Brooklyn Deep Third Rail

Third Rail Eps 4: Gentrification in Central Brooklyn

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Guests:
Mychal Denzel Smith: Writer, Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute 
Marlon Peterson: Writer, Director of Community Relations, Fortune Society

Segments: 

1. Cycle of Gentrification: A recent Spike Lee rant has once again shaped the discussion around gentrification as the displacement (or replacement) of low income people of color with white, middle to upper income residents. But what role have Spike and other people of color played in the cycle of gentrification in Central Brooklyn? 

Inspiration: "The gentrification of Spike Lee" by Errol Louis

2. Traumatized People, Traumatize People: What is the price of gentrification? We always complain about high rents and overpriced restaurants, but what are the mental and emotional costs to long-term residents?

Inspiration: "Coming from where I'm from- Gun Violence, Prison, Trauma... and Gentrification" by Marlon Peterson

3. "Tell em why you mad" RoundupSegment 

Third Rail Eps 3: Health and Care when Community Organizing

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Guests:
Matt Birkhold: Executive Director, Brecht Forum (Shut its doors May 2014)
Deesha Narichania: Director of Programs, Girls for Gender Equity 

Segments: 

1. What is your self-care policy?
Inspiration: "How About “An End to the Activist Martyr Complex?” by Spectra Speaks

2. Holding Space for Healthy Communities
Inspiration: The Brecht Forum hosted a panel called, “What do we mean when we say privilege, ally and comrade?” During the program, there was a confrontation between two panelists. The Brecht made National news over this, and since they have worked to heal organizationally.

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup

Third Rail Eps 2: Living Uninterrupted

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Guests: 
Monifa Bandele: Malcolm X Grassroots Movement & BMC Board Member
Djibril Toure: Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

Segments: 

1. Where do we get our messages about identity? 
Inspiration: Documentary “MissRepresentation

2. What were you doing at 19? 
Inspiration: “Black Boy Interrupted” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup

Third Rail Eps 1: The politics of political organizing

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Guest: Mark Winston Griffith: BMC’s Executive Director

Segments: 

1. The Social Justice Outrage Machine: Are we over it?
Inspiration: "Are You Tired of the Social Justice Outrage Machine?" by: Rob the Idealist

2. The Local Scene: What does it mean to be invested in community organizing and politics? 
Inspiration: "The Art of Losing an Election" by Mark Winston Griffith

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup