The #GroundingsPodcast is a place where organizing, theory, and history come in contact with dialogue, experience, and storytelling. The title "Groundings" is in honor of the revolutionary educator Walter Rodney, whose concept of "groundings" as a form of radical, political, dialogic, and communal education continues to inspire today. Groundings: we sit, we listen, we talk, we share, and we learn. The podcast is hosted by Devyn Springer with production help from Christopher Hollis.
The 'Residue' of Gentrification
Filmmaker Merawi Gerima discusses his new film Residue, which shines a lot on the violence of gentrification in Washington, DC.
The Canadian Police State
The Canadian state portrays itself as a "multicultural", "liberal" country where all are welcome. But a quick look at the plight of Black and Indigenous people in Canada tells a much different story...
The Anti-Black, Anti-Communist Academia
Author and professor Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly discusses the history and institutionalization of Black Studies, the often overlapping relationship between anti-communism and anti-Blackness, and the 'elision' of political economy in the capitalist academy.
The Grassroots VS The Misleadership Class
Writer and activist Benji Hart discusses the multitude of ways grassroots movements against police in Chicago are challenging the Black misleadership class.
The Anti-Black Pinnings of Ableism
Community organizer and educator Dustin Gibson discusses the white supremacist, colonial, capitalist roots of ableism which structures capitalist society, why a disability justice framework must be abolitionist, and why "the state always has a carceral response to disabled Black people."
The Political Prisoner: From Mumia Abu-Jamal To Palestine
I speak with world-renowned political prisoner, former Black Panther, and award-winning journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, as well as activist, author, and professor Johanna Fernández.
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