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Citizen Better

This show will follow KJ Kearney as he finds the ‘informal’ ways to be civically engaged in everyday life so that viewers can feel empowered to make a meaningful impact on the reg rather than just on election days. Like shoes, one size does not fit all, “trying on” various types of informal civic engagement, KJ will find what pairs suit him to make a footprint in our democracy.

Can Social Media Activism Actually Work?

11m 53s

When a disabled fan was not allowed to board a flight to see Beyoncé's Renaissance Tour with his wheelchair, the Beyhive sprung into action to get him to a new tour date. But was online organizing enough to make change?

Episodes

  • Can Social Media Activism Actually Work?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Can Social Media Activism Actually Work?

    S1 E3 - 11m 53s

    When a disabled fan was not allowed to board a flight to see Beyoncé's Renaissance Tour with his wheelchair, the Beyhive sprung into action to get him to a new tour date. But was online organizing enough to make change?

  • What the DAP and Affordable Housing Have in Common?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    What the DAP and Affordable Housing Have in Common?

    S1 E2 - 10m 21s

    Everybody needs a place to belong. But it's especially challenging to feel at home in the midst of an affordable housing crisis. But just as Black soldiers in the 70's created the DAP to build Dignity and Pride while locked out of equal housing opportunity, community organizers today show us how community solidarity can be a first step to making housing attainable.

  • How Food Fuels Political Movements: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How Food Fuels Political Movements

    S1 E1 - 10m 44s

    Community organizer KJ Kearney learns about the link between food and the freedoms this country promised for all. Food has always been political—It provides a place to gather, share ideas, to express our identities, and take care of each other’s basic needs. KJ visits restaurants like A Peace of Soul and or Gillie’s to see how they’re preserving Black history and culture with every plate.

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