In this episode, we come to you live from Orlando for an inspiring conversation about local solutions at the 2019 National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA). Brandi Williams, Hip Hop Caucus’ Charlotte, NC Leadership Committee Coordinator guest hosts. She chats with City of Orlando Sustainability Director, Chris Castro, and Florida activists, Michelle Suarez and Robin Harris. They engage in a deep conversation following the film screening of Paris to Pittsburgh, a new film from National Geographic that tells the story of what climate change is doing to communities already, and what people, cities, and urban and rural communities are doing across the country to create and implement climate solutions.
Women, people of color, and young people are leading the climate movement. Three leaders join The Coolest Show live at the 4th National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin. They discuss how they’re working at the intersections of the climate crisis and building stronger communities through local action and just-solutions. Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. hosts along with co-hosts, Mustafa Santiago Ali and Antonique Smith.
In this episode, we come to you live from Brooklyn at the Confluence Philanthropy Annual Practitioner’s Gathering with legendary journalist and co-founder/host of Democracy Now, Amy Goodman, highly recognized New York based poet/Hip-Hop artist and incarcerated youth activist, Messiah Ramkissoon, and Executive Director of Wallace Global Fund, Dr. Ellen Dorsey. Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. hosts along with co-hosts, Mustafa Santiago Ali and Antonique Smith.
Host, Antonique Smith is joined by Actor and Activist, Kendrick Sampson to discuss the importance of “artivism”, how artists are using their platforms for activism, and the need to confront issues gridlocking justice and the climate crisis, including race, politics, and money.