Police Violence

Podcast 11.15.21

S05 E03: Immigration and Race in America

Our host Vanessa Gonzalez is joined by Lia Parada, Director of Legislative Advocacy at The Immigration Hub, and Abraham Paulos, Deputy Director at the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, to discuss asylum, temporary protected status, and the state of immigration in the United States.

Podcast 06.22.21

Vision For Justice: The 50th Anniversary of the War on Drugs

Our host Vanessa Gonzalez is joined by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), to discuss the policies and ramifications of the War on Drugs. Then in a special Pod Squad segment, Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, is joined by Andrea James, founder and executive director of The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls; Juan Cartagena, president & general counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF; and Kara Gotsch, deputy director of The Sentencing Project, to reimagine public safety.

Podcast 09.1.20

S03 E02: Census Counts

Pod for the Cause is all about the census this week! Stand-up comedian Cristela Alonzo joins us to talk about the power the census holds for historically undercounted communities — and the urgency of saving the 2020 Census — with guest host Beth Lynk, Director of Census Counts. Plus, our own Ashley Allison and Tamika Turner, Communications Director of Census Counts, round out the Pod Squad!

Podcast 07.28.20

S03 E01: The Horrible Storm

In the season 3 premiere of "Pod for the Cause", host Ashley Allison is joined by Compton’s Mayor Aja Brown to discuss the horrible storm - between COVID-19, police violence, and everything else that has been happening in our nation. Plus, The Leadership Conference’s Allyn Brooks-LaSure and United We Dream’s Greisa Martinez join Ashley on the Pod Squad to talk about the legacies of Rev. C. T. Vivian and Congressman John Lewis, a major victory for DACA at the Supreme Court, when the pandemic is or isn’t ending, and hyper-realistic cakes.

Podcast 06.16.20

S02 E10: Will Our Lives Still Matter?

Pod for the Cause is guest hosted by Allyn Brooks-LaSure to discuss the momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement in unprecedented times - we cover allyship, true change, and more, all with a packed Pod Squad and special guest Iyanla Vanzant.

Podcast 05.11.20

S02 E09: A Mother’s Day Tribute – 1 Year Later

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined by former Senior Advisor to barack Obama, New York Times Bestselling Author, and mother/grandmother Valerie Jarrett to talk about the journey of motherhood, finding her voice, and the realities of being a working mother.

Podcast 05.1.20

S02 E08: Getting Educated in America

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined by the creator, writer, and director of the Netflix series Dear White People, Justin Simien, and the actress who portrays the character Joelle Brooks in Dear White People, Ashley Blaine Featherson, to discuss the experience of students of color on college campuses along with the complexities of race in our nation.

Podcast 04.20.20

S02 E07: Black Lives and COVID-19

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined remotely by New York Times bestselling author, historian, and antiracist activist Dr. Ibram Kendi to talk about the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on Black communities.