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“Radical” [rad-i-kuhl] adj. noun = favoring, supporting, or representing reforms and change; a person who holds strong convictions, advocates fundamental reforms by direct methods.

Rad AF (Radical AF) is a podcast that amplifies stories of Long Beach area women who are radical change-makers, community organizers, grassroots movement builders, and leaders who give a f*ck about mobilizing people-power to make positive change in the community, especially to support the health and wellbeing of people regardless of their race and income. When women succeed, we all succeed. www.lbforward.org

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“Radical” [rad-i-kuhl] adj. noun = favoring, supporting, or representing reforms and change; a person who holds strong convictions, advocates fundamental reforms by direct methods.

Rad AF (Radical AF) is a podcast that amplifies stories of Long Beach area women who are radical change-makers, community organizers, grassroots movement builders, and leaders who give a f*ck about mobilizing people-power to make positive change in the community, especially to support the health and wellbeing of people regardless of their race and income. When women succeed, we all succeed. www.lbforward.org

    RAD AF Episode 4: Meet Mary Duong

    RAD AF Episode 4: Meet Mary Duong

    Meet Mary Duong, also known at Rev. Thiên Ân (Mary) Duong, M.Div., who is the Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church of Maywood and the Faith-Rooted Organizer (Associate) with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE). 

    Listen in and get to know Mary, how she got started, how she overcame the challenges of the oppressive systems in her birth country, and how she has continued to embody her faith while fighting for liberation for others. 

    Learn more about Mary’s work with CLUE:

    https://www.cluejustice.org

    On social media: 

    Facebook: @CLUEJustice

    IG: @cluejustice

    Twitter: @CLUEJustice

    RAD AF is a podcast by Long Beach Forward that amplifies the stories of our Long Beach, California area radical change-makers. This episode also features Long Beach Forward's Melissa Morgan and Diana Martinez. www.lbforward.org/radaf

    Episode produced by: Daniel Arón Speer



    (Recorded November 2023)


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    • 57 min
    RAD AF Episode 3: Meet Audrena Redmond and Naida Tushnet

    RAD AF Episode 3: Meet Audrena Redmond and Naida Tushnet

    Meet local and legendary Long Beach community organizers - Audrena Redmond, long time organizer, working on campaigns and organizing in labor, community and an organizer with Black Lives Matter Long Beach. And meet Naida Tushnet, a long time organizer around political actions and the peace movement.

    Listen and get to know both women, how they got started, how they’ve been able to stay motivated working to move others into political action and listen to their stories on the challenges and the wins.

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    Learn more about:

    Black Lives Matter Long Beach at https://www.blmlbc.com 


    On social media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blacklivesmatterlbc
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/blmlbc/
    Twitter: https://www.instagram.com/blmlbc/

    Long Beach Area Peace Network at www.lbapn.org


    On social media:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LBAPN

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    Book Recommendations for organizing:

    Naida Tushnet:


    “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky

    Audrena Redmond:


    “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky
    “A People’s History of the United States of America” by Howard Zinn
    “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander
    “Blood in My Eye” by George L. Jackson

    RAD AF is a podcast by Long Beach Forward that amplifies the stories of our Long Beach area radical change-makers. This episode also features Long Beach Forward's Melissa Morgan and Diana Martinez.

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    Episode and Theme Music produced by: Daniel Arón Speer


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    RAD AF Episode 2: Meet Gaby and Jamilet from the Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition (LBIRC)

    RAD AF Episode 2: Meet Gaby and Jamilet from the Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition (LBIRC)

    Meet Gaby Hernandez and Jamilet Ochoa from the Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition (LBIRC) in Episode 2, recorded in May 2022. They share their experiences on their journeys to discovering the power they possess, as well as the power they help to build with women in their community around immigrant rights and other social justice issues.

    Learn more about LBIRC at www.lbirc.org and follow them on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok at @LBIRC562. 

    RAD AF is a podcast by Long Beach Forward that amplifies the stories of our Long Beach area radical change-makers. This episode also features Long Beach Forward's Melissa Morgan and Diana Martinez.

    Episode produced by: D-Rang3D






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    RAD AF Episode 1: Meet Lian and Joy from Khmer Girls in Action

    RAD AF Episode 1: Meet Lian and Joy from Khmer Girls in Action

    It’s time to recognize the “Radical” among us. Radicals represent reforms and change for the people, by the people. They hold strong convictions close, and advocate for fundamental transformation with direct action–often putting their minds, bodies, and spirits on the line for true justice. This is the first episode of Rad AF – a podcast that amplifies the stories of our Long Beach area radical change-makers. This year, we talk to radical women…the community organizers, grassroots movement builders, and leaders who give a f*ck about mobilizing people-power to make positive change in the community. The revolution might not be televised, but you sure can find a way to join it online or in person in a neighborhood near you.

    Meet Lian Cheun and Joy Yanga from Khmer Girls in Action (KGA) in Episode 1, recorded in the spring of 2021. They share their stories about working in the Bay area, how they met, how family and culture impacted them individually, as well as recall their experiences growing up as girls in their cultures. Today they are instrumental in leading powerful grassroots organizing with young women in the Long Beach area.

    Learn more about KGA at www.kgalb.org and follow on Facebook and Twitter: @kgalb and on Instagram: @kgalongbeach

    RAD AF is a podcast by Long Beach Forward. This episode also features Long Beach Forward's Melissa Morgan and Diana Martinez.

    Episode produced by: D-Rang3D


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    • 51 min

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