Educators Ungagged: Teaching Truth in the Era of Racial Backlash | Under the Blacklight
Under the Blacklight is a production of The African American Policy Forum (AAPF). If you are interested in supporting more programming like this, please support AAPF at: www.aapf.org/donate. This episode of AAPF's Under the Blacklight shines a spotlight on the experiences of educators who have been victimized by the draconian legislative campaigns against teaching K-12 students about the realities of race- and gender-based oppression in the United States, past and present. Hosted by AAPF Director of Strategic Initiatives Sumi Cho. Featuring: Lilly Amechi Stacey Davis Gates Amy Donofrio Matthew Hawn Brittany Hogan Dr. James Whitfield Leah Watson For more information on the stories of the educators featured in this episode, visit www.aapf.org/blacklight.
Stranger Justice: The Multiple Legacies of the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas Hearings
Under the Blacklight is a production of The African American Policy Forum (AAPF). If you are interested in supporting more programming like this, please support AAPF at: www.aapf.org/donate. This episode of AAPF's Under the Blacklight analyzes the intersectional failures that granted Clarence Thomas his seat on the Supreme Court and reflect on the conservative project that his confirmation empowered— from the assaults on the rights of marginalized communities to the weakening of American social democracy. Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw. Panel: Jill Abramson Paul Butler Matt Ford Beverly Guy-Sheftall Catharine MacKinnon
The Lessons We Haven't Learned: Patriarchal Tactics from Thomas to Kavanaugh
Check out the latest episode of the Intersectionality Matters! podcast, "Believing Her: The Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill Hearings at 30." The episode brings together Kimberlé Crenshaw, Luke Charles Harris and Anita Hill. Together, Hill and the co-founders of AAPF mark the 30-year anniversary of Hill’s powerful testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. They speak about how the failure of those hearings inspired the founding of AAPF, and about Hill's new book, Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence. Please consider supporting the African American Policy Forum at aapf.org/donate.
Cassandra Johnson | #SayHerName
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved #SayHerName Mothers Network member, Cassandra Johnson. Cassandra, affectionately known as Cassie, passed away September 15th, 2021. Cassandra joined the #SayHerName Mothers Network in November 2016 to honor the life of her daughter Tanisha Anderson, who was killed by the Cleveland police called to help her through a mental health crisis. A proud mother and grandmother, dedicated friend, and joyful spirit, Cassandra was much loved by her daughters Tanisha and Jennifer, and her son Doyle. She raised Tanisha’s daughter, Mauvion, after Tanisha was killed. Those who survive the police killing of their daughters, mothers, sisters, and friends not only must confront the tragic reality that their loved ones are gone, but must actively combat the erasure of their loss. When we #SayHerName, we lift up the struggles and lost lives of the wider group of loved ones who live—and some who die—under the unimaginable weight of this injustice.
CRT Summer School | Kimberlé Crenshaw
What is Critical Race Theory and why has it become the center of an intense political attack? How are the central ideas of CRT being distorted and to what end? To what extent is the attack on CRT part of a broader effort to recast anti-racist teaching, learning, and political organizing as racism? How can we mobilize against this ongoing assault and save our democracy? As part of the #TruthBeTold campaign, AAPF offers answers to these questions through the 2021 CRT Summer School. Join fellow teachers, journalists, labor unions, parent groups, students, researchers, DEI practitioners, faith-based organizers, and others in exploring these questions and helping to shape a movement for a robust multiracial democracy. Daily sessions will feature plenaries with leading CRT experts from the law, education, community organizing, policy and other fields as well as breakout sessions to give participants opportunities to share and develop strategies and practices to expand multiracial democracy and justice. Apply today: aapf.org/crtsummerschool