April 10, 2018

Highlight Reel — MLK50, Beth Mathews Returns, & Some Highlight Moments

Highlight Reel — MLK50, Beth Mathews Returns, & Some Highlight Moments

<p>Last week, I spent time in Memphis, TN for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death. At 6:01pm on April 4, I was at the Lorraine Motel for a moment of silence along with thousands of other people. Al Green was there. Bernie Sanders was there. Fr. Michael Pfleger was there. It was a beautiful, solemn moment. In this episode, I share a bit more about my time there.</p><br><p>ICYMI, ICE raided a factory a few days ago and arrested 100 immigrants while they were working. It’s the biggest ICE raid in 10 years. Tragic! My friend Beth Mathews (<a href="https://shows.pippa.io/letsgiveadamn/bethmathews" target="_blank">who has already been on the podcast</a>), returns to the show for a short chat about how she sprang into action to care for the families left without fathers and mothers as a result of the raid. If you’d like to help and can provide transportation, legal services, health counseling, childcare, personal hygiene products,&nbsp;<a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xHwzb2TP3KmubCXU2n03F9zO8KV0H-y3tDgdNGTo04c/viewform?edit_requested=true" target="_blank">click here for more information</a>. You can also give money by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gofundme.com/gk9rj-aid-for-families-affected-by-raid" target="_blank">clicking here</a>. They’ve already surpassed their $30,000 goal in a couple of days!</p><br><p>The last part of this podcast episode contains special moments that stuck out to me from my conversations with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/kareemmanuel/?hl=en" target="_blank">Kareem Manuel</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/noor/" target="_blank">Noor Tagouri</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/JCourt" target="_blank">Jeremy Courtney</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/davidvobora/?hl=en" target="_blank">David Vobora</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/bethmathews/" target="_blank">Beth Mathews</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/jeremyvallerand/?hl=en" target="_blank">Jeremy Vallerand</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/grace_theisen/" target="_blank">Grace Theisen</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/KevinLyman" target="_blank">Kevin Lyman</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/ChelseaClinton" target="_blank">Chelsea Clinton</a>.&nbsp;</p><br><p>Lastly, join me in Nashville (or whoever you live!) on May 19 for World Vision’s $6KForWater. 6 kilometers is the average distance that people in the developing world walk for water—water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. On&nbsp;Saturday, May 19th, thousands of participants from around the globe will walk or run 6k to bring&nbsp;life-changing clean water&nbsp;to communities in need. Each participant's registration fee&nbsp;provides life-changing clean water for one person, so when you participate in the Global 6K for Water you take that 6K distance away from people in need. If you’d like to join me,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.teamworldvision.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&amp;eventID=921&amp;referrer=htrip_laparra" target="_blank">get more information and sign up here</a>! I’d love to see you there.&nbsp;</p><br><p>Follow&nbsp;<em>Let’s Give A Damn</em>&nbsp;on&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://instagram.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">Instagram</a>, &amp;&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">Twitter</a>&nbsp;to keep up with all that is going on. We have so much planned for the coming months and we don’t want you to miss a thing! And if you want to follow our host Nick Laparra—<a href="http://facebook.com/nicklaparra" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://instagram.com/nicklaparra" target="_blank">Instagram,</a>&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/nicklaparra" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p><br><p>Support&nbsp;<em>Let’s Give A Damn</em>&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a href="https://www.patreon.com/letsgiveadamn" target="_blank">contributing the monthly amount of

Last week, I spent time in Memphis, TN for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death. At 6:01pm on April 4, I was at the Lorraine Motel for a moment of silence along with thousands of other people. Al Green was there. Bernie Sanders was there. Fr. Michael Pfleger was there. It was a beautiful, solemn moment. In this episode, I share a bit more about my time there.


ICYMI, ICE raided a factory a few days ago and arrested 100 immigrants while they were working. It’s the biggest ICE raid in 10 years. Tragic! My friend Beth Mathews (who has already been on the podcast), returns to the show for a short chat about how she sprang into action to care for the families left without fathers and mothers as a result of the raid. If you’d like to help and can provide transportation, legal services, health counseling, childcare, personal hygiene products, click here for more information. You can also give money by clicking here. They’ve already surpassed their $30,000 goal in a couple of days!


The last part of this podcast episode contains special moments that stuck out to me from my conversations with Kareem ManuelNoor TagouriJeremy CourtneyDavid VoboraBeth MathewsJeremy VallerandGrace TheisenKevin Lyman, and Chelsea Clinton


Lastly, join me in Nashville (or whoever you live!) on May 19 for World Vision’s $6KForWater. 6 kilometers is the average distance that people in the developing world walk for water—water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. On Saturday, May 19th, thousands of participants from around the globe will walk or run 6k to bring life-changing clean water to communities in need. Each participant's registration fee provides life-changing clean water for one person, so when you participate in the Global 6K for Water you take that 6K distance away from people in need. If you’d like to join me, get more information and sign up here! I’d love to see you there. 


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