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Welcome to Season 2! (with Kirin Kanakkannatt & Kate Werning)

Welcome to Season 2 of Healing Justice Podcast! This season's theme might just be action-while-incomplete. Or change-in-motion. Hear host Kate Werning and incoming Board member Kirin Kanakkannatt talk about all the ways we are working to grow and aren't there yet, and how we decided to come back to hang out with y'all and grow in public anyway. You'll hear what we've been up to these past 4 months and what to expect this season; including our new amazing disability justice Access Team, a...


LIVE from Little Haiti: Food Sovereignty & Healing (with Uprooted and Rising & Inez Barlatier)

Welcome to our LIVE SHOW from Little Haiti Cultural Center in Miami, Florida! We are joined by Uprooted & Rising leaders Estefanía Narváez and Miles Francisco, and the amazing local musician Inez Barlatier. We shared live music, deep personal stories, and learned about food sovereignty as a site of liberation and healing - from its parallels to survivorship, to the origins of soul food in West Africa, to what Uprooted & Rising is mobilizing around now. We also offer creative ways that...


Resilience is Ours: Voices from the Allied Media Conference

Resilience is deeply necessary for us to survive and thrive, but it can often be imposed, distorted, or misunderstood. So we wanted to hear from our people what it means to them, and how they cultivate it for themselves. This past June, our podcast volunteer team from all over the country took a trip to Detroit together for the 20th Annual Allied Media Conference (AMC), and hosted a workshop called Healing Justice Podcast Story Lab. We set up recording booths and asked participants to share...


New Years Practice: Cast a Spell with adrienne maree brown

Welcome to a very special New Years practice with adrienne maree brown, where she'll guide you through writing and casting a spell for yourself and your community to help transition us from 2018 to 2019. You'll need 30-90 minutes, a clear space, something to write on, and something to write with. ** If it helps you to have the prompts adrienne uses visually, scroll all the way to the bottom of these show notes for a list of the key questions for this practice. ** ------ THE REMIX This...


LIVE from our 1st Birthday Party (with Jillian White, Alexis Francisco, Sumitra Rajkumar, & The Peace Poets)

Welcome to our first-ever LIVE SHOW, coming at you from our first birthday party! We are joined by Kate Werning, Jillian White, Sumitra Rajkumar (of episode 12), Alexis Francisco (of episode 33), The Peace Poets (of episode 23) with Dr. Drum, and 150 of our celebrating friends in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. We enjoyed powerful music with The Peace Poets and Dr. Drum, talked about how healing is moving for us in our organizing work, and celebrated the amazing things this broader community has...


You're invited to our Birthday Party!

You're invited to our first birthday party & live show! More info and tickets here: http://www.tinyurl.com/hjparty Sliding scale tickets and sponsorships available. Did we mention there will be cake? If you can't be in Brooklyn on December 11th, join us via livestream on our Instagram (@healingjustice) or Facebook page (Healing Justice Podcast). Thank you to Kirin Kanakkanatt, Jillian White, Kate Werning, and Zach Meyer for creating this episode.


Making Meaning of Victory & Loss with Maurice Mitchell (Working Families Party), Barbara Dudley (lifelong activist), & Alexandra Rojas (Justice Democrats)

We made it through to November 7th! Come get through your midterm election adrenaline/terror hangover with us. The world is drowning in spin and hot-takes, so we're holding a different kind of vulnerable, real-talk space to process the results and work to understand what comes next for our movements as we take stock of both our wins and our losses. Let's hear about how fun Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory party was *and* recommit ourselves to the long-game work of building a multiracial...


Inside the Candidate Experience with Stacey Abrams, Ashlee Marie Preston, & Nelini Stamp

Welcome to our CANDIDATES TELL ALL episode, powered by Black women! Running for office is an incredibly strenuous experience. Why do candidates do it, and how do they keep themselves grounded along the way? Esteemed guests join us today to dish about candidacy and all that it entails: Stacey Abrams (Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia) tells us how she stays energized on the campaign trail and what her favorite TV shows are, Ashlee Marie Preston (the first transgender candidate to...


Campaign Workers, Unite! There is Power in a Union (with Meg Reilly of Campaign Workers Guild & Shanequa Charles)

Campaign Workers Guild (CWG) is organizing the movement to unionize political and issue-based campaign workers nationwide. CWG Vice President Meg Reilly joins us to talk about why transforming the working conditions of campaigns is necessary for our end goals, how building worker power impacts strategy and what’s possible, and gives us a play-by-play of where to start if you want to start a union. Host Kate Werning and organizer Shanequa Charles share some of their experience and learnings...


Building Transformative Campaign Culture with Nancy Leeds (CampaignSick) and Becca Rast (Jess King for Congress)

Women campaign managers are transforming the old boys club of transactional campaign culture. We’re joined first by Nancy Leeds of the infamous CampaignSick Tumblr, home of the memes that make us laugh til we cry… and then just keep on crying. Then Becca Rast shares about her transformative work as a campaign manager on the Jess King Congressional race in Pennsylvania, and how a long-term perspective can build healthy campaign culture and leave powerful organizing infrastructure behind after...


Elections vs. Movements: a strategy showdown with Sunrise (Varshini Prakash & Will Lawrence)

It’s a battle of strategy, values, and culture: should we be building social movements for the long-term that embody all of what we deserve; OR engaging in the current reality of the political cycle to win what we can, while we still can? Varshini Prakash and Will Lawrence of Sunrise Movement join us to blow up the binary and explain how their work makes sense of the rhythms of elections and movement vision. With the 2018 US midterm elections upon us, Healing Justice Podcast brings you the...


Surviving Elections: a new miniseries on midterms, movements, & staying human

With our first podcast season complete and the 2018 US midterm elections upon us, Healing Justice Podcast brings you the SURVIVING ELECTIONS miniseries to help us all survive this political cycle together. Whether you’re a despairing or disenfranchised voter, a campaign worker, a movement organizer who’s given up on our broken democracy, or watching with horror from outside the United States, we’ve got something for you here. Learn more & check out the upcoming episode list at...


Practice: Radical Gratitude Spell (by adrienne maree brown, read by Fhatima Paulino)

A 5-minute practice to show gratitude for yourself and others on the path to liberation. The only way that feels appropriate to end this first, long season of Healing Justice Podcast, is with GRATITUDE. Thank you to adrienne maree brown for granting us permission to read this powerful spell, and thank you to Fhatima Paulino (of epsiode 15) for reading it with such kindness and sending us out with a blessing. --- radical gratitude spell by adrienne maree brown read aloud with...


Season 1 Reflection, pt 3: Visioning the Future (Marcia Lee, Zach Meyer & Kate Werning)

Welcome to part 3 of our 3-part Season One reflection series. You're joining host Kate Werning, practitioner Marcia Lee of Healing by Choice (episode 18), and our sound designer Zach Meyer. We reflect on this year, explore accountability and hope, and ask big questions followed by quizzical "duck face" (you'll have to listen to Marcia explain what that is herself!). You also will hear us invite you into a meaningful opportunity to share your voice and help us shape the future. You can do...


Season 1 Reflection, pt 2: The Power of Practice (Justin Campbell & Kate Werning)

Welcome to part 2 of our 3-part season 1 reflection series. We are excited to share our reflections on practice with you from the past year, and also invite in your voice and practice stories here: http://www.tinyurl.com/hjpsurvey Join host Kate Werning & friend of the podcast Justin Campbell for a conversation about navigating this growing library of practices, and committing to personal practice in your life. Tune in to part 1 and part 3 of our reflection series, too: exploring...


Season 1 Reflection, pt 1: Vulnerability & Voice (Jacoby Ballard & Kate Werning)

We're BACK... just in time to bring you a 3-part season 1 reflection series and take a seasonal production break. (And inviting in your voice: http://www.tinyurl.com/hjpsurvey !!!) This reflection series took a long time to record and produce -- mostly because reflection and distillation of wisdom just feels so incomplete. It hasn't been the right time, and our learnings aren't codified -- they are in process, changing daily, and so recording a final reflection is a somewhat impossible...


34 Trauma, Healing, & Collective Power with generative somatics (Spenta Kandawalla, adrienne maree brown, Prentis Hemphill, & Staci K. Haines)

This week, we’re listening in as a brilliant crew from generative somatics has a powerful conversation about trauma, oppression, healing and organizing for structural change. They dig into the connections between personal, collective and structural transformation, and between healing and building collective power. They also explore the term Healing Justice and ask: what does embodied healing have to do with creating liberation? For this week’s practice, we recommend you dive back into the...


33 Practice: Centering Prayer with Mystic Soul (Alexis Francisco & Cicia Lee)

In this practice, you’re joining Alexis Francisco and Cicia Lee for the meditative experience of Centering Prayer. They describe it as a constant practice of letting go of factors we can’t control in order to get our egos out of the way and be able to show up well to our lives and our work. Origin: Centering Prayer practice is said to be created by Trappist monks in fairly recent history, and draws on a rich lineage in Christian mysticism, particularly in the catholic tradition in Europe...


33 Contemplative Activism -- Cicia Lee, Alexis Francisco, & Teresa P Mateus of Mystic Soul

Welcome to part 3 of a 3-part collaborative series between the Mystic Soul Project and Healing Justice Podcast! This week, Cicia Lee, Alexis Francisco, and Teresa P Mateus join us to talk about the role of contemplation in activism, queerness in spiritual community, what POC-centered contemplation can look like, lamentation and grief, and how attending to the internal and breaking through illusion *is* a form of action. Download the corresponding practice episode to practice Centering...


32 Practice: Relational Inclusion with Cedar Landsman of Relational Uprising

Join Cedar Landsman of Relational Uprising in learning how to inquire appreciatively into what we may be inclined to judge, reject, exclude, dismiss, or devalue about another’s experience. We see what new information this brings to us, helping us to see beyond our own entrenched perspective. This activity is meant to be done in conjunction with a relational storytelling and resonance practice, which creates the necessary support to do this activity well. (To learn Resonance Practice, see...