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The International Women's House in Rome
27 Jul, 2020 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The Casa Internazionale delle Donne - the International Women's House - is a former convent in Rome that was occupied by feminists in 1987 and approved by the city in 1992. The current city council is trying and failing to oust them. Women talk about its history, its programs, and ideas related to women's work including immigrant status, poetry, and...
Fighting for more representation of racialized people in Canada's TV and film industry.
21 Jul, 2020 | 0:28:16 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Gillian Müller has a long history of working as a crew member, particularly an assistant director, in Canada's TV and film industry, and she currently works as a screenwriter. Tony Tran is an actor and writer, and he aspires to one day be showrunner. Scott Neigh interviews them about their involvement in BIPOC TV & Film, a grassroots organization of...
Looking inward and beyond at progressive, fusion and alternative genres, near and far...
14 Jul, 2020 | 1:58:54 |
EN | Nicholas Cooper | The Sentinel's Marvellous Kaleidoscope

Full Show Title: Labertador - An Audience FAR FROM the Observational Tower 32. Daniel G Wilson . 2 hour long-distance Zoom interview with Mississauga, Ontario-based Afro-Jamaican musician Daniel G Wilson, bandleader of JONCRO and DIY concert promoter | 2-Hour music radio program | pre-recorded broadcast . Audible Observations (Playlist): JONCRO: 'Bunununus Riddim (Dub Plate)' - Single (2020; self-released) Daniel G...
Robin DiAngelo - The Fragility of Whiteness
13 Jul, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The great African American sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois in his 1903 classic book, The Souls of Black Folk, wrote, “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.” Well, here we are in the 21st century and the color line and racial injustice remain front and center. Some white people have acknowledged racism as...
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.
How her image became an offense
22 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 2020, Quaker Oats announced it would remove Aunt Jemima from its syrup and pancake mix brands. This was the culmination of a struggle begun in the 1960s by the NAACP. Professor Robinson researched the history of Aunt Jemima, and of Edith Wilson, the actress who portrayed the character (and who was related to the model for Harriet Beecher Stowe's...
An interview from Mother Jones Magazine
15 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On May 7, 2020, Mother Jones Magazine hosted a live interview via Zoom titled Protecting Our Democracy. Guest Stacey Abrams discussed problems with elections in the US and issues around racist policing, threats to the US Postal Service and US Census, the pandemic, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, justice for sexual assault survivors, and what keeps her going.
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...
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...
Exploring sex and gender through the brand new world wide web
27 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

This show from the archives (1996!) has new relevance now the pandemic renders many courtships virtual. Caitlin Sullivan and Kate Bornstein co-wrote the book Nearly Roadkill: An Infobahn Erotic Adventure, based on their pioneering experiments with sex, sexuality, and identity over the then-nascent World Wide Web. Although out of print, the book is enjoying a revival in the second decade of the 21st...
Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines have different approaches
13 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Examples of social distancing challenges in varied national environments: Canada, New Zealand, and Philippines.
About organizing with workers in Chinese grocery stores and restaurants in Toronto.
31 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:15 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Justin Kong is the executive director of the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter, and the lead organizer in their Chinese Grocery Store Worker Project. Scott Neigh interviews him about organizing with workers in Chinese grocery stores, restaurants, and other businesses in the community. In particular, given the upsurge in anti-Chinese racism and the importance of grocery workers in the...
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.
The UN Declaration on this Human Right, and how it is used
23 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On 28 July 2010 the United Nations General Assembly declared safe and clean drinking water and sanitation a human right. Maude Barlow explains how this declaration passed and how it has been used to actually claim the right to water.
Eric Foner – The Legacy of Reconstruction
16 Mar, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The Declaration of Independence declared equality as an American ideal, but it took a century to even partially realize that goal. One of the key periods of U.S. history is Reconstruction. They were the years following the Civil War. The era began with promises of egalitarianism. The 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution were revolutionary. They abolished slavery,...
From the uprising in Chile, a chant heard round the world
24 Feb, 2020 | 0:28:39 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

"The patriarchy is a judge, that judges us for being born, and our punishment, is the violence you don't see.  ... the cops, the judges, the state, the President - the rapist is you." Words from a translation of a chant that is performed in public by masses of women in synchronization, in Santiago, Chile and hundreds of other cities...
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF MARCH 1, 2020
25 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Historian Sally Roesch Wagner discusses her favourite US suffragist, Matilda Joslyn Gage. Gage modeled her feminism on the practices of her neighbors, the Haudenosaunee indigenous women; she broke with Susan B. Anthony over alliance with the Women's Christian Temperance Union, wrote extensively against patriarchal religion, and inspired her son in law L. Frank Baum to create the woman-led, egalitarian society...
Afro-German survivor sang for peace
24 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Her mother was German, her father a Liberian diplomat. When the Nazis came to power, young Fasia Jansen was sent to work in a concentration camp. She would become one of the great singers and songwriters of the international peace movement. The program intersperses singing with narration.
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2, 2020
24 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On October 25, 1997, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela addressed the first Million Woman March, held in Philadelphia. After an introduction summarizing the history of her work in South Africa, Mandela praised the work, struggle and successes of Black women in the United States, and held them up as a model for the world.
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