Oregon lawmakers don't make grade on racial equity
Oregon lawmakers don't make the grade on racial equity
Communities of color are the fastest growing communities in Oregon, more than doubling in size - 21.5 percent of the total population - in the last two decades. But racial disparity continues to run deep despite this change. Many communities of color experience poverty rates two to three times higher than white Oregonians. Although the futue of Oregon's prosperity depends on fair opportunities and economic stabilty for all Oregonians, state lawmakers continue to fall short in dealing with these racial and economic gaps.
Carlos Chavez interviewed co-editor of Re-Thinking Schools, Jody Sokolower. Rethinking Schools is a progressive magazine put together by activist educators focused on a practical, but visionary approach to public education in the United States. Jody Sokolower put together much of the latest winter edition, which is themed on the “School to Prison Pipeline. They discuss this concept and how is impacts youth and educators and what can be done to change it.
Host Shaheed Haamid interviews Shafia Monroe, Founder and President of International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) and community activist devoted to infant mortality prevention, breastfeeding promotion, and increasing the number of midwives of color.
Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden, in recognition of Black History Month, reviews Richard Wright's 1953 novel The Outsiderabout a man trying to come to terms with midcentury life with Marxism and existentialism.
Carlos Chavez speaks to is co-editor of Re-Thinking Schools, Jody Sokolower. Rethinking Schools is a progressive magazine put together by activist educators focused on a practical, but visionary approach to public education in the United States. Jody Sokolower put together much of the latest winter edition, which is themed on the “School to Prison Pipeline. They discuss this concept and how is impacts youth and educators and what can be done to change it.
In the sixties and seventies, the Black Panther Party captured the imagination of millions in the U.S. and around the world with its iconic black power salutes and revolutionary rhetoric. The organization also attracted the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. J. Edgar Hoover's FBI launched a sustained counterintelligence program to infiltrate, disrupt and destroy the Panthers. The media and popular history have focused on gun-toting Panther militancy and ignored the group's dedication to community organizing and providing much-needed social services. Education and information were key aspects of their work.
Also, in honor of Black history month, we will talk with Dr. Antiono Pastrana Jr. (Department of Sociology at City University of New York) about the interconnection between Race and Sexual;/Romantic Identity
Gwen Trice and a Forgotten African American Community
You won't find African American loggers or Oregon's only segregated school in the public murals or other memorials to our state's history. It took a black woman from La Grande who was interested in her father's early years in Oregon to bring to light the story of Maxville, a company town near Wallowa in eastern Oregon where 50-60 African Americans lived and worked in the timber industry.
Leonard Peltier of the Anishinabe A NISH IN ABE and Lakota Nations, is a long time Native Activist and member of the American Indian Movement. He has spent over 35 years as a political prisoner.
Tonight on Circle A Radio, we talk about the International Day in Solidarity with Leonard Peltier, coming up this Saturday, February 4th. Our guests are Michael One Road, and Arthur Miller, both regional organizers for the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee.