Civic Cipher

Civic Cipher

Civic Cipher is a weekly radio show created to foster allyship for social justice. Hosted by Ramses Ja and Q. Ward, this show is dedicated to empowering Black and Brown voices, allowing them to engage directly with diverse populations across the country. Self-determination is critical to securing a future free of oppressive systems, and Civic Cipher exists to facilitate discussions toward this end. Furthermore, Civic Cipher seeks to inform non-POC allies who may not be privy to these types of discussions and optics. Finally, Civic Cipher seeks to provide long-form conversations in spaces where there is often a lack of significant resources, potent dialogue, or the necessary engagement for facilitating a healthy and productive civil discourse. FB/Instagram/Fanbase: @civiccipher

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May 18, 2024 4 mins

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 Our Way Black History Fact is dedicated to Dr. Daniel Hale Williams…the first person to perform a successful open heart surgery.

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In the second part of the show, we discuss ways that police problems are systemic problems rather than individual ‘bad apple’ problems. We discuss a story from Los Angeles where 66 officers were placed on leave to make the point.

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For the first part of today’s show, we read a letter from a listener asking how we could suggest that there are good people on both sides of a given issue. The listener compares this statement to one made by Donald Trump and suggests that either we are both right or both wrong. We respond. 

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Our Way Black History Fact is dedicated to the first Black woman in space, Dr. Mae Johnson.

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In the second part of the show, we continue with today's theme, and discuss what it’s like to work with folks with opposing views. In this segment, we share some best practices we have learned along the way in hopes you will find some value in our experiences.

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For the first part of today’s show, we discuss ways to meaningfully engage with folks who have opposing political views. We share stories of how this looks in the real world, and how to adopt these procedures in your own story. 

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Our Way Black History Fact comes from our comrade @chrisdier3 discussing the US Concentration Camps in the 1920s and another way the Government violated their agreements with Black Americans.

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In the second part of the show, we discuss how women’s bodies are legislated (and to what end), the connection between women’s rights and racial and economic justice, and how the next presidential election will shape the future for women.

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Today we are joined by Angela Salazar – Equity Programs Director and Marta Werbanowska Marketing and Brand Manager from the YWCA Arizona Chapter discussing various causes the organization is championing as well as some areas of concern. In the first part of the program, we discuss the total abortion ban that was passed in Arizona and the implications of that legislation.

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Our Way Black History Fact details the history of John Young and Buffalo Wild Wings.

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In the second half of today’s show, we ask the question “Were things better under Trump?” We do some fact checking of an online take and make the argument that the past 4 years under Biden have been much better for many of us.

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During the first half of today’s show, we discuss a story about an officer that went undercover as a protester and ended up getting beat by fellow officers who did not recognize him. He ultimately sued and won a settlement which was paid for by taxpayers.

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Our Way Black History Fact details the path to U.S. citizenship and voting rights for the indigenous people in this country.

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In the second half of today’s show, we cover some recent headlines detailing police misconduct…including an officer placing a Black man into an illegal chokehold, another Black man dying in restrained police custody after asking for water, and another still where an officer planted evidence on a Black commuter and was caught on video doing so.

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During the first half of today’s show, we discuss a report that was released detailing the increase in spending on law enforcement and a decrease in crimes solved. With this being the opposite of what people expected, there was an opportunity for us to reexamine the capacity of police to decrease crime rates.

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Our Way Black History Fact is about Jerry Lawson…the man who pioneered the video game cartridge.

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In the second half of today’s show, we discuss some of the voter suppression initiatives enacted by governments across the country, as well as other attacks on our democracy. Shavon Arline-Bradley also shares with us some best practices for fighting for a more equitable future for us all.

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Shavon Arline-Bradley joins us from the National Council of Negro Women—a historical civil rights institution that ensures political organization and representation for Black women. As the president and CEO of the organization, she is able to craft and continue initiatives that benefit our democracy. In the first half of the show, she shares a few of the things the NCNW is doing to protect some of the progres...

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Our Way Black History Fact is about Willie James Howard—the young man who was lynched in a very similar way to Emmett Till.

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In the second half of today’s show, we remember the migrant workers who lost their lives during the Key Bridge collapse in Maryland. We try to reclaim the original narrative suggesting that most folks are as hard working as these individuals who died while making this country better.

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