This week, Matthew is sharing his conversation with brontë velez, the creative director of Lead to Life, an Oakland-based collective dedicated to racial and environmental justice led by Black and queer artists, healers and ecologists.

Matthew learned about the organization through this short film, which captures a public ceremony held to transform guns into shovels that were then used to plant trees alongside victims of gun violence. brontë calls in from Alaska to talk about land liberation, collective healing, and the importance of dreaming and imagining a better future. 

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Photo by Tom Brümmer

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