July 1 on FM: deColonizing Native Lands & Bodies / Storytelling Body Culture

Hosted by Lynn Harris Ballen, Felicia Montes & Rita Gonzales : … As flags start flying & fireworks are being planned for the upcoming July 4th Independence Day weekend, we remember the ongoing price of colonization of native lands. Native American women experience the highest rates of violence of any other group in the United States. And we hear from Andrea Smith – author of “Conquest: Sexual Violence and Native American Genocide” & co-founder of INCITE!– explaining the connection between violence against women, and the colonization of native lands and bodies. (via Making Contact)
… And direct from Geneva — scholar-activist Dr. Rosalee Gonzalez shares her work participating, documenting, teaching & studying within Global Indigenous Women’s Movements (GIWM), and representing networks of indigenous woman at the United Nations. Through La Red Xicana Indigena, an indigenous social justice organization in the US, she’s contributed as a founding-member of the Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA). Catch her updates on the work and struggles around the world focusing on indigenous women.
… Then, how can storytelling change minds & open hearts? Sociology professor Kimberly Dark takes us with her on the road –  where she combines theater, story telling, and audience participation to get folks thinking about the body in culture, sexuality and gender, and how we are creating the world even as it creates us.
Plus… educator and activist Dr. Judy Chiasson talks transgender student rights at L.A. Unified Schools, in this week’s HotFlash Commentary.
Tune in on Tuesday at 3pm! THIS is What Feminism Sounds Like!



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