Justice Rising
Transformative Justice with Gilda Sheppard (Season 2 with Samantha Yanity)

Transformative Justice with Gilda Sheppard (Season 2 with Samantha Yanity)

February 22, 2022

What is transformative justice? How do come to a place of personal and societal healing? These are some of the questions Samantha unpacks with award-winning filmmaker Dr. Gilda Sheppard. Dr. Sheppard has screened her documentaries throughout the United States, and internationally in Ghana, West Africa, at the Festival Afrique Cannes Film Festival, and in Germany at the International Black Film Festival in Berlin. Sheppard is a 2017 Hedgebrook Fellow for documentary film and is a 2019 recipient of an Artist Trust Fellowship. 

Mercy from the Cells with Jennifer Kelly (Season 1 with Samantha Yanity)

Mercy from the Cells with Jennifer Kelly (Season 1 with Samantha Yanity)

December 15, 2021

What does it look like to live out God's mercy? And, how do we extend that mercy to and from the prison cells? On this week’s episode, Samantha sits down with Jennifer Kelly, the founder and Director of Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative Northwest (JRJINW), a work of Jesuits West Province.

Love on the Border with Tracey Horan, SP (Season 1 with Samantha Yanity)

Love on the Border with Tracey Horan, SP (Season 1 with Samantha Yanity)

November 30, 2021

It seems, at times, that there is no humanity on the border, but Tracey Horan, SP from Kino Border Initiative, shows everyone that God’s love abounds even in the face of injustice. On this week’s episode, Samantha sits down with Tracey Horan, SP as she discusses Title 42 and the cruelty that she has witnessed on the border, and how people of faith can walk with and welcome the stranger.

Charity vs Justice with Crystal Cardona (Season 1 with Samantha Yanity)

Charity vs Justice with Crystal Cardona (Season 1 with Samantha Yanity)

November 19, 2021

What is the difference between charity and justice? Sometimes, in our earnest attempt to pursue acts of justice, we might lose sight of what accompaniment should look like. On this week’s episode, Samantha sits down with Crystal Cardona, who serves as the Campus Minister for Outreach and Justice and teaches in the department of Women, Gender and Ethnic Studies at Saint Martin’s University, as she shares how she teaches justice work to her students through her experience in years of direct support work.

The Spirituality of Organizing with Michael Alcantara (Season 1 with Samantha Yanity)

The Spirituality of Organizing with Michael Alcantara (Season 1 with Samantha Yanity)

November 3, 2021

Community organizer or rabble rouser? Peacebuilder or troublemaker? Community organizer, Michael Alcantara has taken some heat for his organizing efforts, but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing justice for the sake of restoring human dignity to his Filipino siblings. Samantha and Michael sit down and discuss how community organizing is inherently spiritual and how people of faith can respond to the crises in the Philippines.

Finding Our Purpose with Dr. Patrick Reyes (Season 1 with Samantha Yanity)

Finding Our Purpose with Dr. Patrick Reyes (Season 1 with Samantha Yanity)

October 20, 2021

What would the world look like if every person was given a chance to find their true purpose in life? Samantha sits down with Dr. Patrick B. Reyes the author of the bestselling book The Purpose Gap: Empowering Communities of Color to Find Meaning and Thrive, to discuss how decentering and disrupting white supremacy culture allows communities of color to find their purpose.

Education Equity with Marcos Gonzales (Season 1 with Samantha Yanity)

Education Equity with Marcos Gonzales (Season 1 with Samantha Yanity)

October 1, 2021

How can we reimagine our education system to make it more equitable, just, and inclusive? Samantha sits down Marcos Gonzales, the Director of Trauma-Informed Education at Chicago Jesuit Academy, to dream of a better system for our students and educators.

Justice Rising - Introduction (Season 1 with Samantha Yanity)

Justice Rising - Introduction (Season 1 with Samantha Yanity)

September 21, 2021

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