The Freedom Files - A Pursuit of Justice Podcast
Episode 6:  Barbara Buckley:  Mentoring Guardianship Lawyers

Episode 6: Barbara Buckley: Mentoring Guardianship Lawyers

November 12, 2021

In this episode, the podcast host has a conversation with the director of an innovative guardianship legal defense program in Nevada which can serve as a model for other states. 

Episode 5: Dr. Sam Sugar: An Iconic Warrior for Guardianship Reform

Episode 5: Dr. Sam Sugar: An Iconic Warrior for Guardianship Reform

October 24, 2021

Sam Sugar is the guest on this episode of the podcast series. Dr. Sugar is the founder of a nonprofit organization, Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship. Thomas F. Coleman will interview Dr. Sugar about his reasons for creating AAAPG and his attempts at guardianship reform over the years.

Town Hall: Conservatorship is Long Overdue

Town Hall: Conservatorship is Long Overdue

September 29, 2021

This episode focuses on a Zoom Town Hall where victims of the California conservatorship system shared their stories, local elected officials in Alameda County acknowledged the need for reform, and #FreeBritney activists discussed their movement to rid superstar Britney Spears of the confines of conservatorship.

My New Challenge:  Conservatorship Injustices

My New Challenge: Conservatorship Injustices

August 25, 2021

This episode of the podcast series picks up where the first episode left off.  It describes the shift in the advocacy activities of Tom Coleman after his memoirs were published in 2009.  He ventured into the area of abuse of people with disabilities, especially those with developmental disabilities, with the goal of promoting more effective responses to such abuse by government agencies. 

The Domino Effect:  My Life as an Advocate

The Domino Effect: My Life as an Advocate

July 29, 2021

Glimpse Tom Coleman's past & a few phases of Tom's advocacy for various causes -- from his focus on LGBT rights & sexual civil liberties in the 1970s, to privacy rights, hate crimes, domestic partner benefits & recognition of family diversity in the 1980s, & then on to the rights of single people during the next two decades ending with the publication of The Domino Effect, Tom's memoirs as an equal rights advocate.
 

The Freedom Files: Preview of Coming Attractions

The Freedom Files: Preview of Coming Attractions

July 7, 2021

In this premiere episode, host Thomas F. Coleman explains how The Freedom Files will blend past, present, and future with some episodes focusing on current events and the people involved in them while others will recall events and people from the past -- all of which will focus on the pursuit of freedom, justice, and equal rights.  Tom will highlight some of the upcoming episodes.   

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