A partnership between Made By Us and WABE, Democracy Vibe Check is your guide to celebrating Civic Season, which unites our oldest federal holiday, the Fourth of July, with our newest, Juneteenth. Civic Season is all about using knowledge of the past to power our future. In each episode our hosts provide suggestions on the many ways you can get involved in your community this Civic Season.
You can learn your Civic Superpower at find other ways to get involved in Civic Season at thecivicseason.com.
A partnership between Made By Us and WABE, Democracy Vibe Check is your guide to celebrating Civic Season, which unites our oldest federal holiday, the Fourth of July, with our newest, Juneteenth. Civic Season is all about using knowledge of the past to power our future. Each episode hosts Maggie, Gabriel and Cameron provide suggestions on how you can get involved in your community.
Episode 1 drops on May 24th, with new episodes every Wednesday. Subscribe or follow wherever you get your podcasts (that’s probably here!).
Welcome to Democracy Vibe Check! In this episode, hosts Maggie Bell, Gabriel Cruz, and Cameron Katz discover their Civic Superpowers and talk about what they learned from the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR). Nicole Moore from the NCCHR also joins the show to share ways you can explore the Center, including their Android and Apple apps, and interactive virtual tour.
Ready to discover your Civic Superpower? Take the quiz and then let us know your result! We want you to share with Democracy Vibe Check and have your voice on a special episode of Democracy Vibe Check.
Support for the 2023 Civic Season is generously provided by the Mellon Foundation, Rockefeller Brother Fund’s Our Common Purpose Initiative, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, the Coca-Cola Company, AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
What does it really mean to be an amplifier? Hosts Gabriel Cruz, Cameron Katz and Maggie Bell explore the answer to that question and reflect on the past, present and future of the United States. Then, some friends of Civic Season from around the country chime in with their thoughts.
Defenders have played an important role throughout history advancing and protecting democracy. In this episode, hosts Gabriel Cruz, Cameron Katz and Maggie Bell talk about Sylvia Rivera, a defender of LGBTQ+ rights in New York City during the gay liberation movement. Then, Ranald Woodaman joins to talk about ¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States, the first exhibition from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino. Finally, Carolina Ramos from the Latin American Associations shares what being a Latina in the United States means to her.
Ready to discover your Civic Superpower? Take the quiz and then let us know your result! We want you to share with Democracy Vibe Check and have your voice on a special episode of the podcast.
Los defensores han tenido papeles importantes en nuestra historia para progresar y proteger la democracia. En este episodio, nuestros locutores Gabriel Cruz, Cameron Katz y Maggie Bell hablan sobre Sylvia Rivera, una defensora de los derechos LGBTQ+ en la ciudad de Nueva York durante el movimiento de liberación gay. Después, Ranald Woodaman nos cuenta sobre ¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States, la primera exhibición de Smithosonian’s Museo del Latino Estadounidense. Terminamos con Carolina Ramos de la Asociación Latinoamericano, quien nos comparte lo que significa ser una Latina estadounidense para ella.
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One of the most impactful and easiest ways to take part in Civic Season is by volunteering. There are countless opportunities out there that will help you hone your nurturer superpower, serve your community, and learn new skills that you can apply to all aspects of your life.
Hosts Cameron Katz, Maggie Bell and Gabriel Cruz talk about why they love volunteering and then hear from Sheldon Stewart of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, who shares why volunteers are essential to helping feed North Georgia. Finally, Kate Doak-Keszler explains how being a volunteer made it possible for her to have the career she does now.
With Civic Season officially underway, hosts Maggie Bell, Cameron Katz and Gabriel Cruz share what events they’re adding to their calendars over the next few weeks. Plus, Kristian Weatherspoon and Claire Haley join the show for a recap of how the Atlanta History Center celebrated Juneteenth and a preview of their upcoming activations.
You can find activities and events happening near you and add them to your list at the Civic Season website. Maggie, Cameron and Gabriel are really excited about:
Just Breathe STL at the Missouri Historical Society
The Jamestown-Yorktown Community Food Drive
The National Air and Space Museum’s Queer Space podcast
Transcribing women’s suffrage records with the Rhode Island Department of State
Learning to listen with empathy and humility with the National Institute for Civil Discourse
Exploring “We Who Believe in Freedom: Black Feminist DC” from the National Women’s History Museum on display at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Trying some challah bread from Challah Back Girls. Get 15% off your order using the code CIVICSEASON.
Sometimes it can feel impossible to hold conversations that tackle difficult topics, especially when those conversations veer into political territory. In this episode, hosts Gabriel Cruz, Cameron Katz, and Maggie Bell explore facilitated dinner dialogues as a way to make connections with friends, family, and even strangers.
First, Adria Kitchens of Equitable Dinners Atlanta and Gary Sandling, who helped create the Feast of Reason at Monticello, share their tips and tricks for hosting a successful dinner dialogue. Then, Maggie, Cameron, and Gabriel join a dinner dialogue of their own with friends of the podcast.
Ready to discover your Civic Superpower? Take the quiz and then let us know your result! We want you to share with Democracy Vibe Check and have your voice on a special episode (spoiler alert: our next and final episode!) of Democracy Vibe Check.
In the season finale of Democracy Vibe Check, hosts Maggie Bell, Cameron Katz, and Gabriel Cruz reflect on what they learned this Civic Season and listen to what y’all shared about your Civic Superpowers. To find out your superpower and dig in to the role you can play in civic participation, take the quiz!
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