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Photo of women's suffrage movement in protest of President Wilson




At a recent Generation Z-organized event called "Day of Healing: Radical Artivism," we spoke with young Black Lives Matter activists about the movement and the intersection between holding systems accountable, healing, and helping each other.


Do you want to make an impact on the world? High school senior Allison Apfeld shares about different types of protests and how they affect policy makers. Allison is a student, environmentalist, and political activist. She is involved with Junior State of America (JSA), a student-run organization encouraging youth political engagement, and Inspire U.S., a non-partisan organization promoting youth voter registration and participation. As president of the Rancho Bernardo JSA and Inspire U.S. chapters, Allison has worked to increase civic involvement at her school. In the fall, Allison will be attending American University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.


At rallies around the country, people are calling for action against anti-Asian racism. Asian Americans are demanding an end to racism. But their activism isn’t new. This is the deep history of Asian American organizing in the U.S.


What if I told you it was more important for Black people to be liberated from anti-Black racism, than it is for you to be PERCIEVED as a good person? Over the year of 2020, we saw an increased level of awareness in non-Black people on the real issues of anti-Black racism across the United States, which led to an increase in performative activism. This talk dives into this phenomena, its impacts, and what real allyship looks like with Black people. A DEI speaker, consultant, and content creator who has committed himself to researching and educating people on the systemic oppressions impacting us every single day through an antiracist lens. He is the founder of McEachernSpeaks, which specializes in providing an IMPACTFUL experience through consultations, workshops, + conversations aimed at leading organizations to analyze unjust systems and create equitable spaces. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.


Hong Kong’s protesters have employed innovative tactics to stay safe and evade the police. Our visual investigation gives an up-close look at those strategies.




‘Because you’re a girl’: For women in Morocco, a lot of things are ‘Hashouma’ - shameful. But, some women are using art to tackle these taboos. A rapper and an illustrator explain how sexism at home and at work inspired them to express themselves freely through their art.
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The mass demonstrations against police violence and racism have ignited a debate about transformational change, Republican and military leaders start to abandon Trump, and the President celebrates double-digit unemployment. Then Los Angeles District Attorney candidate George Gascón talks to Tommy about progressive criminal justice reform.


When it comes to discussing the events at the Capitol building on January 6, teachers have risen to the challenge. Meredith Baker, who teaches social studies in Virginia, suggested the first step should be defining five very charged terms. And that’s what we do today.


What is protest, constitutionally? Historically? What is protected, and what is not? And what do you have to know before you grab a sign and go outside? Today we explore the long scope of public dissent from the Boston Tea Party to the current #blacklivesmatter protests.

Our guests are Alvin Tillery from Northwestern University, and Bakari Sellers, CNN commentator and author of the recent book My Vanishing Country.


June 28, 1970. Hundreds of people start to gather on Christopher Street in Manhattan’s West Village for an anniversary celebration. One year earlier, in that very same spot, the Stonewall Inn was raided by police, sparking a revolution. Now, LGBTQ+ people have come here again, not to riot but to march in celebration of who they are and just how far they have come – something that might have been unthinkable if Stonewall hadn’t taken place. How did the Stonewall riot have such a huge impact on queer activism, and how did the community go from raid to parade in just a year?