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North Bay Housing Post-Fires, Yet Another Travel Ban Plus: What Men Can Do About Sexual Harassment

As demand for aid in the North Bay continues, and those who have lost their homes in the fires search for temporary housing during this crisis, UpFront speaks with Mara Ventura and Aimee Inglis about what housing will look like in the recovery period. Mara Ventura is the lead organizer with North Bay Jobs with Justice. She also has been part of the Undocu-Fund efforts, set up to help undocumented families impacted by the fires. Aimee Inglis is the Associate Director of Tenants Together, California’s Statewide Organization for Renters’ Rights. We also hear from Gregory Simon, Professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, about the increased potential for natural disasters such as fires through the lens of urban planning. Cat and Brian update listeners about yet another proposed travel ban, and what that means politically. We hear from Nancy Hormachea, an Immigration Attorney based in Berkeley. She has served as a board member on several grassroots organizations involved in defending and advocating for the rights of immigrant communities. She has been active in defending the rights of Arabs, Muslims and other targeted by the government after 9/11. In the midst of #MeToo and the outing of Harvey Weinstein, Paul Kivel, informs listeners about how best to stand up for those experiencing sexual harassment. An educator, activist and writer who has worked for several years (45) for racial, economic, and gender justice in Oakland and at the national level. His books include: Men’s Work and Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. 

  • Mara Ventura, Lead organizer with North Bay Jobs with Justice. She also has been part of the Undocu-Fund efforts, set up to help undocumented families impacted by the fires.
  • Aimee Inglis, Associate Director, Tenants Together, California’s Statewide Organization for Renters’ Rights
  • Gregory Simon, professor of Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado – Denver. Author of Flame and Fortune in the American West
  • Nancy Hormachea, is an Immigration Attorney based in Berkeley. She has served as a board member on several grassroots organizations involved in defending and advocating for the rights of immigrant communities. She has been active in defending the rights of Arabs, Muslims and other targeted by the government after 9/11.
  • Paul Kivel, educator, activist and writer who has worked for several years (45) for racial, economic, and gender justice in Oakland and at the national level. His books include: Men’s Work and Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice.

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