Bernie Sanders Specialsode:
Democracy with a very big D
In an extra special live edition of Mothers Of Invention, US Senator Bernie Sanders and Mary meet for the first time! Moderated by Thimali, they discuss reentering the Paris Agreement, reimagining global governance and planned migration. With help from our guest Mother, Sacajawea Hall of Cooperation Jackson, we learn what justice looks like when led by communities most affected by social, economic and racial inequity. Recorded at I.NY Festival in partnership with I.NY and The Sanders Institute.
MEET THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION
U.S. Senator from Vermont
Burlington, Vermont, U.S.A
Bernie Sanders is a U.S. Senator from Vermont. His political career spans almost four decades from his tenure as mayor of Burlington in 1981, to being elected for 16 years as Vermont’s sole congressman in the House of Representatives. Since being elected to the U.S Senate in 2006, Bernie was reelected to serve a third term after winning 67% of the vote in 2018.
In Congress, Bernie has fought tirelessly for working families, focusing on the shrinking middle class and growing gap between the rich and everyone else. Bernie has been a strong voice on tackling the climate crisis and advocating for a Green New Deal as an opportunity to build a more just and equitable future.
Today, Bernie lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife Jane. He has four children and seven grandchildren.
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Community Land Trust Coordinator & Director of Operations at Cooperation Jackson
Jackson Mississipi, U.S.A
Sacajawea (“Saki”) Hall is a black feminist, activist, mother, birth-worker, educator and journalist. She is a founding member of Cooperation Jackson, an emerging vehicle for sustainable, economic democracy and community ownership in Jackson, Mississippi. The organisation is building a solidarity economy for Black, working-class communities in the Deep South. Anchored by worker-owned cooperatives; rooted in self-sufficiency, self-determination and climate justice. Sacajawea’s leadership within Coop Jackson includes strategic planning, cooperative development and financial planning, fundraising, communications and she anchors the development of the Fannie Lou Hamer Community Land Trust.
By staying up to date on Cooperation Jackson's news and work on social media and visiting their website.
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Read more on Sacajawea and Cooperation Jackson:
Sacajawea Hall of Cooperation Jackson
Transition Network interview with Sacajawea Hall and Kali Akuno
Video: #MyThriveStory - Sacajawea "Saki" Hall — Cooperation Jackson
Mothers of Invention is brought to you by Vulcan Productions and Doc Society.
Executive producers: Jody Allen, Ruth Johnston, Matt Milios as well as Jess Search & Beadie Finzi.
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Series producer: Thimali Kodikara
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Theme Tune composed by Jamie Perera
Special thanks to the I.NY Institute Festival and The Sanders Institute.
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