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LGBTQ and feminist activist Urvashi Vaid will deliver the Minx Auerbach Lecture Tuesday night at the University of Louisville. She joined us this week to share a little about her speech, called “Winning the Future: A Critical Look at the LGBT Movement,” and to answer our questions about her work, and the future of social justice activism.

The Minx Auerbach Lecture takes place tonight at 5pm in Comstock Hall, at 105 W. Brandeis Ave., and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jan Rayburn at (502) 852-8160.

In our Juicy Fruit segment this week, we talk about Spike Lee’s recent announcement that he’s making a sequel to School Daze, Arizona’s controversial so-called “religious freedom” bill (which has been vetoed since we recorded this episode), and marriage equality making its way to Texas.

We also shouted out Aisha and Danielle Moodie-Mills, who are hosting a new video series called Politini on the Griot. Aisha and Danielle are a married couple who describe themselves as polinistas: “A fashionably political woman who is unapologetic about her femininity and brilliance.” We couldn’t agree more, and we’re so excited they’ll be our guests next week on Strange Fruit. See you then!

Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects.