The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks speaks with Our Special Guests Thena Robinson Mock, Esq., who serves as Director of Advancement Project’s Opportunity to Learn Program. She is a civil rights and community lawyer with over a decade of experience in racial and social justice advocacy. In this role, Thena leads Advancement Project’s education initiatives aimed at supporting grassroots community organizing to end the criminalization of students of color and challenge school privatization policies that fuel education inequity in communities of color.
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Danny K. Davis, who has distinguished himself as an articulate voice for his constituents and as an effective legislator able to move major bills to passage. He has developed a unique and energetic style of communication and interaction with his constituents setting up dozens of advisory task forces to consider significant questions of public policy.
Some films simply entertain (or not); others raise awareness. The Meaningful Movies Network has more than a dozen community-based Seattle-area groups that show social-justice documentary films that can make a positive change in the world. Films that attract viewers with common interests in the principles of peace, justice and non-violence. Discussions are held after the film. The Network has more …
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Pedro Pierluisi, who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, and is a member of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations, and the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. He also serves on the House Natural Resources Committee, and is a member of the Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs, and the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.
Peter, Mickey and their guests discuss how to teach critical media literacy, and the role of media literacy in promoting social justice. Rob Williams teaches at the University of Vermont, Robin Williams at Fordham University; Nolan Higdon teaches at several northern California colleges, and is a member of Project Censored’s board.
Gary spoke for the whole hour with the great Professor, William Robinson. Here is a bio on him:
Prof William Robinson is Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is also the university’s faculty of Latin American Studies and in the Global and International Studies Program. He describes himself as a scholar-activist, who is deeply involved in American domestic and Third World struggles for social justice, popular empowerment of populations and participatory democracy and government. His areas of focus include globalization, transnationalism, political economics, immigration and a variety of sociological issues. William received his graduate degrees from the University of New Mexico, and has published eight books, his latest being “Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity.”
His website is SOC.UCSB.edu/Faculty/Robinson
Mike and Guy interviewed Kevin Hester from New Zealand. A long-time sailor and activist, Hester is a prolific writer and public speaker. We discussed topics ranging from Fukushima and abrupt climate change to social justice and environmental protection. We took a few calls from listeners, too.
This is a follow-up to my previous piece entitled Ten Counterproductive Behaviors of Social Justice Educators. The latter was written for folks who consider equity work as their core life purpose. I wrote Ten Counterproductive Behaviors of Well-Intentioned People for the folks who consider themselves good people invested in social justice and conversations around equity, but who may show up in the ally …
Brett Tolley is from a four-generation fishing family from Massachusetts. He is currently the Community Organizer for the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, working at the intersection of marine conservation and social justice. He is on the board of directors for Farm to Institution New England (FINE) and serves on the core team helping to grow the Slow Fish USA network. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Many of us were hoping that our high-tech lives would make parenting easier – apps for tablets and smart phones are able to give children knowledge on any subject, entertain them with a movie or a game, and keep them occupied while we go through our hectic days. But the downfalls of this technology are huge; there is a bigger …
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