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Episode 4: Dancing on the Ruins with Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson

Episode 4: Dancing on the Ruins with Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson

Episode Four: Dancing on the Ruins with Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson We sit down with the awesome Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Co-Executive Director of the legendary Highlander Center, for an inspiring and motivating talk about movement building, solidarity economics, liberation practices and real deal education. This interview had us practicing our dance moves to shimmy on the ruins of the old world, so you don’t want to miss it if you’re needing some fuel for your fire. Then Emily gives a post-PDX protest report, and she and Sarah discuss ways to “get in where you fit in” to support M4BL. P.S. We’d suggest a What the Folk drinking game where you take a shot every time Sarah says the word “consciousness” -- but that would likely render you unconscious. THE HIGHLANDER CENTER https://www.highlandercenter.org/ MOVEMENT FOR BLACK LIVES https://m4bl.org/ GUEST BIO Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson is a 33 year old, Affrilachian (Black Appalachian), working class woman, born and raised in Southeast Tennessee. She is the Co-Executive Director of the Highlander Research & Education Center in New Market, TN. She has served as president of the Black Affairs Association at East Tennessee State University and the Rho Upsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is a long-time activist working around issues of mountaintop removal mining, and environmental racism in central and southern Appalachia, and has served on the National Council of the Student Environmental Action Coalition. She is an active participant in the Movement for Black Lives and is on the governance council of the Southern Movement Assembly. You can follow Ash on Twitter @hendersonaw0604 MUSIC Featured music: 2019 performances of “If You Want a Revolution" and “Don't Know Much About Star Wars” by our own Emily Yates. You can check out the videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkHVqdjgqN4&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ny6AWs7_kU&feature=youtu.be DONATE TO GROUPS IN PORTLAND PDX Protest Bail Fund https://www.gofundme.com/f/pdx-protest-bail-fund Black Portland Youth Movement https://www.gofundme.com/f/21o0at70w0?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link-tip Rosehip Medics http://www.rosehipmedics.org/donate/

Duration: 1 hr 28 min

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