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First Name Basis Podcast

May 30, 2022

We've got a few things coming up and I want to tell you all about them.

Don't worry, we'll have a new episode on Tuesday!

Juneteenth Jubilee


Juneteenth is coming up next month, and we have an exciting program to help you celebrate! Juneteenth Jubilee is our brand-new program that gives you everything you need to have a meaningful Juneteenth celebration dinner.


It includes a cookbook, a cooking show with my dad, a meal planner, reflection questions and more! Trust me, this is something your family is going to want — both for the yummy food and for the impactful conversations. 


Click the button below to sign up to be on the waitlist!


Send in your Loving Day submissions!


Loving Day is coming up on June 12th, and I want to celebrate with you!


Loving Day is the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that made interracial marriage for heterosexual couples legal in all 50 states, and I want to make an episode about the significance of Loving Day to those of us in interracial relationships. This means everyone — LGBTQ, straight, dating, married — anyone who loves someone who is a different race than their own.


What I need you to do is record a voice memo that includes three things:

  1. Your name
  2. Where you are from
  3. And the answer to one question: What does Loving Day mean to you?


Send the voice memo to with “Loving Day” in the subject line. If you’d like to include a picture, I would love to share your pictures on Instagram on Loving Day.


The deadline for submissions is June 4, 2022.


I can’t wait to hear from you!


Policy Party

Joye Braun of the Indigenous Environmental Network has agreed to talk with us during our Policy Party on Tuesday, May 31, at 5:30 p.m. PT.

Let me tell you a bit more about Joye. She is the Frontline Community Organizer at IEN and a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. She was was one of the first campers at Sacred Stone Camp, moved to Oceti Sakowin Camp, and was at Blackhoop or Seven Generations Camp during eviction of the camps. Joye’s history of community activism includes the long fought campaign against the Keystone XL, the project resurrected at the same time DAPL was renewed and continues to threaten her homelands. 


Joye travels extensively and speaks throughout the northern plains and participates in Indigenous gatherings in the U.S. and Canada speaking about the negative impacts the extractive economy has on the rights of Indigenous Peoples and more. She is also a wife, mother and grandmother.


I spoke to Joye recently on the phone and, let me tell you, she has some amazing stories, experiences and advice to give us.

Purchase your one time ticket here.

Purchase your ticket for this Policy Party and all upcoming parties by joining our Patreon community here.