What would make you get off the couch and take to the streets in the name of justice? Justice for people like you? Justice for people who are “different”? We continue to struggle with these questions, but our guests today got off their respective couches long ago. Find out what activism is like here in the Prescott area for Ren Manning and Rosemary Dixon, as they fight for healthcare, freedom, and basic respect for all of our neighbors.
Rosemary Dixon lived all over the world before settling in Prescott 9 years ago. She earned her graduate degree at the University of the Western Cape, in South Africa, and lectured in gender, race, racism and whiteness at the University of Nevada, Reno for eleven years. She is a steering committee member of Prescott Indivisible and the of chair of the recently formed AREA-P (Anti-Racist Education and Action-Prescott). This group operates to educate primarily white people on the hierarchical system we have created, but also acts to spotlight racial injustice and white supremacy in all its forms.
Ren Manning, is a community organizer, educator, and artist who has lived and organized all over the world. Ren has taught courses on US/Mexico border studies, anti-racist organizing, landscapes of neoliberalism, art & agency, and community outreach. Ren works on immigration reform, and is currently helping Judy Stahl get elected to the AZ State House.
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I’m amazed that we could even get time with them to record this podcast, they are so busy, but I’m thrilled that we did.
This is an intense conversation, but we left it feeling inspired, hopeful, and most important, ready to take action to make things better for ALL of our neighbors. We hope you’ll come along with us for this talk and then we’ll see you at the meeting after. I’ll bring the cookies.
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