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Texas style
12 Apr, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

While US House Bill 1 "For the People" languishes in the Senate, 47 out of 50 state legislatures have considered or passed new voter restrictions. From the WINGS archive: women at the Texas Democratic Women's Convention of 2016 describe the mechanisms of voter suppression and their uphill battle to stop it. Updated April 11, 2021.
Survivors of Japanese incarceration during WWII
21 Mar, 2021 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Voices of Japanese American women elders are heard mainly inside their own communities and families. They hold the memories of a painful past that criminalized and removed them officially from their existence as “Americans” by President Franklin Roosevelt in his Executive order 9066 on February 19, 1942. The elders re-tell their experiences of incarceration and transformation and connect those to...
Speaking the truth is step one
08 Feb, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Girls and women in Cameroon are being urged to speak the truth about rapes they have experienced, for their mental health, and to help address the problem.
The act of mothering - by mother or another - shapes our brains and our nature
23 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Talk by Genevieve Vaughan, at the 2016 conference of the Mothering Institute for Research and Community Involvement in Toronto. Vaughan demonstrates 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. She further...
Its effects on women's economic development
18 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Measures taken by the Kenyan government to stop the spread of COVID include imposing a curfew, travel bans, and closing schools. But they've provided no income supplements for small business and workers in the informal sector. Problems to solve include food scarcity, how families make a living, large numbers of idle men, and an increase in sexual violence and "defilement"...
with a call to stop rape and an inter-generational feminist discussion
07 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On the International Day Against Violence Against Women (Nov. 25), UN Women's Executive Director delivered a scathing address about her desire to end rape. Also during the 16 Days (ending with World Human Rights Day December 10), UN Women Europe debuted a new podcast series called Generations Talk Gender.
Young Climate Feminist Leaders Talk
30 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On September 25, 2020, WEDO (the Women's Environment and Development Organization) hosted a virtual "Radical Futures Roundtable: Young Climate Feminists in Conversation." Panelists from around the world talked about how they came by their radicalism and their expertise, and about their radical visions for the future.
A woman's commitment to help
05 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:41 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Unicef estimates there are 30 million street children in Africa. In Kenya, they are concentrated in highly populated urban slums. Glue is the drug of choice for most, taking the edge off hunger, discomfort, and a shortage of hope. Faswila Athman Omar is a woman who dedicates much of her time and resources to counselling and feeding these children, finding...
Survivors speak out!
03 Aug, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Excerpts from the film The Healing Years: Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse highlight the long process of recovering from childhood incest trauma. Updated version of WINGS #31-02
Indigenous Women Rising
13 Jul, 2020 | 0:28:55 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

It was 1920 when the first international oil corporation entered the Amazon region. The struggle against destructive extractive industries has been passed down from generation to generation among peoples of the rainforest, meeting violence not only from the industries, but also governments and the church. They sometimes achieve remarkable victories, and they are determined to sustain their culture and way of...
A tough problem to beat.
29 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archive, two leaders in the movement to stop domestic violence, share their experience and ideas on topics like why batterers often get custody of children, whether and how batterers can change, and how misogyny is like racism, encouraged by society and requiring self-awareness to work on.
Founder Florence Howe details the early years
01 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Founded in the US in 1970, the Feminist Press publishes neglected masterpieces by women of many cultures, countries and races, not only living women, but dead ones, too. In 1992, Howe gave this speech about the origins and the mission of the Press, how they found the authors they published, and how it survived financially. The program includes an update...
A global network of women activists
24 May, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

WorldPulse.com is an online network where women activists working specifically on women's and girls' issues in their countries and regions tell their stories and make contact with each other. Tamarack Verrall follows as many of these stories as she can, comments to their authors, and now is working on getting press coverage in Canada for the stories and for the...
From the WINGS archive (1993), and still good advice
18 May, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Renowned cultural critic and feminist theorist bell hooks gave the keynote address at the 12th annual conference of the Texas Council on Family Violence on October 13, 1993. Her talk, full of personal anecdotes, analyzed connections among racism, sexism, rage, and violence, both in media and in life. She states that we cannot stop violence without confronting the belief that...
“The Stigma-Free COVID-19 Youth Wellness Tool Kit” is now available online
04 May, 2020 | 0:15:51 |
EN | Kevin Midbo | People First Radio: Life During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create massive challenges — and potentially long-lasting changes — in our individual and collective experience of family, community, and nationhood. We’re learning more about the need for mental, as well as physical, wellness. We’re also talking a lot more about the way society should — and could — function for the benefit of all. The...
Adapting tradition to climate change
20 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In this interview with Diana Wanyonyi, Agnes Leina describes how water shortages forced a change in the lives of herding peoples in Kenya but how her organization also honours indigenous knowledge and traditions.
Today let’s make some signs of encouragement and love to our neighbours. Let’s put them facing out i
13 Apr, 2020 | 0:05:32 |
EN | Amber Goodwyn CJTR | Art Exercises with Sarah Mangle

So an extremely cool and fashionable kid I know named Majka made a sign a fews days ago and put it in her window facing out of the front of her house in big colourful letters. The sign said: WE CAN DO THIS. Today let’s make some signs of encouragement and love to our neighbours. Let’s put them facing out...
Take some pictures to tell me a story! It can be a story of your morning, a story you make up.
13 Apr, 2020 | 0:04:50 |
EN | Amber Goodwyn CJTR | Art Exercises with Sarah Mangle

Of course, this is a joke, I don’t really mean you should steal your parents phone, but it was a fun thing to write. And some of you are adults, with your own phone. I’m sure some of you are also kids with your own cameras! And some kids have phones! Anyway! I enjoyed writing the title. I enjoyed being...
Susan Bright (1945-2010), Enheduanna (2285-2250 BCE)
06 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On October 9, 2001, poet Susan Bright read peace poetry in Frieda Werden's kitchen, as both were grieving Bush's bombing of Aghanistan (starting America's longest war). Among the poems is a tribute to Enheduanna, the earliest poet whose name is still known - she wrote peace poetry more than 4,000 years ago.
Traditional recycling meets new law and methods in Bangalore
30 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Documentary covers early and recent recycling initiatives led by women; the 3 primary categories of waste to be segregated; a history of caste discrimination around waste disposal; and the new recycling law in Bangalore, which requires additional household labour.
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