Radio EVA Episode 1: Star Paschal & Ernest Johnson

Listen to Star Paschal and Ernest Johnson discuss Ubuntu Village, the need for family-focused reforms in the juvenile justice system, and the value of the Equal Voice Action community.

For the inaugural episode of Radio EVA, Equal Voice Action Board and Family Advisor Community members Star Paschal and Ernest Johnson joined the podcast to discuss Ernest’s work with the New Orleans-based social justice organization Ubuntu Village.

Ernest discussed the transformative, community-based mission of Ubuntu Village, the organization’s new family-driven report, Parents Fighting for Youth Justice, and the need for humane, family-centered reforms in the juvenile justice system.

Ernest and Star also discussed takeaways and case studies to share with the broader Equal Voice Action community, and they talked about the value of the EVA network in connecting with and lifting up the voices of fellow members and communities across the country.

To listen to the full discussion, use the media player above or subscribe to the Radio EVA podcast via Apple Podcasts or Android.

To learn more about the work of Ernest and his team at Ubuntu Village, visit

To learn more about Star’s work with the Auburn Housing Authority, visit

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