The Holmesburg Prison Experiments Plus a Recap of our ecoWURD Environmental Justice Summit

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ICYMI: Here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation last week on WURD Radio.

The 4th Annual ecoWURD Environmental Justice Summit

Keynote Speaker Shawmar Pitts of Philly Thrive took the stage to talk about the link between community violence and the environment.


How Do We Respect and Protect our Space:

This panel brought together Maurice Sampson of Clean Water Action, Vernice Miller Travis of the Metropolitan Group, and Dr. Adrienne Hollis of the National Wildlife Federation to discuss how the climate crisis impacts the Black community.


This Is Our Youth: Climate, Justice, and Community:

Panelists Tommy Joshua of North Philly Peace Park, Christa Barfield of FarmerJawn, and John Solomon of Endangered Kind, came together to talk about the future of environmental justice.


The Holmesburg Prison Experiments:

Priscilla Morris, Restorative Justice Advocate at LaSalle University, joined the show to continue the conversation on the Holmesburg Prison situation.


Reverend Dr. Alyn E. Waller is the Senior Pastor of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Pastor Waller joined The Source to discuss supporting Black businesses, UPenn apologizing for testing on patients during the 1950’s-70’s, upcoming elections, his upcoming performance at South Jazz Kitchen and more.


Michael Coard is a defense attorney, host on WURD Radio, and the angriest Black man in America. He joined Wake Up With WURD to talk about the atrocities at Holmesburg Prison and what the city must do to make amends.


Politics: Dr. Timothy Golden is Professor of Philosophy, Legal Studies program coordinator, and Founder of the Donald Blake Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture at Walla Walla University. He joined Wake Up With WURD to talk about inequality in disaster response and the white lives matter controversy.


Culture: Jamie Oxendine is the Executive Director of the Haliwa Saponi tribe. He taught Native American Studies at Bowling Green State University, Lourdes University, Ohio State University and University of Toledo. He joined Wake Up With WURD to talk about Indigenous Peoples’ Day.


Social Justice: Reginald Belle, The Leadership Conference Education Fund campaigns and programs fellow, spoke with Charles Ellison about voter disenfranchisement, which is a major justice and social disparity issue.


Voting: CBS News contributor and democratic strategist Antjuan Seawright joined Charles to discuss Black voter turnout, Democratic outreach, and naked ballots in Pennsylvania.


Media: Letrell Deshan Crittenden, Ph.D., is the inaugural Director of Inclusion and Audience Growth for the American Press Institute. He appeared on The Source to discuss the importance of BIPOC people in the field of journalism.


Supreme Court: Chris Geidner, legal observer and creator of LawDork.com, talked with Nick about his recent piece on MSNBC’s website regarding Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s first few days in her position as a Supreme Court Justice.


Music: New music artist Millie spoke to Danaé about how she started her music career and where she hopes to go in the future.


Health: Dr. Randi Shannon returns to CrossWURDz to talk about holistic healthcare, sharing tips on how to make sure your hair is healthy, skin care, and more.



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