Elizabeth Garland of SlayTheMic partners with Dogwood Alliance's Kimala Luna to bring you magical tales of how the forests save us and why it's dire to save them.
Reverend Michael Malcom | Getting Free
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This week our hosts Erniko Brown from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic talk with Reverend Michael Malcom about addressing the hurt in our communities, getting free, and making the movement work sexy.
The Reverend Michael Malcom is the Founder and Executive Director of The People's Justice Council and Alabama Interfaith Power and Light and a licensed and ordained United Church of Christ Minister. Rev Malcom is the former Senior Pastor of Rush Memorial Congregational UCC in Atlanta, GA. He is also the Environmental Justice Representative for the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ. He is currently the co-chair of the Building Power from the Grassroots Task Force with Climate Action Network International, and the co-chair of the Environmental Justice working group for the Southeast Climate and Energy Network. He currently serves as the International Liaison for the US Climate Action Network and co-chair of the Faith Working Group for the Climate Strike Coalition.
Allison Maria Rodriguez | Interdisciplinary Artist
This week our hosts Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic talk with artist Allison Maria Rodriguez about her artwork and how she creates immersive experiential spaces in order to challenge conventional ways of understanding the world.
Derick Lugo | Author, Adventurer, Speaker
This week our hosts Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic speak with the author of The Unlikely Thru-Hiker, Derick Lugo. Derick not only talks with us about his adventures on the AT and how the origin story of his nickname, but also his love of writing and what led him to write a book in the first place.
Erniko Brown | Granddaughter, Nonprofit Founder, Commissioner, Community Resiliency Builder
This week our hosts Kimala Luna from Dogwood Alliance and Elizabeth Lashay from SlayTheMic speak with Erniko Brown. Erniko is the founder of the nonprofit Organized Uplifting Resources (OURS). Erniko talks with us about her Grandmother, learning and teaching patience within her community, and ways we can stay resiliently loving with our community and with ourselves.
Mary Heglar | Storyteller, Climate Activist, Author, Co-Creator
For this episode, we speak with Mary Annaïse Heglar, storyteller, climate activist, author, and co-creator of the Hot Take Podcast and newsletter that examines the state of the climate crisis by taking a critical look at the media. For this episode we hear from Mary about her work at the intersection of climate and racial justice, her love of writing, her experience as a Black climate activist, and mourning our losses in a time of a climate emergency.
Indy Srinath | A Forest As Black As Me
On this week's podcast, we welcome Indy Srinath. Indy is an avid homesteader, forager, educator, herbalist, and food justice activist. She is currently working in LA managing an urban farm on Skid Row. She shares with us her story entitled, "A Forest As Black As Me."
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