Granito is an expression of the indigenous people of Guatemala...none of us can do it alone, each must put in their granito, their tiny grain of sand. Direct descendants of the ancient Maya, the indigenous of Guatemala make up 40% of the population. With the help of the U.S. government, as many of 200,000 of them and their supporters, the future leaders of Guatemala, were masacred in the early 1980s. Documentary filmaker Pamela Yates witnessed the genocide and found she had her own granito, evidence to help nail a dictator.
Pornifying Violence: Panel on Changes in Pornography Today
From the series WINGS, Women's International News Gathering Service, we hear a program on "Pornifying Violence", a wide-ranging discussion of changes in pornography today.
One of several panels of women from feminist organizations and media, held at the Vancouver Public Libary December 1, 2012, hosted by Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter. Discussion includes definition of pornography and examination of its effect on society, especially in an era when rapes are routinely posted on the internet.
Montavilla Food Coop, working to provide access to affordable and healthy food to their neighborhood
Montavilla Food Cooperative
Montavilla Food Coop is taking off! Tune in to Bread and Roses to hear from the Montavilla Food Coop organizers and board members about their project and about the incredible benifits of cooperative businesses.
Four years ago, a handful of Montavilla neighborhood residents gathered and came up with the idea to open a "year-round place where Montavilla residents could access fresh, local, sustainable food and groceries.
The mission of the Montavilla Food Coop is "to enhance the quality of life for both residents and visitors by providing access to affordable, healthy food in an environment shaped by the community's values."
Christine Byl discusses "Dirt Work, An Education in the Woods"
EARTH DAY PROGRAMMING: Christine Byl discusses her recent book Dirt Work, An Education in the Woods. After graduating with a degree in philosophy, Byl took a summer job as a "trail dog," maintaining trails in Glacier National Park; and it changed the course of her life. She has since spent more than fifteen summers on trail crews.
School systems from across the United States have increasingly come under public scrutiny. Frustration with schools, especially the inner city districts, not adequately preparing youth to cross the bridge to the 21st century, has lead to debates about funding practices, teacher accountability, parental involvement and paradigm shifts. Also, concerns about the level of violence in schools, teen pregnancy, drugs, and other distractions have been apart of the public discussion on How do we better educate our youth? An innovative program at PCC Cascade “The Passage” to Higher Education is an organized network of professionals and students committed to providing a foundational framework for African American Women earning their degrees.
This week on Positively Revolting hosts Lyn Moelich and Sara Sneath, who will be filling in for Ani, speak with Ahjamu Umi about this year’s May Day rally. Jobs with Justice, VOZ, SEIU, and the Black Working Group are endorsing this year's May Day, which is themed “People over profit! No human being is Illegal! Join an organization working for justice!”
The Move To Amend coalition is hosting a Democracy Convergence in Portland May 3-5 at Portland Community College. Join David Cobbs and I in this conversation tomorrow from the Move To Amend Coalition and learn about the coalition and their Convergence this weekend.
As you may remember on January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.
Voters have received the Voters pamphlet and will get their ballots in the next few days. One of the biggest issues facing voters on May 21, 2013 is the issue of fluoridating water. Measure 26-151-ask voters ”Shall Portlanders fluoridate its drinking water supply”. Both sides of this debate were invited to participate in this conversation, unfortunately the pro-side didn’t respond. I will talk with Kellie Barnes, a local small business owner and a volunteer with Clean Water Portland on the No on 26-151 campaign. Have you decided? What questions do you have about fluoridation? Is it safe for food and pets? What questions do you have for the pro side? Let us know your thoughts! Join Kellie and I tomorrow morning from 8:30AM-9:00AM and join the conversation on Voices from the Edge.