Time needed: 25 minutes
What it's about: host Emy diGrappa interviews Sara Burlingame, who is the Executive Director of Wyoming Equality, and also represents Wyoming House District 44 in the Wyoming legislature.
Burlingame talks about being an organizer and activist from a young age. She says that she realized that she wants her activism 'to be dialogue driven.' Do you agree? Is dialogue the most effective way towards social change?
Burlingame discusses that the verbiage surrounding women's suffrage in Wyoming can be problematic, because the state only granted white women the right to vote. How does this shape your feelings about suffrage and Wyoming calling itself the equality state?
diGrappa and Burlingame discuss both the Bechdel test and the 'Jackalope test.' What do you think of these? Will they influence how you view movies, committees, policy making, etc. in the future? Why or why not?
Burlingame ends with a James Baldwin quote: 'We can disagree and still love each other, unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression.' Does this quote resonate with you? Why or why not?
How do you feel this podcast relates to And The Wind Howls, and the issues that are brought up in it?