36 episodes

Solidarity Is This is a podcast created and hosted by Deepa Iyer, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Building Movement Project where she runs Solidarity Is, a multi-strategy program to deepen transformative solidarity practices, models, narratives, and ideas. On the podcast, we explore how individuals and institutions are experimenting with cross-racial and cross-movement solidarity in America’s changing racial landscape. Learn more at www.solidarityis.org

Solidarity Is This Deepa Iyer

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    • 4.6 • 39 Ratings

Solidarity Is This is a podcast created and hosted by Deepa Iyer, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Building Movement Project where she runs Solidarity Is, a multi-strategy program to deepen transformative solidarity practices, models, narratives, and ideas. On the podcast, we explore how individuals and institutions are experimenting with cross-racial and cross-movement solidarity in America’s changing racial landscape. Learn more at www.solidarityis.org

    Solidarity: Funding Movements Differently

    Solidarity: Funding Movements Differently

    Deepa is in conversation with Cúagilákv (Jess Housty) and Kim Hardy to uplift lessons from the Right Relations Collaborative, a philanthropic effort that centers the Indigenous Aunties Council.

    • 25 min
    Solidarity: Equity and Culture in Malmö

    Solidarity: Equity and Culture in Malmö

    At a time of book bans and inadequate public institutions in the US, what can we learn from the city of Malmö in Sweden? Deepa Iyer is in conversation with Jude Dibia and Rena Baledi who work in Malmö.

    • 25 min
    An Introduction to Solidarity Economies

    An Introduction to Solidarity Economies

    In this conversation host Deepa Iyer and Julia Ho (Solidarity Economy St. Louis) and Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard (author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice), we explore the solidarity economies.

    • 25 min
    Solidarity With All Refugees

    Solidarity With All Refugees

    Homayra Yusufi (Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans) speaks with host Deepa Iyer about the urgent needs affecting refugees, and offers steps to practice true solidarity.

    • 24 min
    Solidarity: Equity Matters for Rural America

    Solidarity: Equity Matters for Rural America

    Heidi Khokhar (Rural Development Initiative) joins host Deepa Iyer to discuss pressing issues affecting rural America from the standpoint of equity and solidarity.

    • 17 min
    Solidarity: Finding Inspiration By Working with Gen Z

    Solidarity: Finding Inspiration By Working with Gen Z

    In this episode of Solidarity Is This, guest host Anna Castro talks about youth organizing and working with Gen Z with Juniperangelica Gia Loving, Associate Director of Gender Justice Leadership Programs at GSA Network.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

ramandjam ,

Thoughtful and notable for its specificity

Deepa’s work for justice is compassionate, thoughtful, and built in relationships in a way that clearly comes across in this podcast. The relevance and specificity of each episode feels particularly poignant in an era where there are a multiplicity of tactics being employed across movements. Listeners might not agree or identify completely with every perspective a guest brings to the table, but can frequently understand the reasons behind the lane they choose for themselves in working to build a better world and undo oppressive power structures. In a time full of superficial calls for unity, Solidarity Is This allows people to share their own specific stories, while asking bigger, often difficult questions about the conditions necessary for people with varying degrees and frames of power to really find solidarity with one another.

@CSWSconsulting ,

Insightful, Highly recommend!

I've always found Deepa's analysis, especially in these turbulent times, to be insightful and as she engages a variety of activists and organizers from across multiple identities and sectors, I'm continuously reminded of just how thoughtful she is. Even as someone who knows Deepa and has had the opportunity to work with her, I am finding myself learning something new and never hesitate at the opportunity to listen and share. Whether you a new to activism and organizing or are a vetern, I highly recommend the Solidarity Is podcast.

j_shelby ,

A light in the darkness!

I’ve learned so much from this podcast. Deepa’s honest, thoughtful conversations with activists from across the country are eye-opening and deeply reflective. These podcasts dive into a range of issues, from disability solidarity to climate justice, and they lift up the voices of leaders who have been working hard on the frontlines of these movements for years. Every episode is engaging and so enjoyable to listen to, and they also help build road maps for the future with clear, actionable steps for building solidarity. Thank you, Deepa!

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