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Old Mole Variety Hour April 30th May Day Special

program date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012

Norm Diamond and Abigail Singer co-host today's special May Day Old Mole, which focuses on the Lawrence Textile Strike of 1912, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and events expected for May Day. We hear:

57:55 minutes (53.03 MB)

Steve Early on Lawrence Strike centennial symposium

program date: 
Mon, 04/30/2012

Norm Diamond talks with Steve Early, who attended a symposium in Lawrence Massechusetts about the Lawrence Strike of 1912 (here's a PDF of the schedule). They talked about why there is renewed interest in the Lawrence Strike, even as it was nearly erased from labor history until three decades ago; about the site of the symposium in one of the mills where workers went on strike; the role of the IWW's inclusive organizing in the Strike's success; and the inter-union cooperation of and rank-and-file participation in the symposium.

9:20 minutes (8.55 MB)

We Speak Mural Project 20th Anniversary

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/17/2012

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson spoke with Linda Sawaya, Seidel Standingelk and Carol Matsuyoshi, local artists and activists involved in events surrounding the 20th anniversary of the WE SPEAK MURAL PROJECT, talk about the history of the project and the current installation of mural panels in the Columbia Gorge. 

In 1991 the first Gulf War instigated the creation of an organization in Portland called ALANA: Asians, Latinos, Native Americans and African Americans for Peace and Justice. in 1992 ALANA organized a mural project called WE SPEAK presenting a minority view of the Columbus Quincentenary being celebrated that year across the nation.

29:31 minutes (27.02 MB)

Dr. Laila Amine on Arab immigration and Race relations in France

program: 
Bread and Roses
program date: 
Fri, 04/13/2012

Dr. Laila Amine on Arab immigration and race relations in France. Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo asks Laila, her compatriot, about the history of French Imperialism and Arab immigration to France. They discuss racism and race relations in their country as well as Maghrebi literature and its contributions to denouncing historical silencing. Laila Amine specializes in twentieth-century African American and African Diaspora literature with particular interest in comparative race and ethnic studies. Her current project, Algerian Paris: Belonging beyond Diaspora uncovers how the Algerian war (1954-1962) and its legacies shaped representations of a transnational Paris in African American, French, and Maghrebi cultural texts.

54:16 minutes (124.19 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 04-12-12 Ending unjust deportations

program date: 
Thu, 04/12/2012

Ending unjust deportations

Most news stories of ICE raids on undocumented immigrants end with a headcount of people caught in the government's net. What's not seen on the evening news is the impact on communities where deportations tear families apart and create an environment of insecurity for those left behind. As deportations continue to occur in the Portland area, local communities are coming together to understand the issues driving these federal policies and to find solutions that are just and create true security.

54:53 minutes (50.25 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 04/12/12

Air date: 
Thu, 04/12/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ending Unjust Deportations

 Ending unjust deportations

Most news stories of ICE raids on undocumented immigrants end with a headcount of people caught in the government's net. What's not seen on the evening news is the impact on communities where deportations tear families apart and create an environment of insecurity for those left behind. As deportations continue to occur in the Portland area, local communities are coming together to understand the issues driving these federal policies and to find solutions that are just and create true security.

Supporting Insecure Communities

program date: 
Mon, 04/09/2012

The constant threat of deportation makes the lives of immigrants insecure.  CAUSA, Oregon's immigrant rights organization, is holding an Insecure Communities Forum this Friday, April 13, at 7 pm at the First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 13th Avenue in Portland.  Erica Steinbauer talks here with the Old Mole's Denise Morris about the event and the issues faced by immigrants.  

Speakers at the forum:

Prof. Rene Sanchez, University of Portland
Prof. Elliott Young, Lewis and Clark College
Shizuko Hashimoto, ACT for Justice and Dignity

 

6:00 minutes (3.44 MB)

Catherine Chung: Forgotten Country

program: 
APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 04/06/2012

Kushlani DeSoyza chats with Catherine Chung, author of Forgotten Country. Forgotten Country is Catherine's debut novel and she uses her own history to write the pieces of the tale of two sisters, and how this relates to Korea's past. 

14:58 minutes (13.7 MB)

South Asian American Digital Archive

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program: 
APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 04/06/2012

Sarika Mehta spoke with Samip Mallick, founder and president of the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) about the importance of archiving our communities' histories. They also discussed lesser-known histories of the first wave of South Asian immigrants into Washington state, and the language surrounding the sentiments of immigrants even in the early 1900s. 

 

17:04 minutes (15.62 MB)

API Communities in Multnomah County: Panel Discussion on Racial Disparities

program: 
APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 04/06/2012

 The Coalition for Communities of Color published a thorough report in 2009, detailing the staggering disparities in racial minorities in Multnomah County. Last month, they developed another report specific to Asian Pacific Islander (API) Communities and the severe inequalities here, as compared to the rest of the nation.

21:26 minutes (19.62 MB)
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