Marital Property

The one in which we explore the sexist, racist, patriarchal beginnings of the institution of marriage and how it has changed over the years; or has it? 

Monuments to Power

The one in which we explore two of the most popular, and controversial, monuments in the U.S: Mount Rushmore in South Dakota and Stone Mountain in Stone Mountain Park, Georgia. 

The Black Panthers

The one in which we talk about the Black Panther Party (originally the Black Panther Party for Self Defense). We wade through all of the stereotypes to try to truly understand this critical Black Power movement. 

Insurrections

The one in which we talk about insurrections – what they are and how they come and go. We attempt to understand the events of January 6, 2021 at the US Capitol building and what brought us to this place in history. 

Blinders

The one in which we talk After Hours about how our whiteness and our privilege makes us blind to much that goes on around us – what we are learning about it, and what we are doing about it. 

Turns out that despite the old cliche, what we don’t know (or can’t see) really can hurt us (and others). 

Radical Death Studies

The one in which we speak with Tamara T. Waraschinski, PhD, about Radical Death Studies. Dr. Waraschinski is Director of Communications for the Collective for Radical Death Studies and helped us round out our understanding of the racism and imperialism inherent in death practice and the need for sweeping changes. 

radicaldeathstudies.com

Electoral College

The one in which we talk about the Electoral College – why it was created and why it is used to elect the US President instead of the popular vote. The Electoral College was originally a compromise made by the founders between those who believed the POTUS should be elected by popular democratic vote and those who believed strongly that Congress should choose. Who do you think should choose?

Separation of Church and State

The one in which of not having a government that dictates what we may or may not believe and how we choose to worship and pray, or not to do so. Many people fled to the US to avoid or escape religious persecution.  This week we talk about the need to maintain protections for religious freedom and to keep religion out of government legislation.