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Fortification: Spiritual Sustenance for Movement Leadership is a Podcast featuring Caitlin Breedlove, Vice President, Movement Leadership at Auburn Seminary interviewing movement leaders, organizers and activists.

Fortification is a joint project of Auburn Seminary and Side with Love, a campaign of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Fortification Side with Love

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 103 Ratings

Fortification: Spiritual Sustenance for Movement Leadership is a Podcast featuring Caitlin Breedlove, Vice President, Movement Leadership at Auburn Seminary interviewing movement leaders, organizers and activists.

Fortification is a joint project of Auburn Seminary and Side with Love, a campaign of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

    gina Breedlove, Malkia Devich-Cyril & Malachi Garza

    gina Breedlove, Malkia Devich-Cyril & Malachi Garza

    This conversation was recorded at Auburn Seminary's December 2019 Mountaintop Gathering in Oakland, CA.
    The creative force of gina Breedlove is as dangerous and delightful as this earth we share.​ Singer, Song​w​riter, Sound Healer & Medicine Woman​, gina was born in​ Brooklyn, NY.
    She began performing at age 15, singing back up for the incomparable Phyllis Hyman​. Since, gina has toured all over the world with artists who, like herself, define and redefine genre; Harry Belafonte, Toshi Reagon, Ronny Jordan, Ani Difranco, Craig Harris, and Sekou Sundiata, to name a few.
    Malkia Devich-Cyril is an award winning writer and public speaker on issues of digital rights, narrative power, Black liberation and collective grief; as well as the lead founder and former Executive Director of MediaJustice — a national hub boldly advancing racial justice, rights and dignity in a digital age. After more than 10 years of organizational leadership, Devich-Cyril now serves as a Senior Fellow at Media Justice. Devich-Cyril is also a sci-fi nerd, a communications strategist, a veteran in the movement for digital rights and freedom, a leader in the movement for Black lives and the widowed spouse of comedian and editor Alana Devich-Cyril, who died following an intense two year battle with advanced cancer.
    Malachi Larrabee-Garza is the Founding Director of Innovative Justice Solutions (IJS). In this role, Malachi provides strategic consultation to businesses and institutions, specializing in scaling operations and impact through cross-sector collaboration. Malachi is also proud to be a 2019-2021 Rosenberg Foundation Leading Edge Fellow, building reparations based projects within the emerging cannabis economy and the governance thereof.
    Editing by Wazi Maret and David Beasley. Production by Dan Greenman and Nora Rasman. Transcription help from Kolenge Fonge.
    Learn more, find transcript and more episodes at https://auburnseminary.org/fortification/.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    gina Breedlove

    gina Breedlove

    The creative force of gina Breedlove is as dangerous and delightful as this earth we share.​ Singer, Song​w​riter, Sound Healer & Medicine Woman​, gina was born in​ Brooklyn, NY.
    She began performing at age 15, singing back up for the incomparable Phyllis Hyman​. Since, gina has toured all over the world with artists who, like herself, define and redefine genre; Harry Belafonte, Toshi Reagon, Ronny Jordan, Ani Difranco, Craig Harris, and Sekou Sundiata, to name a few.
    This episode discusses themes of sexual assault and violence. Please take care of yourself.
    Editing by Wazi Maret and David Beasley. Production by Dan Greenman and Nora Rasman. Transcription help from Kolenge Fonge.
    Learn more, find transcript and more episodes at https://auburnseminary.org/fortification/.

    • 36 min
    Rev. Dr. Traci C West

    Rev. Dr. Traci C West

    Rev. Dr. Traci C. West is Professor of Christian Ethics and African American Studies at Drew University Theological School (Madison, NJ). Traci is the author of Solidarity and Defiant Spirituality: Africana Lessons on Religion, Racism, and Ending Gender Violence (New York University Press, 2019), Disruptive Christian Ethics: When Racism and Women's Lives Matter (Westminster John Knox Press, 2006), Wounds of the Spirit: Black Women, Violence, and Resistance Ethics (New York University Press, 1999), and the editor of Our Family Values: Same-sex Marriage and Religion (Praeger, 2006).
    She has also published many articles and book chapters on sexual, gender, and racial justice, gender-based intimate violence, and clergy ethics. She has served on the editorial board of Journal for the Society of Christian Ethics, as co-editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, on the Society of Christian Ethics Professional Conduct Committee, and the editorial board of T&T Clark Studies in Social Ethics, Ethnography, and Theology.
    This episode discusses themes of sexual assault and violence. Please take care of yourself.
    Learn more, find transcript and more episodes at https://auburnseminary.org/fortification/.

    • 48 min
    Rev. Jen Bailey

    Rev. Jen Bailey

    Rev. Jen Bailey is an ordained minister, public theologian, and national leader in the multi-faith movement for justice. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Faith Matters Network, a Womanist-led organization equipping community organizers, faith leaders, and activists with resources for connection, spiritual sustainability, and accompaniment. Jen comes to this work with nearly a decade of experience at nonprofits combating intergenerational poverty. Rev. Bailey is an ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and serves locally on the staff of Greater Bethel A.ME. Church in Nashville, Tennessee.
    This episode was recorded pre-COVID. Please use health and safety guidance regarding the use of physical spiritual spaces referenced in this conversation.
    Editing by Wazi Maret and David Beasley. Production by Dan Greenman and Nora Rasman. Transcription help from Kolenge Fonge.
    Learn more, find transcript and more episodes at https://auburnseminary.org/fortification/.

    • 48 min
    Erica Woodland

    Erica Woodland

    Erica Woodland, LCSW is a black queer/genderqueer facilitator, consultant and healing justice practitioner who has worked at the intersections of movements for racial, gender, economic, trans and queer justice and liberation for more than 17 years. He is the Founding Director of the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, an organization committed to advancing healing justice by transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color. Learn more about his work at www.nqttcn.com and www.ericawoodland.com
    Editing by Wazi Maret and David Beasley. Production by Dan Greenman and Nora Rasman. Transcription help from Kolenge Fonge.
    Learn more, find transcript and more episodes at https://auburnseminary.org/fortification/.

    • 51 min
    Amber Hollibaugh

    Amber Hollibaugh

    Amber L. Hollibaugh is an American writer, filmmaker and political activist, largely concerned with feminist and sexual agendas. She is a self-described lesbian sex radical, ex-hooker, incest survivor, gypsy child, poor-white-trash, high femme dyke.
    Read more about her in My Dangerous Desires: A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home.
    Learn more, find transcript and more episodes at https://auburnseminary.org/fortification/.

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

*Moonfat* ,

Profound

I’m so grateful to all of the voices in this podcast. I feel like I’m listening to the voices coming from the deepest of wisdom wells. Centering, and reorienting right back to the heart.

Maddie staib ,

Gratitude

Necessary. Grounding. Life-giving.

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This gives me life

Listening to Fortification is like meditating for me. It is so powerfully grounding and hopeful and real. It is the one podcast that I never listen to “just in the background” - I save it for moments when I’m focused because I don’t want to miss the impact of one life-giving word.

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