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The Millennial Roundtable

The Millennial Roundtable

By The Mississippi Millennial Roundtable
The MS Millennial Roundtable Podcast is a part of a growing movement to bring together millennials in the state to cultivate a political voice. With many public policy issues impeding our ability to create progress in a variety of sectors, this podcast centers our voices in discussing the solutions that will move us forward. We aim to be a digital platform that organizes and informs Mississippi Millennials about the issues that are important for creating progress in our state. Our goal is to center our voices and inspire collective action.
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GOTV Part 1: Education
The crew is back for part 1 of our GOTV series. We are discussing the vice presidential debate and what’s at stake in this year’s election. As a part of our GOTV series this October, we will be featuring MS Millennials who are working to motivate voters ahead of this year’s election. First up we have Diedre Alexander. Deidre Alexander is a native of Jackson, MS. She holds a master’s in Public School Administration from Columbia University’s Teachers College and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Jackson State University.  She is an educator and serves as the Director of Special Services for public education advocacy nonprofit, where she is responsible for the recruitment, cultivation, training, and support of a cohort of millennial adults with a goal of energizing them and engaging them in public policy advocacy in support of public education. Deidre also serves as an instructional assistant at Columbia University, a fellow for the Handbook Policy Institute for Research on Teachers of Color, and is a  Senior Leadership Fellow with Higher Heights - a national political leadership fund to harness Black women’s power and leadership potential. https://tpcref.org/mississippi-collective/
1:14:53
October 9, 2020
Episode 3: Belly of the Beast featuring CJ Lawrence
“Mississippi is the Belly of the Beast.” On this week’s episode of the Millennial Roundtable, podcast co-host Chuck Patterson invites Black with No Chaser CEO, CJ Lawrence to the Millennial Roundtable for a conversation on all things Mississippi and criminal justice reform in the state. CJ is a civil rights attorney, organizer, and Hattiesburg, MS native.  Listen along as he discusses what it means to grow a socially conscious media brand in Mississippi and the biggest hurdle to our fight for justice. Also, we’ve covered some hot topics in Mississippi politics. Please see the news articles below for reference. Hot Topics MS Republicans are suing each other for CARES Act funding. https://mississippitoday.org/2020/08/05/house-will-sue-gov-reeves-over-vetoes-setting-up-another-clash-between-gop-leaders/ See also: Black MS Teens in Jail for No Reason https://mississippitoday.org/2020/07/30/mississippi-teen-who-has-languished-in-jail-for-17-months-without-an-indictment-is-just-one-of-thousands/ Governor Vetos Bi-partisan bill could have helped with the criminal justice system. https://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/news/gov-tate-reeves-vetoes-criminal-justice-reform-bills/
1:13:43
August 19, 2020
Episode 2 featuring Paloma Wu
The crew is back for another episode about MS politics.  Mississippi Memories, Criminal Justice Reform in the wake of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and our response to the state’s COVID crisis- that and so much more on this week’s episode of the Mississippi Millennial Roundtable. This week Roundtable Special Guest is Paloma Wu. Paloma Wu is a civil rights attorney at the Mississippi Center for Justice and is working daily to transform Mississippi’s criminal justice system. Aisha and Paloma discuss their history working together to fight systemic injustices in Mississippi and talk about the next steps regarding transforming our justice system in Mississippi. *30:00 Find out more about The MS Millennial Roundtable https://linktr.ee/MSMrountable
1:30:26
August 5, 2020
Episode 1: The MS Millennial Roundtable
Listen along as The Millennial Roundtable Podcast Hosts- Aisha Carson, Marcus Carr, Jasmine Williams, Matthew Campbell, and Chuck Patterson- introduce themselves and discuss what it means to live in MS and strive to create political progress in their own way. The MS Millennial Roundtable Podcast is a part of a growing movement to bring together millennials in the state to cultivate a political voice. With many public policy issues impeding our ability to create progress in a variety of sectors, this podcast centers our voices in discussing the solutions that will move us forward. We aim to be a digital platform that organizes and informs Mississippi Millennials about the issues that are important for creating progress in our state. Our goal is to center our voices and inspire collective action. Find out more about The MS Millennial Roundtable https://linktr.ee/MSMrountable
1:18:04
July 22, 2020