Join us this Monday night (08/24) for the launch of “The Get Together” — a new online TV show from SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) where they’ll talk about race and racism today and what it has to do with white people’s struggle to keep food on the table and pay their bills!
We couldn’t be more excited about this new project from SURJ, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about the ways that alumni from our Anne Braden Program are helping to make it happen! The show is co-hosted by Chanelle, an alum from our Braden program in ’09 and co-produced by Chanelle and Isaac Lev, (Braden ’09 and former Catalyst staff). The first episode, described below will host Catalyst’s very own Elisabeth Long, Staci Haines (Braden ’18) and Blyth Barnow (Braden ’09).
About the show:
Co-host Evelyn is a single mama from a small town in North Carolina and Chanelle is a former sex worker and the daughter of a poor teenage mom. Both of them came from families that know what it’s like not to have enough.
Last week SURJ posted a statement called “White Women for Defunding the Police” & it became our most popular post ever. Inspired by that, the first episode of The Get Together will feature a conversation between white women from poor and working class families sharing their personal stories about how they came to distrust law enforcement, what “defunding the police” really means, and why they feel it’s important as white women to speak up about police violence against folks of color.
Join us and spread the word about The Get Together! Share the Facebook, twitter, and instagram posts and invite your friends! In every episode we’ll tell you how you can take action for racial justice.
Catalyst and SURJ will both be streaming live on our Facebook pages and SURJ will be posting the episode to their YouTube after.