Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015: Eliminating Violence Against Women; New Book About Rosa Parks

Oranging the World to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Today we talk to Nanette Braun from the UN Women about the plans for the 2015 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Violence against Women continues to be a global pandemic. 35% of women and girls globally experience some form of physical and or sexual violence in their lifetime. An estimated 133 million girls and women have experienced some form of genital mutilation or cutting and in the U.S one in five  women are victims of violence. Yet violence against women is not inevitable and that is why prevention is the theme of the 2015 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25th. And running through December 10th the UNITE to End Violence Against Women Campaign calls for 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence to raise public awareness and mobilize people to bring about change.

Who is the real Rosa Parks?

And on the 60th year anniversary of the Montgomery Boycotts, we talk to Professor Jeanne Theoharis, who discusses her book "The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks" which provides a much need corrective to the common misrepresentation of the civil rights activist, Rosa Parks, who is often portrayed as a quiet church woman who single-handedly created a movement, a narrative which leaves out Parks life long commitment to activism, how changes happens through collective struggle and not by the actions of one singular person and  reinforces the idea that we live in a post racial society.

The book is available at your local bookstore and online at Penguin-Random House and Amazon.

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

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