41 episodes

Groundings is a place where organizing, theory, and history come in contact with dialogue, experience, and storytelling. It's where the past meets the present, and political education happens. The title "Groundings" is in honor of the revolutionary educator Walter Rodney, whose concept of "groundings" as a form of radical, political, and communal education inspires the conversations on this podcast. Groundings: we sit, we listen, we talk, we share, and we learn.

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Groundings is a place where organizing, theory, and history come in contact with dialogue, experience, and storytelling. It's where the past meets the present, and political education happens. The title "Groundings" is in honor of the revolutionary educator Walter Rodney, whose concept of "groundings" as a form of radical, political, and communal education inspires the conversations on this podcast. Groundings: we sit, we listen, we talk, we share, and we learn.

    The Revolutionary Life of Jalil Muntaqim

    The Revolutionary Life of Jalil Muntaqim

    Two months before his 20th birthday, Jalil Muntaqim was captured by enemy forces along with Albert “Nuh” Washington, and made into one of the longest-held political prisoners in U.S. history. Muntaqim joins to discuss his history of organizing, political incarceration, and what he's been up to since his release in 2020.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Decolonial Feminist Collective

    The Decolonial Feminist Collective

    Jalessah Jackson - educator, organizer, and founding members of the Decolonial Feminist Collective - discusses feminist solidarities forged by mutual commitments, as opposed to principles of sameness.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Struggle For Reproductive Justice

    The Struggle For Reproductive Justice

    Jalessah Jackson and Debbie Billings discuss abortion, the recent assaults on bodily autonomy by the capitalist state, the struggle for reproductive justice domestically and abroad, and the state of maternal healthcare in the U.S.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    The Apokalypse of Settler Colonialism

    The Apokalypse of Settler Colonialism

    We chatted with the people's historian, Dr. Gerald Horne about Europe, the US, and the apokalyptic beginnings of settler colonialism and slavery.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    The Role of Christianity In African Colonization

    The Role of Christianity In African Colonization

    Documentary producer Onuora Abuah, whose work focuses on the history of Africa, joins Groundings to discuss the role of Christianity in Africa's colonization, from missionaries to modern day churches.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Legacy of Black Communist Women

    The Legacy of Black Communist Women

    Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly and Erica Caines join Groundings to discuss the groundbreaking intellectual work, organizing, and legacies of Black communist women.

    • 58 min

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Helps decolonize my thinking

As a trans queer person I like to think I understand the intersections of race, gender, mass incarnation, being unhoused, ableism, etc. on a deeper level... however, I also present as a cismale and I am white. Throughout my life I have been working to decolonize my thought processes— through experiences growing up in inner city Philadelphia, reading books and articles, listening to podcasts, and watching films and documentaries— I can say with certainty this podcast has also promoted my thought processes and facilitated discussions I’ve had with others.

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