Anita Johnson

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Recent Pieces from Anita Johnson

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Life During COVID (29:00)
From: Making Contact

The COVID 19 pandemic has transformed all of our lives in some way. But some are feeling the impacts more than others. Take healthcare workers, for example: As the United ...
Caption: Courtroom chairs set up in a circle for the Healing to Wellness session that morning, Credit: Greta Rybus

70 Million: A Special Court Keeping Native Americans out of Jail (29:00)
From: Making Contact

Kirsten made her way out of jail and addiction with the help of a special court on the Penobscot Nation reservation in Maine. There, culture and justice work together to ...
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George Floyd Anniversary & Reimagining Public Safety: Special YES!/PNS Report (29:59)
From: Making Contact

Minneapolis, MN - May 25 marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Floyd's death - captured on video ...
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Grace Lee Boggs: Sister Revolutionary (29:00)
From: Making Contact

On today's program we honor the life and legacy of civil rights activist Grace Lee Boggs through the lens of the documentary film, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of ...
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Angelic Troublemaker: Bayard Rustin (29:00)
From: Making Contact

On today's program we honor Bayard Rustin, one of the most central figures in the African American struggle for Civil Rights and Freedom. Rustin was a pacifist, homosexual ...
Caption: On April 28, 2021, MOVE and community members gathered in front of Penn Museum to protest and demand the remains be returned., Credit: Joe Piette

MOVE Demands Justice for Children and The Return of Stolen Remains (29:00)
From: Making Contact

On Making Contact - Members of MOVE, a Black radical liberation group, demand that the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University return the remains of two children ...
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Domestic Violence in Lockdown: COVID-19 and the UK’s Domestic Abuse Bill (Encore) (29:59)
From: Making Contact

Domestic abuse affects everyone it touches—intimate partners, children, and elders. COVID-19 created new problems for victims of domestic violence and made some worse. This ...
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Movement Building and Transnational Freedom Struggles (29:00)
From: Making Contact

Amid national outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in May of 2020, and other police-shootings of Black people, the movement to "defund the police" became a ...
Caption: Sojung Yi, Charlie Wang and Melissa Borja, Credit: Self Evident

Self Evident: Hate Goes Viral (29:59)
From: Making Contact

Two incidents of anti-Asian hate — the beating of an elderly grandfather in a San Francisco park and the harassment of a mourning son in a New York pharmacy — reveal an ugly ...
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The Pseudo-Science of Whiteness: Biology as a Social Weapon (29:00)
From: Making Contact

This week, filmmaker Stephanie Welch explores the role that racist, unscientific propaganda has played in promoting white supremacy in the U.S. She traces the history of the ...