About the Hosts
Page May (right) & Monica Trinidad (left) have been co-strugglers since 2014, commencing their friendship by traveling to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland to charge the U.S. with genocide alongside 6 other young Black organizers in November of 2014. Since then, they've participated in several campaigns, efforts, and direct actions together in the city of Chicago, including #StoptheCops, #FundBlackFutures, #ByeAnita, #RememberRekia, and currently, #NoCopAcademy. Their nerdery and love for books has led them to launch this podcast series as an additional resource to offer their community in this time of desperation, struggle, and movement.
About the Lit Review
The Lit Review is a longform podcast series where we interview organizers and community members about books. On each episode, we'll lead an informal conversation with our guests about a key book that has helped them develop their analysis and theory of change. We recognize that political study is not always accessible for a variety of reasons: financial limitations, academic jargon, low literacy rates, time barriers, and more. We'll summarize the book to the best of our abilities, talk through key concepts and vocabulary, and nerd out on the main ideas and questions raised in the book. Our goal is to be a resource that brings key information out of these books to the masses during this moment of urgency. Each episode will be about an hour long or less.
Episode 0: The Intro
Monica and Page talk about why they started the Lit Review Podcast, what they're reading now, and what to expect (and not expect) from this project!
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Length: 22 minutes
Date: March 6, 2017