The ResistanceMom podcast is the story of Americans defending and rebuilding democracy today, for our own sakes and for our kids. Our story far eclipses the perfect storm of Russians, billionaires and racists that lifted a mobster and traitor into the White House in 2016.
Millions of us have now become activists: marching, knocking on doors, running for office, and teaching our kids to never look away from the atrocity of racism. We are each finding our own paths to stand as a community in defense of our democratic system and the values to which we aspire.
Host Andrea Hildebran Smith talks with leaders from every angle of the resistance about how to make an impact that will last, the fight to end gun violence, movements for sustainable economies, defending America's immigrants, and confronting white supremacy. The show does a deep dive into new frameworks for protecting speech and civil rights online. We have a particular focus on our responsibilities to the next generation: engaging youth activists, and figuring our how to at once protect and prepare kids for the challenges they are about to inherit.
This work is not easy and the news is often devastating, but there are victories to celebrate all around us as well. We have barely scratched the surface of the impact we can make as voters, elected officials, advocates and parents.
Listen to the podcast and be a part of the community that is keeping democracy real in America.
Resistance and the Corona Virus
The new corona virus sweeping through our communities is deadly and disruptive, but its infinitely more toxic in an environment of corruption.
It will take organizing and action to get the testing, care and prevention measures our communities need. The millions of us who have built up our protest muscles since 2016 will likely need to mobilize to demand public health measures that are basic standards of care worldwide.
Viral Politics - US and Hong Kong
Andrea Hildebran Smith interviews Sharon Fast from the University of Hong Kong about adjusting to social isolation policies and the cancellation of in-person schools, universities and workplaces for another 3-4 months due to the corona virus 19. How will people in the United States act to contain the COVID 19 outbreak as the epidemic surges through the American population over the coming weeks? Our discussion circles back to how corruption in health policy inform people's reactions to health emergencies.
Lebanon is just one of the places around the world where people are protesting on a massive scale for an end to corruption and restoration of democracy. Our guest, Luna Safwan, is a journalist covering the 9+ day demonstrations in Lebanon. Chat about the planning for mass demos in the US at ResistanceMom's Flickchat.
Out Out Out
As the Trump administration betrays the Kurds and refuses to comply with subpoenas from Congress, it becomes time to learn from leaders of movements that have successfully used mass protest to force corrupt leaders to leave office. Our guest today, Saadi Rosado, is a member of the Collectiva Feminista en Construcciòn, and helped organize the six weeks of sustained protests in Puerto Rico this summer that convinced their Governor, Ricardo Rosselló to resign.
Likes and Shares
Clicking and commenting on campaigns online takes up more of our time than any other type of political work we do. In this episode I'm looking at how social media has developed over the past 12 years as a tool for social justice work. We're adapting to an online environment that's now been weaponized by the right, but the most important thing we can do is increase our commitment to face to face political work.
Don't Freak Out
Experts say instead of trying to keep your kids away from the dangers of the internet we should help them be prepared for it. Dr Victoria Baines, former UK police officer and exec at Facebook guarding kids in online spaces, says don't freak out when your kids encounter disturbing material online. Let them talk to you about it.
Excellent Podcast For All of Us In the Resistance
Andrea clearly does a lot of work and research and a huge amount of preparation to make her podcasts seem so easy! Many gold stars to her, even more than 5. Each one has been tremendously educational, so I recommend the podcast highly to one and all. I even increased my monthly support level after listening for awhile; that should give you an even better idea of my full recommendation.
Great Podcast with hope!
I love this podcast. It’s a wonderful blend that includes narratives that parents can relate to with information from professionals and others that help navigate through these trying times with little ones in mind. Andrea has a lovely calm voice; a balm to the outrage many of us are feeling.
Not just for moms
I really enjoy this podcast. She has great guest, good point and a pleasant voice. He perspective is very interesting. It’s a good add to my political listening because it’s a bigger picture take on things.