BONUS - The Collective Freedom Project: Debrief

Bourbon 'n BrownTown

21-08-2021 • 1 hr 12 mins

In the first recording since the Collective Freedom Project (CFP) series, Caullen and David debrief on the series' conversations, producing the project behind-the-scenes, as well as unpack previously unheard material. Caullen outlines the timeline of SoapBox's journey in the Collective Freedom Project and what it was like pitching the podcast series. David unpacks some of the difficulties and limitations with producing even long-form audio stories, in that there is always more to explore with guests and subjects. BrownTown discusses other campaigns, past episodes, cultural/regional differences in organizing, and issues with the olympics.

The CFP is a movement media and resource hub that tells the stories of the local and regional efforts where people — both U.S. citizens and non U.S. citizens — are coming together to fight unique campaigns against criminalization in their communities. From Chicago to California, Atlanta to Texas, activists, organizers, and communities are rising up to fight against criminalization and violence in varied yet connected forms.

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Through the CFP, SoapBox created a micro-doc on the Erase the Gang Database coalition and campaign in Chicago, which you can find among other cities/regions' videos, podcast episodes, and a plethora of resources on

Follow the Collective Freedom Project on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


CREDITS: Intro/outro music by Genta Tamashiro. Audio engineered by Genta Tamashiro and Kiera Battles. Episode photo by Sean Robert Kelly.

This series is sponsored by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and the Four Freedoms Fund (FFF).


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