This trailer introduces the People in Common podcast, where we speak with inspiring leaders about what we can do about the urgent and overwhelming problems of the world. With powerful stories and recommendations for action, we bridge the gap between movement leaders and those of us who care but aren’t sure what to do. In the first three episodes, we share conversations with leaders we admire: Time 100's Desmond Meade, Homeboy Industries’ Father Greg Boyle, and NRDC's Kelly Ward Burton. So glad you joined us.
The People in Common podcast identifies leaders, solutions, and effective ways to use our voices, our time, and our dollars to make change.
People in Common is a bridge between inspirational movement leaders and those of us who care but aren’t sure what to DO. With real stories about the 'why', we:
1. SHINE THE LIGHT on opportunities for meaningful action
2. MAKE IT EASY to learn / act / donate / volunteer / speak out
3. CHANNEL SUPPORT to frontline grassroots organizations making an impact now
In the first three episodes, we share conversations with leaders who inspire us:
'How to Win With Love' with Time 100's Desmond Meade - Executive Director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World
'We Belong to Each Other' with Homeboy Industries’ Father Greg Boyle - Founder of Homeboy Industries, which received $20M from MacKenzie Scott the week we spoke
'Do Democracy to Save Democracy' with NRDC's Kelly Ward Burton - Founding President of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee with President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder
Jama Adams is a builder - translating vision and values into strategy to address the climate crisis and save democracy
As Head of Investor Strategy for Commonwealth Fusion Systems, Jama raised $1.8 billion in Series B funding in 12 weeks to invest in clean, limitless fusion energy.
Jama was the first hire on the Giving Pledge and took the pledge from zero to $1 trillion in three years, growing the ranks to nearly 100 billionaires (today it stands at $3 trillion from over 230 signers).
In other roles – founding consulting firms, on the Omidyar impact investing team, for the City of New York, on political campaigns and Capitol Hill, and at Harvard Kennedy School – Jama has brought together elite influencers, frontline organizers, business executives, and created new organizations and industries to notch important victories for our planet and our democracy.
Photo Credit: Homeboy Industries