Anti-Racist Organizing After A Summer Of Protest
On this episode of Talk of Iowa, four Black Iowans who have become leaders in the movement to fight anti-Black racism. Zakariyah Hill and Aaliyah Quinn cofounded the Des Moines-based nonprofit Supply Hive to feed and support Black Lives Matter protesters following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Months later, the pair continue to serve the movement towards racial equality.
“I’m only 22 and I’m tired. So I can only imagine how elders who have been through the Civil Rights Movement feel,” Hill says. “We’re trying to make a difference, make a change and just get people to see each other as humans. That’s what it comes down to.”
Also on the program, Turé Morrow of Cedar Rapids never imagined he would be a protest leader -- now he's the founder of We Are CR. Morrow joins the program in addition to Justyn Lewis, who is building bridges and supporting anti-racist community education with his group, Des Moines' Selma.
This is "Iowa Week 2020: Listening to Black Voices." All week long we’ll hear stories, voices and ideas from Black Iowans.
- Turé Morrow, founder, We Are CR
- Justyn Lewis, founder, Des Moines' Selma
- Zakariyah Hill, cofounder, Supply Hive
- Aaliyah Quinn, cofounder, Supply Hive
Point of clarification: A 2020 report from Citigroup estimates that the impact of systemic racism, including unequal access to loans, cost the U.S. economy $16 trillion over the past 20 years.
This program originally aired on 10-19-20.