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Black & Pink's Tena Hahn Rodriguez on the Meaning of Aboltion

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Tena Hahn Rodriguez is is a community organizer, educator, and entrepreneur from North Omaha. She and Jasmine Tasaki are co-interim executive directors of the nonprofit prison abolition organization Black & Pink, which is headquartered in Omaha.

Tena Hahn Rodriguez is co-interim executive director of Black & Pink National, a nonprofit prison abolition organization headquartered in Omaha.

Hahn Rodriguez is a dancer, educator and Omaha native. She’s worked at various nonprofits in Omaha, including Inclusive Communities and Heartland Pride, and co-founded the queer nightlife event Revel in 2014.

Hahn Rodriguez and Michael Griffin are in conversation about her Omaha upbringing and how it shapes her advocacy, how dance shows up in her work, what prison abolition would really look like, and Black & Pink’s mission of supporting incarcerated LGBTQ+ folks.

Courtney is back in her hometown after graduating from the University of Kansas in 2019 with degrees in journalism and film. While at KU, she was the arts and culture editor of the University Daily Kansan and had a summer internship at KCUR, Kansas City's NPR member station. She has three pet rats and has seen almost every Audrey Hepburn movie.
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