35 episodes

OBSCENE is a new podcast hosted by Maya Contreras (EMMY winning Brewed in NY, PBS, ) discussing systemic inequalities that have allowed discrimination to flourish in the United States. We’ll examine discriminatory policies while discussing the history, influences, and future of those policies that directly impact womxn and marginalized groups. Through stories and interviews with experts, you'll be given new insights into the challenges facing womxn and marginalized communities. Through an intersectional approach, the podcast introduces new frameworks to improve your civic participation. As an informed constituency, we can influence our elected legislators to dismantle structural oppressions by drafting inclusive policy that create equity, equal access, and inclusion.

OBSCENE Maya Contreras

    • Government
    • 4.0 • 20 Ratings

OBSCENE is a new podcast hosted by Maya Contreras (EMMY winning Brewed in NY, PBS, ) discussing systemic inequalities that have allowed discrimination to flourish in the United States. We’ll examine discriminatory policies while discussing the history, influences, and future of those policies that directly impact womxn and marginalized groups. Through stories and interviews with experts, you'll be given new insights into the challenges facing womxn and marginalized communities. Through an intersectional approach, the podcast introduces new frameworks to improve your civic participation. As an informed constituency, we can influence our elected legislators to dismantle structural oppressions by drafting inclusive policy that create equity, equal access, and inclusion.

    Voting in 2020: Absentee Ballot vs. Vote-by-Mail

    Voting in 2020: Absentee Ballot vs. Vote-by-Mail

    Host Maya Contreras discuss voting by Absentee Ballot, Vote-by-Mail, what the difference is, and how difficult it will be to obtain, mail, and have your vote counted.
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    • 47 min
    Your Vote is Your Voice: Voter Mobilization in the Trans Community #2020Election

    Your Vote is Your Voice: Voter Mobilization in the Trans Community #2020Election

    Ashlee Marie Preston is a Trans Rights Advocate, Cultural Creative & Founder of You “Are Essential”. Ashlee is the first trans woman to become editor-in-chief of a national publication, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and she has just launched a voter mobilization initiative with Human Rights Campaign President, Alphonso David called My Vote is My Voice.
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    • 17 min
    Everything is on the Ballot: Gun Violence Prevention Policy #2020Election

    Everything is on the Ballot: Gun Violence Prevention Policy #2020Election

    Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America—the nation’s largest grassroots gun violence prevention group, with chapters in all 50 states effecting change at the local, state and national level. Her book, Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World, was released in May of 2019.
    Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, once said she “had to do more than just cry,” after her son was murdered in two-thousand-twelve. Since then she has been a passionate advocate against gun violence, and is currently running for Miami-Dade County commissioner.
     

     
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    • 35 min
    Latinx 2020 Voting Outreach And Puerto Rico Statehood #2020Election

    Latinx 2020 Voting Outreach And Puerto Rico Statehood #2020Election

    Denise Oliver-Velez has been a political activist and community organizer, was in the Civil Rights movement, women's movement, and AIDS activism movement, and was a member of both the Young Lords Party and the Black Panther Party in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Denise is currently a Contributing Editor for the progressive political blog Daily Kos.
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    • 33 min
    Language Barriers At The Polls With A Focus On The AAPI Community #2020Election

    Language Barriers At The Polls With A Focus On The AAPI Community #2020Election

    Dr. Merseth discusses language barrier obstacles are still in place for eligible voters even with the language provision in the Voting Rights Act.
    Dr. Julie Lee Merseth's interests are situated in the field of American political behavior with a dual and overlapping focus on race and immigration. Her research is especially animated by questions of how racial and ethnic politics in the United States are changing as a result of fast-growing populations of immigrants, largely from Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
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    • 27 min
    Black Voters Matter: History Of Voter Suppression #2020Election

    Black Voters Matter: History Of Voter Suppression #2020Election

    Dr. Carol Anderson is a Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide, a New York Times Bestseller, Washington Post Notable Book of 2016, and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner. She is also the author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, which was long-listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Galbraith Award in non-fiction.
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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Kacky07 ,

Glad I Discovered This Podcast

Recently discovered your Podcast and am not disappointed. Great interviews! I was especially impressed with the episode: “Ask About Abortion...” specifically because Renee mentioned paying homage to our African-American Foremothers and then you mentioned SisterSong. I discovered SisterSong when I was asked to sit on an RJ Campaign. Not knowing exactly what RJ meant, my Google search landed on the book: “Reproductive Justice: An Introduction” by Loretta J. Ross and Rickie Sollinger. And, because of the education I received in the book, our group disbanded (we were all white women who had no business being leaders in the effort for RJ). Since then, a new Campaign has emerged: Black Mothers In Power. And, now we are where we’re supposed to be: lifting up and advancing the lead of Black Women. Anyway, I digress, keep up the good works.

lupe2f2 ,

Not good

Bias misinformation . propaganda . facts don’t care about your emotions

_rutrho_ ,

Well worth a listen

It's so well researched, but even with the amount of facts and statistics included, the conversation flows naturally. And I felt like I was a part of the conversation. With so many podcasts out there, she offers a unique and important voice.

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