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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Devyn Springer. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Devyn Springer, often where they are interviewed.

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Devyn Springer. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Devyn Springer, often where they are interviewed.

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The Black misleadership class w/ Devyn Springer

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In light of the Black-led revolt, Devyn Springer (@HalfAtlanta), journalist and host of the Groundings podcast, talks race, class, decolonization, and so much more.

Support: patreon.com/therednation 

Jun 16 2020 · 1hr 14mins
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The Life and Legacies of Walter Rodney (Part 2): Groundings w/ Devyn Springer

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Devyn Springer is an Atlanta-based writer, editor, artist, and author. He is the host of Groundings

An appeal

Please consider supporting the show. I can't do this for much longer unless I can at least hit my goal of $1500 a month. (That literally would give me enough for rent + $300). Right now, I make a third of that and it's unsustainable.

I have a Patreon and Gofundme

You can also donate directly with Venmo or Paypal.  Links on the homepage, eastpodcast.com 

Oct 02 2019 · 22mins

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The Life and Legacies of Walter Rodney w/ Devyn Springer

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Devyn Springer is an Atlanta-based writer, editor, artist, and author. He is the host of the Groundings

An appeal

Please consider supporting the show. I can't do this for much longer unless I can at least hit my goal of $1500 a month. (That literally would give me enough for rent + $300). Right now, I make a third of that and it's unsustainable.

I have a Patreon and Gofundme

You can also donate directly with Venmo or Paypal.  Links on the homepage, eastpodcast.com 

Sep 24 2019 · 44mins

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Episode 21: Abolition & the #August21 Prison Strike with Devyn Springer

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Devyn Springer who many of you know as @HalfAtlanta on twitter, and Jay decided to do an episode where they discuss what prison abolition is, and both of their connections to it, along with a conversation about the prison strike. We’ll be cross-promoting this episode on both of our podcasts, Millennials Are Killing Capitalism and Devyn’s Groundings Podcast. For those who don’t know Devyn, they are an accomplished artist, organizer, member of the Worker’s World Party and the host and producer of the excellent Groundings podcast.   We plan to provide more updates on the strike as it goes on. And lastly we wanted to note that this month for Black August and for the prison strike we will donating all of our patreon donations to the prison strike fundraiser.
Aug 19 2018 · 1hr 13mins
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Episode 7: Devyn Springer Discusses Walter Rodney

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In this episode we caught up with artist, organizer, educator, and writer Devyn Springer to talk about the work and legacy of Walter Rodney. Devyn also spoke about the Rodney family and the Walter Rodney Foundation and the work they do in Atlanta. Josh and Jay asked Devyn about how he utilizes Rodney's pedagogy as a teacher and organizer, what Rodney's most important contributions were, and Rodney's theory of development and underdevelopment. 

Devyn Springer is an Atlanta-based artist, writer, organizer, and educator with a background in African & African Diaspora studies and a concentration in Art History. He is the editor at Offtharecord.com, a digital media platform which focuses on uplifting marginalized voices, as well as assistant editor of two peer-reviewed academic journals, South and ATL. You can purchase his poetry/art book "Grayish-Black" on Amazon, follow him on Instagram @HalfAtlanta.jpeg, and see some of his visual art at Urbansoulatlanta.com.

You can learn more about Walter Rodney and the Walter Rodney Foundation at http://www.walterrodneyfoundation.org.

Dec 28 2017 · 52mins
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Hip Hop Scholarship feat. Devyn Springer (Part 2)

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Artist, writer, and organizer Devyn Springer joins the Beyond Prisons podcast for a special two-part episode.

In part two, Devyn speaks with hosts Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein about hip hop scholarship and pedagogy as liberatory approaches to education. We also discuss his photography, writing, and poetry.

Devyn explains his scholarship focuses on hip hop as a means of resistance. He talks about how, as one of most influential art forms of the past century, hip hop has always been about race, class, and gender, and that it tells stories and histories. He discusses the importance of having students see themselves in the material he teaches, explaining how the work of Walter Rodney has influenced his own practice.

We also discuss Devyn's photography and writing, including a piece he wrote about the Pulse Nightclub shooting. He sees his art as a way to combat the normalization of oppression and  the idea that oppression is an essential part of human existence and human nature.

We explore a piece Devyn wrote on writers block as a socioeconomic condition. He talks about the struggle to create art that exists for beauty itself when he's only given a platform to discuss his identity and trauma. He explains how marginalized artists and writers are only called upon to appease someone else's diversity quota, and how white artists are primarily the only ones permitted to create art simply for its beauty, while artists of color must make a statement about their identity in order to be given a platform. He raises the class aspect of this dynamic, explaining that staff writing positions are rarely available and that when opportunities are available, they are low paying and exclusively for him to write from the perspective of his identity as someone who is Black, Muslim and queer. The anxiety this creates hinders the writing process itself.

Finally, we discuss the concept of self-care with Devyn, which he sees as "being an adult" and "doing what you need to do to secure your livelihood." He argues self-care should be done to "alleviate your conditions temporarily so you can continue doing your organizing and your work."

Devyn Springer is an Atlanta-based artist, writer, organizer, and educator with a background in African & African Diaspora studies and a concentration in Art History. He has worked with various organizing groups in Atlanta such as Rise UP, It's Bigger Than You, Black Lives Matter, and is a member of Workers World Party. He is the assistant editor of two peer-reviewed academic journals, South and ATL. His first book of poetry & art is titled "Grayish-Black,” and you can follow him on Twitter @HalfAtlanta, and see some of his visual art at Urbansoulatlanta.com

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Music & Production: Jared Ware

Nov 09 2017 · 46mins
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Mental Health And The Community feat. Devyn Springer (Part 1)

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Artist, writer, and organizer Devyn Springer joins the Beyond Prisons podcast for a special two-part episode.

In part one, Devyn speaks with hosts Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein about his work with mental health response networks in Atlanta. Through Rise UP, Black Lives Matter, and other groups, Devyn has worked to confront mental health emergencies through deescalation and by building relationships in the community.

We discuss how the presence of police, and threat of violence that accompanies them, exacerbates manic episodes. We also talk about the dangers of making police the first responders in times of crisis, as well as the defunding and dissolution of mental health services in the community, which have shifted to prisons and jails.

We talk about how these facilities do not and cannot provide an adequate therapeutic environment, and how situating treatment in the justice system has encouraged a defensive posture, in which we are dealing with crises more than providing ongoing support and treatment before they happen. Finally, we examine the recent killing of Scout Schultz, a student at Georgia Tech who had a history of mental illness, as well as the response to Scout's death by other students.

Devyn Springer is an Atlanta-based artist, writer, organizer, and educator with a background in African & African Diaspora studies and a concentration in Art History. He has worked with various organizing groups in Atlanta such as Rise UP, It's Bigger Than You, Black Lives Matter, and is a member of Workers World Party. He is the assistant editor of two peer-reviewed academic journals, South and ATL. His first book of poetry & art is titled "Grayish-Black,” and you can follow him on Twitter @HalfAtlanta, and see some of his visual art at Urbansoulatlanta.com

Please listen, subscribe, and rate/review our podcast on iTunes and on Google Play

Sign up for the Beyond Prisons newsletter to receive updates on new episodes, important news and events, and more.

Send tips, comments, and questions to beyondprisonspodcast@gmail.com

Follow us on Twitter: @Beyond_Prison @phillyprof03 @bsonenstein @jaybeware

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beyondprisonspodcast/

Music & Production: Jared Ware

Nov 02 2017 · 40mins
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#1: “Protest as Prayer/Shade as Love” Devyn Springer (HalfAtlanta)

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Devyn Springer is an artist-activist and educator from Atlanta whose dedication to all people in the Black diaspora has not gone unnoticed in local communities. A student at Kennesaw State University, a teacher, a photographer, a poet and artist, Deyvn has enough titles to make a Game of Thrones monarch blush.

But that’s what happens when you’re poppin, amirite?

I had the pleasure to sit down with Devyn and talk about all things Black, queer, intersectional and occasionally shady.

Oct 27 2016 · 1hr 15mins