The Intersectionality of Blackness
About Crosswalk Conversations
A podcast mini-series featuring candid discussions about the complicated manifestations of race in our lives, our communities, and social institutions, recorded at 3 parks featuring crosswalks painted red, black, and green in the heart of Seattle’s Historic Black neighborhood, the Central District.
Intention: To be inclusive of all Black voices; working to highlight individual experiences, perspectives, ideas and opinions, as well as ethnic, gender and religious identities and their intersections; supporting and encouraging participants’ discussion of challenging issues relating to race in their lives, in Seattle, and beyond; curating a safe space for discussions of Blackness.
The Conversations Team
Angel Mitchell, Host and Creator
Angel Mitchell is the Senior Executive Producer of Crosswalk Conversations. She is a mother and recent graduate that is passionate about pursuing the liberation of Black and Brown people. Her commitment to this community led her to being a chief organizer in the project to bring Pan-African crosswalks to the historically Black neighborhood of Seattle as well as a founding member of a non-profit re-entry program and her campus Black Student Union.
Angel has been providing holistic on-site childcare for special events since January of 2013 through her business Angel’s Royal Academy.In her free time she enjoys singing and exploring the world with her little one.
Sakara Remmu, Co-host and Showrunner
Sakara Remmu is the Executive Producer of Crosswalk Conversations. Sakara has been a reporter, producer, and commentator covering social and political issues for KBCS Radio, The Seattle Times, and a number of regional and national print and online outlets since 2001.
In 2016 she co-founded Black Owned Media Broadcasting Company with the mission of empowering black and other people of color to reclaim the media narratives of the social and political issues impacting their lives, where she works as the Executive Managing Editor at Large for news reporting and content development.
Carlina Brown-Banks, Production Team
Carlina has been working to support Parent Engagement for more than 20 years. She first began by serving on the Policy Council of the largest Head Start Grant west of the Mississippi River in Denver. Carlina has since been recognized by the Obama administration as a Champion for Change by the White House. through her work with the Rainier Beach High School PTSA. She continues to be deeply committed to building equity in education systems in her work at the Community Center for Education Results, which supports the Road Map Project.
Originally from Denver, Carlina is the mother of seven children, ranging from 8 to 29 years old, and has one grandson. Her favorite out of office activities are camping, spontaneous road trips, boating, reading, history (especially black history), and always wanting to go on the hunt for sunshine.