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Black Lives Matter. Learning and growing never stop. Created by the North American touring company of the Broadway musical Come From Away, “Conversations From Away” is a new podcast focusing on the Black Lives Matter movement and social justice issues. We'll be sharing stories, getting uncomfortable, learning, and growing together. Each episode will feature at least one social justice organization that you can support financially and/or become involved in. All proceeds from “Conversations From Away” are donated to featured organizations discussed in the podcast. Join us as we keep the conversation going and subscribe today!

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Black Lives Matter. Learning and growing never stop. Created by the North American touring company of the Broadway musical Come From Away, “Conversations From Away” is a new podcast focusing on the Black Lives Matter movement and social justice issues. We'll be sharing stories, getting uncomfortable, learning, and growing together. Each episode will feature at least one social justice organization that you can support financially and/or become involved in. All proceeds from “Conversations From Away” are donated to featured organizations discussed in the podcast. Join us as we keep the conversation going and subscribe today!

    BIPOC Behind the Curtain: Costume Design & Wardrobe

    BIPOC Behind the Curtain: Costume Design & Wardrobe

    In the fifth episode in the “Conversations From Away” series, Aaron is joined by two special guests from the world of Costuming, as we discuss BIPOC Behind the Curtain. Azalea Fairley (Costume Designer) and Sarah Wade (Wardrobe Supervisor, Come From Away North American Tour) discuss how they got started in the business, thoughts on increasing BIPOC representation in technical theater, feeling pigeon-holed in the industry, hopes for the future, and the color “nude.”
    Host: Aaron Michael Ray (@aaronraystagram on Instagram)
    Guests: Azalea Fairley (@azalea.fairley on Instagram)
    Sarah Wade (@stay.stitchy on Instagram)

    Special Thanks to Broadway Podcast Network and Junkyard Dog Productions.
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    Housing Discrimination and Gentrification - Conversation Four, Part 2

    Housing Discrimination and Gentrification - Conversation Four, Part 2

    In the fourth episode in the "Conversations From Away" series, cast and band members of the North American touring company of "Come From Away" join virtually with special guests to discuss issues of gentrification, housing discrimination.

    This episode's featured organizations:
    South Bronx Unite (southbronxunite.org)
    Community Service Society (cssny.org)
    Harlem Candle Company (harlemcandlecompany.com)

    Recommended Reading: "The Color of Law" by Richard Rothstein

    This episode's moderator: Aaron Michael Ray (he/him)
    This episode's featured guest: Samuel Stein, Urban Geographer and Author of "Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State" (he/him) and Monxo Lopez, Activist and Political Scientist (he/him)
    This episode's panelists: Marika Aubrey (she/her), Chamblee Ferguson (he/him), Isaac Alderson (he/him)

    Edited by: Secret Story Film and Video
    Produced by: Dominic Barbaro, Geoff Maus, Shawn Pennington
    Special thanks to: On The Rialto, Colgan McNeil, Yael Matlow, Junkyard Dog Productions
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    Housing Discrimination and Gentrification - Conversation Four, Part 1

    Housing Discrimination and Gentrification - Conversation Four, Part 1

    In the fourth episode in the "Conversations From Away" series, cast and band members of the North American touring company of "Come From Away" join virtually with special guests to discuss issues of gentrification, housing discrimination.

    This episode's featured organizations:
    South Bronx Unite (southbronxunite.org)
    Community Service Society (cssny.org)
    Harlem Candle Company (harlemcandlecompany.com)

    Recommended Reading: "The Color of Law" by Richard Rothstein

    This episode's moderator: Aaron Michael Ray (he/him)
    This episode's featured guest: Samuel Stein, Urban Geographer and Author of "Capital City: Gentrification and the Real Estate State" (he/him) and Monxo Lopez, Activist and Political Scientist (he/him)
    This episode's panelists: Marika Aubrey (she/her), Chamblee Ferguson (he/him), Isaac Alderson (he/him)

    Edited by: Secret Story Film and Video
    Produced by: Dominic Barbaro, Geoff Maus, Shawn Pennington
    Special thanks to: On The Rialto, Colgan McNeil, Yael Matlow, Junkyard Dog Productions
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    The Pride Episode: #BlackTransLivesMatter​ - Conversation Three

    The Pride Episode: #BlackTransLivesMatter​ - Conversation Three

    In the third episode in the "Conversations From Away" series, cast and crew of the North American touring company of "Come From Away" join virtually to discuss how the Black Lives Matter and trans rights movements intersect. Our featured guest, Jae Rice, shares valuable insight about their work with the Brave Space Alliance in Chicago. When we talk about Black Lives Matter, we can't be done with our work until that means ALL Black lives, including the most vulnerable among us.

    This episode's featured organizations:
    Brave Space Alliance (bravespacealliance.org/donate)
    Black Trans Travel Fund (blacktranstravelfund.com/donate)

    This episode's moderator: Aaron Michael Ray (he/him)
    This episode's featured guest: Jae Rice (he/him or they/them), Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Brave Space Alliance in Chicago, IL
    This episode's panelists: James Earl Jones II (he/him), Julie Johnson (she/her), Dominic Barbaro (he/him)

    Edited by: Secret Story Film and Video
    Produced by: Dominic Barbaro, Geoff Maus, Shawn Pennington
    Special thanks to: On The Rialto, Colgan McNeil, Yael Matlow, Junkyard Dog Productions
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    We can Vote on our Destination! - Conversation Two

    We can Vote on our Destination! - Conversation Two

    In the second episode in the "Conversations From Away" series, cast members of the North American touring company of "Come From Away" join virtually to discuss voting rights, the upcoming election, and racially-biased voter suppression. Have you made a plan for voting in the general election on (or before) November 3rd?

    This episode's featured organizations:
    Power The Polls (http://www.powerthepolls.org​)
    When We All Vote (http://www.whenweallvote.org​)

    To read the article referenced in this episode, "The Electoral College's Racist Origins," see this link from The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/arc...​

    This episode's moderator: Aaron Michael Ray (he/him)
    This episode's panelists: Julia Knitel (she/her), Harter Clingman, Sarah Wade (she/her), Sean Rubin (he/him)

    Edited by: Secret Story Film and Video
    Produced by: Dominic Barbaro, Geoff Maus, Shawn Pennington
    Special thanks to: On The Rialto, Junkyard Dog Productions
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    We Are Here at the Start of a Movement - Conversation One

    We Are Here at the Start of a Movement - Conversation One

    In the first episode in the "Conversations From Away" series, cast members of the North American touring company of "Come From Away" join virtually to discuss why we are here. What are some of the issues we'll be tackling in the Black Lives Matter movement? How does the Coronavirus pandemic affect the urgency of this moment? What instances of systemic racism influence the daily lives of Black Americans? To learn more about this episode's featured organization, Color of Change, please visit colorofchange.org now to get involved or donate. 

    This episode's moderator: Aaron Michael Ray (he/him)
    This episode's panelists: Christine Toy Johnson (she/her), Nick Duckart (he/him), Brandon Springman (he/him), Danielle K. Thomas

    Edited by: Secret Story Film and Video
    Produced by: Dominic Barbaro, Geoff Maus, Shawn Pennington
    Special thanks to: On The Rialto, Junkyard Dog Productions
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