Originally published on “Mainline Presents: To the Left” podcast series.
A postmortem of 2020 with founding editor Aja Arnold and contributors Jess Izard and Sylvia Johnson. This year has been a long road revealing the effects of systems that fail to continuously center marginalized voices in regards to issues that affect them most. As we enter the next phase and the possibility of transformative justice, what do media reparations look like? What needs to happen on the ground level in our communities to affect change?
If we aren’t centering Black, Indigenous, women, queer, and trans voices in our movements and media systems, no collective action towards justice and reparations will be successful. This episode is the beginning of many conversations we need to have as we recap what mainstream media missed when covering police brutality, racial inequality, Atlanta communities, and the coronavirus pandemic.