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We Rise brings you stories, interviews, and music to nourish our imaginations in service of collective liberation. Guided by Toni Cade Bambara’s call to make the revolution irresistible, each show explores the practice of solidarity in today’s freedom movements.

A We Rise Production

UPDATE 6/3/2024: Some of our transcripts have disappeared and we are working on retrieving files for episodes 16-38 of the We Rise Podcast. Apologies for any inconvenience, we'll update them as soon as possible.

We Rise transcripts

Ep. 1  Intro: A Tribute to Our Ancestors
Ep. 2  In Dialogue with Alice Walker & Arundhati Roy
Ep. 3  Left-Wing Military Historian Jason Ridler Ramirez
Ep. 4  Puerto Rico & Disaster Capitalism
Ep. 5  An Intro to Transformative Justice with Mia Mingus
Ep. 6  NYE with DJ Deep Space
Ep. 7  MLK Day Counter Narratives
Ep. 8  We Rise with The Pink Panthers Sorority
Ep. 9  We Rise & The Lodestar Common Ground Expedition
Ep. 10  #RightToResist The SFO Muslim Ban Protest One Year Later
Ep. 11  Women's History Month Edition: Birthwork as Healing & Justice
Ep. 13  Radical Educators Cast Spells
Ep. 14  The Witching Hour - Part 1
Ep. 15  Lupine #2Legit2Quit Changemakers
Ep. 16  The Witching Hour - Part 2
Ep. 17  The Legend of Rhodessa Jones w/Fe Bongolan, Uzoamaka (Uzo) Nwankpa, C. Chibueze Crouch
Ep. 18  Midterms, Housing, Ranked Choice Voting, oh my! with Sharon Peterson & Mari Nakagawa
Ep. 19  Buen Vivir, Right Living
Ep. 20  Women Saving Our Own Lives - Solstice Edition
Ep. 21  Radically Fit with Lindsey Page
Ep. 22  A Letter to My Ex, The Queer Breakup Musical
Ep. 23  Stories From Our Grandmothers
Ep. 24  Invisible Epidemic: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women in California & Beyond
Ep. 25  Mycelium Youth Network
Ep. 27  CalShakes Civic Dialogue: Is Capitalism Killing Us?
Ep. 28  CalShakes Civic Dialogue: The Role of Joy in our Movements
Ep. 30  Edwin Carcache de Alianza Civica por la Justicia y la Democracia
Mycelium Youth Network collaboration  Apocalyptic Resilience Part 2: AfroFuturism, Organizing + Earthseed with Dominique Thomas
Free Palestine Series  Nakba Day 2021, Chinook Land, Part 1 - in final edits - coming soon
Free Palestine Series 
Nakba Day 2021, Chinook Land, Part 2 - in final edits - coming soon
Free Palestine Series  Voices From Yelamu Ohlone Land, Part 3 - in final edits - coming soon

Ep. 32  Have You Heard of Line 3?
Ep. 34 
Telling Our Stories: Youth Re-Envisioning the Future
Ep. 35  The People Are A River
Ep. 36  Water Protector Interview: Ember Phoenix & Ben Joselyn on Building Community, Healing & Resistance
Ep. 37  Water Protector Interview: Jaike Spotted Wolf on Climate, Indigenous Leadership & Solidarity
Ep. 38  Water Protector Interview: Resistance & Labor Organizing
Ep. 43  Celebrating 6 Years, Autumn Fundraiser
Ep. 44 
Queer & Well Earth Day Edition, Caring For The Land: A Conversation with Layel Camargo of Shelterwood Collective & Inés Ixierda of Sogorea Te Land Trust
Ep. 45  Queer & Well Earth Day Edition, We Take Care of Us: A panel with Christina Chase of National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) & Cat Brooks of Anti Police Terror Project (APTP), moderated by Layel Camargo

Radio & Production

Radio Feature: This Land is Called Huchiun

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Somos Semillas,

We Are Seeds

A Podcast about Indigenous Sovereignty & Collective Storytelling

Somos Semillas, We Are Seeds is a creative collaboration with indigenous poet & scholar Erika Murcia invites us to explore inquiries about living with greater purpose, presence & rootedness.

In this 5-episode series, we’ll deconstruct the ways we connect to each sacred element -Water, Fire, Wind, Earth, and Ether. Together we have been weaving stories that gather and recall our ancestral memories. We have invited voices of sacred feminine and two-spirit leadership from various communities of the diaspora.

A Sanadora Practica Creativa & We Rise Production

Theme Song is Sumergirse by La Clave de Sol

Somos Semillas trancripts
Did We Go Too Far? trancripts
Birth Bruja transcripts

The Birth Bruja Podcast brings you radical, transformative, empowering birthwork in all its nuances.  Reproductive justice, racial justice, reclaiming ancestral wisdom, decolonizing the birth space- here, my friends…we go deep.

Join us each month as we chat with activists, scholars, healers, community wellness workers, birthing folk and beyond to explore topics from their roots to their leaves.

Created and hosted by Eri Guajardo Johnson

Produced by We Rise Production

Ep. 1  Reclamation of la Bruja with May Elawar
Ep. 2  Ancestral Medicine Series, Part 1 with Batul True Heart
Ep. 3  Ancestral Medicine Series, Part 2 with Jenny Silva
Ep. 4  Ancestral Medicine, Part 3 with Heaven Celeste Thunder
Ep. 5  Loss & Grief Series, Part 1 with Shawneshia Hoover & Cat Petru
Ep. 6  Loss & Grief Series, Part 2 with Maureen Buttner
Ep. 7  Loss & Grief Series, Part 3 with Elena Aurora
Ep. 8  Roots of Labor Birth Collective Series, Part 1: Birthwork for Folks of Color
Ep. 9  Roots of Labor Birth Collective Series, Part 2: Birthing Behind Bars
Ep. 10  Roots of Labor Birth Collective Series, Part 3: Decolonizing Birth
Ep. 11  Heart on Sleeve Series, Part 1: Am I Enough?

The Bookworm Series feature readings from the book Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy & Childbirth, edited by Julia Chinyere Oparah & Alicia D. Bonaparte. The following links lead to episode descriptions for context about the chapters featured.

Ep. 13  Bookworm Series, Part 1: Black Women & the Struggle for Birth Justice
Ep. 14  Bookworm Series, Part 2: Birthing Sexual Freedom & Healing: A Survivor Mother's Birth Story
Ep. 15  Bookworm Series, Part 3: Black American Midwifery & Liberation Struggle

Ep. 23  Running an Anti-Capitalist Doula Business with Khye Tyson
Ep. 24  Decolonize Birth: A Traditional Birthworker's Story with Mickey McHenry
Ep. 25  The Transformative Power of Baby Wearing with Angelique "Omi" Geehan
Ep. 26  We Walk in Abundance: The Bridge Directory’s Story of BIPOC Serving BIPOC


Did We Go Too Far?

Amidst extraordinarily uncertain times, many of us wonder: what futures are we moving toward? What realities are we creating? Movement Generation’s new podcast Did We Go Too Far? takes on presidents, parenting in a pandemic, and offers perspectives on queer ecology, black land & liberation, and being okay with the unknown. Hosts Tré & Layel speak with a spectrum of guests – including Leah Penniman, Gopal Dayaneni, Charlene Carruthers – with humor and lightness as well as the realness and depth we need to survive and thrive through this deeply transformational time, a.k.a. The Apocalypse.

A Movement Generation & We Rise Production

Music by Los Nadies mixed by DiaspoRADiCAL

Abuelito transcripts

Abuelito is a podcast that speaks about the secrets and hardships that are both hidden and revealed to first-generation immigrants and their children as a result of diaspora through the lens of first-generation Uruguayan-American, Tachi. This 3-part mini-series explores how much of cultural memory and trauma is inherited generation-to-generation and how the heritage is further complicated by having both the oppressed and oppressors in our lineage.

A We Rise Production in collaboration

with Noelle Viñas

Ep. 1  Abuelito



The following are not full transcripts. These documents are scripts we wrote out, some with our collaborators, in preparation for podcast recording. We share these to increase accessibility. If you are moved by our words, or inspired by script layouts, feel free to share. Please do so with accountability and cite the source – for the sake of strengthening access to our web of community resources. Thank you!

TheatreFirst transcripts

TheatreFIRST is an arts-as-activism organization. This podcast series is an extension of our commitment to the art and practice of collective liberation. With each episode, we delve into the themes, characters, and critical questions central in our live theater productions, and explore how they relate to our world and our communities.

Featured guests include theatremakers, artists, activists, actors, playwrights, community leaders, and more.

Because, the revolution does not end on stage.
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A We Rise Production in collaboration

with TheatreFIRST

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