Season 1 Episode 2

Join Alon-Lee Green, Co-Director of Standing Together, an organization fighting for Palestinian and Israeli peace, as he delves into the heart of the conflict. From dissecting the challenges of Israeli democracy to confronting discrimination, this episode uncovers the layers of complexity often overlooked. Explore the rise of extremism, the urgent call for peace, and the daunting hurdles Israel faces in the Middle East. Alon-lee's vision inspires hope that we can catalyze political change.

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My dear friend Patrisse Cullors has been nothing short of an inspiration for this show and the work that I do in general. Her guidance and advice over the past couple of years have shown me what true coalition building takes and looks like. Her unmatched work with Black Lives Matter (BLM), an organization she was a founding member of, gave Americans and people from around the world the language to talk about and challenge the status-quos that have brought so much harm and disenfranchisement to the black communities in the united states. 

The impactful work of BLM as well as the way she has brought abolitionist praxis into the mainstream gives even more color to why we have connected on such a deep level. I am a forever student and Patrisse is someone I am constantly learning from and looking up to. 

Now seeing her more recent work with the Crenshaw Dairy Mart and the community first programming, the work she is doing around equitable policies getting on the ballots in Los Angeles and all the ways she lifts up artists in her bi-weekly show Artist2Artist in the Reset the Algorithm platform, I want to make certain Patrisse is uplifted in the same ways she uplifts her communities.  

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Season 1 Episode 20

This week on Artist 2 Artist, Patrisse Cullors joins a discussion of heritage, art and the resistance of reimagination with artists and mother-son duo, Shahla Dorriz and alexandre ali reza dorriz. "You're the only person in the world who could get my mom and I in a room together to do a podcast of all things”, ali reza says to Patrisse… and while that may be true, we are so grateful they came to chat. This episode is an authentic reminder of the importance of personal expression in conjunction with legacy, and how the representation of heritage can transform future generations through art. Shahla, a fashion designer and creative consultant, shares her journey to finding her most authentic artistic medium through fashion, and the importance of the multi-generational approach to her work that centers the inclusion of her Iranian heritage, often in collaboration with her son. Ali Reza, an artist with a research-based practice, sheds light both on his own work with Crenshaw Dairy Mart in Los Angeles, and his work in creating localized hubs for economic, artistic and agricultural autonomy for his community, but on the awe and inspiration instilled in him through both his own experience of his artistic practice and in the one that has been nurtured between himself and his mother. In conversation, the trio explore the waters of storytelling through fabric, the influence of the duo's Iranian heritage on their work, and both the challenges and rewards that arise when one sets an intention to preserve cultural design and promote diverse, unique perspectives within the fashion industry. This mother-son duo are an impactful showcase of how divergent ideas can curate something beautiful, created through that unique channel that each of us has access to; of how that channel becomes ever more powerful the more honest and collaborative we open ourselves to be. This episode reminds us all that artists have the ability to challenge oppressive systems, to create in a way that reminds consumers of times past from which they have the opportunity to learn, and that in embracing ourselves and the roots from which we grew, we become unshakably planted in our identity. "Value your work. If you know what you're working on and if you see that work as valuable, it is valuable."