Voices Podcast: Affirmative Action, Black LAUSD Students, The 4th of July
Eric Mann on the Supreme Court Decision to End Affirmative Action
Channing on the Black Student Achievement Program
Fredrick Douglas: “What to the Slave is the 4th of July
Aired Tuesday July, 4, 2023 | 8am PST on KPFK Pacifica 90.7fm
This week on Voices Radio:
Eric speaks about the appalling supreme court decision to end affirmative action federally. Eric speaks about tactics from the Black liberation movement which radically confronted the U.S. government as a conduit to openly brainstorm how the movement today can call on Harvard to shift their entire curriculum to an afro-centric curriculum, and simply deftly the unjust decision. Eric and Channing speak about Strategy center’s National Leadership School for Strategic Organizing as one institution within the movement to train organizers to take on fights like this one.
Channing leads a conversation on the trajectory of the Black Student Achievement Program. He highlights some of the struggles to end internal barriers to implementing community-based safety initiatives as alternatives to the police. And speak about the Strategy Center’s campaign to end Anti-Black colonial education in LAUSD Schools.
On the 4th of July, Voices from the frontlines celebrates James Earl Jones and Fredrick Douglass. Listen to a 4 minute clip of Jones’ reciting What to the Slave is the 4th of July.