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#SundayCivics

L. Joy Williams

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#SundayCivics

#SundayCivics

L. Joy Williams

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#SundayCivics is a weekly show that teaches civic education and engagement using the current political landscape.

Latest Episodes

I Ain't Never Really Gone

L. Joy brings Clay Cane to the front of the class and the two have a conversation about the Presidential election, a Black agenda and lessons we should learn from the Reconstruction era.

--1 d ago
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I Ain't Never Really Gone

Black Women Are On the Ballot

There are a historic number of Black women running for office in 2020. In addition to a Black woman being on the top of the ticket as the Democratic nominee for Vice President, at least 122 Black women filed to run for Congress and there are more running for local seats. L. Joy brings a few of those Black women to the front of the class including Joyce Elliott, candidate for Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District and the four Black women of Justice 4 LACCD running for seats on the Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles Community College District.

--3 w ago
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Black Women Are On the Ballot

What's at Stake 2020

There is more at stake in this election than beating the big orange ugly. In advance of 2020 National Voter Registration Day, L. Joy hosts the 2020 SiriusXM Urban View Vote Special. Coming to the front of the class is Senator Elizabeth Warren and a number of special guests who highlight the many reasons to get engaged, organize and help turn out the vote during the 2020 election season.

--SEP 21
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What's at Stake 2020

Black Women's Suffrage II

On the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Prof. Martha S. Jones comes to the front of the class to discuss how Black women have historically led the charge for their own voting rights. She details Black women’s fight for suffrage and chronicles the story of our political voice and activism.

51 minAUG 24
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Black Women's Suffrage II

Black Samson and Black Liberation

How did the biblical story of Samson become associated with the fight for Black liberation? Dr. Nyasha Junior comes back to the front of the class to discuss the new book she co-authored Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon. L. Joy also takes a moment to share her wish for America on its 244th birthday.

51 minJUL 6
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Black Samson and Black Liberation

The Court of the Last Resort

We the people have limited interaction and impact on the judicial branch and particularly the Supreme Court. Supreme Court justices aren’t elected by popular vote and we don’t regularly get a peek inside of the inner workings of the court. Sometimes we are in celebration of their decisions and other times we their decisions are a complete let down. L. Joy brings Elie Mystal to the front of the class to demystify this branch of government and give us a basic understanding of the Supreme Court.

51 minJUN 28
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The Court of the Last Resort

Save the Post Office

The U.S. Postal Service is a vital institution. It is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation. Given how important the post office is to our economy and to our lives, why is it constantly in need of "saving"? We get a lesson from Mack Julion, a 20+ year letter carrier and postal union representative on the structure and restrictions of the postal service and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins us to discuss the proposal to return postal banking services.

--MAY 2
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Save the Post Office

The Working Families Party

Although you wouldn't know it from our regular political discourse, there are more than two political parties. L. Joy introduces us to an alternative to the democrats and republicans and brings the New York State Director of the Working Families Party to the front of the class to give us a an introduction to this progressive political party that focuses on the people.

--APR 19
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The Working Families Party

Classroom to Congress

What would it be like to have a former Bronx middle school principal in Congress? While education is mainly managed on the state and local level, the federal government has expanded its reach in recent years. Congressional Candidate Jamaal Bowman joins L. Joy for a discussion on how he believes Congress can make further investments in public education and more.

--APR 19
Comments
Classroom to Congress

Government Bureaucracy in a Crisis

We are all consuming a lot of information not only about this virus (COVID-19) and evaluating the government's response, at all levels. So coming to the front of the class we are bringing some science based facts from microbiologist Coqui Negra and some facts about how our various levels of government and bureaucracy work in a crisis from New York City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal.

--APR 19
Comments
Government Bureaucracy in a Crisis

Latest Episodes

I Ain't Never Really Gone

L. Joy brings Clay Cane to the front of the class and the two have a conversation about the Presidential election, a Black agenda and lessons we should learn from the Reconstruction era.

--1 d ago
Comments
I Ain't Never Really Gone

Black Women Are On the Ballot

There are a historic number of Black women running for office in 2020. In addition to a Black woman being on the top of the ticket as the Democratic nominee for Vice President, at least 122 Black women filed to run for Congress and there are more running for local seats. L. Joy brings a few of those Black women to the front of the class including Joyce Elliott, candidate for Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District and the four Black women of Justice 4 LACCD running for seats on the Board of Trustees for the Los Angeles Community College District.

--3 w ago
Comments
Black Women Are On the Ballot

What's at Stake 2020

There is more at stake in this election than beating the big orange ugly. In advance of 2020 National Voter Registration Day, L. Joy hosts the 2020 SiriusXM Urban View Vote Special. Coming to the front of the class is Senator Elizabeth Warren and a number of special guests who highlight the many reasons to get engaged, organize and help turn out the vote during the 2020 election season.

--SEP 21
Comments
What's at Stake 2020

Black Women's Suffrage II

On the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Prof. Martha S. Jones comes to the front of the class to discuss how Black women have historically led the charge for their own voting rights. She details Black women’s fight for suffrage and chronicles the story of our political voice and activism.

51 minAUG 24
Comments
Black Women's Suffrage II

Black Samson and Black Liberation

How did the biblical story of Samson become associated with the fight for Black liberation? Dr. Nyasha Junior comes back to the front of the class to discuss the new book she co-authored Black Samson: The Untold Story of an American Icon. L. Joy also takes a moment to share her wish for America on its 244th birthday.

51 minJUL 6
Comments
Black Samson and Black Liberation

The Court of the Last Resort

We the people have limited interaction and impact on the judicial branch and particularly the Supreme Court. Supreme Court justices aren’t elected by popular vote and we don’t regularly get a peek inside of the inner workings of the court. Sometimes we are in celebration of their decisions and other times we their decisions are a complete let down. L. Joy brings Elie Mystal to the front of the class to demystify this branch of government and give us a basic understanding of the Supreme Court.

51 minJUN 28
Comments
The Court of the Last Resort

Save the Post Office

The U.S. Postal Service is a vital institution. It is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation. Given how important the post office is to our economy and to our lives, why is it constantly in need of "saving"? We get a lesson from Mack Julion, a 20+ year letter carrier and postal union representative on the structure and restrictions of the postal service and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins us to discuss the proposal to return postal banking services.

--MAY 2
Comments
Save the Post Office

The Working Families Party

Although you wouldn't know it from our regular political discourse, there are more than two political parties. L. Joy introduces us to an alternative to the democrats and republicans and brings the New York State Director of the Working Families Party to the front of the class to give us a an introduction to this progressive political party that focuses on the people.

--APR 19
Comments
The Working Families Party

Classroom to Congress

What would it be like to have a former Bronx middle school principal in Congress? While education is mainly managed on the state and local level, the federal government has expanded its reach in recent years. Congressional Candidate Jamaal Bowman joins L. Joy for a discussion on how he believes Congress can make further investments in public education and more.

--APR 19
Comments
Classroom to Congress

Government Bureaucracy in a Crisis

We are all consuming a lot of information not only about this virus (COVID-19) and evaluating the government's response, at all levels. So coming to the front of the class we are bringing some science based facts from microbiologist Coqui Negra and some facts about how our various levels of government and bureaucracy work in a crisis from New York City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal.

--APR 19
Comments
Government Bureaucracy in a Crisis
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