By: Greg Jobin-Leeds & Thalia Carroll-Cachimuel
Listen on Stitcher to Episode 1 here.
What can you do now that you’ve listened to When We Fight, We Win! Podcast: ’Resist and the Role of Solidarity with Rev. Osagyefo Sekou? Here you can find:
- organizations to support,
- music to listen to,
- resources to learn more (websites, books and films),
- Black-led political organizations to keep your eye on, and
- activists/community leaders to follow and repost on your social channels.
Whether you’re a long-time activist or learning now about how to get involved, these resources are a way to grow and contribute to the fight!
1. Help financially by centering organizations led by people of color.
- Rev. Sekou is asking our community to check out Memphis For All, an organization that is part of an emergent progressive electorate fighting for democracy, solidarity, and justice inside and outside the ballot box.
- Our dear friend, David Ragland, PhD, was the person that introduced many on our team to Rev. Sekou. Dave is Co-Founder of The Truth Telling Project. The Truth Telling Project implements and sustains grassroot, community-centered truth-telling processes to amplify voices on structural violence. They share stories, facilitate healing, support activists on the ground, educate, and seek justice. Please take a moment to consider a donation here.
- Meet Mama Cat, the woman that feeds the movement and creator of, PotBangerz. We met Mama Cat at a Rev. Sekou & the Holy Ghost concert in St. Louis. PotBangerz is a St. Louis based tax-deductible organization of family and community leaders who fight in justice by uplifting the community, meeting nutritional needs, helping unhoused families navigate their way to permanent housing.
By: Greg Jobin-Leeds
“For me solidarity is not a political abstraction, but rather it is how, who do we live with? Who do we eat with, right? Who do we break bread with? Whose children do we help bury? Whose hands do we hold when they’re putting their loved ones in the ground.” Rev. Sekou
next to Sekou as we recorded our first episode of When We Fight, We
Win!; The Podcast was one of my “flip switching” moments, My
understanding of solidarity expanded after I heard Sekou’s definition.
Prior to that moment, I had understood the mutuality of solidarity
intellectually, in my mind; but in this first episode, Sekou’s
brilliance pierced my heart.
Sekou’s music and words have deeply moved me since the first time I heard him play in St. Louis in 2016.
By: Greg Jobin-Leeds
We are excited to announce the launch of When We Fight, We Win!; The Podcast.
each episode you’ll hear directly from artists and organizers on the
frontlines of movements— from transforming our prison system to
reclaiming our public education. Their inspiring stories are for
everyone who’s ready to go from being an activist to a transformative
This series—the powerful stories and music—will blow listeners’ minds, opening them to new possibilities and power.
here for everyone, especially folks who are ready to have a switch
flipped in their brain, so they can understand the root causes of the
problems we are facing. And a switch flipped in their heart so they can
feel the meaning of true solidarity.
Every organizer started somewhere.
want to help our listeners learn something viscerally that can help
them permanently alter their behavior and become more effective in
pursuing their social change goals. When We Fight, We Win!; The Podcast
not only encourages listeners, it give them the tools they need to take
There are now almost 30,000 copies of When We Fight, We
Win! in print. We are happy to continue growing this dynamic community
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