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Yodit (she/her), NEW
22:25
Switching to speaker view is great right now, y'all.
Etta Heisler
22:25
hi all, glad to see you today! 🦄✊🏻💙
quiana perkins
25:09
I am excited to be here.
quiana perkins
25:29
I am walking at Wheeler Park and will be off screen.
Yodit (she/her), NEW
38:15
Ase.
Yodit (she/her), NEW
39:54
Given everything we’ve experienced in 2020, How must we transform the democratic process to center racial justice now and into the future?
Sophie Grillet
45:18
Ballot completion groups?
Judy Nimer Muhn (she/her)
45:32
A judge saying that our polling locations can permit guns..... they said it was that the declaration wasn't "procedurally correct" but you can allow voters to be intimidated with Open Carry??
Sophie Grillet
49:11
In only two states, Maine and Vermont, all prisoners are eligible to vote. However, some prisoners in Mississippi, Alaska and Alabama can vote while incarcerated, depending on their convictions. - The Marshall Project
Yodit (she/her), NEW
50:56
Mississippi Freedom Winter is a partnership between a national network of university faculty and students and organizers in Mississippi to address the pressing humanitarian crises of incarceration and immigrant detention in our state. In August 2019, Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 680 people in central Mississippi, the largest raid in United States history. Just four months later, a wave of deaths inside the state’s prisons (over fifty and counting) initiated renewed calls to decarcerate and close the state’s most notorious prison— Mississippi State Penitentiary, a former plantation known as Parchman Farm.
Yodit (she/her), NEW
51:35
The Study and Struggle program is the first phase of an ongoing project to organize against incarceration and criminalization in Mississippi through four months of political education and community building. www.studyandstruggle.com
Yodit (she/her), NEW
51:53
I repeat it - Peter Drucker said it first!
Yodit (she/her), NEW
53:49
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast” is a famous quote from legendary management consultant and writer Peter Drucker. To be clear he didn't mean that strategy was unimportant – rather that a powerful and empowering culture was a surer route to organizational success.
Judy Nimer Muhn (she/her)
53:51
Native people living on reservations - without a "fixed" address - are kept from voting in states that require a physical address. So Native councils have mobilized to generate addresses under their governance/sovereignty …. and some of these states have pushed back legally, saying that those aren't valid addresses because they don't receive mail there, etc. Gads!!
Sophie Grillet
54:18
YES - the pretence that democracy is just voting is repressive
Yodit (she/her), NEW
55:33
"This feels wrong, but I don't know why it's setup this way." - very common exp of marginalized folx
Yodit (she/her), NEW
56:17
Like the debates, Maria?!
Yodit (she/her), NEW
56:50
"I want a process that's joyful" --Maria (imagine that)
Yodit (she/her), NEW
57:35
Transforming results by changing beliefs and behaviors <-- culture shift
Kristy Smith (she/her/hers)
57:41
Even locally the process is draining. Council meetings that last into the wee hours of the morning…
Yodit (she/her), NEW
58:14
^^facts....and then people wonder why impacted folx 'don't show up
Kristy Smith (she/her/hers)
58:30
^^^^Right!?
Allison Louise Buck
01:00:34
Yes! Please share link.
Natalie Hensel (she/her)
01:00:41
art =culture (which eats strategy for breakfast) :)
Kimberly Hurns
01:03:20
Great example! The country depends on more norms (culture) than laws. So many of the antics over the last four years seem illegal, but they are not.
maria
01:04:34
We the People MI's work with artists - https://www.wethepeoplemi.org/peoplesart
Etta Heisler - she - Apple Playschools
01:04:36
I appreciate the hope and “abundance” mindset of that perspective, Eric. Hard to muster these days, so it is a good reminder.
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:05:19
Frederick Douglas said: ""Thus, for instance, the American Government and the American Constitution are spoken of in a manner which would naturally lead the hearer to believe that one is identical with the other; when the truth is, they are distinct in character as is a ship and a compass. The one may point right and the other steer wrong. A chart is one thing, the course of the vessel is another."
Leseliey Welch
01:06:03
The majority of supreme court justices being confirmed by presidents that did not win the popular vote is sticking with me.
Judy Nimer Muhn (she/her)
01:08:05
I agree, Leseliey! And they are LIFETIME appointments so it is rigid … now very conservative. Ruth Bader Ginsberg wasn't honored ….
Sophie Grillet
01:10:48
voting should be the cherry on top of a delicious democracy-cake
Eric Williams
01:11:13
Seeing it work is vital! Which is why it’s so important for people get engaged at the local level where victories are more immediate and visible
Etta Heisler - she - Apple Playschools
01:11:56
As an early childhood professional, Desirae is speaking my language - just doing something and trying it out and then figuring out WHY did that work?!
praveena
01:16:37
Engagement locally/regionally is extremely important. Having Ann Arbor City Council meetings running from 7pm-3am (!!) where the public commentary is at the start and end of a meeting. There needs to be access to able to voice and be aware. We must demand better process even locally.
maria
01:17:23
ughh ann arbor city council is the worst
Jen Haines (she/her)
01:17:25
^^^^^^^^Praveena
Etta Heisler - she - Apple Playschools
01:20:23
A lot of the threads you all are discussing are making me think about power. A lot of transforming democracy is about reframing how we (“the people” AND elected officials) think about power - who has it, how is it made/shared/used
Sophie Grillet
01:22:23
If you make the schools in the poorest areas the best resourced then white parents will want them integrated
Jen Haines (she/her)
01:24:58
Absolutely - thank you for naming all of that, Yodit!
Eric Williams
01:25:01
The downside of democracy is the well-being of the minority depends on the majority recognizing its humanity.
Sophie Grillet
01:25:03
Power is tied to a culture of whiteness and the ruling class
quiana perkins
01:25:51
thank you for this conversation so powerful.
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:25:51
We (BIPOC folx) can show up to every election and still not have the power to make change.
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:26:18
And to cede it
Sophie Grillet
01:26:24
#classsolidarity is in dissarray
Natalie Hensel (she/her)
01:26:25
Going back to Desirae's point about reworking when things when they don't work out - adapting and pivoting when needed. Was that outcome of overfunding white schools known in BvB? It's a problem to remain rigid when culture is changing.
quiana perkins
01:26:36
before the election we push BIPOC vote as if we won't vote ... after the election we talk about the BIPOC turn out BUT never discuss the white turn out.
Leseliey Welch
01:26:44
power to decide what's true, power to decide what's possible, power to make things happen
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:27:16
Yes, Quiana. I don't hear from the majority of these folx until the year of the election. Miss me, please
quiana perkins
01:27:25
bipoc folks vote the narrative that we dont serves to support other false narratives
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:27:30
Yes, yes, Leseliey
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:29:37
That's power too: the ability to tell people 'who' they are, and have them believe you
Etta Heisler - she - Apple Playschools
01:31:00
^^^ “and have them believe you” Wow. Yes.
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:31:35
And if every mainstream message characterizes you as a victim, a slave, underprivileged, subservient, marginalized....yada yada...
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:31:50
Of course you'd begin to believe its true.
Judy Nimer Muhn (she/her)
01:32:09
^^^^^^ yes
quiana perkins
01:32:26
I had a teacher complete a college recommendation.. she never shared with me.. I got a hold of it. she said I was never gonna be successful in college. she wrote that to a scholarship fund but never told me that.
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:32:30
Invisible & disappeared too Judy
Judy Nimer Muhn (she/her)
01:32:47
Truth!!!
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:33:15
Power IN THE people, not TO THE people.
quiana perkins
01:33:22
it was devastating on so many levels. white women white teachers are educational gatekeepers and the abuse of power is rampant
Alison Climes
01:33:51
quiana i'm so sorry that happened to you
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:34:13
I realize how much growing up in a chocolate city shaped my identity. It wasn't until I got to A2 that I felt othered.
Eric Williams
01:34:26
^^^ THis
Judy Nimer Muhn (she/her)
01:34:30
quiana - terrible!!!
quiana perkins
01:34:34
white teachers are huge gatekeepers of black optional
quiana perkins
01:34:46
potential not optional
Sophie Grillet
01:34:57
^ #A2soSmug
Asandi Conner
01:35:49
Yes, so true!
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:36:10
Attack systems not people: Not every white teacher of every resident in A2 (words matter) but the culture of A2 is othering
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:36:31
*or
quiana perkins
01:36:39
that's fair yodit.
quiana perkins
01:37:18
it's a system.
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:37:27
2020 Slogan: You're on mute.
quiana perkins
01:37:41
worth more unpacking and digging into
maria
01:37:45
I want that slogan on a shirt
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:38:35
Shit, Eric. That's basically my title and I didn't even know it.
Leseliey Welch
01:38:47
^^^^^lol
Sophie Grillet
01:38:51
Ricjh people get admin to help them!
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:38:54
"Social Justice Tutor" <--need this shirt too
Sophie Grillet
01:39:41
:D
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:39:42
What would a mediocre white boy do?!
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:39:51
Hot damn we done started a tshirt business.
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:40:03
WWAMWBD?!
maria
01:40:03
#fundthemovement
Jen Haines (she/her)
01:40:06
Quiana, it’s awful that happened to you, and you’re right about the gatekeepers and the harm that white teachers/white women can do. And I also agree with Yodit’s point about systems.
Asandi Conner
01:40:07
OMGood! We have a similar slogan but ours is "Have the confidence of a mediocre white man." Yes!
Lisa Borgsdorf (she/her)
01:40:08
i see a gift pack for all centering justice panelists…
Jen Haines (she/her)
01:40:30
Yes, Lisa.
Liza Baker
01:40:46
thank you all for your contributions and insights.
Leseliey Welch
01:41:45
"Hope is a discipline" - love this. Thank you Maria.
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:42:05
Mariame Kabe is TRUTH.
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:42:57
Will y'all please take a moment to offer feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CJDemocracy
Eric Williams
01:43:23
Can I have the video link?
Jen Haines (she/her)
01:43:25
Yes, thanks to all our panelists and for sharing your important insights and for those on the thread, as well.
Asandi Conner
01:43:36
Thanks everyone.
Bridget (Healy) Herrmann (she.her)
01:44:03
Really appreciated today's conversation. Thank you, NEW and to our panelists. This was brain food!
Eric Williams
01:44:05
A pleasure! Thank you for having me and stay well everyone!
Patti Aaron
01:44:08
Thank you for a powerful conversation!
Sophie Grillet
01:44:10
Maria's name?
Anne Jackson
01:44:11
THANK YOU!!!!
Natalie Hensel (she/her)
01:44:13
Thank you all!
Abby Kurlfink
01:44:17
Thank you! Great presentation and conversation!
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:44:17
A heartfelt thank you!
Xan Morgan
01:44:23
Thank you!
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:44:23
Will y'all please take a moment to offer feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CJDemocracy
Ananya Mayukha (she/her)
01:44:26
Please do take a moment to share your feedback on today’s session: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CJDemocracy
maria
01:44:26
thank you for joining us
Melaina Bukowski
01:44:39
Thank you all so very much for sharing your knowledge and perspective.
FW107 Mary Ann Hergenrother
01:44:42
Thank you all.
Leseliey Welch
01:44:43
Thank you all!
Colleen Klus (she/her/hers)
01:44:45
Thank you so much - this was great, as always!!
Sophie Grillet
01:44:47
Thank you all!
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:44:48
www.new.org/donate
Courtney Vanderlaan
01:44:52
Thank you everyone!
Yodit (she/her), NEW
01:47:01
I need to hop for another meeting. Thank you everyone. <3
maria
01:49:46
sorry I gotta hop too my email is maria@wethepeoplemi.org if you're interested in getting involved
Ananya Mayukha (she/her)
01:49:58
Thank you, maria!!!
Ananya Mayukha (she/her)
01:50:56
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CJDemocracy!
Natalie Hensel (she/her)
01:51:18
Thanks NEW and Eric, Desirae, and Maria!
Etta Heisler - she - Apple Playschools
01:51:23
Thanks all! So grateful for this space and this community.
rothl
01:51:27
November 18
Trevor Stone
01:52:06
Thank you!!!