March and Talk Back (Episode 34)

Rev. Dawn Fortune speaking at the Atlantic City Women's March, 1/19/19
Photo by Eric A. Cheavers / Track 3 Productions LLC

On Saturday, January 19th, 2019, Rev. Dawn Fortune delivered the opening prayer at the Atlantic City Women’s March and Rally. In this week’s featured interview, they talk with Robin Renée about the experience of taking part in the inspiring event organized by and centering women of color. Dawn shares about speaking truth to power at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore and the message of unity through acknowledging our interwoven commonalities, differences, marginalizations, and privileges.

Wendy Sheridan reports the news that the Supreme Court has been asked to weigh in on a challenge to a restrictive abortion law in Louisiana. Also up for discussion is the arrest and indictment of Roger Stone. Later, Wendy tells us about attending a marcher’s reunion and reminds everyone to act now to support her excellent Kickstarter project, (Post)Cards Against Fascism.

At the top of the show, birthday acknowledgments go out for Bob Marley, Natalie Cole, James Dean, Thomas Edison, and Charles Darwin. Mary McGinley lets us in on the upcoming weird holidays — National Periodic Table Day (Feb 7th) and International Flirting Week (Feb 10th – 16th). Robin introduces a potential new Leftscape theme song.

Things to do:

Visit the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore

Learn about Fannie Lou Hamer. Her life and activism were honored by The Atlantic City Women’s March.

Visit the Atlantic City Women’s March on Facebook

Catch a Free Screening of Black Panther 

It’s the final week to back (Post)Cards Against Fascism! Reserve your cards now!

Postcards Against Fascism
Artwork by Wendy Sheridan

Watch Trevor Noah’s take on Roger Stone’s Arrest

Celebrate National Periodic Table Day and sing “The Elements” by Tom Lehrer:

There’s antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium,
And hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium,
And nickel, neodymium, neptunium, germanium,
And iron, americium, ruthenium, uranium,
Europium, zirconium, lutetium, vanadium,
And lanthanum and osmium and astatine and radium,
And gold, protactinium and indium and gallium,
And iodine and thorium and thulium and thallium.
There’s yttrium, ytterbium, actinium, rubidium,
And boron, gadolinium, niobium, iridium,
There’s strontium and silicon and silver and samarium,
And bismuth, bromine, lithium, beryllium, and barium.
There’s holmium and helium and hafnium and erbium,
And phosphorus and francium and fluorine and terbium,
And manganese and mercury, molybdenum, magnesium,
Dysprosium and scandium and cerium and cesium.
And lead, praseodymium and platinum, plutonium,
Palladium, promethium, potassium, polonium,
And tantalum, technetium, titanium, tellurium,
And cadmium and calcium and chromium and curium.
There’s sulfur, californium and fermium, berkelium,
And also mendelevium, einsteinium, nobelium,
And argon, krypton, neon, radon, xenon, zinc and rhodium,
And chlorine, carbon, cobalt, copper, tungsten, tin and sodium.
These are the only ones of which the news has come to Harvard,
And there may be many others but they haven’t been discovered.

 

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