FM May 7: Freedom Dreams + Immigration: a Women’s & a Queer issue

Hosted by Sammy Lyon and Lynn Harris Ballen : What’s your freedom dream? Patrisse Cullors-Brignac joins us to talk about abolition of the prison industrial complex, and how we can’t leave anyone behind in the struggle for freedom. Patrisse is the founder of the Coalition to End Sheriff Violence in L.A. Jails and is touring her latest performance artwork — ‘Stained: An Intimate Portrayal of State Violence and Mass Incarceration’, which asks the audience to engage with the impacts of state violence. Inspired by the work of Harriet Tubman, this 21st century abolitionist movement demands Dignity and Power Now!

As immigration reform moves through the Senate and House, if you’ve been following the current immigration reform debate in the mainstream media, you might think that it’s mainly about men. ‘We Belong Together‘- an initiative of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and allied organizations – is working to bring attention to the ways in which unjust immigration laws affect women, children and families.  We Belong Together co-chair, Pramila Jayapal, calls the male-centered media narrative ‘sexclusionary’ and joins us with an update.

And, last week’s Los Angeles May Day March for FULL Legalization and Workers Rights for ALL included two key contingents. The Queer Contingent – making sure that Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & Queer issues are addressed in immigration reform & the workers’ rights agenda. And the AF3IRM contingent – taking the streets for transnational womens’ inclusion in Immigration reform.  Suyapa Portillo from the queer contingent, and Jollene Levid from AF3irm join us to talk about the intersectionality and invisibility of the issues faced by queer migrants and transnational women.

All this on Tuesday at 3pm. THIS is what Feminism Sounds Like!



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