Season 2 Episodes & Guests

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Alaina Hampton

Democratic political consultant and strategist

Ms. Hampton began her political career in 2012 working for the Democratic Party of Illinois and the Speaker of the Illinois House, Michael J. Madigan. Hampton worked on multiple Illinois state house races while mentored by Madigan’s top political advisor and 13th Ward Alderman Marty Quinn. She managed the successful state representative campaign for Juliana Stratton in 2016, now the Lieutenant Governor.

In March 2018, Hampton filed a federal retaliation and failure to hire lawsuit against four of Madigan’s political committees after Madigan and Quinn mishandled her reports of sexual harassment. The suit settled in November 2019. She has become an outspoken advocate for victims of sexual harassment and survivors of sexual violence in Illinois.

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Sheerine Alemzadeh

Co-founder and co-director, Healing to Action

Sheerine collaborates with worker leaders across Chicago to ignite innovative, community-sustained strategies to address the endemic rates of gender-based violence in low-wage workplaces and neighborhoods. Led by the voices of workers and survivors, she writes, teaches, educates, and organizes to create safe, just workplaces and stable economic futures for people of all genders.

In 2011, Sheerine received the Skadden Fellowship to pilot a project focused on achieving workplace justice for survivors of sexual violence. In addition to litigating sexual harassment, unemployment, sexual assault, and civil rights cases, she co-founded the Coalition Against Workplace Sexual Violence, a collaboration between rape crisis agencies, civil rights organizations, workers centers, and government agencies.

Democratic political consultant and strategist

Ms. Hampton began her political career in 2012 working for the Democratic Party of Illinois and the Speaker of the Illinois House, Michael J. Madigan. Hampton worked on multiple Illinois state house races while mentored by Madigan’s top political advisor and 13th Ward Alderman Marty Quinn. She managed the successful state representative campaign for Juliana Stratton in 2016, now the Lieutenant Governor.

In March 2018, Hampton filed a federal retaliation and failure to hire lawsuit against four of Madigan’s political committees after Madigan and Quinn mishandled her reports of sexual harassment. The suit settled in November 2019. She has become an outspoken advocate for victims of sexual harassment and survivors of sexual violence in Illinois.

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Sheerine Alemzadeh

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Julian Thompson

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Shannon Kavanaugh

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Umoh Luna

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Pamela Purdie

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Diane Kipper

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Jeff Husserl

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Megan Lopp Mathias

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