Returning guest, Curtis Howard, is a writer, public speaker, and educator on gang and prison culture. He’s the author of Cellmates and Cellouts and several articles in the San Diego Reader. In this conversation, he describes experiences that changed his perspective on gangs, prison activism, and becoming a writer. We also discuss PTSD, and overcoming the lasting effects of gang violence and the industrial prison complex.
Tanya Gentry, is the president/CEO of the Sickle Cell Disease Association San Diego chapter. She describes her experience living with Sickle Cell Disease, the physical, social, and emotional impact of living in pain, and shares her personal healing and wellness practices. She also sheds light on racial and socio-economic barriers to treatment and research, and helping people with sickle cell through education, community building, advocacy, and love. Thank you Tanya (and mom) for being a guest on THOTM.
September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month.
Donate to Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, if you would like to help fund Sickle Cell research and supportive services to those affected. Visit www.sicklecelldisease.org
You can also donate to Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California to support summer camps for children and other programs for individuals and families impacted by Sickle Cell. Visit www.scdfc.org