The show where we, carla bergman & Eleanor Goldfield, trace our present path through the people and stories of the past - as we ourselves - long-term radicals learn about each other, from each other and continue to walk, continue to wake.
Silver Threads, still walking still waking.
A Part While Apart: Jimmy Betts
"Right now radicalism feels like a locked, very heavily loaded, hidden treasure chest."
After 15 years of a fully nomadic lifeway, Korean diasporic experimentalist Jimmy Betts is stationary. And while the parked isolation of now being an exhausted working class queero in so-called Iowa is heavy, Jimmy remains a part of the radical roots, while being apart from them. They join the show to talk about home, growth, perspective and more!
Des Moines Mutual Aid: https://www.facebook.com/DesMoinesMutualAid
Kashmir Will Be Free: Ifat Gazia
"I want to be the bridge between these Kashmiri stories and the world."
Ifat Gazia grew up in Kashmir listening to stories of oppression, occupation and resilience and eventually became a storyteller, bringing the story of Kashmir to the world through her articles, research papers, films and podcast.
She joins us to talk about this storytelling, the manifold expressions of freedom, and more.
Ifat's podcast: https://standwithkashmir.org/the-kashmir-pod-cast/
Exodus From Empire: Ashanti Alston
"The Black Panther Party allowed me to have a more developed view on what freedom might look like."
Anarchist Panther Elder Ashanti Alston joins the show to talk about rifts and icons, of reading beyond the page and into life, of deep dives into fear, freedom, the internalizing of oppression, and of the ultimate exit - from empire.
Solidarity Funds to The National Jericho Movement & Center for Grassroots Organizing
Block by Block: Natacia Knapper
"Mutual aid is actually the work of building the world that we want to live in."
Natacia is an organizer with broad and varied experience from across the globe, across the spectrum of charity, solidarity, hope and despair. She joins Silver Threads to dig into the past, present and future, to analyze the lenses with which we view the world, and the work of building new worlds - block by block.
Solidarity to East of the River Mutual Aid: https://www.gofundme.com/f/east-of-the-river-mutual-aid-fund
Edgeless Relationships: Eriel Tchekwie Deranger
Eriel is a Dënesųłiné mother from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN). Her work focuses on building intersectional dialogue between Indigenous rights, climate justice and other social justice movements.
It is from these places without edges that she sits down to speak with us about the importance of not staying in our lanes, of voice vs. power, land back, the language beyond speaking and the issue of naming things and oh so much more!
There Is No Me Without You: YahNé Ndgo
“When we withhold trust from each other all the time, what is the world we create?"
Freedom fighter, writer and singer YahNé Ndgo joins the show to discuss the power of "we," the power of art and the shedding of past shame in order to build beautiful futures.