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Series: Politics, White Supremacy, and Cult Psychology – Episode 1

Episode 1

Episode 1- Essential Stories: Politics, White Supremacy, and Cult Psychology


Episode 1- Politics, White Supremacy, and Cult Psychology

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3 International activists discuss #BlackLivesMatter #Politics #WhiteSupremacy #CultPsychology
Real People. Real Stories. Real Experiences.

Days after the gut wrenching death of George Floyd, Host Cara Cruickshank gathered together nine of the most woke and informed activists she knows across the US to try to figure out what’s at the core of the opposition to black lives matter and what are we going to do about it? In this episode we meet three out of nine panelists who are doing important activism for People of color in cities across the US:

Lisa Young, Actor-Vist currently serving on the Colorado Theatre Guild Board, she has been working to bring New IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access to Stages) to Colorado. Last seen in RECIPE: Savoy at Curtis Park Theatre Artibus, The Necromancer’s Stone Bitsy Stage, Caroline or Change Aurora Fox. She is a drama teaching artist at Boston P-8 in Aurora, CO. Follow her here on Facebook:

Kilian Colin, Student of Environmental Engineering at San Diego State University, and a Civil and Labor Rights activist. Born in Iraq in an interfaith family, he moved to the U.S. as a refugee in 2011. Kilian is now a project manager for making handmade face masks for healthcare workers, asylum seekers and the Navajo Nation. Follow him here on Instagram:

Mark Lane, founder of the nonprofit Minority Humanitarian Foundation and full-time social justice activist and advocate for the rights of immigrants and refugees in all levels of the government. Mark’s philosophy on life has turned into a social justice referendum in the struggle for equality, equity, and justice for every human being. Follow the Minority Humanitarian Foundation here:

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