Enzi Tanner, a black, trans, Jewish community organizer in Minneapolis, hosts the show that dives into the intersectional lives many in the Jewish community lead, and how those intersections come together and inform. The title is a combination of the Swahili word Kuumba, which means "to create," and the Hebrew word Hineni, which literally means "I am here," but often is used to denote presence.
2. Reflections on Tulsa
After marking the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre last week, Enzi talks about when he learned about it for the first time, how it connects to the horrors Jews faced in eastern Europe decades prior, and how by calling it a massacre rather than a "race riot," we give it the proper perspective on what took place.
1. Meet The Host & Why We're Doing This
Welcome to Episode 1! Get to know our host Enzi Tanner, what intersectionality is, and why -- as we mark one year since the murder of George Floyd -- Minnesota is the right place to center some of these discussions. Plus Enzi drops a beautiful poem based on Psalm 23.
Kuumba Hineni teaser
Learn about our newest podcast, Kuumba Hinenei, coming soon!