In May, the death of George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old black man killed by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, sparked protests across the country. Then we learned of the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the shooting of Jacob Blake. All this and more have drawn justified public attention, widespread outcry, and reignited crucial and centuries-long conversations around racism in America.
Producer Cáit NíSíomón reached out for perspective from Sam Brown and Debi Chess, two cultural leaders in Southern Arizona’s black community, who explore race, class, and what is needed in order to broaden our basis of unity and progress to a more just and equitable future for everyone.
Just Listen is a 3 installment mini-series.
Producer: Cáit NíSíomón
Photographers: Bob Lindbergh, Matt Potwardowski
Editor: Nate Huffman