Take a listen to our discussion with Pam Albright on her activism addressing fair labor and women's reproductive rights. Our group received an invaluable perspective from Pam.
We compiled a list of questions to ask Pam, which we shared with her before the event. For organizers who would like to borrow this model, feel free to use these questions or reach out to us by email, firstname.lastname@example.org
When did you think you started being an “activist?”
What does being an activist mean to you (the definition)?
What were the causes which were most important to you that you were involved in?
Can you speak a little about the different organizations/ protest’s you participated in?
Will you speak a little bit about your experience within the various organizations/protests?
What kind of protesting (ways of protesting) do you think is/are the most effective and why? Can you talk about some of the “tactics” you have used in the past?
Today, especially with consideration for growing distrust of law enforcement, the line between “peaceful protest” and “riots breaking out” seem to be blurry at times. It's hard to decide or judge what is “reasonable” and what is “necessary” when you are fighting for something crucial, and of course there is two sides to every story while the media portrays stories from one standpoint particular agenda. I am trying to define for myself where that line is? Have you experienced this dilemma? Have you been able to make any conclusive definitions for yourself? Have you experienced being treated unfairly as a protester? Have you experienced being part of a protest which was becoming to aggressive or “unreasonable” for you? How did you navigate this?