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What it is and what it could be
18 Oct, 2021 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been lauded for her efforts at feminist foreign policy, but not until 2014 did a country - Sweden - give the name feminist to its own foreign policy. Now Mexico and Libya have declared they have feminist foreign policy, and Canada is putting its toe in that water. Three experts in the field...
What it is and what it could be
18 Oct, 2021 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been lauded for her efforts at feminist foreign policy, but not until 2014 did a country - Sweden - give the name feminist to its own foreign policy. Now Mexico and Libya have declared they have feminist foreign policy, and Canada is putting its toe in that water. Three experts in the field...
Ripples from technology change
09 Oct, 2021 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In part 2 of her interview about studying technology in its human and organizational context, Professor Balka talks about its effects on use of touch in nursing care, uses and risks with outsourcing and data collection, and more.
Women's work disrupted by design
04 Oct, 2021 | 0:28:42 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Most frontline workers in hospitals are women; most technology designers are men. The women's expertise and tacit knowledge is often undervalued, and not communicated to those who design tools they must use. Professor Ellen Balka founded the Assessment of Technology in Context Design Lab at Simon Fraser University in Canada. She headed an international research project to translate from the...
For weeks of September 20 and 27, 2021
14 Sep, 2021 | 0:57:29 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

30 years ago in Miami, 1500 women from 80 countries came together. They held a tribunal and a think tank to plan for sustainability of life on earth, forming demands for the UN Rio Summit on Environment and Development. Now everyone seeing the disaster they predicted and may be ready to adopt the measures they prescribe.
Indigenous gift economy in family, community, and environment
12 Sep, 2021 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Jeannette Armstrong has been named to the Order of Canada in 2021. This program provides excerpts from her address to the International Conference on the Gift Economy in Las Vegas in 2004. Its themes include the essential nature of diversity in environment and in culture, and how communities are sustained by unilateral giving, deep listening, and genuine equality.
...liberate Hindu weddings.
05 Sep, 2021 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

India's new female priestesses are solemnizing weddings, breaking barriers and stereotypes in the formerly patriarchal sphere. Priestess weddings simplify and shorten the service, and make it more participatory. These weddings are trending among educated women and their mothers, who want equal female participation in place of the traditional Kanya daan, in which father gives daughter to husband. Women priests and...
Legacies from folk tales
30 Aug, 2021 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Lenora Ucko spoke about her book Endangered Spouses: The Legacy of Marital Inequality, which compares folk tale models of power dynamics in marriage from different cultures - patriarchal, egalitarian, and mixed.
(and may soon be again in the USA)
23 Aug, 2021 | 0:28:35 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Adapted from the documentary film When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories. https://www.concentric.org/films/when_abortion_was_illegal.html
and reverberated around the world
14 Aug, 2021 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Starting in 2019, a group known as Las Tesis created a chant against impunity for perpetrators of rape and systemic violence against women. It was performed across Chile in the context of public resistance against the entire regime, and soon was taken up in versions in other languages across the world. In this program, you hear multiple iterations of this...
Women doing that work in drylands areas
09 Aug, 2021 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Reporter Diana Wanyonyi from Mombasa investigates farmland degradation and restoration in the drylands area of her region. She talks with two women who do land restoration - one of whom is successful, and one whose land was stolen after she restored it. Two experts give background on restoration techniques and gender discrimination problems in areas like getting formal deeds and...
A global trend
02 Aug, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

International Media Support, based in Denmark, works to strengthen the free press in countries where that is challenged and there are risks of violence. In this June 30, 2021 webinar, titled "Feminist Media - Global Backlash, Local Resistance," participants discussed experiences, opportunities, risks and goals for intersectional feminist media. The event also launched IMS's new online Reader on Gender and...
Indigenous Women's Strategy
26 Jul, 2021 | 0:28:42 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Mililani Trask speaks to a conference on the Gift Economy in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, in November 2004, about the economic, cultural and spiritual differences between corporations and communities. She calls for global networking among indigenous peoples and others of like practice to stop the destructive overexploitation of nature and restore reciprocal relations between humans and the planet we live...
Secrets for feminist radio survival
17 Jul, 2021 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Founded in 1982 and still on the air, RadiOrakel is said to be the oldest feminist radio station in the world. Two active station participants spoke to Frieda Werden in 2000 about the model for their station's success, which includes factors like location, voluntarism, freedom from funding constraints, and a persistent positive attitude towards new recruits. The interview took place...
Lani Guinier deconstructs meritocracy
12 Jul, 2021 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 2019, the FBI broke up a criminal conspiracy to guarantee rich kids entrance to prestigious universities. But traditional ways the admissions system is biased are not against the law. In this 1995 speech to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, Guinier exposed how biased criteria perpetuate class privilege in law school admissions, employment, and other opportunities.
Outside the country, but connected - and they care
05 Jul, 2021 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In the premier edition of the podcast version of her radio show HotSeat, Violet Gonda interviewed Thandiwe Newton, filmstar and human rights activist. Some highlights of the one-hour interview are excerpted in this program.
The Sustainable Economies Law Center and its work
28 Jun, 2021 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Janelle Orsi co-founded the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), which facilitates the growth of sustainable and localized economies. She spoke to Kellia Ramares-Watson about the creation of Sharing Law as a category and the uses of this new legal field. The US and Australia are leaders in this movement, as are many women. Website for more info: http://www.theselc.org/
on the origins of Kenya's Green Belt Movement
21 Jun, 2021 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Long before she was a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, biologist Dr. Wangari Maathai came to San Francisco to receive the Goldman Environmental Prize in 1991. There she also gave this address to the Sierra Club, in which she explains the origins, purposes, methodology and political ramifications of the Greenbelt Movement. As of 2021, the Greenbelt Movement says its members have...
Rescuing Men from Patriarchy
14 Jun, 2021 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Swayam, founded in 1995, supports girls and women who've faced gender violence, but their new campaign is directed at men and boys. Men who participate in the project say recognizing women's humanity helps them recognize their own. SochBadley, baatbadlegi, the tagline in two new online videos, means Change the thinking, you will be the change.
Silent film auteur Lois Weber and her network
07 Jun, 2021 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In an interview with producer Mary O'Grady, Dr. Katherine Manthorne tells the story of one of silent film's greatest (and best-paid) creators, Lois Weber (1879-1939). Weber was proficient in all aspects of film, and she danced with the censors to deliver films about topics like exploited women workers, birth control and abortion. She was the first to use "full frontal...
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