Thousands of social justice leaders in communities all over the world passed away this year. In our annual Fallen Heroes episode, we share words of inspiration from, and about, some grassroots activists that may not have been very well known outside their particular communities.

Featuring: Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian feminist; Carrie Dann, Western Shoshone rancher; Mary Gibson, niece of Carrie Dann; Margo St. James, sex worker advocate; Johanna Breyer, St. James Infirmary founding executive director; Mohib Ullah, Rohingya refugee leader; Mohammed Nowkin, Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights spokesperson; Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask, leader of the Hawaiian sovereignty movement; Healani Sonoda-Pale, chairwoman of Ka Lahui Hawaii; Betita Martinez, activist & author of 500 Years of Chicana Women’s History; Clarissa Rojas, Chicana and Chicano studies professor at the University of California Davis; Runoko Rashidi, Pan-African historian and scholar; Anthony Browder, director of the IKG cultural resource center; bell hooks, author and Black feminist

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