The Traverse

In the turmoil of our current political landscape, we can become so absorbed in the work of advancing human rights and building our collective future that we do not always make space to fully connect with the universe of allies working alongside us.

RDI’s monthly conversation series, The Traverse, looks beyond the day-to-day work of making change, to explore the rich fabric of ideas, people, critical thought and inspiration that shape and strengthen our movement.

The Traverse is livestreamed on the Rights & Democracy Institute Facebook page. Episodes are also uploaded onto our YouTube Channel or can watch them below!

Episode One
with Dr. Shamell Bell

Episode Two
Art, Culture, & Healing

Episode Three
Catalyst Leadership & the Power of Local Office

Episode Four
Do Police Belong in Schools?

Episode Five
The Purpose of Power

Episode Six
Vermont Thrives

Episode Seven
Healthcare Justice

Episode Eight
The Struggle for Livable Wages

Episode Nine
What It’s Like to Serve on a School Board


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