Monday, January 14, 2013

January 14, Stories of Solidarity and Survival

Does India have a "rape culture?"

Vigil for New Delhi Rape Victim, Dec. 28th, 2012
We've all heard about the recent gang rape in India and the protest movement around that, but how unusual is that case? Does India have more or less of a "rape culture" than the U.S.? Preeti Mangala Shekar, Director of Narika, Amita Swadhin, Director of L.A. Peer Health Exchange, with Robynn Takayama of APEX Express.

Get MP3 or Listen now. 24:42 min.

The rise of Islamophibia and how feminists can stop it

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Why are hate crimes against Muslim and South Asian people on the rise? And what can feminists do to stop that? Sabiha Basrai and Nadia Hussain of Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA) and the new zine, Totally Radical Muslims, have some very concrete suggestions.

Get MP3 or Listen now. 23:05 min.

Click to Listen to entire show, including tributes to two of our fierce cultural warriors: La Brava, poet, activist and producer on La Onda Bajita here at KPFA, and historian Gerda Lerner, who founded one of the nation's first women's studies programs. 60 min.

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