Each week brings another tragic account of the police injuring or killing someone, usually poor and of color. So shouldn’t we support reforms to make the police more accountable? Alex Vitale has a surprising answer. The sociologist discusses how liberal police reforms legitimize an illegitimate institution. He argues instead that the reform we should get … Continued
On today’s show, you’ll hear reports from the front lines of yesterday’s Anti Fascist rally held in Sacramento from Bay Area activist Paul Blasenheim and Sacramento reporter and Nat’l Lawyers Guild member Cres Valuchi. Also, Omar Ali com director for Arab Resource Organizing Center on the recent Stop Urban Shield town hall meeting.
We speak with Rosa Clemente about what it means to define a Black Lives Matter agenda in an upcoming election year. Later we speak with Matthew on policy in Cleveland where Trans people can be removed from bathrooms and Youth Radio’s Katie Saturn reports on minecraft gaming.
Challenging Dehumanization We talk with Margo Perin, founder and director of Write & Rise, about how she uses narrative to help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people, at risk youth, as well as police and their families, heal from trauma. Perin is the author of the memoir The Opposite of Hollywood, and contributing editor of the … Continued
Gentrification, policing and the creation of gay place-based communities: a conversation with Christina Hanhardt. Hanhardt is professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland and the author of Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence. Also: Women’s Empowerment Day at Hip Hop For Change’s Second Annual Independent Hip Hop Festival on … Continued
We cover the Rock the school Bells Panel discussion on Hip Hop and Police.