Freeing the Gospel: Faith and the Liberation Struggle in Philadelphia

For the February episode of Philly Liberation Radio, co-hosts Adiah Hicks and Jasper Saah are joined by Angel Nalubega, a social studies teacher at Philadelphia’s St. James School and member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and Reverend Dr. Renee McKenzie. We discuss the founding and history of the Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia, and the distinct relationship between religious institutions and working class organizing in the struggle for freedom.

This month in the Socialist Roundtable, we are joined by Adam Bailey, a building representative with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ Local 3, and Lorenzo Pierce from the Philadelphia Liberation Center to discuss the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ struggle against an unsafe reopening of Philly schools. We also discuss the announcement of a new police station in Kensington, newly released reports on police conduct during the uprisings last summer, and steep increases in residential water prices in the City — another sign that the City government has left the financial burden of the pandemic for the working class to bear. To listen to the early release of the Socialist Roundtable, join our Patreon community at All power to the people!