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The Struggle Inside: The Murder of George Jackson
Aug16

The Struggle Inside: The Murder of George Jackson

SPECIAL FOR AUG 21st + “Black August” –a radio documentary by the Freedom Archives about the roots of the modern anti-prison movement. This year marks the 39th anniversary of Black August, first originated in the California prisons to honor fallen Freedom Fighters, George and Jonathan Jackson, Khatari Gaulden, James McClain, and William Christmas. Jonathan Jackson was gunned down outside the Marin County courthouse on August 7, 1970 as he attempted to take hostages in a plan to negotiate the release of his brother, George. This action liberated three imprisoned Black Liberation Fighters: James McClain, William Christmas and Ruchell Magee. Ruchell Magee still imprisoned, and is the sole survivor of the Marin County Rebellion. Special thanks to the Freedom Archives for producing and allowing us to share it. Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks!  Featuring: Angela Davis, UC Santa Cruz professor, who supported George & Jonathan Jackson David Hilliard, former Black Panther Party leader Ruchell Magee, prison activist and leader, still in prison for his political activities Georgia Jackson, mother of George and Jonathan Jackson Harry Belafonte, performer and human rights activist James Baldwin, outspoken writer and social activist George and Jonathan Jackson, activist David Johnson, Hugo Pinell, Luis Talamantez and Sundiata Tate, all charged with the San Quentin rebellion following the murder of George Jackson Narrated by Jonathan Jackson, Jr. Credits: Host: Anita Johnson, Jonathan Jackson, Jr. Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker More Information: Freedom Archives The Struggle Inside – George Jackson US Prison Culture Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson Blood in My Eye, by George Jackson Prisons On...

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Parenting From Prison, Inside Out (ENCORE)
Aug09

Parenting From Prison, Inside Out (ENCORE)

When one or both parents are incarcerated the family is also incarcerated and are adversely affected in profound ways that exacerbate existing structural inequalities and struggles. Programs for inmates and families like FamilyWorks and the Storybook Program, encourage rebuilding and maintaining relationships despite being separated by prison. The Osborne’s FamilyWorks program, the first comprehensive parenting program in a men’s state prison founded in 1986. FamilyWorks operates as a counterbalance to the numerous challenges in keeping a family together, such as the high cost of collect calls to inmates, long distances to prisons. The Storybook program in at the State Prison for Men in Concord, New Hampshire is a little different than at other prisons across the country. This is run by the Department of Corrections (DOC) instead of a nonprofit or grassroots organization that can function as a link between the men inside and their communities outside. This non-narrated piece shares some of the experiences and changes that these fathers experience, but also some of the stories and messages they read to their children. Special Thanks: Laura Roan, Jonathan Stenger, Elizabeth Gaynes, Brenda Maietta, Gabriella Kenner, Steuben Vega Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks!  Featuring: Gia Corrigan Marni Corrigan Kim Corrigan Frankie Corrigan James (Jim) Corrigan – FamilyWorks Graduate Jean Louis – FamilyWorks Graduate Emani Davis – Co-Creator, Instructor of FamilyWorks Curriculum Elizabeth Gaynes – President and CEO of The Osborne Association, Founder and Instructor of FamilyWorks program Dr. Karl Mazza – Co-Founder/Creator/Instructor of FamilyWorks Curriculum, DSW, LMSW, Professor of Social Work at Lehman College of the City University of New York Giovanni Monroe Kristina Toth – New Hampshire Department of Corrections Administrator, and Founder of Family Connection Center David Johansen Holly Johansen Tony Hebert Credits: Producers: Sylvia Ryerson, Lisa Bartfai, R.J. Lozada Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Salima Hamirani, Monica Lopez Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker More Information: FamilyWorks, Osborne Association Parents in Prison, Sentencing Project Parents and Their Children, Trends 1991 –...

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Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice
Aug01

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice

On this edition of Making Contact, we speak with author Paul Kivel about his book, Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. This book offers a framework for understanding institutional racism. It provides practical suggestions, tools, examples, and advice on how white people can intervene in interpersonal and organizational situations to work as allies for racial justice. Completely revised and updated, this expanded third edition directly engages the reader through questions, exercises, and suggestions for action, and takes a detailed look at current issues such as affirmative action, immigration, and health care. It also includes a wealth of information about specific cultural groups such as Muslims, people with mixed-heritage, Native Americans, Jews, recent immigrants, Asian Americans, and Latinos. Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks!  Featuring: Paul Kivel, Author of Uprooting Racism Credits: Host: Anita Johnson Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker More Information: Paul Kivel website Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice America’s Dark Underbelly Six Things White People Can Do To Reach Friends and Family Members to End Racism. Growing up black in America: here’s my story of everyday racism Oppression in...

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Caring Relationships: Negotiating Meaning and Maintaining Dignity
Jul25

Caring Relationships: Negotiating Meaning and Maintaining Dignity

The vast majority of care recipients are exclusively receiving unpaid care from a family member, friend, or neighbor. The rest receive a combination of family care and paid assistance, or exclusively paid formal care. Whether you’re a paid home care provider, or rely on personal assistance to meet your daily needs, or a family member caring for a loved one, the nature of the working relationship depends on mutual respect and dignity. During this week’s anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we’ll revisit the dynamic and complex relationship of care receiving and giving. Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks!  Featuring: Camille Christian, home care provider and SEIU member Brenda Jackson, home care provider and SEIU member Patty Berne, co-founder and director, Sins Invalid Jessica Lehman, executive director, San Francisco Senior and Disability Action Kenzi Robi, president, San Francisco IHSS (In Home Supportive Services) Public Authority Governing Body Rachel Stewart, queer disabled woman passionate about disability and employment issues Alana Theriault, disability benefits counselor in Berkeley, California Ingrid Tischer, director of development, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) Alta Mae Stevens, in-home caregiver Credits Host: Laura Flynn Contributing Producers: Alice Wong and Stephanie Guyer-Stevens Photo Credits: Alice Wong, Stephanie Guyer-Stevens Music Credit: Dexter Britain: The Time To Run (Finale), Gillicuddy: Adventure, Darling, Steve Combs: March, Jason Shaw: Running Waters, Jared C. Balogh: BRICK BY BRICK DAY BY DAY, Jared C. Balogh: INCREMENTS TOWARDS SERENITY, Nheap: Crossings, Cherly KaCherly: The Hungry Garden, Trio Metrik: Vogelperspektive, Kevin MacLeod: Faster Does It Segments excerpted from full show above Choreography of Care Making Contact’s Community Storytelling Fellow, Alice Wong asks, how do people with disabilities who rely on personal assistance negotiate their relationships with the people that assist them? And how does that inform their sense of independence or interdependence with others? In this next story from the San Francisco Bay Area of California, Wong searches for answers. (see Alice’s story transcript below) A Lifetime of Caregiving: Mom and Uncle Harold Most often family members are the ones that step up and provide care when a parent or loved one needs it. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, 78 percent of care beneficiaries receive assistance from a family member, friend, or neighbor. Alta Mae Stevens is 87 years old. From the moment she married she’s been caring for one person or another. Her daughter Stephanie Guyer-Stevens talks to her about what a lifetime of caregiving has meant to her. Resources: UCSF: UCSF Study Projects Need for 2.5M More Long-Term Care Workers by 2030 SEIU: Longterm Care Workers Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund Disability Visibility Project Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network National Disability Leadership Alliance...

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The Arrival: Trump’s Travel and Refugee Ban
Jul18

The Arrival: Trump’s Travel and Refugee Ban

After the US Supreme Court’s June 2018 ruling on Trump’s travel ban, we’ll discuss how the new order impacts people from affected, Muslim-majority countries. We also talk about what’s different about the new ban and how to fight it. We begin with the story of a woman who was in flight to the US when President Trump signed his first travel ban. Special thanks to the Stanford Storytelling Project and State of the Human podcast Managing Producer, Jake Warga. Image Credit: Deigo Cupolo – Creative Commons Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks!  Featuring: Nisrin Abdelrahman, Stanford PhD student in Anthropology Zahra Billoo, Civil Rights Attorney and Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Credits: Host: Salima Hamirani Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani Contributing Producers: Nisrin Abdelrahman, Helvia Taina, An-Li Herring, Eileen William, Marie Choi, R.J. Lozada Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker Music: “Low Light Switch”,  Blue Dot Sessions “Long Transfer 2006 Rework”,  Phour Trakk “RSPN”, Blank Kytt More Information: Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area chapter U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING ON MUSLIM BAN 3.0: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Executive Order 13780—Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF U.S. V. INT L REFUGEE ASSISTANCE TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF U.S. V. HAWAII TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, ET AL.v. HAWAII ET AL. Stanford Storytelling Project MuslimARC VOX Article...

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Patrisse Khan-Cullors, “When They Call You A Terrorist” (Encore)
Jul12

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, “When They Call You A Terrorist” (Encore)

Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks!  This week is the five year anniversary of Black lives matter. We hear from Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter and the author of the new book, WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, a meaningful, empowering account of strength and resilience. In this conversation, hosted by long-time organizer Cat Brooks, we hear Patrisse Cullors’ insights on Black Liberation, Police Terrorism and the criminalization of Black activism in America. WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST takes an intimate look at Cullors’ time growing up in Van Nuys, California, surrounded by a devoted family and supportive friends. She weaves her experiences into the larger picture of how predominantly Black and Latino neighborhoods are under constant systemic attack. From an unrelenting and hostile police presence, to disproportionate punitive action, to lack of basic social and medical services, Cullors explains how lack of personal security and dignity makes daily life an act of survival. Photo Credit: Patrisse Cullors website Featuring: Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Cat Brooks, co-founder Anti Police -Terror Project Credits: Host: Anita Johnson Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker More Information: Patrisse Khan- Cullors website An Interview with the Founders of Black Lives Matter A founder of Black Lives Matter answers a question on many minds: Where did it...

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