Sonya Green

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  • Username: SonyaVOD
  • Executive Director
  • Role: National Program Staff

Recent Pieces from Sonya Green

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The Electoral College’s Dirty History (Encore) (29:59)
From: Making Contact

Given the election, and the difference between popular votes and electoral votes, we revisit our show on the Electoral College. It’s history in the era of slavery, and how it ...
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Election 2020 Special: More Than a Vote (29:00)
From: Making Contact

Voting in one of the most momentous presidential elections in the nation’s history is over. The morning after polls closed nearly 136 million ballots had been counted. But as ...
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Fighting for the Ballot: Race and Voter Suppression in the 2020 Election (29:00)
From: Making Contact

Voter suppression and its target’s aren’t new phenomena. People of color and the poor have always been dissuaded from voting. We take a look at how race and voter suppression ...
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Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism (Encore) (29:00)
From: Making Contact

Activists in the Latinx immigrant community of Los Angeles share what they do to take care of their mental health. Self-care becomes a “selfless act” when it allows activists ...
Caption: Talman Anderson votes in the Illinois presidential preference primary from the Cook County Jail, Credit: Photo by Pamela Kirkland

70 Million: Voting from Jail is a Right, and Now a Reality in Chicago (29:00)
From: Making Contact

A year ago, Illinois passed a law requiring all jails to ensure that pre-trial detainees have an opportunity to vote. Chicago’s Cook County Jail was turned into a polling ...
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Women Rising Radio: Women Challenge Capitalism (29:00)
From: Making Contact

Women Rising Radio #40 explores the global women's movement to resist the violence and greed of capitalism. A women-led village in Kurdish Syria establishes democracy, ...
Caption:  Columbia River Valley from the Oregon Shore towards Washington, Credit: Chris Light, Wikimedia Commons

Wolves at the Well: The Corporate Grab of Public Water (29:00)
From: Making Contact

Water is critical to maintaining the balance of life. Some corporations claim ownership of fresh water sources to bottle and sell for profit. Others use water as a tool to ...
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Essential: Gig Workers and COVID-19 ENCORE (29:59)
From: Making Contact

Gig Workers, driver's for app companies such as Lyft and Uber, are struggling during COVID-19. They're considered essential workers, so they can still work but many of them ...
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Activism and The Fight for Black Trans Lives (29:00)
From: Making Contact

On this episode of Making Contact, we will look at transgender activism and the call for inclusion and intersectionality in the movement for Black lives. We'll also meet ...
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Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism (29:00)
From: Making Contact

Activists in the Latinx immigrant community of Los Angeles share what they do to take care of their mental health. Self-care becomes a “selfless act” when it allows activists ...