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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In the US, white culture is like water for a fish! Can white men get out of the fishbowl?
 

Episode Archive

White Men As Full Diversity Partners

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Bread and Roses
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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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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.

Exploring Mental Diversity - An Interview with Portland Hearing Voices

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Exploring Mental Diversity - An Interview with Portland Hearing Voices

In BOLD Rebirth

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Fri, 06/27/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Dayanara Marte speaks about her journey towards her BOLD Rebirth

Tune in this Friday for a conversation with Dayanara Marte, healer, organizer and human rights activist about her Bold Rebirth. We will talk about trauma, personal and historical, internalize oppression and violence as well as about the impact these have on the women of the world. Dayanara will share her "journey of self healing, forgiving, letting go, and finding purpose." She is the founder of In Bold Rebirth consulting and will soon release a book of the same name!

Difference is the Norm in the Universe

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 06/20/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Nicole shares her story of secret, love, fear and transition
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"Difference is the norm of the universe", says Nicole, Bread and Roses' guest this week. Nicole is a transgender woman who had to live with her secret for a very long time. She will share her story with us and will offer her perspective on how to make this world a better place for all of us.

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Women's protests in Egypt

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Fri, 02/11/2011

"It was so hard to go from the joy and communal spirit of Egypt to a congressional hearing about the implications of the Egyptian uprising on US foreign policy," says Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin about witnessing revolutionary history in Egypt. "How sad it is that those we've elected have so little regard for the most astounding people's grassroots non-violent revolution that we've seen in our lifetimes."

Hear about the amazing journey of a Code Pink's women's delegation in Egypt, and voices from Egyptian women at the barricades: Asmaa Mahfouz -- whose video plea helped spark the uprising-- and thoughts from Egyptian feminists and authors Ahdaf Soueif and Nawal El Sadaawi.

Learn more at: www.codepink4peace.org , ahdafsoueif.com

  • Length: 47:33 minutes (43.54 MB)
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Bread and Roses: Interview with Najmeh Modarres and Oregon Dreamers Erika and Jackie

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Fri, 11/26/2010

In a two part program we talked with
Najmeh Modarres about HIV/AIDS prevention in Botswana, where one quarter of the adult population has been affected by the disease. Najmeh is a public health educator, researcher and evaluator.
We also will discuss the Dream Act with Jackie and Erika, organizers with an Oregon group of dreamers. This legislation is intended to create a path towards legalization for thousands of undocumented youth. It will be introduced in the US Senate during the lame duck session in this coming week.
Hosted by Gabriele Ross

You, too, can row for a cure!

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Thu, 09/09/2010

A local rower's dream of raising funds for breast cancer resources and research has made big waves. Row for the Cure, which began in Portland, is now a national event. And it's not too late to dust off your canoe and join in the Oct 3 event.

  • Length: 25:23 minutes (23.24 MB)
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Got Class?

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Fri, 08/20/2010

Joshunda Sanders is a writer for the Statesman, in Austin , TX . Her previous journalism experiences included working for the Houston Chronicle, the Beaumont Enterprise, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her creative nonfiction essays have appeared in “Secrets and Confidences: The Complicated Truth About Women’s Friendships,” (Seal Press) and “My Soul To His Spirit: Soulful Expressions from Black Daughters To Their Fathers,” (SoulDictates Publishing), and “Homelands” (Seal Press). She attended Vassar College in 2000, where she majored in creative writing. She holds a Masters of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas .
She discusses her recently published article “Eat, Pray, Spend.” In it Sanders takes on “anti-feminist privilege literature and film” such as Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love and Sex in the City, as she examines the “genre’s destructive cacophony of insecurity, spending, and false wellness.”
Full article at

http://bitchmagazine.org/article/eat-pray-spend

Dr. Donna Beegle grew up in generational migrant labor poverty, left school for marriage at 15 and had two children. At age 25 she found herself with no husband, little education, no job skills and continuing to cope with poverty. In the course of 10 years she obtained a G.E.D., an A.A. in Journalism, a B.A. in Communications, a Master’s Degree in Communication with a minor in Gender Studies, and a Doctorate Degree.
An internationally recognized lecturer, Donna is now president of Communication Across Barriers. Beegle is the founder and CEO of the new nonprofit, PovertyBridge, which is dedicated to changing lives for people in poverty.
She talks about educational barriers for students who come from poverty and what educators could do to help ALL students be successful.

  • Title: Got Class?
  • Length: 54:05 minutes (49.51 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Big Latch On

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Fri, 08/06/2010

 Host Ashley Thirstrup produced this short piece about the Big Latch On - a worldwide event to celebrate nursing mothers and babies.  The goal of the event is to see which area can set the world record for the most nursing babies at one time, as well as to spread awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding. 

For more information please visit:

www.biglatchon.org/big-latch-on-blog.html

  • Title: Track 01
  • Length: 21:49 minutes (24.98 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 160Kbps (CBR)

Women and Globalization

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 07/01/2010

CAUSA is Oregon’s statewide, grassroots immigrant rights coalition and the largest Hispanic civil and human rights, and advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest.
CAUSA organizes, educates, and mobilizes to build power in the immigrant community.
Natalie Patrick-Knox is the Coordinator for CAUSA's new Portland Metro office, which held an open house on Wednesday, July 28. She discusses CAUSA's current campaigns with particular attention on issues for women immigrants.

Sabina Zeba Haque is an artist of South Asian descent – raised in Pakistan by an American mother and a Pakistani father. She examines issues of race, geopolitics, gender and sexuality across cultural boundaries, using the medium of painting, collage, and photography. Haque’s personal fusion of opposing cultural perspectives mirrors the complex, fragmented and multiple meanings of “globalization” and “multiculturalism” and their significance in American culture today.
In 2006, Sabina Zeba Haque joined Portland State University as the James DePriest Scholar in Ethnic Art. Haque received her MFA in Painting from Boston University and a BA in Art and education from Smith College. She is the 2010 recipient of the Lilla Jewel Fund for Women by the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation.

Single? You're Not Alone!

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Fri, 06/11/2010

Did you know that a third of the US adult population is single? Explore this new phenomena, its origins and impact with interviews and commentary of single women and Stephanie Coontz, prolific author on marriage and professor of history and family studies at Evergreen State College. Be sure to tune in for this first episode in a series!

 

Single? You're Not Alone!

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 06/11/2010

 This interview explores a single woman role model for collective member Brooke - her mother.

  • Length: 12:58 minutes (11.87 MB)
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Fourth Wave of Feminism

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Fri, 06/04/2010
  • Length: 54:34 minutes (37.46 MB)
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Foster Youth Awareness

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Fri, 05/28/2010
  • Length: 56:00 minutes (38.46 MB)
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WOW! This show is so enlightening... When is it going national?

 

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