Bread and Roses

Bread and Roses is a collective of women identified radio activists. We offer feminist public affairs programming. We give voice to those working for social justice and equity, globally and locally. We strive to challenge systems of oppression. All this, and we have fun!

Bread and Roses highlights the achievements of women artists, activists, athletes, scholars and innovators.We strive for programming excellence and collaborative efforts, providing access and training to women.

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Rahab's Sisters offer RADICAL HOSPITALITY to vulnerable and exploited women in Portland
 

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Rahab's Sisters

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Rahab's Sisters offer RADICAL HOSPITALITY to vulnerable and exploited women in Portland

This Friday on Bread and Roses we welcome Rahab's Sisters, a Portland based organization that serves "women of all faiths and women of no faith," every Friday from 7pm  to 10pm at Saints Peter and Paul Episcopal Church on Southeast 82nd Avenue, "offering a warm safe environment with food, hot coffee, conversation, health items, and--where appropriate--prayer." Rahab's Sisters "strives to give "friendly welcome" to those who would otherwise be on the streets and in danger." 

Black Lives Matter

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Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Local community activists traveled to Ferguson, MI in the aftermath of the murder of Michael Brown

Tonight on Bread and Roses we say Black Lives Matter. In the aftermath of the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MI by police office Darren Wilson, protests have been taking place all over the country against police violence and racial discrimination. A strong message has emerged from this movement that the lives of Black people do matter.  A controversy started after the death of Michael Brown over the way he was being described in the media and a video released by the police of someone, suspected to be Michael Brown, stealing from a corner store. There are no excuses that can justify the murder of Michael Brown. His life mattered.

Beady Little Eyes: People Love Puppets

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Fri, 09/05/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Twilight interviews Katie McClenahan, a local puppeteer and creator of Beady Little Eyes.
Twilight interviews Katie McClenahan, a local puppeteer and creator of Beady Little Eyes.

White Men As Full Diversity Partners

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Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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In the US, white culture is like water for a fish! Can white men get out of the fishbowl?

Can white men be diversity partners? Can white men understand that they have a culture? Can white men learn how much value there is in a diverse work team? White Men As Full Diversity Partners believe so! Co-founder of the organization Bill Proudman will be on Bread and Roses along with some of his team members to discuss the strategy they employ to engage white men in leadership roles to become full diversity partners!

Learn more about White Men As Full Diversity Partners

Hosted and Produced by Leigh Anne Kranz and Delphine Criscenzo

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Take Back The Streets

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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Community bike ride and event to respond to gang violence in North Portland Sunday, August 24th

Take Back the Streets is a community ride and event happening this Sunday, August 24th in North Portland as a response to gang violence. The event aims to promote community ownership through a bike ride followed by a health and anti-violence resource fair at Columbia Park, located at the corner of Lombard and Russell. Jason Washington and Demarcus Preston are at the origin of the idea and they partnered with the Community Cycling Center to organize the event.

If She Can Do It, You Can Too

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 08/15/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Miho Aida documents the lives of remarkable women making a difference in the outdoors.
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This week on Bread and Roses we welcome Miho Aida, outdoors educator, photographer, filmmaker, traveler, activist and founder of the "If She Can Do It, You Can Too" project. She has made the commitment to "document the lives of remarkable women making a difference in the outdoors." Miho is dedicated to increasing the representations of women of color, their experiences and leadership in the great outdoors in the media. She has traveled to Nepal, Chile and Kenya among other places and recently to Gwich'in territory in Alaska.

Unchaste Readers Series & Giving Vegetable Gardens Charity

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Unchaste Readers Series & Giving Vegetable Gardens Charity

Bread and Roses highlights two local organizations doing good works to benefit women and the community. 

6:00-6:20 PM  Unchaste Readers Series:  Provides a forum for local women and women-identified writers to give voice to their work for an audience.  The brand new Unchaste University offers a series of writing courses and is committed to connecting women author/teachers with women writers—to support author/teachers financially, and support women writers artistically.  Guest is Jenny Forrester, Founder and Curator.
unchastereaders.com

Women Fostering Creativity and Sustainability

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 08/01/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Women Fostering Creativity and Sustainability
Host Ashley Thirstrup features  two local women who will be discussing various topics around creativity, sustainability and building entrepreneurial skills within ourselves as women.  The first part will be an interview with Marisha Auerbach, a local educator and botanist working to encourage sustainable futures through sharing knowledge on a variety of topics including permaculture, polyculture, gardening, local economics, community building, edible landscape design and organic gardening.

Black Girl in Suberbia

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 07/25/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Melissa Lowery talks about her new film, Black Girl in Suberbia

This week we talk with Melissa Lowery, the filmmaker of Black Girl In Suburbia. "Black Girl In Suburbia is a feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. It is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color."

Delphine Criscenzo sat with Melissa Lowery a few days after the screening of the film at the North Portland Library, where the screening was followed by an incredible community discussion about the need to have this conversation. In this interview, Melissa explains her motivations for producing this film and the huge gap in knowledge about the experience of Black girls living in the suburbs.

Healthy Plate Project

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 07/18/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Healthy Plate Project with Sisters of the Road, Portland Farmers Market & Farmers Market Fund.

Twilight discusses the Healthy Plate Project with representatives from Sisters of the Road, Portland Farmers Market and the Farmers Market Fund

Closing music by Buddha's Groove Shoes.

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Bread and Roses Archive: Radical Women Tape 1983

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Thu, 05/16/2013

Speech by Gloria Martin, one of the founders of Radical Women given at the 1983 Seattle International Women's Day's Forum on "Racism in the Women's Movement".

Recorded on Reel tape in 1983

Produced by LC Earnest

Audio Archive: Oregon Women in Labor

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Thu, 05/16/2013

Recorded in 1985

World Pulse

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Fri, 03/08/2013

Rachael Maddock-Hughes, Program Director for World Pulsel talks about the impact of this local non-profit on women of the world and shares volunteer opportunities.

World Pulse is an action media network powered by women from 190 countries. We believe that when women are heard, they will change the world.

www.worldpulse.com

Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

  • Title: World Pulse
  • Length: 18:42 minutes (42.81 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 48kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

"The Last Clinic" documentary film by Maisie Crow.

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Fri, 03/08/2013

Maisie Crow, a photographer and film maker talks about her newest documentary film entitled “The Last Clinic” about the last women’s health clinic performing abortions in Mississippi. The state of Mississippi has recently enacted a law which threatens to close the Jackson’s women health organization, the last abortion clinic in the state in an effort to create “an abortion free state.” Maisie Crow talks to us about the law, the clinic, through the eyes of the many people she features in her film.

Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

 

  • Title: The Last Clinic
  • Date: 0503
  • Year: 2013
  • Length: 18:48 minutes (43.05 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 48kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

YES, Youth Ending Slavery on Bread and Roses

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Sat, 12/22/2012

YES, Youth Ending Slavery on Bread and Roses.

Started by a group of high schooler in Portland, OR this organization brings awareness to issues of modern day slavery and traficking happening in the world but also in the Portland area. Listen to learn more about the victims/slaves and the schemes that are put in place to trap them. You'll also hear what the youth of our city through YES are doing to end modern day slavery!

To find out more about Youth Ending Slavery visit http://www.youthendingslavery.org/

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo

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Nov 30th Bread and Roses

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Sun, 11/04/2012

Tonight we talk about plastic

  • Length: 57:14 minutes (52.4 MB)
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Let's Take a Walk with Laura O. Foster

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Fri, 07/13/2012

Portland like you've never seen it! Laura O. Foster takes us on a tour of the City! Laura is the author of numerous books about Portland including Portland Hill Walks, The Portland Stairs Book, Portland City Walks and Walk There. She has been writing about Oregon since 2001, after careers as a commercial banker, technical writer, and book editor. Raised in suburban Chicago, she moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1989. With the enthusiasm of a former flatlander, she writes about topics such as Portland’s public stairways, parks, neighborhoods, and urban planning, the animals and people of the Oregon Zoo, recycled paint, and Oregon geology, ethnobotany, natural areas, and native plants. She introduces us to new ways of exploring Portland and to the folklore and history you city's neighborhoods. Portland is a "walking Mecca" she says!

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

  • Title: Laura O. Foster
  • Length: 49:56 minutes (45.71 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Cory Kirshner-Lira on Fat Activism and the "Obesity Crisis"

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 06/22/2012

Cory hails from Portland, Oregon. She is a queer fierce fat femme, a cultural worker and educator. Her cultural work predominantly focuses on intersectionality and visibility within identity politics and social justice. Cory specifically dedicates her time to issues of fat identity, mujerisma, LGBTQ and racial justice, Latin@ visibility, and school/education reform. She is one of the founders of Eugene Sudbury School. Cory currently coaches students in their first year of college, writes for several blogs/websites and presents her workshop series on fat activism/identity, QTPOC intersectionality, mujerisma, environmental justice, social media social justice, and critical lenses on allyship. Contact her at corylira@gmail.com

Hosted by Samantha Taylor.

Desiree Helleger: No Room on her own

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Wed, 06/20/2012

Desiree Hellegers is Co-Director of the Center for Social and Environmental Justice, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of English at Washington State University, Vancouver. She is an active member of various advocacy organizations and her writing has appeared in such publications as Counterpunch.
Her book "No Room of Her Own- Women's Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death, and Resistance" is an oral history collection and brings together interviews with fifteen women who share the common experience of homelessness. All the interviews were conducted in Seattle, Washington between 1991 and 2008, but the women's stories zigzag across the country. The narrators recount stories of growing up in the south at the tail end of Jim Crow, of growing up gay and Black in the Pacific Northwest in the 1960s, and of surviving childhood molestation in Harlan, Kentucky in the 1970s. The stories illuminate the part that gender roles play in ensnaring women in cycles of domestic abuse and homelessness. They speak to the physical stresses of homelessness, and the toll it takes on bodies already weakened by high blood pressure, strokes, sickle cell anemia, and epilepsy and the routine threats of physical violence that homeless women in particular encounter on the street. At the same time, however, the stories challenge liberal myths about homeless people, and homeless women in particular, as vulnerable and dependent people worthy perhaps of sympathy but judged to be socially disorganized, disaffiliated and disempowered.

Toxic Beauty

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Wed, 06/20/2012

The popularity of nail salons and beauty spas is very high. But how much of the beauty we buy is toxic? And what are the work conditions like behind the aroma-therapeutic fog?
A conversation with Lisa Fu, Program Director for the Californian Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative. She introduces us to the mostly immigrant women who work in the salons, to their work conditions and to the toxic substances both they and their customers are exposed to. We explore what can be done to improve that reality.
We also discuss the conditions in the local Aveda-branded Dosha salons and spas. Madelyn Elder, President of Communications Workers of America Local 7901, talks about violations of federal labor law and the response by the owner and management when workers decided to unionize. We also visit Aveda Beauty Schools.

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WOW! This show is so enlightening... When is it going national?

 

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