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In 2019, a Black person can walk in Walgreens and they cannot refuse you service because of the color of your skin. We can run schools, organizations and corporations. Delta Airlines cannot say, "we don't serve Black people." We can attend any college or university that we like and they cannot openly deny us access because of our race. Why? The answer is simple. As Black people in the United States, every right that we have is a direct result of community organizing. Community organizing is the people directly impacted by a problem, strategizing and building power to win policy change, or resources to improve their quality of life. For our entire history in this country there is a long and committed record of people speaking power to power in order to change their living conditions. Today, we see a resurgence of black led grassroots community organizing. Community organizing is not activism. Join the On the Ground family to learn the difference. This podcast hosted by Jitu Brown, National Director of the Journey for Justice Alliance, is dedicated to "spreading the gospel" of community organizing to the public. We are not in an ivory tower, intellectualizing about what Black people need to do. We are in these streets, waging our struggle for liberation. We are ON THE GROUND.

On The Ground Journey For Justice Alliance

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

In 2019, a Black person can walk in Walgreens and they cannot refuse you service because of the color of your skin. We can run schools, organizations and corporations. Delta Airlines cannot say, "we don't serve Black people." We can attend any college or university that we like and they cannot openly deny us access because of our race. Why? The answer is simple. As Black people in the United States, every right that we have is a direct result of community organizing. Community organizing is the people directly impacted by a problem, strategizing and building power to win policy change, or resources to improve their quality of life. For our entire history in this country there is a long and committed record of people speaking power to power in order to change their living conditions. Today, we see a resurgence of black led grassroots community organizing. Community organizing is not activism. Join the On the Ground family to learn the difference. This podcast hosted by Jitu Brown, National Director of the Journey for Justice Alliance, is dedicated to "spreading the gospel" of community organizing to the public. We are not in an ivory tower, intellectualizing about what Black people need to do. We are in these streets, waging our struggle for liberation. We are ON THE GROUND.

    On The Ground: It Ain't Necessarily So

    On The Ground: It Ain't Necessarily So

    Join our host as we talk with 2 leaders from Oakland and New Orleans about school privatization and the gentrification of America's urban spaces.

    • 38 min
    On The Ground: Count it Up!

    On The Ground: Count it Up!

    Jitu Brown chops it up with New Jersey community organizers Rosie Grant, Johnnie Lattner and Faheem Lee. The right to elect school boards was snatched away from Black NJ Cities. Determined coalition building & organizing won it back. Don’t slip! Listen in!

    • 47 min
    On The Ground: I Know I Can

    On The Ground: I Know I Can

    Jitu Brown chats with Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, national field organizer at the Dignity in Schools Campaign & Jonathan Stith, national director at the Alliance for Education Justice, about work to dismantle the school to prison pipeline!

    • 54 min
    On The Ground: You Must Learn

    On The Ground: You Must Learn

    A silent epidemic happening across the US is the purge of black teachers from public school classrooms. Jitu Brown talks with 2 leaders who are fighting back: Tara Stamps from the Chicago Teachers Union and Awo Okaikor Aryee-Price from PULSE in Newark NJ.

    • 55 min
    On The Ground: Mind Blowing Decisions

    On The Ground: Mind Blowing Decisions

    Brother Jitu Brown talks to Shawni Robinson and Anna Simonton about the"Atlanta Cheating Scandal" and incarcerated black teachers! As Public Enemy said years ago; Don't believe the hype!

    • 42 min

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