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Episode 166: The Pleasure in Liberation — with adrienne maree brown

March 29, 2022
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In this episode of Below the Radar, host Am Johal is joined by adrienne maree brown, organizer and author of nonfiction activism explorations Pleasure Activism, Emergent Strategy, and more.

Together, they discuss brown's history as a community organizer and facilitator, the powers of solidarity and pleasure in activism, and some of her inspirations—from Audre Lorde and Octavia Butler to the beauty of nature itself.

Photo credit: Anjali Pinto

About Our Guest

adrienne maree brown

adrienne maree brown is a writer. She is currently the writer-in-residence at the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute.

adrienne is the author of Grievers (the first novella in a trilogy on the Black Dawn imprint), Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and Mediation, We Will Not Cancel Us and Other Dreams of Transformative Justice, Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements and How to Get Stupid White Men Out of Office. She is the cohost of the How to Survive the End of the World, Octavia’s Parables and Emergent Strategy podcasts. adrienne is rooted in Detroit.

Cite This Episode

Chicago Style

Johal, Am. “The Pleasure in Liberation – with adrienne maree brown.” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, March 29, 2022.


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