Kezia and Gahiji speak to Rebecca Mwase, co-director of the New Orleans Queer Youth theater about their upcoming piece, Beyond Acceptance, and the importance of theater and expression for queer youth in New Orleans.
Bruce Reilly speaks to the National Voting Rights Commission during their national tour to speak to the constitutional history of Louisiana’s disenfranchisement of African Americans since emancipation.
Gahiji and Kezia speak with Soleil Ho about Food Gentrification, the rising costs of food, and the effect of foodie trends on low-income communities.
An evening of dance, poetry, performance & live music celebrating Women’s Month at the Dryades Theater. Hosted by Claudia Baumgarten & Diana Shortes. Fresh new work from performers such as Felice Guimont, Max Bernardi, Megan Burns, Reese Johanson, Jennifer Pagan, Lisa Pasold, Ruby Rendrag, Kathy Randels, and more.
Gahiji and Kezia speak to Mama Jennifer Turner of the Community Book Center of New Orleans about her personal experience of Mardi Gras growing up in a segregated New Orleans, and how that compares to the racist overtones of Mardi Gras celebrations today.
Laverne Cox speaks to students at Tulane University about being a trans woman, gender binaries, and the pressure that’s put on individuals that are non gender conforming.
A Kezia and Gahiji have a conversation with Endesha Juakali about police brutality in the context of New Orleans history and current. Looking specifically at the recent cases of Keith Atkins a Black man shot in the back and killed by police and Michael Dunn a White man that had a mistrial after shooting a car full of Black teens. And a look at resistance to police brutality.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) recently cancelled a public hearing regarding their recent regulations on abortion. We hear from women from the New Orleans Abortion Fund and the Women’s Health Care Center and others about what these regulations would mean for women’s health in Louisiana.
Women’s Health Care Center: http://iggydev.com/whcc_new/
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Kezia and Gahiji interview Breanna Welch and Nicole Balthazar about Dyverse City, a place for local entrepreneurs in the Broadmoor area to rent space and launch their business.
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Gahiji and Kezia interview Bryan Collins, the OPP whistleblower who details his experience as a deputy in the House of Detention and his decision to become a whistleblower.
Recording of Eran Efrati and Maya Wind as they explain their personal experience of the Israeli occupation of Palestine as native Israelis and how the worldwide military industrial complex profits off of the apartheid state. Includes information about how Americans can participate in the resistance movement.
Kezia speaks with Cordelia Nailong about trauma, the body, being trans, and what makes healing possible.
Hillary Donnell interviews Malik Rahim, Jackie Sumell and other supporters who attended Angola 3 inmate Albert Woodfox’s appeals hearing in New Orleans on Jan 7.
Gahiji interviews Dawn Collins, key organizer of Roots Camp LA, a two day “unconference” in Baton Rouge to build solidarity between activists and organizers across the state of Louisiana. https://sites.google.com/a/neworganizing.com/rootscamp-la/home
More audio from the 2013 Southern Harm Reduction conference, including info from the CDC regarding Hepatitis C infections, a report from Human Rights Watch regarding the persecution and disrespect show towards sex workers, drug users, and individuals infected with HIV/AIDS in New Orleans. Including audio from John Zibell of the CDC, Mark Allen, M.D., Megan McLemore of Human Rights Watch, Deon Haywood of WWAV, and Milan Alexander of Break OUT!