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Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

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Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

    21. Under the Blacklight: Telling Stories of State Violence & Public Silence

    21. Under the Blacklight: Telling Stories of State Violence & Public Silence

    On this installment of "Under the Blacklight," the mothers and sisters of the #SayHerName Movement -- Fran Garrett, Rhanda Dormeus, Maria Moore, Sharon Cooper, Gina Best, and Sharon Wilkerson -- join Kimberlé Crenshaw for a very special episode. Through telling the stories of their loved ones, the women weave together the experiences that bring them together in a sisterhood of both sorrow and strength.

    Support the #SayHerName Campaign: aapf.org/supportshn
    Support Say Her Name: The Lives That Should Have Been (Original Play): http://bit.ly/shnplay

    Speakers:
    GINA BEST - Mother of India Kager, killed by Virginia Beach police in 2015
    SHARON COOPER - Sister of Sandra Bland, killed in custody in Waller County TX in 2015
    RHANDA DORMEUS - Mother of Korryn Gaines, killed by Baltimore police in 2016
    FRAN GARRETT - Mother of Michelle Cusseaux, killed by Phoenix police in 2014
    MARIA MOORE - Sister of Kayla Moore, killed by Berkeley police in 2013
    SHARON WILKERSON - Mother of Shelly Frey, killed by Houston police in 2012

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)

    Produced and Edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine
    Additional support provided by Jade Allen, Loulou Batta, Ivory Fu, Alexandra Moore, Whitney Thomas, and the African American Policy Forum

    Music by Blue Dot Sessions

    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 59 min
    20. India Kager: A Mother's Story of Loss & Erasure

    20. India Kager: A Mother's Story of Loss & Erasure

    On September 5, 2015, India Kager and Angelo Perry drove to Virginia Beach to introduce their 4-month-old baby Roman, to Angelo’s family. Unbeknownst to them, Virginia Beach police were tailing their car and while India, Angelo, and Roman were parked at 7/11, a SWAT team threw a flash bang grenade and opened fire on their car. 4 officers fired over 51 rifle rounds into India’s car, while baby Roman sat in the back seat, killing Angelo and India within seconds. Virginia Beach police Chief Jim Cervera would later say India’s killing was an accident. 

    In this episode of Intersectionality Matters!host Kimberlé Crenshaw speaks with India Kager’s mother, Gina Best, about her memories of India, a “beautiful, soft-spoken poet.” She describes the anguish of never hearing from the police except to receive a bill for the destruction of the car her daughter was murdered in. While she waited for a call that would never come, officers pulled her daughter’s body out of the car and left it on the cold ground overnight. As India’s family desperately sought out information on his whereabouts, police handed India’s baby, Roman, over to foster parents.

    Learn More About & Support the #SayHerName Movement: aapf.org/supportshn

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw

    Produced by Julia Sharpe-Levine

    Edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine and Rebecca Scheckman 

    Additional support provided by the African American Policy Forum: Shermena M. Nelson, Emmett O’Malley, Michael Kramer, Awoye Timpo, Gregory Bernstein, Alanna Kane,
 Vineeta Singh

    Music by Blue Dot Sessions


    Graphics by Julia Sharpe-Levine


    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 43 min
    19. Under the Blacklight: The Fire This Time

    19. Under the Blacklight: The Fire This Time

    Alicia Garza, Robin D.G. Kelley, Devon Carbado, Maria Moore, and special guest AG Keith Ellison join Kimberlé Crenshaw for an emergency episode of “Under the Blacklight”, the 10th in the series, to address this historic moment of social and political mobilization ignited by George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police just two weeks ago.

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)

    Produced by Julia Sharpe-Levine
    Edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine and Sarah Ventre

    Additional support provided by Awoye Timpo, Shermena M. Nelson, Emmett O’Malley, Michael Kramer, Gregory Bernstein, Alanna Kane

    Music by Blue Dot Sessions

    Graphics by Julia Sharpe-Levine

    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast
    Full bios: aapf.org/ep10-utb

    • 1 hr 8 min
    18. Under the Blacklight: Narrating the Nightmare & (Re)Imagining the Possible

    18. Under the Blacklight: Narrating the Nightmare & (Re)Imagining the Possible

    Kiese Laymon, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Arundhati Roy join Kimberlé Crenshaw for the 9th installment of "Under the Blacklight." Together, they mine the complexities of narrative construction amid disaster, and shine the blacklight on the stories and counter-stories that shape the future and make meaning of the past.

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)
    
Produced and Edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine

    Additional support provided by Awoye Timpo, Emmett O’Malley, Michael Kramer, Gregory Bernstein Alanna Kane

    Music by Blue Dot Sessions


    Graphics by Julia Sharpe-Levine
    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    Bios available here: aapf.org/ep9-utb

    • 1 hr 6 min
    17. Under the Blacklight: Virus, Voting & Vigilantism in Georgia

    17. Under the Blacklight: Virus, Voting & Vigilantism in Georgia

    On Pt 8 of “Under The Blacklight,” LaTosha Brown, Anoa Changa, Crystal Feimster, Talitha LeFlouria and Emery Wright join together to discuss vote suppression, state violence, vigilantism, and fatal public health experiments in the state of Georgia.

    With:

    LATOSHA BROWN — Award-winning organizer, political strategist, jazz singer; Co-Founder of the Black Voters Matters Fund
    ANOA CHANGA - Electoral justice reporter for Prism; Organizer; Lawyer; Host of “The Way with Anoa”
    CRYSTAL FEIMSTER — Professor, Yale; Author of Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching

    TALITHA LEFLOURIA — Professor, UVA; Author of Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South

    EMERY WRIGHT — Political Organizer; Educator; Co-Director, Project South
    (Read full bios here: aapf.org/under-the-blacklight-covid19)

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)

    Produced by Julia Sharpe-Levine

    Edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine and Raffi Marhaba 

    Additional support provided by Awoye Timpo, Emmett O’Malley, Michael Kramer, Gregory Bernstein Alanna Kane


    Music by Blue Dot Sessions


    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 1 hr 3 min
    16. Under the Blacklight: Mobilizing Whiteness to 'Re-Open America'

    16. Under the Blacklight: Mobilizing Whiteness to 'Re-Open America'

    On Episode Seven of “Under The Blacklight,” Carol Anderson, Alex DiBranco, Joseph Lowndes, Mab Segrest, Dorian Warren, and Jason Wilson unpack the central role that ideological Whiteness continues to play in the US response to COVID-19, including ongoing efforts -- on the part of individuals and institutions alike -- to unlock the lockdown.

    With:
    CAROL ANDERSON — Chair & Professor of African American Studies, Emory University; Author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide
    ALEX DIBRANCO - Co-founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism
    JOSEPH LOWNDES — Professor of Political Science, UOregon; Co-author of Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity
    MAB SEGREST — Professor emeritus of Gender and Women’s Studies, Connecticut College; Organizer with Southerners on New Ground (SONG), Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
    DORIAN WARREN — President of the Center for Community Change Action (CCCA) and Vice-President of the Center for Community Change (CCC)
    JASON WILSON — Journalist who specializes in far-right, white supremacist, and right-wing movements; Writes for The Guardian
    (Read full bios here: aapf.org/under-the-blacklight-covid19)

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)
    
Produced by Julia Sharpe-Levine
    Edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine and Sarah Ventre

    Additional support provided by Awoye Timpo, Emmett O’Malley, Michael Kramer, Alanna Kane
    
Music by Blue Dot Sessions

    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 1 hr 6 min

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