Brooklyn Deep Third Rail

TR Express: In moments like these

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We've been here before. Trying to process how easily black people die at the hands of police; how easily hashtags pile up: #DelrawnSmall #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile; and needing to find a way forward through it all.

Third Rail pauses to check-in with Anthonine Pierre (Brooklyn Movement Center's Lead Community Organizer) and Ryann Holmes (Bklyn Boihood Co-founder) about the impact of this moment (which includes five Dallas officers being killed) and how Central Brooklyn moves forward.

If you need a community base or resource for an initiative you are taking on, contact the Brooklyn Movement Center at bmc@brooklynmovementcenter.org or Bklyn Boihood here.

Third Rail Eps 27: Revolutionary Wellness

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What would it mean to achieve radical wellness for ourselves and our communities? What does "wellness" even look like? In this episode, we tackle these questions head on.

Guests:
Z Bell, Membership Organizer, Brooklyn Movement Center
Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director, Brooklyn Movement Center

Segments:

1. What’s your wellness plan?
We have talked a lot about self-care in a lot on Third Rail, but mostly on how to recover from trauma or preserve our humanity in the midst of a hectic life. But what if we planned to be well and safe, from jump?

2. What makes our communities healthy? 
Maintaining wellness not only happens on an individual level but also within the communities we belong to. We talk about the communities we belong to, and what having keeping them "health" even means?

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup

Third Rail Eps 17: Activism 360

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Guest Hosts: 

Kristen Maye, Policy Associate, Drug Policy Alliance
Mark Winston, Griffith Executive Director, Brooklyn Movement Center

Segments: 

1. Activism beyond the workplace: Being a community organizer can be a full-time job (literally). Some of us, though, already have full-time jobs that have nothing to do with social justice. And for those of us that do movement work full-time, we face hard choices about taking on extracurricular organizing activities. Listen in: we're talking about the work/play balancing act we do when deciding to be social justice activists

2. Generational divide: Social change work can often bring together people of different generations. But what happens when those generations see fundamentally different solutions to the same issue? Does conflict undermine the ability to build a cohesive intergenerational?

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup


Third Rail Eps 8: The Personal is Political

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Guest Hosts: 

Taja Lindley, Founder, Managing Member, Colored Girls Hustle
Jessica Valoris, Visual artist, Performing artist, and Poet

Segments: 

1. Colored Girl Hustle: Audre Lorde told us that "caring for [yourself] is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” But with so many attacks on our self-esteem, our families, and our communities, what does "self-preservation" look like for black women?

2. Can the "revolution" be fought online?: From #BringBackOurGirls to #WeCantBringBackOurDead. Who created them? What are the facts? And does anyone ever win the oppression olympics?

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup

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