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Charlene Carruthers

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Latest 10 Dec 2022 | Updated Daily

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Charlene Carruthers shares her path to becoming an award-winning filmmaker

Asked By Ayana

Welcome back to the show! After a quick summer break, we’re back and better than ever with an incredible guest. Charlene Carruthers (@charlenecarruthers) is a feminist activist, author, and filmmaker. We talk about her award-winning film The Funnel, her background as an activist, and why she became a filmmaker. You can connect with her below:thefunnelfilm.cominstagram.com/thefunnelfilmtwitter.com/charlenecacinstagram.com/charlenecarruthers 


7 Sep 2022

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Abolition is Gender Equity with Charlene Carruthers

Abolition is for Everybody

On this episode, Ra and Taina are joined by author Charlene Carruthers to discuss feminism, patriarchy, and the different ways that gender impacts the abolitionist movement and incarceration. To access the transcript for this episode visit, www.InitiateJustice.org/Podcast--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/abolitionisforeverybody/support


20 Aug 2021

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Celebrating Juneteenth with Charlene Carruthers, Marc Lamont Hill, & Critical Resistance(6-13-20)

Haymarket Books Live

Join Critical Resistance for their annual fundraiser: this year a conversation with Charlene Carruthers & Marc Lamont Hill in honor of Juneteenth!Two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued ordering states in the confederacy to release their slaves, Black people in Texas achieved their liberation from chattel bondage. On June 19,1865, General Order Number 3 was read from the Ashton Villa balcony in Galveston, Texas, that demanded that slaveholders free their slaves. That day, Juneteenth, has become an annual occasion for celebration, reflection, and education about the meaning of freedom and the on-going, universal struggle for liberation from domination. These questions about the true meaning of freedom are more relevant than ever to the work of abolitionists and those working to eliminate the prison industrial complex (PIC) and its attendant harms.To explore the legacy of Juneteenth and ongoing struggles for Black (and international) liberation, CR is happy to host a conversation between two prominent Black thought leaders and firebrands, Charlene Carruthers (BYP100 cofounder) and Marc Lamont Hill (BET news host).For more information on Critical Resistance: https://criticalresistance.orgWatch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/UazJ0_7o1vABuy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.orgFollow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

1hr 47mins

1 Mar 2021

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Charlene Carruthers for President: Facing Election Resistance

How to Survive the End of the World

We are reposting this episode to help you prepare for and understand the ways to engage electoral politics. We are also committing this week to honoring the indigenous peoples of the lands we live on in future intros. The Brown Sisters sit down with the brilliant Charlene Carruthers (@CharleneCarruthers), author of Unapologetic and founder of the Chicago Center for Leadership and Transformation, to talk about staying grounded, rigorous, and rooted in community, as the election cycle ramps up.  TRANSCRIPT - https://www.dropbox.com/s/dj78be12g8ns1rx/Charlene%20Carruthers%20for%20President_%20Facing%20Election%20Resistance%20.pdf?dl=0 HTS ESSENTIALS SUPPORT Our Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/Endoftheworldshow PEEP us on IG https://www.instagram.com/endoftheworldpc/ TWEET @ us https://twitter.com/endoftheworldPC--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/how-to-survive-the-end-of-the-world/message


15 Oct 2020

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10. Mohamed Barry on Dollarama workers, Charlene Carruthers on #DefundPolice, Brooklyn U.S.A. spot

Free City Radio

On this episode there are interviews with Mohamed Barry, spokes person of Statut pour les guinéens campaign, speaking on experience of Black workers in Dollarama warehouses around Montreal, currently there is a campaign by Dollarama workers to call for justice that is supported by the Immigrant Workers Centre. For background info on the Dollarama warehouse workers campaign read this article by the Canadian Press via Global News. https://globalnews.ca/news/7063144/coronavirus-montreal-dollarama/Also on this episode is a discussion with author and community organizer Charlene Carruthers on the #DefundPolice campaign ! Info on Charlene : https://www.charlenecarruthers.comFinally this episode highlights voices from the #BlackLivesMatter and #DefundPolice street movements in the U.S., specifically from Brooklyn, U.S.A. podcast, thank you to Shirin Barghi and Sachar Mathias for this podcast exchange, info on the Brooklyn, U.S.A. podcast here :https://www.bricartsmedia.org/brooklyn-usamusic on this episode is by Emrical + VOID by @villainrecords + Anouar Brahem !Free City Radio podcast is produced by Stefan @spirodon Christoff in Montreal.

1hr 5mins

2 Jul 2020

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How to Protest, With Activists L.A. Kauffman and Charlene Carruthers

The Upgrade by Lifehacker

What are our rights when it comes to protesting? How do we protest safely and effectively during a pandemic? We answer these questions and more this week with help from activists L.A. Kauffman and Charlene Carruthers. L.A. is a veteran grassroots organizer with over 35 years of experience in political activism, and has written two books on the topic including her most recent, How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance. Charlene was a founding national director of the Black Youth Project 100, and is now a part of the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL). She is also the author of Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements. We also speak with Maryanne Kaishian, Senior Staff Attorney at Brooklyn Defender Services, about knowing our rights, and how to protect yourself legally in case of arrest.Have an idea for a future episode? Call us at 347-687-8109 and leave a voicemail, or write to us at upgrade@lifehacker.com. We want to hear from you!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


15 Jun 2020

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Own your Power with Charlene Carruthers

Own It All: The Podcast

To wrap up season 2 of the Own It All podcast, I’m sharing my conversation with the incredibly gifted, socially-conscious, driven, wise, and widely published Charlene Carruthers. She’s a Black queer feminist community organizer and writer with 15+ years of experience in racial justice, feminist and youth leadership development movement work. She’s also the author of the bestselling book Unapologetic: A Black, Queer and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements, and when we spoke, she had just begun serving as a board member for the Women’s March. In discussing what it means to own your power in all aspects of your life, our conversation was both wide and deep. We covered everything from intersectional activism, to staying in integrity while maintaining your boundaries, to reframing the way we look at collective work for liberation. “We shouldn’t see every single thing at every moment as the most urgent thing. Moving only in a spirit of urgency will lead us to only focus on one thing and picking away at ‘the wall’ in one area. But if we say, ‘Over my lifespan, there are so many different contributions that I can make,’ I believe that’s a much more fruitful pathway in doing this work. … There are so many different ways to contribute. It isn’t just about where you can physically put your body. What kind of a community you’re a part of, what are you reading, what are you teaching other people? All of those things go into transforming the world that we live in.” Charlene also shared powerful insights into the importance of authentic relationships with people who are different from you, and how that ties into some of the work that white women need to do. For that, and for everything else she shared, I am so grateful to Charlene taking the time to come onto the show. We only just scratched the surface, so if you’d like to learn more about Charlene’s work and philosophies, check out her website to get started. Thanks for tuning in for season 2 of Own It All! I’m so pleased that I could share these conversations with you over the past two months, and I’m so grateful to my guests, and all of you joined us.


29 Apr 2020

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Episode 12: The Revolution Continues with Charlene Carruthers Discussing 21st Century Activism and Liberation

Another World is Podable

Charlene Carruthers is a political strategist, writer and leading community organizer in today’s movement for Black liberation. She is the founder of the Chicago Center for Leadership and Transformation and author of Unapologetic: A Black, Queer  and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements, available in English and Spanish languages. She has led grassroots and digital strategy  campaigns for national organizations including the Center for Community Change, the Women's Media Center, ColorOfChange.org and National People's  Action, as well as being a member of a historic delegation of young activists in Palestine in 2015 to build solidarity between Black and  Palestinian liberation movements. Her work has been covered in several publications including the New York Times, the  Washington Post, Chicago Reader, The Nation, Ebony and Essence Magazines.  She has appeared on CNN, Democracy Now!, BBC and MSNBC. Charlene has also written for theRoot.com, CRISIS Magazine, Teen Vogue, Truthout, Colorlines  and the Boston Review. She is recognized as one of the top 10 most influential African Americans by The Root 100, one of Ebony Magazine's "Woke 100," an Emerging Power Player in Chicago Magazine and is the 2017 recipient of the YWCA's Dr. Dorothy I. Height Award.Website: https://www.charlenecarruthers.com/


31 Mar 2020

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Charlene Carruthers for President: Facing Election Resistance

How to Survive the End of the World

The Brown Sisters sit down with the brilliant Charlene Carruthers, author of Unapologetic and founder of the Chicago Center for Leadership and Transformation, to talk about staying grounded, rigorous, and rooted in community, as the election cycle ramps up.@CharleneCarruthershttps://www.charlenecarruthers.com/ https://wearecclt.org/ https://byp100.org/music by Tunde Olaniran and Mother Cyborg-www.patreon.com/Endoftheworldshow www.endoftheworldshow.org/ www.instagram.com/endoftheworldpc/@endoftheworldPC@adriennemaree@meansagittarius--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/how-to-survive-the-end-of-the-world/message


20 Nov 2019

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Curved Chronicles & Charlene Carruthers [w/ @CharleneCac]


For the last #PRIDE Month minisode, Money and Nikeeta read and discuss listener questions and and curved chronicles and they even throw in their own curved chronicles. Then, Money and Nikeeta were able to chat with the ILLUSTRIOUS and BRILLIANT, Black Feminist Organizer and author Charlene Carruthers. This episode is a fun and insightful bookend to a fabulous 20FINETEEN PRIDE MONTH! Get into episode!Where to find us:IG & Twitter - @queerwocpodFB - https://www.facebook.com/QueerWOCpod/Tumblr - www.QueerWOC.comListen to us on Google, soundcloud, stitcher, Apple Podcast App, or castboxContribute to QueerWOC via CashApp: $QueerWOCPodBecome a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/queerwocpodLove us out loud by doing The R’s: Rate, Review, Request, Repost, Retweet, and Reply!Use the hashtag #QueerWOC to talk all things the podcastT shirts - order a shirt by emailing us the size, color, and design you wantSend us an email or submit your Curved Chronicles: QueerWOCpod@gmail.comThanks to the #QueerWOC community listeners for sharing their dating questions and their curved chronicles for this All Curves All the Time segment! 01:12:23Charlene CarruthersCharlene Carruthers is a strategist, author and a leading organizer in today’s Black liberation movement. As the founding national director of BYP100 (Black Youth Project 100), she worked alongside hundreds of young Black activists to build a national base of activist member-led organization of Black 18-35 year olds dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people.Twitter: @CharleneCacHer sharp, clear, accessible but rigorous book Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movementshttps://www.charlenecarruthers.com/unapologeticCharlene’s piece about mothering “Why and How I’m Choosing to be a Mother”https://zora.medium.com/why-and-how-i-am-choosing-to-be-a-mother-256b074796aaBlack Youth Project 100https://byp100.org/Black Joy Experience Albumhttps://open.spotify.com/album/7wHjU6dM8vPn9fYM08UOIFMore info about Chicago Center for Transformation & Leadershiphttps://roddenberryfoundation.org/blog/fellow/charlene-carruthers/

2hr 22mins

26 Jun 2019