On Episode of 274 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi & Leslie take some time to celebrate the recent Supreme Court rulings on LGBTQ+ rights and protections and the DACA decision. They explore the incredible work of Dr. Shermariah Arki and her eye-opening definitions of common terms used often in public education. The women discuss the importance of learning, unlearning, and re-learning, the need for anti-racist public education, and what Mama Bears can do to move the needle. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares Podcast website.
On Episode 273 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi and Leslie sit down with Judy Heumann, a disability rights activist who was chosen as one of the 100 women who defined the last century and was featured in the recent documentary Crip Camp. Forty years ago, Judy helped lead a groundbreaking protest called the Section 504 sit-in, in which disabled-rights activists occupied a federal building for almost a month, demanding greater accessibility for all. Judy has led an incredible life of activism bringing tangible change to our country. On this episode of the pod, Judy generously shares her incredible stories of advocacy, her wisdom, and her hope. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares Podcast website.
On Episode 272 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Leslie and Tesi sit down with Maya Millett, the extraordinary woman behind Race Women. The three women talk about history, about reverence and anger, and about the ways in which we are indebted to the strong women who came before us. Maya is an incredibly talented storyteller who insists on using her talents and experience to broaden our collective conversation and ultimately make change. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.
On Episode 271 of the Mama Bear Dares Podcast, Tesi and Leslie encourage listeners to join Campaign Zero and educate themselves about #8CantWait, an initiative to immediately address police violence. They discuss each part of the initiative and continue to act as “crossing guards” for their listeners, using the podcast as starting point of education, but asking listeners to seek out BIPOC voices as we all continue to mature in our education and advocacy. For complete Show Notes, visit the Mama Bear Dares website.
On Episode 270 of the Mama Bear Dares podcast, Leslie and Tesi have the honor of sitting down with Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, the largest grassroots movement in Americans fighting for public safety measures that protect people from gun violence. The women talk about the moral imperative to DO SOMETHING to help the vulnerable among us and encourage listeners with a message of empowerment: You are more powerful than you realize and the world needs you. Check out complete Show Notes on the Mama Bear Dares website.