50th Anniversary of the March on Washington: Why Are We Still Marching?
This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. On a hot August day in 1963 over 200,000 people gathered on the Washington Mall to declare their commitment to social and economic justice and demand the federal government take action to guarantee the civil rights of all citizens.
As Oregonians join people throughout the nation to commemorate this event, we pause and ask, why are the gains of the civil rights movement being dismantled? What is the clarion call to justice for our generation? What lessons can we learn from the victories and failures of the civil right struggles of the 1950s and 1960s?
Host Celeste Carey interviews Ediberto Román: author of Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration.
InThose Damned Immigrants, Ediberto Román takes on critics of Latina/o immigration, drawing on empirical evidence to refute charges of links between immigration and crime, economic downfall, and a weakening of Anglo culture. Román utilizes government statistics, economic data, historical records, and social science research to provide a counter-narrative to what he argues is a largely one-sided public discourse on Latino/a immigration.
Let's Talk: Why is it so easy to buy into stereotypes and negative images of black people, especially black men? Why do we not see our common humanity? Join Celeste and Cecil as we enter into a difficult but necessary conversation about race. Share your thoughts at 503-231-8187, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Sabine Heinlein about her book "Among Murderers: Life After Prison."
What is it like for a convicted murderer who has spent decades behind bars to suddenly find himself released into a world he barely recognizes? What is it like to start over from nothing? How does it feel to bear the shame of having killed someone? What constitutes successful rehabilitation? How does someone face the prospect of rejoining society with the guilt and shame of having taken taken another person’s life.
Let's Talk (Or Not) About Race. Several public incidents have bought race and race relations to the forefront of civic attention. We will explore the responses that encourage or interfer with honest dialogue about race and race relations. Why do some people have a visceral and defensive response when their words or actions are called racist by people of color? What are some of the tools you use to have meaningful discussion about race with your friends, family, coworkers, or neighbors? Is it easier to avoid the subject? Join us with your responses to these queries. 503-231-8187. email@example.com
In 1776 a group of men debated and signed a document which listed their greivances with the King of England and the reasons why they declared independence from Great Britiain. As the United States of America prepares to observes the 237th anniversary of that event, do you think that our government lives up to its ideals? Is it time, in the words of the Declaration of Independence, for "the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness"? Is the US government securing or preventing the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the inhabitants of its land?
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with journalist Sally Ooms about her new book "Finding Home: How Americans Prevail." Ooms writes about Americans who are dealing with housing problems on a daily basis: vets, foster kids, single moms, laid-off workers, retirees and small business owners. Ooms strove to understand what the word home really means to people. She also wanted to look at displaced people and how they created, recreated and/or retained their homes.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod interview Greg Carter about his new book "The United States of the United Races: A Utopian History of Racial Mixing."
Barack Obama’s historic presidency has re-inserted mixed race into the national conversation. While the troubled and pejorative history of racial amalgamation throughout U.S. history is a familiar story, Greg Carter asks us to reconsider an understudied optimist tradition, one which has praised mixture as a means to create a new people, bring equality to all, and fulfill an American destiny.