(00:00) Open and introduce guest.
(03:06) Guest segment. Nilou Khonsari is the founder of Pangea Legal Services, focusing on immigration law. She is a first-generation immigrant from Iran. The legal structure of the US immigration system. The extreme difficulty of any kind of legal immigration to the US without wealth or connections, and the widespread risk of family separation. 10-year bans.
(22:23) Flat organizations: the collective governance model at Pangea. Flat salary structure. 100% retention.
(37:40) Nilou expounds on how she developed her anti-hierarchy philosophy, that could be viewed by some as being “communist.” Interior colonization.
(48:30) Movement lawyering. Using the power of the collective to wage legal fights against those with wealth and power. A case history of how community activism led to a successful defense of an immigrant from deportation.
(01:04:50) Wrapup and Outro