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27: Keep Fighting for Democracy

In this episode of Our Future Now!, National Children’s Campaign co-founders Natalie Mebane and Jonah Gottlieb are look back over the first season of Our Future Now! Reflecting on some of the themes that permeated season 1 and highlight some of the moments that made season 1 so impactful.

26: Using Indigenous Practices To Live with Wildfires

In this episode of Our Future Now!, hosts Natalie Mebane and Jonah Gottlieb speak with UC Berkely Professor Kent Lightfoot, who studies how humans have interacted with fire throughout history. Though climate change has worsened fire season across the western United States, Professor Lightfoot explains how fire suppression policies enacted by colonists has brought us to where we are today and why reviving Indigenous burning practices and changing attitudes about fire needs to be part of the solution.

25: Respect My Vote, The Intersection of Art and Activism

In this episode of Our Future Now!, hosts Natalie Mebane and Jonah Gottlieb speak with Hip-Hop Caucus lead on coalition and issues work, Cesar Cardenas to talk about the intersection of art and activism, Hip-Hop Caucus and the Respect My Vote Campaign.

24: Why Tom Steyer Is Mobilizing Millennials & Gen Z for Biden

Natalie Mebane and Jonah Gottlieb speak with businessman, philanthropist and former democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer about getting young people to vote.

23: Meet The Kids Suing The Federal Government Over Climate Change

In this episode of Our Future Now!, National Children’s Campaign co-founders Natalie Mebane and Jonah Gottlieb are joined by two plaintiffs of Juliana vs US, Jayden Foytlin and Levi Draheim, to talk about how a revolutionary lawsuit is being spearheaded by kids. They talk about, what they’re specifically fighting for and what a win with this lawsuit will mean for our future.

22: November 3rd Is Coming. Pay Attention To Local Races Too!

In this episode of Our Future Now!, hosts Natalie Mebane and Jonah Gottlieb speak with activist Isabella Fallahi, about their collective experience working with progressive campaigns at the local level, how people can get involved all across the country through local races, and some of our most exciting progressive races also on November 3rd. Let’s expand the squad!

21: Disability Rights At The Polls

In this episode of Our Future Now!, hosts Natalie Mebane and Jonah Gottlieb speak with activist Sophie Levitt, about her work as a disability rights advocate with the group, Access The Polls. Sophie talks with Jonah and Natalie about what America should know about disability rights and ableism as we get closer and closer to election day.

20: It’s Time to Talk About Environmental Racism

In this episode of Our Future Now!, hosts Natalie Mebane and Jonah Gottlieb speak with Kayley Chery, People of Color Coordinator for Extinction Rebellion Youth in New York City, and Ayisha Siddiqa co-founder of Polluters Out and Fossil Free University to talk about their upcoming march in New York on September 25th, and why BIPOC leaderships needs to be front and center in the fight for environmental liberation.

19: Creating Black Spaces in the Green Movement

In this episode of Our Future Now!, hosts Natalie Mebane and Jonah Gottlieb are joined by Destiny Hodges, Founder of Generation Green, to breakdown the intersectionality of white supremacism, and the environmental movement, what happened in Kenosha Wisconsin and why creating spaces for black environmentalists is crucial. They also discuss how to be a better white ally in the workplace.

18: Fighting the Fires of Injustice

In this episode of Our Future Now!, hosts Natalie Mebane and Jonah Gottlieb unpack multiple layers of injustice underpinning the wildfires that sweep through California every year. They also discuss their personal experiences with wildfires and what you can do to help.