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Category: Social Causes

Betty Yu – Multimedia Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker, Activist, Educator

Betty Yu combines film, new media platforms and community-infused approaches in her work. A tireless promoter of social justice initiatives, she is a co-founder of Chinatown Art Brigade, a cultural collective which uses art to oppose gentrification in the New York City neighborhood, resulting in the loss of affordable housing…
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Yilian Canizares Part 2 – Violinist, Vocalist, Composer, Activist

She’s back…and we couldn’t be more excited! So much has happened in the life of Yilian Canizares since our first conversation a while ago. This multi-talented violinist, vocalist and composer makes beautiful music by artfully blending jazz, classical music and her Afro-Cuban roots with her unique voice. She’s also an…
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Jo Weldon – Burlesque Performer, Teacher, Author, Educator, Activist

Ladies and Gentlemen: Meet Jo Weldon! A pioneer/authority in the neo-burlesque movement, she is one of the most recognized burlesque instructors in the world. Jo founded the New York School of Burlesque in 2004 after spending some 30 years stripping, modeling and being immersed in queer-punk movements. She’s the author…
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REVISIT Heather Booth – Organizer and Activist

For the last podcast of the year, we are revisiting our conversation with Heather Booth. Heather is a force to be reckoned with and that’s a very good thing! She is one of the country’s  leading strategists when it comes to progressive issue campaigns and driving issues in elections. Heather’s…
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Mama Gloria Allen

You’re about to meet and get to know one helluva woman! 75-year-old Gloria Allen is a Black transgender woman who grew up in the 50s and 60s on Chicago’s South Side and transitioned from George to Gloria after high school, but obviously before the Stonewall Uprising. Her story…
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