#Security, #Resistance, & Survival Talk w/ @KitOConnell & @AaronKappel — #KatieSpeakShow Ep82 04/01/2017

In brief: CN: trauma/abuse, anti-LGBTQIA, reparative therapy, corporal punishment, etc.

I’m really excited to have Aaron Kappel back on the show to talk about their nearly year-long investigation into Shepherd’s Hill Academy in Georgia which engages in abuse and coercion to “reprogram” teens whose parents have labeled them rebellious and/or troubled. Also on the show, Kit O’Connell breaks down Vault 7 and news about meta data as well as advice on how to keep yourself and other organizers safe in the Tr*mp era. Then we chat about hyper local organizing that can enrich the lives of veteran and new activists alike!

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Easy download/stream:

Enhanced audio: #Security, #Resistance, & Survival Talk w/ @KitOConnell & @AaronKappel — #KatieSpeakShow Ep82 04/01/2017

Links to on-air references:

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”


“How To Survive Hurricane Donald (Gonzo Notes 05)”

“What Vault 7 Means for You & How to Protect Yourself With Encryption”

“Inside Shepherd’s Hill, The Christian Academy With A History Of Alleged Abuse” at The Establishment

“At Unregulated Christian Boarding Schools, Students Face Conversion Therapy, Abuse, And Indoctrination” at The Establishment

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Kit O’Connell: Twitter; website; Patreon/support

Aaron Kappel: Twitter; website

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  1. Resistance, Self-Care & Threat Modeling After Vault 7 With Katie Klabusich

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