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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We review the news and events that made 2014 and the great shows brought to you by our collective!
 

Episode Archive

Portland Pioneers of Color Walking Tour

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Portland Pioneers of Color Walking Tour shares stories of the first African American citizens
This Friday we discuss the new Portland Pioneers of Color Walking tour. This tour of downtown highlights the stories of "Portland's early African American citizens - persons freed from the institution of slavery - who came to Portland in search for Freedom, Independence, Community, and Economic opportunity!" Every Saturdays, rain or shine, Stephen Hanks walks you around downtown while sharing the most fascinating details about the lives of some of the first Black people to live in Portland.

Village Gardens

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Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Village Gardens community leaders talk about growing food and growing leadership in North Portland.
Tune in this Friday as we explore the work of Village Gardens, a North Portland non-profit and community-led project that "brings a spirit of hope to the people by growing and sharing healthy food, learning and teaching skills, and empowering community leadership."

We will be joined in the studio by several Village Gardens community leaders and staffs who will share with us how their work is changing their neighborhood and transforming lives. We will talk about youth leadership, social justice, community health and farming.

Find out more about Village Gardens HERE

Thanks-taking Special - Indigenous Activism

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 11/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Thanks-taking Special - Indigenous Activism
On this  "Thanks-taking" special, hosts Abeni and Ashley interview local Native American activist Clay River as they discuss decolonization strategies, as well as the intersection of reproductive justice within the Native community.  Also, an archived interview with Inidigenous activist, Tawna Sanchez is aired again.  She discusses the history of the Portland Native community, and acts of indigenous solidarity and defiance such as the Longest Walk and the overtaking of Alcatraz.  Native musical artists "A Tribe Called Red" and "Blue King Brown" are also featured throughout.

Decolonize!   

Women's bodies are sacred, capable, and beautiful

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Samantha Zipporah, full spectrum doula talks about women's sexual health.
This Friday on Bread and Roses we celebrate women's sovereignty and authority over their body with full spectrum doula, Samantha Zipporah. We will talk about the importance of including all aspects of women fertility in the conversation, including menstrual cycles, abortion and miscarriage. We will also discuss body literacy and Samantha will share some good resources to learn more about the wonders of the female body.

BoyStrength: Empowering Boys to be Leaders in Nonviolence.

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 11/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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BoyStrength: Empowering Boys to be Leaders in Nonviolence

BoyStrength is a new program that empowers boys ages 10-14 to be allies and leaders in nonviolence.  They offer free programs, workshops, and camps to Portland schools, community centers and local organizations.  It provides boys with options, strategies and skills to make healthy choices, create positive relationships, and actively engage in social justice.

The BoyStrength Mission: 
Foster awareness, redefine masculinity, and encourage boys to be leaders in nonviolence.
Foster an understanding of what it means to be a young man in today’s media driven society.
Boost knowledge and awareness of equity, diversity and cultural differences.
Support boys capacity to express and regulate emotions.

Kiva Zip - Person to Person Lending benefiting women-owned small businesses

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 11/07/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Kiva Zip - Person to Person Lending benefiting women-owned small businesses
Join host Ashley Thirstrup as she interviews Kiva Zip https://zip.kiva.org/ fellow Vianna Pillips and Kiva ZIP trustee, Becca Parker about the revolutionary crowd sourcing program.  They will talk about how women entrepeuners can benefit from this nonprofit program which offers small business owners interest-free loans through a process called “social underwriting” that ignores collateral, cash flows and credit scores.  She also interviews a local Kiva Zip borrower, Lani Jo Leigh, owner of Clinton Street Theater http://cstpdx.com/ about how the small loan helped to preserve her landmark movie house, a venue for marginalized filmmaker perspectives and film buffs alike.  

Second Chances Are For Everyone

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Emanuel Price describes what S.C.A.F.E is doing to reduce rates of recidivism.

"Second Chances Are For Everyone," even those of us who have a criminal history. S.C.A.F.E strongly believes in that statement as they exist to "provide support services to promote employment, empowerment and community engagement for men in transition."  Tune in to Bread and Roses this Friday for a conversation with Emanuel Price, Founder and Executive Director of S.C.A.F.E, about recidivism, barriers to employment and how his organization is changing things for men in transition.

S.C.A.F.E is hosting their second annual fundraising event, Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism on 11/8/2014 4:00PM to 8:00PM at the Center for Intercultural Organizing. More info HERE.

Filipino American History Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Pamela Santos talks about Filipino American History month and fighting domestic violence
In October we celebrate Filipino American History Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Tune in to Bread and Roses for a conversation with community activist Pamela Santos about the importance of learning and celebrating Filipino American History and Heritage and about the specific ways domestic violence affects the Filipino American community.

Unchaste Readers Series--Women Reading Their Minds LIVE on Bread and Roses

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Unchaste Readers Series--Women Reading Their Minds LIVE!

Bread and Roses welcomes Unchaste Readers Series--Women Reading Their Minds, for a LIVE Reading Event.

The Unchaste Readers series provides a space for women and women-identified people to share their stories. The theme Unchaste refers to how it is to be and feel female in a patriarchal system where our autonomy, identity, and survival are threatened in large and small ways.

The Unchaste Readers are women aged 21 to 71 who have read at Unchaste Readers Series between April 2012 and now.  They have been all kinds of sexual-preference-spectrum/womyn-gender-spectrum/race/ethnicity/social-economic-politic status-in-the-hierarchy-patriarchy/experience/survivor/not-survivor/wrting-reading-speaking-singing-playing-music forms. 

International Day of the Girl Special

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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International Day of the Girl Special
In honor of International Day of the Girl http://dayofthegirl.org, join host Ashley Thirstrup as she interviews Elizabeth Nye of Girls, Inc http://girlsincpnw.org and Meagan Kovacks of Raphale House http://raphaelhouse.com about their professional work in highlighting issues affecting our girls, as well as exploring their personal ideas about what we can ALL do to support our girls and young women.  We will be discussing gender inequality and a new tool that can be used by residential programs and child welfare in order to assess their gender responsiveness.  

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Portland Lesbian Choir, 25 years of community activism!

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 06/15/2012

Portland Lesbian Choir members Sparky, Kai and Cindy remember the early years of the choir and its accomplishments over the years. They describe their exciting upcoming 25th anniversary concert celebration and after-party: Don't Stop Believing! Finally they discuss Oregon's fights around LGBTQ rights and recent national victories.

For more information about the choir and their celebration concert visit www.plchoir.org

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo

Koreen Brown on culturally responsive and relevant instructional practices.

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 06/08/2012

Koreen Brown discusses the importance of providing cultural and racial equity to Portland Public School's students experiencing significant mental health concerns as well as the findings of her academic research on Mexican American males counter stories of educational success.

Koreen is a vice principal for Portland Public School's Dart Program or Day and Residential Treatment Program where she is a strong advocate and leader for racial equity. She is also a doctoral student at Lewis and Clark College in the Educational Leadership for Social Justice Program. Her research is on the Mexican American adolescent males counter stories.

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo.

Contact Koreen Brown with questions or comments at kbrown2@pps.net

Atkinson School Undergoing Budget Cuts! Hear from Community Activits

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 05/25/2012

Atkinson School, one of many Portland Public Schools is suffering from fund cuts for 2 and half position for next year. Listen to community organizers Kim Heron, Diana Cameron, Savannah Paz, Carissa Harrison and Constance San Juan about the actions parents, teachers and community memebers are taking to save their children's education.

Back in February the city of Philadelphia's school system announced the closing of 40 public school to be replaced by privately owned private and charter schools by 2017. This announcement received very little to no coverage by the local or national media. It appears that this pattern is not new and is repeating itself all over the nation. Here in Portland, Atkinson elementary school and its students and families are protesting Portland Public School's budget cuts.

More info about how to get involved at http://www.atkinsonelementarypta.org/

Portland Home birth Families & She Inspires 365

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Fri, 05/04/2012

In honor of International Midwife Day on 5/5/12, Bread and Roses hosts PDX Homebirth Families to talk about Out of hospital birth options. We also spoke with photographer Andrea Leoncavallo about her photo project She Inspires 365.

Dr. Laila Amine on Arab immigration and Race relations in France

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Fri, 04/13/2012

Dr. Laila Amine on Arab immigration and race relations in France. Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo asks Laila, her compatriot, about the history of French Imperialism and Arab immigration to France. They discuss racism and race relations in their country as well as Maghrebi literature and its contributions to denouncing historical silencing. Laila Amine specializes in twentieth-century African American and African Diaspora literature with particular interest in comparative race and ethnic studies. Her current project, Algerian Paris: Belonging beyond Diaspora uncovers how the Algerian war (1954-1962) and its legacies shaped representations of a transnational Paris in African American, French, and Maghrebi cultural texts. Laila Amine was born in Brest, France in 1977. Her parents emigrated from Morocco in the mid 1960s. Her father worked in the building industry. After studying English at the Université Victor Segalen, she lived in Luton, England and Santa Barbara California, before starting her graduate studies at Indiana University. She is now a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

Walidah Imarisha on the history of Blacks in Oregon and race relations in the United States

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 04/06/2012

Walidah Imarisha on the history of Blacks in Oregon and race relations in the United States. Samantha Taylor and Del Criscenzo ask Walidah about the peculiar history of African Americans in Oregon and Portland and openly talk about the "isms" that continue to impact our society. Walidah is a historian, a reporter, a poet, a spoken word artist, a documentary film maker, a writer and a community organizer. She teaches for the Black Studies department at Portland State University and in the Women’s Studies Department at Oregon State University. This Spring term you can take her class on the History of the Black Panther Party at PSU, and a class on race, gender and empire in Disney films at OSU. Walidah has written a multitude of essays on the issue of race and race relations, on Hip Hop as well on relevant topics impacting the Black community. She is also a performer and part of the poetry duo called Good Sista, Bad Sista. Lastly she is a member of Decolonize PDX, which is a Portland based collective of radical people of color.

www.walidah.com

www.pdx.decolonize.org

Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo and Samantha Taylor

Produced by Delphine Criscenzo

 

Erika Wurth, Native poet and professor, on "Indian Trains"

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 03/16/2012

Native Poet Erika Wurth discusses her first collection of poems Indian Trains. Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo interviewed Erika a year ago after one of her poetry readings in Bloomington, IN. Erika T. Wurth is Apache, Chickasaw and Cherokee. She was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Colorado between Idaho Springs and Evergreen, although she has lived different places off and on. Her work, both poetry and fiction, has appeared in Raven Chronicles, Fiction, Cedar Hill Review, AMCRJ, and SAIL. She teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. She talks with Del about her art, her identiy as an artist, and reads some poems from Indian Trains and her new collection not yet published.

Natasha Kmeto, Female electro- Hip Hop Singer/Producer

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 03/09/2012

Natasha Kmeto is an electro hip-hop, singer-producer based in Portland, OR. With a rich musical background in jazz, r&b, electronic and hip-hop she likes to describe her music as “futuristic soul.” She sat with Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo and talked about her music and her new album released a few weeks ago, "The Ache". A female artist in the predominantly male world of electronic music, Natasha epresses her thoughts about bringing new perspectives to the genre. For more info about Natasha Kmeto or access to her music visit http://www.natashakmeto.com/

"My Teenage Werewolf. A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence" by Lauren Kessler

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Fri, 03/02/2012

My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, a Daughter, a Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence is Lauren Kessler's latest book in which she explores the mother/daughter relationship and tries to find out "what's more challenging in the life of a woman: being a teenager or being the mother of a teenager?" Lauren Kessler is the author of six works of narrative non-fiction, including Dancing with Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimer's for which she won the Pacific Northwest Book Award. Lauren also teaches  journalism and directs the graduate program in literary nonfiction at the University of Oregon. Visit www.myteenagewerewolf.com for update on Lauren and Lizzie's lives or http://laurenkessler.com for more on Lauren's works. She sat with Bread and Roses' host Del Criscenzo to discuss My Teenage Werewolf and her current research...

More information on My Teenage Werewolf is available at Books on KBOO

  • Title: My Teenage Werewolf
  • Length: 39:14 minutes (89.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

Joan Southgate and the Underground Railroad

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Fri, 02/17/2012

In 2002, at age 73, Joan Southgate undertook a 519-mile walk from southern Ohio to Canada to draw attention to the Underground Railroad. She wanted to honor a moment in history when people came together across color, creed, and class to do freedom’s work. Later Joan founded “Restore Cleveland Hope,” an organization to teach about Cleveland’s anti-slavery history.
She wrote “In Their Path: A Grandmother's 519-Mile Underground Railroad Walk” recounting her journey and her autobiography “Bout Time.”

  • Title: Joan Southgate
  • Track: 1
  • Date: 0220
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 20:22 minutes (37.3 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 256Kbps (CBR)

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