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The Pledge Podcast

Jan 17, 2020

In this final episode of Season 2, we meet a dedicated group of chef-activists who have created a new recipe for change in Virginia, without ever leaving their home in state of Vermont. Their solution is instructive, inspiring, and delicious!


Jan 5, 2020

Three women—Kathryn Laughon, Althea Laughon-Worrell, and Miss Katrina Turner—had their worlds shifted by the events surrounding the hate rallies in Charlottesville, VA in August 2017. Hear their stories of how they were affected, and how it has motivated them to fight for justice in their communities.

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Dec 19, 2019

Learn about Valerie Slater’s tireless efforts to transform the juvenile justice system in Virginia with her organization, RISE for Youth, and meet Douglas Johnson, one of the teenagers she has helped. Valerie’s remarkable journey from high-school drop-out through law school, together with her strong faith, helps her...


Dec 5, 2019

As a leader in the student group Transparent GMU, Janine worked with faculty and other students to expose the strings attached to private donations to George Mason University. Janine grew into a leadership role following a chance encounter with group co-founder Samantha at a political rally. She learned valuable and...


Nov 21, 2019

In this first of two episodes highlighting activists working to expose the risk big-money donors to universities pose to our democracy, we learn why Bethany has devoted herself to fighting for the rights of marginalized people - and how she refused to ignore the growing but hidden influence of dark money at George...