What has politics to do with philosophy? In this episode, Jon Sozek interviews Devin Avshalom-Smith, Alder of Newhallville (Ward 20) in the City of New Haven, Connecticut. Devin shares about how his own practice of philosophy informs his work to serve the community of Newhallville. Philosophy, he reminds us, is a verb - not just a topic or field of study! We learn about Devin's published work on W.E.B. DuBois and how phenomenology and existentialism -- especially the work of Franz Fanon -- has influenced his thinking. The episode concludes with some reflection on the future of New Haven and Newhallville and a call to young people to "crack a book" and follow their passion -- all the way to informed action in pursuit of justice.