UpZones #40: Kirsten Harris-Talley | Cascadia Underground
Reproductive justice advocate Kirsten Harris-Talley stopped by the bookstore and recounted her whirlwind 51 days as a city councilmember; she sheds light on how the "dominoes had to fall" for such an unlikely event to occur and also shares how her uniquely prepared team stepped into place just in time for budget season, "the Super Bowl of the city council." Kirsten then walks Ian through her unique childhood as a biracial, churchgoing youth in the rural poverty of small-town Missouri, and how that spells out so much of the contemporary political moment. The two discuss ideology v. leadership style as a barometer for elected officials, and Kirsten plugs the work being done by her group SURGE Reproductive Justice.
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