Season 3, Episode 10

FIGHTING TIMES: An Interview with Activist and Author - Jon Melrod

In this episode, Donzel welcomes Jon Melrod, activist and best-selling author of the new book, FIGHTING TIMES: Organizing on the Front Lines of the Class War. Jon shares why and how he gave up his privilege and even risked his life to be a soldier over the last 60 years on the front lines of the war to fight against racism, classism, and sexism and become one of the very few people to have done all of the following - confront the KKK in Mississippi, Volunteer for SNCC and the Black Panther Party and even serve as a body guard for a senior Black Panther official, while also being investigated by the FBI for his actions.  Jon shares his incredible and inspiring story and provides our most powerful example yet of H.O.P.E. - How Optimist People Endure.