Toward the Fire
As fires ravaged California's world-famous wine country in 2017, a community radio station, emergency dispatcher, and tenant organizers helped the most vulnerable in their community survive and recover. Community organizers and host...
But Next Time: Trailer
As the western U.S. burns and the Gulf Coast recovers from yet another hurricane, But Next Time, a podcast created by artists and organizers of the Rise-Home Stories Project (risehomestories.com), lifts up powerful narratives of collective action that are transforming how communities prepare for and respond to climate-fueled natural disasters.This four-part, limited-run podcast features stories of language justice, tenant organizing, pandemic response and more, all led by the people for the people. Listen as courageous individuals step up to serve their communities, from a beloved radio host broadcasting crucial information in Spanish while the Tubbs fire engulfed Sonoma, to moms fighting for housing justice in flooded Houston after Hurricane Harvey. They also demand change from those in power to make sure that the next time a climate-fueled disaster strikes, it will be different.
Excellent look at communities of color organizing post-disaster
Loved episode 1 and hearing a new perspective on a tragedy I was near to and heard a lot about already. The reporters selected participants you don’t always hear from. Really get the sense of disproportionate impact of these disasters on communities of color, with organizers and responders doing whatever they can to help and get crucial information out. Looking forward to the rest of the series.