Podcast: Voices in Union – Episode 092520
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 includes a discussion about keeping optimistic about the lack of social justice in the wake of Breonna Taylor’s grand jury result that did not produce an inditement over her death, processing feelings around ongoing injustice issues, and how Black votes are important even though politicians continue to ignore Black voters.
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.