Water Equity Podcast Series

Cultural organizer and activist Mika Gadsden will lead discussions where we will highlight frontline community voices and discuss important water equity and climate resilience issues with experts and advocates. Each episode will consist of lyrics from A Water Album, broken down by Benny in “live liner notes” style, to engage guests in conversation around the pertinent topic and move the audience to action.

This podcast series focuses on the water and climate issues frontline communities are facing every day. Through interviews with environmental justice advocates and artists from across the country, we highlight the creative and cultural solutions that are at the forefront of the fight for climate justice. Listen to the voices and perspectives of our water and climate justice warriors who continue to advance equity through federal advocacy and communications efforts.

Episode 1: The Water Keeps Rising on Us
Sweetgrass artisan Jennifaye Singleton shares her love for basket-weaving and how climate change is impacting her work; Dr. Brian Walter joins us to explore how the disproportionate impacts of climate change on BIPOC communities is rooted in colonization. 


Episode 2: Many Waters This Time
Hear from spoken word artist, A Scribe Called Quess? about the passion, politics, and praxis that inspire his work; Colette Pichon Battle joins us to discuss how her Creole roots fuels her bridge-building work in the climate justice movement. 


Episode 3:The Inequitable Water Game
Hear Monica Lewis Patrick talk about the belovedness of Detroiters and what they’re doing to make their water safer and more affordable; Musician Seth Bernard joins us to share “a special kind of alchemy” that takes music from artistry to advocacy. 


Episode 4: We Are Water
Sisters of The Wind and The Warrior join us to remind us of the spiritual connection to water and how a pilgrimage can bring us back to that; Maritza and Jessa of Sacred Places Institute assert the importance of making space for indigenous voices to lead and how they’re advocating for water as a living entity.