Blog Entry Health & Healing, Narrative Change

Journey To Radiance Ep. 14: "Journey To Healthy Breathing"


CBMA's "Journey to Radiance" podcast series returns with a powerful episode highlighting National Healthy Lung month!

In this new installment titled "Journey To Healthy Breathing", we speak with activist and artist Cat Brooks who shares her healing journey after going through surgery on her lungs; her work as a community organizer/activist and in politics (she previously ran for Mayor of Oakland, CA); and her passion for the performing arts. 

Cat Brooks has been confidently moving across stages and screens for 30 years. A consummate performer and passionate speaker, Brooks is also an activist and community leader. Brooks played a central role in the struggle for justice for Oscar Grant, is the co-founder of the Anti-Police-Terror Project whose mission is to  rapidly respond to - and eradicate - police terror in communities of color. APTP has successfully developed a model for first response to police violence that is currently being replicated across the state of California, and the country. She is also the Executive Director of The Justice Teams Network.

Additionally, Brooks trained at the Royal National Theater Studio in London. Notable roles include Lady Macbeth at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, Ruth in "Raisin in the Sun and Yolanda in 3 Girl Theater’s Low Hanging Fruit for which she was nominated Best Featured Actress by the Bay Area Theater Circle Critics. She is currently starring in the one-woman show "Tasha" that she loosely based on the in-custody murder of Natasha McKenna. "Tasha" won the 3 Girls Theater Salon Series Playwright Festival last year and is currently being featured in 2019 BAMBD Fest. Brooks is a member of The Lower Bottom Playaz and 3 Girls Theater Company. She lives in West Oakland with her daughter.

Also in this episode we reference two key resources that you're encouraged to follow-up on and learn more about:



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