Pity Party has built solidarity within their band and their community. With their most mature release, Concrete addresses trauma, abuse, and building strength. Sarah joins this week to talk about the band’s new album, solidarity within the band, lessons she shares with her students, and more. Please note there is a content warning for this episode, as we discuss trauma throughout the interview.
Keep up with Pity Party on social media at @pitypartyband. Find their music and more at https://therealpityparty.bandcamp.com/.
This episode includes an opening discussing police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. Please step up and take action by signing petitions, donating to organizations supporting the movement, and protesting if able. Find resources for supporting Black Lives Matter below.
Black Visions Collective - blackvisionsmn.org
Reclaim the Block - reclaimtheblock.org
Official George Floyd Memorial Fund - gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
For the Family of Breonna Taylor - change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor
For the Family of Ahmaud Arbery - gofundmen.com/f/i-run-with-maud
Freedom Fund Network - lgbtqfund.org/donate-1
National Bail Out - nationalbailout.org
Minnesota Freedom Fund - minnesotafreedomfund.org
Stream to Donate - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCgLa25fDHM
Justice for George Floyd, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, Steven Demarco Taylor, David McAtee, and countless other black lives lost. We say your name.
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