It Did Happen Here returns to the Midwest for deeper conversations with veterans of the Minneapolis Baldies and Skinheads of Chicago (SHOC) about what it means to be a Black, Brown or Indigenous person in a predominantly white movement, a woman in a male-dominated movement, how we direct our anti-racism as middle-aged activists, with deep discussion on how experiences with a violent youth have shaped political and personal philosophies.
Bonus: Minneapolis Baldies and ARA Part Two
This is the audio from a conference It Did Happen Here: Histories of Fighting White Supremacists, recorded on February 25, 2021 and sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society. In this bonus episode our producers join China and Eliza Canty-Jones, as a moderator, to discuss the podcast.
Bonus: It Did Happen Here at the Oregon Historical Society
How did Anti-Racist Action create a national network without a central dedicated office, staff or phone number? In this episode It Did Happen Here talks to Martin Sprouse, longtime associate and staff member of Maximum Rocknroll about the role of the long-running punk rock zine as a cultural organizing tool for many groups, including ARA.
Bonus Episode: Cultural Organizing with Maximum Rocknroll
Scot Nakagawa and Eric Ward talk together at "It Did Happen Here: Nothing is Final", recorded March 4, 2021 at an event sponsored by the Multnomah County Library.
Bonus Episode: Scot Nakagawa and Eric Ward at the Multnomah County Library
In this bonus episode, we hear from Coalition for Human Dignity veteran Devin Burghart, now Executive Director of left wing think tank Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights. Burghart talks about the role of YouTube personalities in the effective radicalization of white nationalists, especially younger viewers.
Bonus Episode: Racist Recruitment through Youtube
The Multnomah County Library sponsored this event, hosted by Enrique Rivera, with the IDHH podcast producers Celina Flores, Mic Crenshaw, and Erin Yanke. They play clips of the podcast, talk about their favorite moments in the process of making the podcast, storytelling, book recommendations, and much more. Thanks to Lyndsey Runyan and Enrique Rivera of the Multnomah County Library.