July 6 on FM: Haitian myths/ dismantling the cradle to prison pipeline/ from harem to feminist sex activist

Hosted by Ariana Manov, Celina Alvarez & Susan Kraker

Is Haiti really a “heart of darkness dystopia” –where women live dehumanized, fearful lives of suffering and despair? Haitian immigrant, award-winning author Edwidge Danticat updates us on her recent trip, dispels some stereotypes, makes a call to action and describes her newest writing.

Saira Soto, Los Angeles Program Director For the Childrens Defense Fund describes their strategies for dismantling the “Cradle to Prison Pipeline”, lifting children out of poverty, ensuring access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation. Inspired by the Civil Rights struggle , they continue to change local and national policies. What’s working, and what isn’t?

And….what happens when Jillian Lauren,  a high class international call girl gives up the fancy life (including time spent in a Brunei harem), writes two books and turns into a feminist sex activist? She’ll explain where her stories come from and what they can teach the rest of us!
Wednesday night at 7, this is what feminism sounds like!

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(left: Writer Edwidge Danticat; center: Children’s Defense Fund; left: Author Jillian Lauren)

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