WASHINGTON, DC (February 7, 2018) -- Today, the National Urban League announced it will launch a podcast named, “For The Movement,” on February 12, 2018. The podcast, which will be co-hosted by National Urban League president and CEO Marc H. Morial, Donald Cravins, Jr., Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury, and Jordun Lawrence, is aimed at elevating and discussing persistent policy, social and civil rights issues affecting African Americans and communities of color.
“The impetus for this podcast was to make sure the civil rights community has a medium to tell our stories, elevate our accomplishments, and educate our communities on public policies and issues that directly and indirectly affect the people we represent and serve,” said Marc H. Morial, president and CEO, National Urban League. “In today’s political climate and news cycle, key and important information for communities of color is not breaking through. The implications of what is happening from Washington to main street and urban America is lost. This podcast seeks to challenge and change that.”
Beginning February 12, each Monday the podcast will deliver interview style discussions with policymakers, activists, and advocates on a range of topics including the FBI’s labeling of black activists as extremists, the automation of the workforce, Black women’s maternal health, and President Trump altering the judicial system. Some of the initial guests include Congressmember Karen Bass (CA-37), Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law’s Kristen Clarke, and Uber’s Malcom Glenn. The podcast will also spotlight the accomplishments of people on the ground in the civil rights and Urban League movement.
“We’re not journalists. We’re not policy wonks. We’re advocates who care. We see this as an opportunity to have candid and unique conversations in plain language about issues where we can effect change. This is for the Movement, by the Movement,” added Don Cravins, Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of the National Urban League’s Washington Bureau.
You can listen, download, and rate For The Movement on: iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Tunein, and Google Play.
The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. The National Urban League spearheads the efforts of its 90 local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people annually nationwide. Visit www.nul.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @NatUrbanLeague.