Commissioner Amanda Fritz and the Office of Equity
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz and two community members about Portland's Office of Equity. There will be a public hearing before Council on the Office of Equity on Wednesday, August 31 at 6 p.m. in City Hall.
Host Ashley Thirstrup interviews Ted Rutherford from the Texas Association Against Sexual Violence about his work as the Youth Outreach Specialist. He provides training and technical assistance to participants in the Texas PEACE Project, a program to engage and support youth activists and their adult allies who are working for equality and social change to prevent sexual and dating violence.
More information about the project can be found here, including how to get a similar project started in your area!
Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Tyrone Waters, African American, native Portlander, and a certified life coach. Waters has written about his own negative encounters with members of the Portland Police Force. He will talk about his ideas on how to improve interactions between the police and citizens with mental illness.
Perspective checked! Ani & Lyn explore the importance of travel.
What did you do on your summer vacation? Ani accompanied her partner to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a little medical tourism. She wandered a city rich in street art and protests, and is left with the nagging question, "What can we do to bring people in the US out of alienation and apathy?"
The case for nonviolent resistance: an interview with Erica Chenoweth
At a time when our government, with the support of many Americans, increasingly turns to drones and other long-range violence to "keep America safe", making the case for nonviolent alternatives becomes difficult if not impossible. But Erica Chenoweth, Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University says the facts are with the doves not the hawks. In reviewing over a century of campaigns of resistance, Chenoweth found that nonviolent campaigns were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts. Nonviolence proved far more able to build broad-based support necessary to end oppressive regimes.
We talk with Zita Holburne from BARAC - Black Activists Rising Against Cuts - in the UK. You'll also hear from anti-fascist organizer Weymann Bennett and family members of people who have died in police custody in Britain, organizing for justice and police accountability.