Episode #104: Farms, Feminism and Organizing

Ash Bruxvoort is a young adult active in the local Democratic Socialists of America and Women, Food, and Agriculture Network. PAYCE Fellow Majd Aburrub (Al Quds-Bard) considers what we can learn for ourselves by following Ash’s example of solidarity and helping others.  Ash’s superpower is her concern for the question: “How can I help bring out what makes that person special and draw their attention to it?”



#115: We all face adversity

PAYCE Fellow Noura Abughosh (An-Najah National University) hears in local advocate Marlu Abarca’s story the echoes of a Frost poem.  In pushing for a voice for her and others like her, Abarca is pursuing the path less traveled.  Noura describes how Marlu reflects on teen experiences with her family and her move from Los Angeles to Iowa.  For Noura, Marlu overcomes adversity and makes a difference in her city.

Music by Wind Marching for Rain, “Puddle of Infinity”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTcMMFXDYeY



#109: I could add value

At age 18, Josh Hughes learned there was an open seat on his rural school district board.  He stepped up.  A passionate advocate for public education, his service to the board brought a student’s perspective rarely heard. In this audio story, PAYCE Fellow Kelanie Crosswait (Drake University) tells as story based on her and PAYCE Fellow Fatima Hashem’s conversation with Josh.  He shares advice for young adults getting involved in politics – how to keep going when things get tough and to remember the values that motivated public service.  He believes it’s important to advocate for good causes no matter what the outcome.


#104: Farms, feminism, and organizing

Ash Bruxvoort is a young adult active in the local Democratic Socialists of America and Women, Food, and Agriculture Network. PAYCE Fellow Majd Aburrub (Al Quds-Bard) considers what we can learn for ourselves by following Ash’s example of solidarity and helping others.  Ash’s superpower is her attention to the question: “How can I help bring out what makes that person special and draw their attention to it?”