Youth Climate Activism

The session in which we have a heart to heart talk with student activist Ariel Weinbaum about her evolving activism and the issues that matter most to her and many of her peers. Ariel is a youth climate activist with the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led movement that we also talked about in a previous episode (An Army of Youth). Sunrise advocates for political action on climate change.

Empowering Women and Girls Worldwide

The session in which we talk about one of our personal favorite nonprofits working to empower women and girls. Dining for Women is a global giving circle that promotes gender equity around the world through member education and the power of collective giving.

Both of us attend monthly potluck dinner chapter meetings in our respective neighborhoods. We get together with like-minded women to share food, learn about the monthly grantees, and then donate what we might have spent dining out.  The funds raised go to featured and sustained grantees, and to support the overall mission of the organization. Finding a chapter near you or starting your own is easy.

Shut Down Berks

The session in which we speak with David Bennion, a practicing immigration attorney. David founded the Free Migration Project in 2016 to represent immigrant clients in their legal proceedings, provide legal support and training to organizers and advocates, engage in public education and outreach, litigate in the public interest, and advocate for fair and open immigration laws. David coordinates the legal effort for the Shut Down Berks Coaltion’s grassroots campaign to shut down the Family Detention Center in Berks County, PA. David has provided legal support to a number of undocumented activists participating in organized protest. He continues to engage in public deportation defense work and to provide support to grassroots groups through the Free Migration Project.