Help This Garden Grow

Help This Garden Grow

Help This Garden Grow is a new podcast docuseries telling the story of Hazel Johnson, a visionary of the Environmental Justice movement and a resident of the Altgeld Gardens community on the far South Side of Chicago. Hazel is the founder of People for Community Recovery, a 40 year-old organization that fights to address the toxic industrial pollution that has been killing the members of her community. Over the course of the multigenerational multipart documentary, hosts Damon Williams and Daniel Kisslinger talk with organizers, policy- makers, historians, and community members about how PCR emerged and led, the legacy of Ms. Johnson's work, and how this marginalized Chicago pocket built the lineage of today's vibrant, impactful, and necessary modern environmental justice movement. Help This Garden Grow is presented by Respair Production & Media, Elevate, and People for Community Recovery.

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June 27, 2023 1 min
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Help This Garden Grow tells the story of Hazel Johnson, a visionary of the Environmental Justice movement and a resident of the Altgeld Gardens community on the far South Side of Chicago. Hazel is the founder of People for Community Recovery, a 40 year-old organization that fights to address the toxic industrial pollution that has been killing the m...
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We begin our story–the story of Hazel Johnson, of Altgeld Gardens, of Environmental Justice, and of how we each fit into the fight to change our lives and our world.

Show Notes
Support the work of People for Community Recovery - https://www.peopleforcommunityrecovery.org/join-our-fight/donate

Learn about Respair Production & Media - https://www.respairmedia.com/

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Contact by Anitek
Sunrise Drive by South London HiFi
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We go to the roots of the land where Altgeld Gardens sits and where Hazel's legacy lives, digging through the layers of indigenous, Black liberation, and personal lineages that make up the area.

Show Notes
Support the work of People for Community Recovery - https://www.peopleforcommunityrecovery.org/join-our-fight/donate

Learn about Respair Production & Media - https://www.respairmedia.com/

Music Credits
Contact by Anitek
Talky Beat ...
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We learn about and from Hazel's early fights scrapping with the power of the state, and the new possibilities for healing that she created.

Show Notes
Support the work of People for Community Recovery - https://www.peopleforcommunityrecovery.org/join-our-fight/donate

Learn about Respair Production & Media - https://www.respairmedia.com/

Music Credits
Contact by Anitek
Cinematic Sentimental Lullaby Sketch - Celesta only version by Gre...
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July 27, 2023 63 mins
We hear Hazel become a mother of the newly coalesced global Environmental Justice movement and take EJ to the highest halls of power, while still connecting the dots in her home community.

Show Notes
Support the work of People for Community Recovery - https://www.peopleforcommunityrecovery.org/join-our-fight/donate

Learn about Respair Production & Media - https://www.respairmedia.com/

Music Credits
Hipster’s Meditation by IShaamin
Co...
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July 27, 2023 74 mins
As her health begins to wain, Hazel passes the baton to her daughter Cheryl who guides PCR through the treacherous waters of attacks, blackballing, and disrespect.

Show Notes

Support the work of People for Community Recovery - https://www.peopleforcommunityrecovery.org/join-our-fight/donate

Learn about Respair Production & Media - https://www.respairmedia.com/

Music Credits
Contact by Anitek
Mounsell Forts by Roger Plexico
Cinematic S...
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July 27, 2023 68 mins
We follow where Hazel's legacy lives in Chicago’s EJ struggles today, and commit to the mission of actualizing the legacy Hazel envisioned.

Show Notes
Support the work of People for Community Recovery - https://www.peopleforcommunityrecovery.org/join-our-fight/donate

Learn about Respair Production & Media - https://www.respairmedia.com/

Music Credits
Contact by Anitek
Intelligent Galaxy by The Insider
Smooth Lovin by Kevin Macleod
Plai...
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