July 7, 2021

Tomorrow! Join Drew Dixon, Jasmine Mans, and more for a powerful evening

There’s still time to sign up! Please join us on July 8, 2021, at 7 pm ET, for a preview of The Meteor’s brand-new audio program, In Love and Struggle: A Black Woman Grows in America.

Hosted by author and podcaster extraordinaire Brittany Luse, the evening will feature many of the voices behind this year’s Audible Original, including:

  • Cultural critic Rebecca Carroll in conversation with music producer and assault survivor Drew Dixon
  • Kamilah Forbes, executive producer of the World Famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, in conversation with activist/student Treasure Brooks
  • Poet Jasmine Mans sharing new original work
  • With special appearances from writer/playwright Pearl Cleage, teen advocate Ve’ondre Mitchell, playwright Lynn Nottage, audio journalist CC Paschal, and more

This free virtual event is open to everyone.


Learn more about In Love and Struggle—and watch clips from last year’s show.


These days the news is filled with Republicans ranting about the dangers of Critical Race Theory (CRT). And multiple states have introduced legislation to ban its teaching—as well as topics of racism—in schools.

What is CRT and why are state legislatures so focused on doing away with it? This week on UNDISTRACTED, Brittany Packnett Cunningham sat down with the legal scholar who helped pioneer CRT, Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, to find out.

You won’t want to miss their conversation—featuring an entire primer on the issue. “Our side wants to tell the truth to set us free,” Crenshaw says. “The other side wants to bury the truth to sustain their access to power and dominance over the rest of us.”

Co-founder of the African American Policy Forum, Professor Crenshaw is on the faculty at UCLA Law and Columbia Law School. In addition to her groundbreaking work on CRT, she also coined the term “intersectionality” over 30 years ago—making her, as Packnett Cunningham explains, “the godmother” of UNDISTRACTED, our intersectional feminist podcast.

Listen on Apple Podcasts,  SpotifyStitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.