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. 

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Racism in DeathCare

The one in which we explore DeathCare and find racism in all aspects. With so many people succumbing to the novel coronavirus, death has been on our minds. We decided to see if even death includes racism, and indeed – it profoundly does. As if  you can tell what color someone was once they die and move on. As if it even matters if you could. 

Angry White Men

This month we talk After Hours about our feelings, ideas and perceptions regarding angry white men. What makes them feel entitled to control others, where do they come from, and why do they hate?

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.