340: Jamia Wilson on Allyship and Activism

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Jamia Wilson is a feminist activist, writer, and speaker. As director of the Feminist Press at the City University of New York and the former VP of programs at the Women’s Media Center, Jamia has been a leading voice on women’s rights issues for over a decade. Her work has appeared in numerous outlets, including the New York Times, the Today Show, CNN, Elle, BBC, Rookie, Refinery 29, Glamour, Teen Vogue, and The Washington Post. She is the author of Young, Gifted, and Black, the introduction and oral history in Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World, Step Into Your Power: 23 Lessons on How to Live Your Best Life, ABC’s of AOC, and the co-author of Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Advocacy, and Activism for All.

In this episode, Jamia and Eric discuss many aspects of how we can work to develop a deeper understanding of one another, specifically in the realm of racism. Through a path that involves deep listening, allyship and activism, we can find our way to a better world together.

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In This Interview, Jamia Wilson and I discuss Allyship, Activism, and…

  • Her book, Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Advocacy, and Activism for All
  • How to disagree with people and get comfortable with conflict
  • Her experience with racism
  • When it can be a mistake to give people the benefit of the doubt
  • The way your lived experience can impact your worldview
  • White Allyship
  • Deep Listening
  • The importance of involving the people closest to the problem when finding a solution
  • White fragility
  • The processes of learning and unlearning as lifelong processes
  • Recognizing that we can have privilege in some areas and not in others
  • A beginners guide to White Allyship
  • Simple steps to take for local activism

Jamia Wilson Links:

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