Southern Steep: Brewing Stronger Community

A Retrospective on NASTAD's Community Ties

Episode Summary

In commemoration of NASTAD’s 30th anniversary, Deputy Executive Director Natalie Cramer joins podcast co-hosts Nicole and Isaiah to discuss the organization’s long-running ties to community and the grassroots. As NASTAD’s longest-tenured staffer, Natalie recounts how the organization has evolved over time, and how it has refined its technical assistance approach. NASTAD’s latest efforts to address social justice and antiracism is discussed, and Isaiah recalls how this work is actually a continuation of the organization’s willingness to tackle difficult challenges.

Episode Notes

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