In today's episode, we are joined by Dianne Post who is an activist, lawyer, and curator of the Action Alerts that are responsible for circulating legislative information to constituents and voters. In the first half of the show, we discuss reparations and environmental racism.
The second half of the show is spent discussing attacks on Affirmative Action, CRT, and DEI initiatives around the country as well as meaningful ways you can take the power back from your elected officials.
Dianne’s Reading list:
It Can't Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis
Prequel, Rachel Maddow
Fever in the Heartland
Our Way Black History Fact is dedicated to 16-year-old former slave Osbourn Dorsey who invented the doorknob and the doorstop.
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About Civic Cipher
Civic Cipher is a weekly radio show hosted by Ramses Ja and Q. Ward. This show is dedicated to empowering Black and Brown voices, allowing them to engage directly with their communities as well as the general population. Self-determination is critical to securing a future free of oppressive systems, and Civic Cipher exists to facilitate discussions toward this end. Furthermore, Civic Cipher seeks to inform non-POC allies who may not be privy to these types of discussions and optics. Finally, Civic Cipher seeks to provide long-form conversations in spaces where there is often a lack of significant resources, potent dialogue, or the necessary engagement for facilitating a healthy and productive civil discourse.