Convergence Partnership

Convergence Partnership

This podcast acts as a final grant report for Convergence Partnership’s 2020 COVID response grants. The Convergence Partnership is a collaborative of local statewide and national funders to advance racial justice and health equity. This podcast introduces you to people and organizations who are building social, political, and economic power


November 16, 2021 38 mins

In this episode, local audio producer Marquel Dominique interviews House of Tulip’s co-founders--Mariah Moore and Milan Nicole Sherry--about what inspired them to work for transgender and gender non-conforming housing justicein New Orleans.  In the second segment, Morgan Shannon of Power Coalition for Equity and Justice and Milan Nicole Sherry share the stories that drive them to fight for justice by providing mutual aid and buildi...

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In this episode, local audio producer and artist Maria Ta shares the multidisciplinary community theater project by Ujima Company to educate their community about lead poisoning. Their Legacy of Lead production brings forward the stories of those directly impacted by lead poisoning and educates the community about how concentrated poverty adversely affects the health of communities of color. The second segment, hosted by Andrea Ó S...

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In this episode, local audio producer Lety Valencia of Faith in the Valley shares the fight against evictions and displacement in California’s San Joaquin Valley.  She interviews organizers who worked with residents as they faced a slew of evictions and a lack of response by elected officials.  The second segment, hosted by Francisco Dueñas of Housing Now, engages housing activists and policy experts from Housing Now’s  statewide c...

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In this episode, local audio producer Cynthia Fails interviews Ave Stokes about a year-long process to bring Black and Latinx communities together to heal historic divides and build collective power.  Stokes describes why this work is critical for the racial justice and health equity movement in Kansas City, MO and what they are learning from the process.  Stokes also shares his reflections on funding disparities faced by Black and...

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In this episode, local audio producer Joey Lieberman visits the Washington Heights and Logan Square neighborhoods with two community leaders who work on equitable transit oriented development. We learn how Elevated Chicago and their partners are working together to create walkable and equitable communities in the face of displacement from gentrification. In the second segment, Kendra Freeman, a vice-president with the Metropolitan ...

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