Listen: Behind the organizing to Stop Cop City, with Kamau Franklin of Community Movement Builders


On the most recent episode of our podcast, The Next World, host Max Rameau talks with Kamau Franklin of Community Movement Builders, Inc and Black Power Media. Together, they discuss the movement to Stop Cop City, its national relevance, and the strategy behind the movement. They also discuss creating accessible political media, and what Kamau’s learned from his time in Palestine.

You can listen to the episode at this direct link, or from Partners for Dignity & Rights’ website, or on Apple PodcastsCastboxTuneInSpotifyPandoraDeezer, or Pocketcasts, or by searching “The Next World Podcast” on nearly all podcast apps.

Kamau Franklin is the founder of Community Movement Builders, Inc. Kamau has been a dedicated community organizer for over thirty years, beginning in New York City and now based in Atlanta. For 18 of those years, Kamau was a leading member of a national grassroots organization dedicated to the ideas of self-determination and the teachings of Malcolm X.

He has spearheaded organizing work in various areas including youth organizing and development, police misconduct, and the development of sustainable urban communities. Kamau has coordinated and led community cop-watch programs, liberation/freedom schools for youth, electoral and policy campaigns, large-scale community gardens, organizing collectives and alternatives to incarceration programs. Kamau was an attorney for ten years in New York with his own practice in criminal, civil rights and transactional law. He now lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and two children.

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