Podcasts tagged with ‘Social Justice’

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Symbol, Substance In Bridge Name Movement

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Pushing to change the name of Savannah’s Talmadge Bridge, Ronald Christopher talks about race, economics, education and our city’s future. A Savannah native who became a New York City lawyer and investment banker, Christopher returned to make the city better. But as of yet, he hasn’t found just the right place.

I Am A Muslim And I Am Not A Terrorist

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Syrian refugee and new Savannah resident Naji Abousaleh talks about his journey to safety and freedom. Lauren Cruickshank, our area’s refugee resettlement coordinator for Lutheran Services of Georgia, talks about her organization’s services and what people can do to help.

Fighting Drugs By Letting Kids Be Kids

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Licensed professional counselor Teneka Gerido competes with the violent streets of Savannah. The street offers young people drugs, money and fast living. “Miss G” offers them field trips, free meals, mental counseling and a refuge from fast dying. It’s not a choice that a lot of young people get. In my cul-de-sac, Atari childhood in Florida, […]

What If We Promoted King’s Legacy Every Day?

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Tybee Island activist Julia Pearce talks about her life-changing moments and latest causes. An inspiration, she shares advice on how to live and better the world. Pearce founded Tybee MLK, a year-round island legacy to non-violence and understanding.

I Believe In The Power Of Art

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Sculptor, poet, performer, activist and educator Vanessa German delivers a powerful presentation about art and love. As she describes it, art and love are the same thing. And they have the power to heal individuals and communities. She spoke as part of Telfair Museums’ “State of the Art” exhibit at the Jepson Center for the Arts.

What Are We Making This Man Wait For?

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Armstrong biology major Yair Munoz talks about his journey from Mexico to graduation at Armstrong State University. Brought to this country as a nine-year-old, the child immigrant overcame many obstacles to become an inspiration to his peers among undocumented students. His case challenges the US policy of “Deferred Action.”

Educator Challenges Districts To Promote Equity

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Savannah education researcher and practitioner Alethea Raynor talks about school reform. An advocate with the Anneburg Institute for School Reform, she talks about discipline disparities, community partnerships and two initiatives she co-founded in Savannah, the Risers Academy and the African-American Male Achievement group.

Gay Marriage, Faith and History In Georgia’s First City

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This special podcast features inspiring voices from Savannah’s LGBT community. The speakers have pushed tirelessly for a more gay-positive community. They celebrated the historic US Supreme Court decision. They married. They founded a gay-affirming church. And they founded Georgia’s oldest LGBT community service organization.

Public Defender Recognized For Community Service

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Chatham County Assistant Public Defender Christopher Middleton talks about his job, his community service and the game of chess. Recently recognized by the State Bar for his volunteerism, he sees his personal and public work as flowing from the same well. He also talks about his mentors.