Episode 10 – Truth-Telling Is Justice Doing

Episode 10 – Truth-Telling Is Justice Doing

Truth Telling is Justice Doing

EPISODE 10

Welcome to the Mining For Gold cypher for this explosive, special Black History Month 2023 edition of Audio Nuggets.  23 commemorates the 47th year that February is designated as Black History Month.  In honor, we gather in this sacred space for Episode 10: Truth-Telling Is Justice Doing.  And we are here to be guided by the truth.  

The cypher is graced with the ONE and ONLY Joyce McMillan, of JMACForFamilies. Joyce McMillan s a thought leader, advocate, activist, community organizer, and educator. Her life’s work is to build a net that works to ensure that our punitive, interconnected systems of oppression are extracted from human ecology. JMACforFamilies is widely known for their humanity. This humanity has shape-shifted the way we hold conversations about family policing. Her vision is felt through action. 

Joyce embodies justice, humanity and belonging in her life’s mission for abolition of the family policing system, educating the listeners that abolition is the removal of the parts of the system that are harmful, destructive, and creating outcomes that are horrific for Black families. Joyce’s body of work in relationship with her community and with parents recognizes power by ascribing power to those most impacted by government intrusion and surveillance. 

We invite you to sit back, open your heart and mind, and immerse yourself in the conversation. This episode is a tribute from MFG to all that are “justice-doing” alongside Joyce. And a deep appreciation for their ability to fearlessly organize to become a movement that is unstoppable and unmatched. MFG is honored to be in a right and accountable relationship with such fascinating humans. 

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Episode 9 – Empathy is the Pathway to Healing

Episode 9 – Empathy is the Pathway to Healing

Empathy is the Pathway to Healing

EPISODE 9

WELCOME TO AUDIO NUGGETS IN 2023. The Liberated Voice Exchange is a Mining For Gold cypher, where we are expressive, independent and a bit impatient as we struggle for even a taste of justice. The edges of society exist for protection for some, simultaneously evoking expression. Here is where you will find a symbiotic force; both the heaviness of the air to breathe and the light of freedom of liberation. The longing for connection ceases to exist, because we ARE the community.

Audio Nuggets ushers in ’23 with special guest, Ivory Bennett.
Through love, Ivory is reclaiming her voice and right to speak. Her right to full humanity. Her right to heal, practice empathy, and engage in the healing process for herself, so that she can then show up for the collective mission of justice as the throughline.

During this episode, Ivory and MFG revisit their partnership in writing the introduction to NACC’s 4th Edition Red Book, which ultimately was an opportunity to insight change on an individual level. MFG and Ivory hold a set of credentials that remarkably qualify them to critique, love, and stand for justice.

The conversation succeeds in deepening the frame, illustrating the connection that justice-centered practice is self-work first; relationship work first. It is only then that we can embark on a laboratory journey where empathy is the pathway to healing.

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Resolution Reframe Ditch the Resolution and Stand Resolved

Resolution Reframe Ditch the Resolution and Stand Resolved

Resolution Reframe: Ditch the Resolution and Stand Resolved

by Martha Wilson

WELCOME BACK TO THE LIBERATED VOICE EXCHANGE IN 2023.  Martha Wilson, LVE’s premiere author, is back in the cypher to usher in the new year.  In her 2023 debut piece, Resolution Reframe: Ditch the Resolution and Stand Resolved, Martha expresses the value in the principles of Kwanzaa, and how the principles have positively impacted her in the quest of liberation, justice, and belongingness. Once the principles and virtues are outlined and accepted, it then becomes about how to practice them daily, moment by moment. She makes a call to action of readers to care deeply and genuinely for oneself, reminding us that we are beautiful, AND we are worthy of rest and rejuvenation. And in turn, readers will have the renewed energy to heal in the collective. The insight, humanity, and unwavering sense of justice is greatly appreciated and necessary.  It is time to stand resolved!

 

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