Interview

Episode 029: Jody Chan – Organizing for the Leap

Episode 29 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features Laura’s conversation with Jody Chan, the Organizing Coordinator for The Leap, a Canadian organization that works to implement The Leap Manifesto. Jody and Laura talk about organizing, current Leap projects, self care in the activism space, and much more.

Here are the shownotes, with links to more information on what is discussed during Laura’s conversation with Jody:

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Episode 028: Claire Gay – Inspiration, Small Business, & Dogs

Episode 28 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features Laura conversation with Claire Gay, the owner (gatekeeper!) of Inspiration Point, a spiritual bookstore and mystical shop. She purchased the store from Sandy, the previous owner, and has added her own energy to the business with new items and workshops. Claire and Laura talk about the concept of “leading from the emerging future,” meditation, and what it is like to be a female small business owner in Buffalo, New York.

Here are the shownotes, with links to more information on what is discussed during Laura’s conversation with Claire:

Interview

Episode 027: Bruno Ávila

Episode 27 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast features Laura’s conversation with Bruno Ávila. Bruno is the President of the Institute for Collaborative Urbanism (COURB), an NGO based in Brazil. After graduate studies at the University at Buffalo, he co-founded COURB with other Brazilians who wanted to make a difference and promote a more collaborative way to build our cities.  At the moment, he is also the Coordinator of Urban Regulations in the Brasília City Government.

Here are the shownotes, with links to more information on what is discussed during Laura’s conversation with Bruno:

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Episode 026: Leap Manifesto

Episode 26 of the Keeping Things Alive Podcast is short and does not include an interview. Instead, Laura reads The Leap Manifesto, “a call for Canada based on caring for the Earth and one another.” This platform, developed in 2015 by 60 Canadians across the progressive spectrum, calls for a new vision of our future that is just and sustainable for all. The Leap Manifesto has been adopted by many progressive organizers around the world and is still growing strong. It has resulted in the formation of an organization called The Leap, and is further described in Naomi Klein’s recent book, No is Not Enough.

Here is a direct link to Episode 26: Leap Manifesto – A Vision for the Future, streaming on SoundCloud.