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FOR RELEASE WEEK OF OCTOBER 14, 2018
08 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

This documentary follows a sacred river walk along the dangerously polluted Housatonic River in western Massachusetts state in the northeast USA. The purpose of the walk was ceremonial, but also to bring people together and raise awareness of rivers as the bloodstream of the earth and of water as a living thing to which humans belong.
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF OCTOBER 7, 2018
08 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In this second part of her 2005 interview, Ross focuses on how the Reproductive Justice movement has been built up as a collaboration between reproductive rights and racial justice activism. She advises that although Roe v Wade may be overturned by the US Supreme Court, "they can't put the toothpaste back in the tube."
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF SEPT 30, 2018
08 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In this interview, Ross begins with her personal story of needing reproductive justice, and goes on to tell stories of pioneering organizing for real reproductive choice and the sexist, racist and classist moves by US politicians to control the bodies of women and of all people of color. The interview took place in 2005, but all the struggles are ongoing...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF SEPT 23, 2018
08 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The book Canada's Promises to Keep: The Charter and Violence Against Women (CASAC Report for short), tells the gripping history of Canadian feminists' work to carve out legal and economic space for fighting violence against women, in a country undergoing neoliberal structural adjustment. The promises they try to hold the country to are those in the Charter of Rights and...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF SEPT 16, 2018
07 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Conclusion of 2-part interview with biologist Karen Messing about gendered research on gendered work and its effects on health and stress. Both parts are full of examples.
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF SEPT 9, 2018
07 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

This is the first of two half-hours of an extensive interview with Professor Messing about how gendered the most common professions are, what generally-ignored factors cause physical and mental health problems for women at work in various professions, and what can and cannot be changed about this in the contemporary milieu. She makes the point that Europeans, especially the French,...
Guatemalan women fleeing to the USA
01 Sep, 2018 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The inclusion of life-threatening domestic and gang violence as reasons for seeking asylum abroad is being weakened and effectively deleted by the current US Attorney General. This documentary covers women who have fled Guatemala to try to access asylum in the USA. One succeeds, one does not. Several are in the US with their children, and hoping.
Changing rape culture community by community
26 Aug, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

An interview with Sizani Ngubane, co-founder of the Rural Women's Movement based in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa, about the origins of rape culture in her region, its confusion with the traditional cultural practice of ukuthwala, and the delicate process of bringing communities to reject, prosecute and defend against all forms of rape and abduction.
Mistaking discomfort for violence is an error of our times
20 Aug, 2018 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Excerpts from a talk in Vancouver by Sarah Schulman, author of the book Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair.
Success at the Population and Development Conference
13 Aug, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The United Nations World Conference on Population and Development, 1994, was a battleground between feminists and the Vatican. Maria Suarez Toro was there as both activist and broadcaster from Latin America. She tells how she and others from Latin America organized around the document that emerged.
Demanding the right to a future
06 Aug, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The case Juliana et al. v United States et al. is now set for trial starting October 29, 2018, in an Oregon federal court. Since 2015, two successive national administrations have tried to get the case thrown out and failed. Twenty-one young plaintiffs are alleging the United States knew since the 1950s that a horrendous climate disaster would be in...
Menstrual supplies and education in Scotland, India, and Kenya
30 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:41 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Menstruation education and attempts to remedy "period poverty" are catching on around the world. This program contrasts efforts in Scotland, India, and Kenya. Differences include whether the menstrual products made available are commercial, a new re-usable commercial design, or a re-usable product from a local nonprofit. Advocates for period education range from family members to grassroots organizations, to the First...
"Free is a method of distribution."
17 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Talk by Genevieve Vaughan at the 2016 conference of the Mothering Institute for Research and Community Involvement in Toronto. Vaughan states that the act of mothering is unilateral gift-giving, and that an infant's experience of being mothered (whether by biological mother or other) builds both the physical brain and the template of what it is to be human.
Addressing the International Indian Treaty Council
16 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 1993, the International Year of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchu addressed the International Indian Treaty Council about working together to change the relationships between the nations of the North and indigenous communities around the world. Program updated in 2018.
Alternatives to incarcerating women
08 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Twenty years after Australia opened its first private women's prison, activist and lawyer Amanda George told Women on the Line that women in prison are almost all locked up for drug-related crimes, and almost all have suffered traumatic abuse. She advised the money from prisons go to improving conditions for women and children and needed care, and said the goal...
A Source of Discrimination and Pride
01 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Everyone has an accent, but some people who think they speak "standard English" discriminate against those who don't sound like them. This is a major problem encountered by immigrants, as well as people of minority races. The women in this program deal with that problem, either personally on a daily basis or professionally in teaching students and professionals to listen...
Interfaith protest against US border policy
25 Jun, 2018 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

WOMEN RELIGIOUS LEADERS HELD A NONPARTISAN PROTEST RALLY IN WASHINGTON DC, ON TUESDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2018 - RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE US IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (KNOWN AS ICE). THE NEXT DAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCED HE HAD SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO END THE FAMILY SEPARATIONS.
Leslie Feinberg made the case for inclusive feminism
17 Jun, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Rousing and reasoned plenary speech by Leslie Feinberg at the 1995 US National Women's Studies Association conference. Hir callout for trans inclusion as a tenet of feminism was well received.
A grassroots movement to free black women awaiting trial in the USA
11 Jun, 2018 | 0:28:41 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Lively and informative recording of a rally outside Connecticut's only women's prison in May 2018. Groups around the country have been holding “Christmas bail-outs” and “Mother’s Day Bail-Outs” to free incarcerated women – most of whom are mothers – from pre-trial detention. The Connecticut Bail Fund raised $30,000 to bail out 30 women in time to be home for Mother’s...
Sexual misconduct in humanitarian organizations
04 Jun, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the podcast series Gender at Work, feminists with experience in United Nations and aid organizations explain how policies to stop discrimination and abuse of privilege fail, and what might discourage the culture of impunity.
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