The Solidarity Is This Podcast

Solidarity. It’s become a buzzword. But what does solidarity mean in reality? What are solidarity values and how do we center them? And how do we go about practicing solidarity, as activists, as organizations, as people who care deeply about building inclusive schools, campuses, workplaces and neighborhoods?

Below is a list of recent Solidarity Is This podcast episodes, where you can listen to each conversation, review the notes, and read the transcripts.

Solidarity with All Refugees (April 2022)
Host Deepa Iyer is in conversation with Homayra Yusufi (Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans in San Diego) about how refugee policy can become more equitable and just, and how to practice meaningful solidarity.
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Equity Matters for Rural America (March 2022)
Heidi Khokhar (Rural Development Initiative) joins host Deepa Iyer to discuss pressing issues affecting rural America from the standpoint of equity and solidarity.
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Following the Lead of Black LGBTQ Migrants
(October 2021)
In this LGBTQ History Month episode, guest host Anna Castro talks with Rose Berry (Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project) about abolitionism and centering Black queer and trans migrants.
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Beyond Pride Month (June 2021)
Jorge Gutierrez (Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement) joins guest host Anna Castro to talk about Pride Month, the #EndTransDetention campaign, and co-liberation.
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One World and COVID-19
(June 2020)

Phumeza Lungwana and Nicola Browne explore the ways in which activists in South Africa and Northern Ireland are addressing the inequities laid bare by the pandemic.
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Finding Inspiration By Working with Gen Z (January 2022)
In this episode, guest host Anna Castro talks with J. Gia Loving (GSA Network) about finding inspiration, youth organizing, and working with Gen Z.
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20 Years Later, We Look Back and Chart a Path Forward
(September 2021)
On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, host Deepa Iyer and guests Kalia Abiade, Anirvan Chatterjee and Sahar Pirzada share reflections and provide insights for where we go from here.
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Centering and Uplifting Asian American Communities
(May 2021)

Bo Thao-Urabe (Coalition of Asian American Leaders - Minnesota) discusses how AAPI communities are supporting each other and building their solidarity muscle.
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In The Time of an Epidemic
(March 2020)

Community healer, Kevin Kahakula’akea John Fong, shares what we can learn from the pandemic and how we respond with compassion and solidarity.
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Is Generative Conflict Possible? (November 2021)
In this episode, host Deepa Iyer speaks with restorative justice practitioner Yuko Uchikawa about conflict resolution, accountability, and healing in movements and organizations.
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Philanthropy's Role in Social Change (August 2021)
Rickke Mananzala (New York Foundation) joins guest host Sean Thomas-Breitfeld to talk about how philanthropy can act in solidarity to support movements, build the power of communities of color, and advance social change.
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One Year Later
(April 2021)

Fatima Goss Graves (National Women’s Law Center) and Kevin Kahakula’akea John Fong (Elemental Partners) talk about grief, leadership, lessons from the past year, and more.
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Not In Our Name, Resisting Hindu Fascism (January 2020)
Nouf Bazaz (Kashmiri activist and professor) and Yashica Dutt (Dalit writer and journalist) explore solidarity with resistance efforts in Kashmir and India.
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