In season three of Mission Forward, we're exploring the state of our collective health in the wake of the pandemic and what's necessary to bring us back together. We talk with experts, truth tellers, and firebrands who work and move among us to see what lies at the intersections of identity, value, and power. This season, host Carrie Fox welcomes Natalie S. Burke, president of Common Health Action, public health expert, and equity evangelist as co-host to explore how people, communities, and entire sectors are rewriting what being in relationship looks like.
Looking Back, Pushing Forward: A Season 3 Recap
This week, we share a review of lessons learned from each of these guests as reflected by hosts Carrie Fox and Natalie S. Burke. If you haven’t had the opportunity to listen to these conversations in full, we encourage you to do so, and to share with your communities broadly.
Rewriting the Future of a Free and Just Press with Media 2070's Alicia Bell
Alicia Bell is director of Media 2070. What started as a research essay detailing the role that media has played in anti-black racism and harm has grown into a free press and a growing consortium of media makers and activists, collectively working toward media reparations.
What We Owe Each Other: At the Heart of Community with Mia Birdsong
Our guest this week is Mia Birdsong: pathfinder, community curator, and storyteller, who steadily engages the leadership and wisdom of people experiencing injustice to chart new visions of American life. She has an extraordinary gift for leveraging the brilliance of everyday people so that our collective gifts reach larger spheres of influence, cultural and political change, and create well-being for everyone.
Standing Up to the Algorithm: Rebuilding our communities with Andre Banks
We welcome Andre Banks for a conversation on the role and influence that our digital connections play in our physical and mental wellbeing. There may be more questions than answers at the end of this one, so consider it the start of a much deeper conversation that will continue.
Why Public Health Matters to Private Lives with Emily Howell and Todd Newman
Our guests this week, authors Todd Newman and Emily Howell (together with Dominique Broussard), present their insights into the messengers and their messages that constellate to keep us unhealthy.
Philanthropy’s Power Problem with JustFund’s Iara Peng
Getting resources to organizations truly doing front line work involves challenging entrenched ideologies and engaging leadership often marginalized in philanthropy: people of color. And so it is a group of funders and organizers of color who founded the organization, those who know best how to poke at philanthropy’s power problem. One of the leaders of this charge is our guest today: Iara Peng, founder and CEO of JustFund.
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Reclaim Our Vote, Andrea Miller
Such a crucial topic right now! Carrie expertly probes and leads Andrea to lay out the important work she’s already done to end voter suppression as well as the work ahead, with many concrete ways we can get involved today! Well worth the listen!