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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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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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The Seekers Part 2: The Cost of Deportations
Jun06

The Seekers Part 2: The Cost of Deportations

The Cost of Deportations looks at deportation through the lens of one Central American nation that sends migrants north— Guatemala.  About two million Guatemalans live in the US. But, half of those here lack legal status, and tens of thousands of Guatemalans are deported back to their country each year. Thus, the question arises… are the countries these migrants left prepared for an influx of returnees? This week, journalist Maria Martin explores that and other questions— including whether some Guatemalans still plan to migrate north, even given the hardening of immigration policy in the US. Thank You’s and Credits: Reporting made possible by a grant from FIJ— the Fund for Investigative Journalism. Voice Overs by Miguel Estrada, Claude Marks, Jesús Hermosillo, Joel Ulloa, Max Ferrin, Glenn Ontiveros, Ruxandra Guidi, Jonathan Lawson, and Chris Stehlik. Image Credit: Women on their way to Claudia Gomez’ wake, carrying offerings for the family of the slain migrant–Maria Martin Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! Featuring: Carlos Lopez, Casa del Migrante Guatemala Martin, Juan Sebastian, Rodolfo, and Hicer – Guatemalans who have migrated and been deported, or who have attempted to migrate to the US Lisbeth Gramajo, Anthropologist at Rafael Landivar University Willie Barreno, Chef and Founder of Cafe Red Kat Fredy Lopez, San Pedro Credit Cooperative Don Julio, Q’anjobal Maya Elder Don Sebastian Gaspar, Business Owner Father Mauro Verzeletti, Director Casa del Migrante Guatemala and El Salvador Father Dionisio, Pastor of San Pedro Catholic Church Marvin Otzcoy, Guatemalan Fraternity of Northern Nevada Credits: Host: Monica Lopez Episode Producer & Reporter: Maria Martin Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker Music: “Assobio”, Z Trigueiros “Saez”, Z Trigueiros “Phased”, Z Trigueiros “Fater Lee”, Black Ant  (open) “Rise”, Meydan (credits) More Information: Casa del Migrante – Guatemala La Cafe Red Kat La Cafe Red Kat II ‘Nothing for us here’: Deported Guatemalans plan to return to U.S. U.S. embassy cables warned against expelling 300,000 immigrants. Trump officials did it anyway. ‘Claudia was a good girl. Why did they kill her?’ From a Guatemalan village to death in Texas San Juan Ostuncalco llora a Claudia Patricia...

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Daze of Justice
Apr18

Daze of Justice

Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! Daze of Justice is the intimate story of trailblazing Cambodian-American women who break decades of silence, abandoning the security of their American homes on a journey back into Cambodia’s killing fields, only this time not as victims but as witnesses determined to resurrect the memory of their loved ones before the UN Special Tribunal prosecuting the Khmer Rouge. Only Daze of Justice takes us beyond the killing fields. The women must not only find the courage to remember their past, they also face an unexpected and agonizing predicament when they come face to face with Phang, the son of Kaing Guek Eav (Alias “Duch”), one of Pol Pot’s most notorious torturers. And in the process, on the margins of the UN tribunal, the seekers become the source of justice. The women not only generate a vocabulary for reclaiming the past but pave a path that extends the promise of redemption to future generations. Featuring: Marie Chea, Khmer Rouge Survivor Sophany Bay, Khmer Rouge Survivor Sarem Neou, Khmer Rouge Survivor Leakhena Nou, Phd. Medical Sociologist, Associate Professor, CSU Long Beach Pheng, Khmer Rouge Survivor Michael Siv, Filmmaker, Khmer Rouge Survivor Credits: Host: R.J. Lozada Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada Voices: Jessica Antonio, RJ Lozada, Julian Jaravata, Lisa Rudman, Monica Lopez, Anita Johnson, John Tyler Laureta, Roger Habon, Tyler Trumbo Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker More Information: Daze of Justice, Film Website Cambodia Tribunal Monitor Article: Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge Tribunal: Mission Accomplished?  Article, Counterpunch: Who Supported the Khmer Rouge? Article, Jacobin: Nixon and the Cambodian Genocide Article: U.S. Just Quietly Deported Largest Group of Cambodians Ever Article: Deported from U.S. Cambodian-Americans find themselves outsiders in unfamiliar country...

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The Seekers, Pt. 1: Freedom from Violence
Mar28

The Seekers, Pt. 1: Freedom from Violence

The Seekers, is the first in a two-part documentary series that examines the experiences of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the US. El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala are among the most dangerous countries in the world for women. Each year, thousands of women flee from these Northern Triangle Countries to escape the brutality that stem from drugs and gangs. Now, many Central American migrants are being returned to their countries of origin with their hopes of finding a lasting refuge from violence dimmed. In this episode of Making Contact, we look at what this means for some women who have tried to flee the violence in one of those Northern Triangle Countries— Guatemala. Reporting made possible by a grant from FIJ— the Fund for Investigative Journalism. Image Credit: Maria Martin    Image Caption: Albertina Gutiérrez and her 8-year-old son, Lester display photos of relatives. Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! Featuring: Albertina Gutierrez, US Asylum Seeker, Mother of Two, from Guatemala Denise Gilman, San Antonio-based Immigration Attorney Alessandra, recently arrived from Guatemala to the US Sister Consuelo, Backpack Volunteer with RAICES in San Antonio, Texas Lynn Stephen, Oregon-based anthropologist and president-elect of the Latin American Studies Association Lucia, US asylum seeker from Guatemala Credits: Host: Monica Lopez Episode Producer & Reporter: Maria Martin Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker Music: “Assobio”, Z Trigueiros “Saez”, Z Trigueiros “Fast”, Z Trigueiros “Fater Lee”, Black Ant More Information: Trump’s rigorous asylum proposals endanger domestic abuse survivors, by Molly Redden RAICES Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services University of California, Hastings – Center for Gender and Refugee...

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The Arrival: Trump’s Travel and Refugee Ban
Sep20

The Arrival: Trump’s Travel and Refugee Ban

Leading up to the US Supreme Court hearing on Trump’s travel ban, we’ll hear about the order’s impact on people from affected, Muslim-majority countries, and how advocacy groups like the Council on American-Islamic Relations are responding. On this edition of Making Contact 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. TRANSCRIPT –see below 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 Zahar Billo, Civil Rights Attorney and Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Credits: Host: Monica Lopez Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada Contributing Producers: Nisrin Abdelrahman, Helvia Taina, An-Li Herring, Eileen Williams Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker Music: David Szesztay, “The End” David Szesztay, “Chords” Percival Pembroke, “Symphony, no. 2 in F minor” More Information: Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter #NoMuslimBanEver Campaign Executive Order 13780 TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF U.S. V. INT L REFUGEE ASSISTANCE TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF U.S. V. HAWAII Stanford Storytelling Project This story comes to us from the Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program at Stanford University which seeks to help students identify and share the stories that surround them. The managing editor of their podcast series “State of the Human” is Jake Warga who also teaches courses in podcast production at Stanford  storytelling.stanford.edu  ...

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