Juneteenth (Call & Response, Ep. 4)


Date: 2020-06-19 20:45:02

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Today’s show: it’s a Juneteenth party! With writer, Roxane Gay, comedian, Travon Free, and comedian, Roy Wood Jr.

Call & Response is a new show designed to respond to the changes and activism of our time. Each day, Baron and Mike will invite their favorite Black creators — activists, comedians, musicians, actors, visual artists, and more — to riff on current events, discuss the present momentum, and speak about their work and struggles.

SHOW NOTES
How to celebrate Juneteenth (Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle)
Roxane Gay’s mixed feelings about the popularization of Juneteenth
Why the murder of George Floyd sparked a bigger movement (Roxane Gay)
Roxane Gay talks about the African diaspora and Afrofuturism in her book, “Aiti” and her comic book, The World of Wakonda
Why celebrating Juneteenth is important (Roxane Gay)
The problem with the media’s focus on looting over Black lives (Roxane Gay)
The importance of knowing when to talk and when to listen (Roxane Gay)
The importance of teaching our children the truth about our world and Black History (Roxane Gay)
The disparity of when Black education is introduced in our lives (Travon Free)
The connection (and irony) between police and protests in America vs. the USA’s military action around the world
The results of protesting in affluent neighborhoods (Travon Free)
Travon Free’s talks about his powerful Juneteenth statement
Should you wish a happy Juneteenth? (Roy Wood Jr.)
The Black National Anthem (Roy Wood Jr.)
The significance of the fact that leader of Black Lives Matter and the Mayor of Birmingham text each other & the importance of taking action at a local level (Roy Wood Jr.)
The future of comedy in a post-pandemic world (Roy Wood Jr.)
Roy Wood Jr. experience on The Daily Show
How people helping people is the key to a better tomorrow & a successful career (Roy Wood Jr.)


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