Making Contact – May 24, 2024

Making Contact

Covering the movements, issues and people fighting for some of the most important social justice issues of our time. Hosted by Amy Gastelum, Salima Hamirani, Anita Jonhson, and Lucy Kang. Sign up for program alerts and sneak peeks from Making Contact at: http://ow.ly/1FkV30aq1z2

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Survival for All: Securing Vaccines for the Global South

The pandemic exposed stark inequalities around the world, especially in terms of vaccine access, leading to the deaths of untold thousands in the global south. Amid ongoing challenges, activists and scientists continue to push for broader healthcare equity, navigating patent barriers to ensure fairer access to essential medicines. GUESTS: Fatima Hassan – Human rights lawyer … Continued


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You Can Still Have An Abortion

How does anyone make sense of abortion access these days? On today’s show, we sit down with All Options Pregnancy Resource Center in Bloomington, Indiana to talk about what’s changed since Indiana’s full abortion ban went into effect last August. We learn about ways folks are getting access to abortion pills, what to expect from a … Continued


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America’s Black Capital

On this week’s episode, we speak with Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar about his latest book, America’s Black Capital: How African Americans Remade Atlanta in the Shadow of the Confederacy. The book chronicles how a center of Black excellence emerged amid virulent expressions of white nationalism, as African Americans pushed back against Confederate ideology to create … Continued


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The Origins of Zionism

In this episode, Gaza-based reporter Rami Almeghari talks with Rashid Khalidi, Historian and Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, about his book The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine. They discuss the very early history of the zionist movement in Palestine and Khalidi’s argument that it was, from the start, a settler-colonial endeavor. … Continued


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Reproductive Justice: The Ongoing Struggle for Bodily Autonomy (encore)

Today we share excerpts from “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” a documentary filled with stories that still resonate today as women face new challenges around reproductive rights and sexual violence. The documentary tells the stories of the activists of the Women’s Liberation Movement that gained traction in the late 1960s and led to social and policy … Continued


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Who’s Afraid of DEI? : Interrogating Gender & Race in the Workplace (encore)

What does equity really mean? That might be an impossible question to answer objectively, but in this encore episode Ruchika Tulshyan, a workplace inclusion expert, and Ijeoma Oluo, a thought leader on race in America, discuss the subtle and overt ways white supremacy and anti-Blackness impact our experiences at work. GUESTS: Ruchika Tulshyan – Inclusion … Continued