Podcast: Voices in Union – Episode 070920
Voices in Union: with Reggie Jackson and Maria Hamilton – is a weekly podcast that focuses on the African American Diaspora in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
It connects local concerns to national trends on social justice, and educates the general population on the historical context of those issues. The program’s purpose is to build understanding, with a message of hope and reconciliation, and to offer underrepresented voices a platform to be heard.
- This episode talks about how COVID-19 is still affecting the Black population even though many act like the pandemic does not exist, the unsafe plan to re-open schools that puts children and families at risk, and the value of Black lives as essential workers.
Reggie Jackson is an award-winning Senior Columnist for the Milwaukee Independent, writing about a range of African American issues. He is also co-founder Nurturing Diversity Partners, and volunteers as Head Griot for America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) in Bronzeville.
Maria Hamilton is the founder of Mothers For Justice United, co-organizer of the Million Moms March that took place in Washington DC, and justice advocate for putting an end to race-based policies of police and vigilante violence that harm communities of color.