Interview with Margo Perin
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 autobiographical novel The Opposite of Hollywood, and contributing editor of the anthologies Only the Dead Can Kill: Stories From Jail, and How I Learned to Cook and Other Writings on Complex Mother-Daughter Relationships.
"I don't think the system can change unless work is done on both sides." Margo Perin
Listen now or Get MP3. 25:29 min.
Not Throw Away Women: Black and Indigenous Women Disrupt Violence
And from Making Contact: Not Throw Away Women: Black and Indigenous Women Disrupt Violence. We learn how one community is undoing the silence around the violence women of color face. We also hear about how serial killers were able to hunt down mostly Black women for three decades in South Los Angeles. Then to the Yucatan where pregnant indigenous women struggle under a health care system failing to provide proper medical care.
"If you are a woman of color and you're impoverished, you're at the very bottom and your life is seen as not worth anything."
"We may never know just how many women have died."
Click here to listen to this segment from Making Contact. There are 4 audio files so be sure to scroll down. 34:21 min.
Host: Laura Flynn and Jasmin Lopez
Contributing Producers: Rochelle Robinson and Karen Stefan Tenorio
Rochelle Robinson, Making Contact Fellow
Kimberly Smith, community member attending Her Resilience mural project
Gabrielle Rae Travis, Her Resilience Community Outreach Coordinator
Margaret Prescod founder of Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of KPFK’s Sojourner Truth
Mirna Aracely Tuz Acosta, Safe Maternity for the Indigenous Population in East Yucatan
Neyi Amparo Cime Arceo, resident of Xanlah.
Thanks to the Mary Wohlford Foundation for funding towards this program.
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