The clothesline project, Women's Equality Day, and WILPF
Host Sue Supriano interviews local activist-musicians Yvonne Simmons and Mary Rose about The Clothesline Project, a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence or by someone who loves a woman who has been affected by violence. They also discuss Women's Equality Day and other activities of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom or WILPF.
Joshunda Sanders is a writer for the Statesman, in Austin , TX . Her previous journalism experiences included working for the Houston Chronicle, the Beaumont Enterprise, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Kushlani de Soyza interviews author Deanna Fei. Fei's debut novel, A Thread of Sky, has received great praise from the New York Times and others. It tells the story of six women from three generations who travel together to China to reconnect with their family history and strengthen their family ties.
APA Compass' Liz Rogers interviews author Jean Kwok, whose novel, Girl in Translation, has been picked up as one of the books to read by Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, O Magazine, and more. It's story about loss of innocence, overcoming hardships, and love.
Sonnette Ehlers, creator of the RapeAxe anti-rape condom, will speak LIVE ON AIR with Theresa Mitchell on today's Press**Watch. Mme. Ehlers created the condom, which is worn by women, to counteract rape and to identify rapists after the fact. On her website, Sonnette writes "It's time to fight back!"
It is absurd that women and children In this day and age still fall prey to opportunistic sexual predators. When will they be empowered? When will they be heard? Never, it seems! There always appears to be a more important issue to be addressed in legislature.
Joe returns from vacation to join Abe in taking a snapshot of the body politic.
It's summer. It's hot, it's sticky, and an election looms in November. What can we expect? Nearly halfway through President Obama's first term, what is the state of the American zeitgeist? Has the president delivered on his promise of hope and change? Are the Teabaggers worth taking seriously (no, really ...)? Have we shrugged off the toxic malaise of the Bush Years? What can we expect on Election Day?
And perhaps most importantly, do Abe and Joe have anything worth saying?
On Tuesday, August 10, 2010, Jacob Anderson-Minshall hosted an Out Loud panel discussing sex and human trafficking, the role gender and sexuality have in this modern day slave-trade, and how this is happening right here in Portland, Oregon.
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A human trafficked homeless 16-year old boy was asked what agencies in Portland could do in order to help him and thousands like him get off the street, he paused and then turned to the folks at a partnered organization and said “Obliterate Stark Street.”