Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015: Understanding Israel

Understanding the Role of Race, Class, and Gender in Israeli Jewish Society

Smadar Lavie works at The Beatrice Bain Research Group, Berkeley's feminist of color heaven. She is the author of WRAPPED IN THE FLAG OF ISRAEL: MIZRAHI SINGLE MOTHERS AND BUREAUCRATIC TORTURE, and cofounder of the Mizrahi Israeli feminist group Ahoti. Lavie explains the Israeli elections by looking at how race, class and gender function within Israeli society.

Listen now or Get MP3. 28:45 min.

Smadar Lavie received her doctorate in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley. She specializes in the anthropology of Egypt, Israel, and Palestine, with emphasis on issues of race, gender, and religion. She published her book The Poetics of Military Occupation (UC Press, 1990) on resistance theatre of the Mzeina Bedouin of the South Sinai, Egypt.  The book won the 1990 Honorable Mention of the Victor Turner Award for Ethnographic Writing. She co-edited Displacement, Diaspora and Geographies of Identity (Duke Univ. Press, 1996), and Creativity/Anthropology (Cornell Univ. Press, 1993). Lavie was awarded the 2009 Gloria Anzaldua Prize from the American Studies Association for her paper titled, Staying Put: Crossing the Palestine/Israel Border with Gloria Anzaldúa. Lavie's recent book is Wrapped in the Flag of Israel: Mizrahi Single Mothers and Bureaucratic Torture (Berghahn 2014). She has served in several feminist and anti-racist social movements and NGOs in Israel-Palestine and the San Francisco Bay area. In 2013, Lavie won the “Heart at East” Honor Plaque for lifetime service to Mizraḥi communities in Israel-Palestine.

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min.

Also on today's show:
Purvi Patel

Upcoming Events:
KPFA Radio 94.1FM, co-sponsored by Middle East Children’s Alliance & Jewish Voice for Peace/East Bay, presents:
Hosted by Cecilie Surasky, Deputy Director of Jewish Voice for Peace
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3rd Annual Restorative Justice Conference | Justice That Heals: Confronting Gender Violence on Campus & in Communities
Sat, April 11, 10:00am – 4:30pm
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hosted by OUTLAW

With campus and criminal justice policies under fire for ignoring the needs of survivors of gender-based violence, people are looking for alternatives. This conference brings together academics and activists to explore the possibilities and limitations of Restorative / Transformative Justice in response to sexual violence and misconduct on campus and in communities that experience structural oppression.

Keynote speaker Dr. Mary Koss is the co-founder and principal investigator of the RESTORE program in Arizona, which has designed Restorative processes that emphasize the needs of survivors and responsible parties. She is now applying her expertise to the question of sexual misconduct on college campuses. Workshops and panels will explain RJ / TJ processes and present critical analysis of their capacity to repair flawed or broken systems.

A Conference on the Work of Gloria Evangelina Anzaldua

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