Pod for the Cause

Welcome to Pod for the Cause, The Leadership Conferences’ new podcast! We’ve joined the airwaves to help spark conversation and activism on some of the most critical issues of today.

From the courts to immigration, we’re seeing unprecedented attacks on the values we hold near and dear. At Pod for the Cause, we’re going to tackle these issues and more. Our friends in the movement will be stopping by to have these conversations, and they promise to be real, straightforward and honest.

This podcast was created for those of you wanting to effect change, who understand the importance of restoring our democracy and want to engage in deep conversation around the issues. So check out all episodes of Pod for the Cause and subscribe now!

S02 E01: Let Our People Vote – The Fight Against Voter Suppression

/ 11.3,19

To kick off season two, Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison is joined by special guest Dawn-Lyen Gardner, star of Queen Sugar, to discuss voter suppression, the importance of representation, and the fluidity of racial/cultural identity.

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S01 E09: Gun Violence – Thoughts, Prayers, Action & Reform

/ 08.19,19

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison welcomes David Hogg, activist and co-founder of March For Our Lives and Zion Kelly, activist and student at Florida A&M University, to discuss their tragic experiences with gun-related violence -- and the urgent need for reform on all levels.

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S01 E08: Disability Rights Are Civil Rights

/ 07.26,19

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison welcomes Vilissa Thompson, creator of #DisabilityTooWhite and founder of RampYourVoice, to discuss how disability rights are civil rights -- and how we should all hold each other accountable for disability discrimination, both within the movement and our lives. Thompson makes the case for why we should all speak up about the intersection of racism and disability rights.

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S01 E07: What Do Freedom & Justice Look Like?

/ 07.12,19

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison and the iconic Rev. Dr. William Barber II, president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach and architect of the Moral Mondays movement, discuss what justice and freedom look like in the Trump era. The conversation includes how young people are leading the movement and how we should all use our moral compass to continue the fight.

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S01 E06: Immigration – Keeping Families Together

/ 07.2,19

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison and film director, author, and activist Paola Mendoza discuss immigration and family separation. The conversation includes experiences of families on the border who are seeking asylum and safety, as well as the importance of immigration reform.

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S01 E05: Out & Proud – Celebrating Pride Month

/ 06.17,19

Pod for the Cause host Ashley Allison interviews actress and model, Isis King, to discuss her breakout role in When They See Us. The conversation includes what pride month means to her and to the LGBTQ community, in addition to how people can become better allies.

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Ashley Allison
Ashley Allison
Ashley Allison is the executive vice president of campaigns and programs at The Leadership Conference — a coalition of more than 200 civil and human rights organizations serving as the strategic hub of the resistance. Ashley brings more than a decade of outreach, community organizing, and campaign experience to the movement, along with an expertise in crisis management, coalition building, and strategic planning. She finds inspiration through any form of dance (especially African dance) and yoga. In her dreams she is an Olympic runner but in real life, she’s lucky to log two miles a week.

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