Executive Director of the Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace Lisa Rung talks about her organization’s activism and outreach. They sponsor a variety of activities in rural communities that think globally and act locally… Maybe your group could use some fresh ideas: [email protected]
Highlights from our first ever TENNESSEE HOLLER FEST, featuring inspiring voices from across the state lifting up the issues we face – including STELLA PARTON, JUSTIN JONES, REP. JIM COOPER, REP. STEVE COHEN, THE EQUITY ALLIANCE and much more.
Here’s a quick highlight reel.
Sandy summarizes her trip to the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and “lynching memorial” and searches for signs of its mission in our state.
"Our history of racial injustice casts a shadow across the American landscape that cannot be lifted until we shine the light of truth on the violence that shaped us."@Whataboutuspod1 reflects on a trip to @eji_org's Legacy Museum in Montgomery.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) May 14, 2021
Hale and Cassie are joined by Justin Pearson, one of the co-founders of the grassroots movement Memphis Community Against The Pipeline (MCAP). They dig into the movement’s fight against the Byhalia Connection Pipeline and the ongoing environmental injustices happening right now in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Find out what Native Land you are living on
"THERE'S NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN PEOPLE."@JustinPearsonIJ talked about @MemphisCAP_org's fight against the @ByhaliaPipeline and the disproportionate impact it would have on historic Black communities on @sunrisemvmttn's #RockyTopSunrise.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) May 1, 2021
“If something does happen to me, bring my casket outside the Capitol.” Activist Justin Jones on the RUN-OVER-A-PROTESTOR bill now revived by Lt. Gov. McNally, Gov. Bill Lee, and the Tennessee Republican Party.
Adrienne Pakis-Gillon knows about women in politics, from the passage of the 19th amendment to her disappointment with the representation of women in our GOP majority legislature. Ladies, can’t we do better for women and children in Tennessee?
"This pandemic has shown, with women having to drop out of the workforce, how much our economy
is hurting."@voteadrienne joined @Whataboutuspod1 to talk about how Tennessee can do so much better for the women that live here.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) April 23, 2021
"It’s not only heresy, but it’s also hypocritical to make the Bible the state book while passing policy that doesn’t care for the least of these."@ElizabethforTN of @FaithAdvocates joined @Whataboutuspod1 to talk about Christianity and TN politics.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) April 9, 2021