The Quilt Podcast

The Quilt Podcast is a collaboration between Voices for Racial Justice, the UpTake Community News and other Minnesota-based community partners. The Quilt Podcast fosters conversations at the intersection of public policy, community organizing, journalism, art, and healing. Season one seeks to understand and answer the question, “What is this moment calling for us to do together?”

Episode 5: Healing in this Moment

In Episode 5, Co-hosts Brett Grant & Gabriella Anais Deal-Marquez interview Ricardo Levins Morales, Ayo Clemons, & Louis Alemayehu on holding the nuance of what it means to ground healing as we actively imagine and create a new world.

Episode 4: Birthing Rights for Incarcerated People

Episode 4 of the Quilt Podcast is a special BONUS episode hosted by Julia Freeman, Director of Community Engagement at Voices for Racial Justice. This is an extremely special conversation about birthing rights for incarcerated people- featuring Autumn Mason, Natalie Pollard, Noelle Faye, and Jolene Mason. All guests are members of the Women’s Circle at Voices for Racial Justice which is an intergenerational healing space to connect women impacted by mass incarceration to community.

Episode 3: Rent Stabilization

In Episode 3 of the Quilt Podcast, hosted by MK Nguyen and Cirien Saadeh, was about rent stabilization. Featured guests were: Danielle Swift, Tram Hoang, Jamila Mame, and Brian Rosas w/ Housing Equity Now St. Paul. Take a listen to learn about the Keep St. Paul Home campaign to put rent stabilization on the ballot this November!

Episode 2: Solidarity with BLM at School

In Episode 2 of the Quilt Podcast aired February 4th, 2021. MK Nguyen and Kevin Reese hosted a conversation highlighting the voices of Black women laying the groundwork to stop all levels of violence on Black people, Black student’s culture, bodies and nervous systems in Minnesota schools. Featured guests were: Chauntyll Allen, Marika Pfefferkorn, and Danyika Leonard.

Episode 1: Quilt Podcast Launch

The Quilt Podcast, launched November 2020, is a collaboration between Voices for Racial Justice, the UpTake and other community partners. Our co-hosts are: MK Nguyen, Gabriella Anaïs Deal-Márquez, Cirien Saadeh, Brett Grant, & Luna Allen- Bakerian.

The Quilt Podcast fosters conversations at the intersection of public policy, community organizing, journalism, art, and healing. Season one seeks to understand and answer the question, “What is this moment calling for us to do together?”