Aug 12 on FM: “immigration” & feminism/ Trail of Humanity/ Clitoral Mass /Cross Fade

Hosted by Ariana Manov, Felicia Montes & Sese Abejon. With Valecia Phillips.

This week on Feminist Magazine –Heard it all about IMMIGRATION? We’re bringing you fresh voices and new news –starting with a socialist feminist analysis of the border with Salvadoran immigrant Karla Alegria from Radical Women.   Nine year old Salvadoran refugee Angela Jimenez describes her experience crossing over. And  then, migrant rights organizer Esther Portillo-Gonzales chills us to the bone with her stories of the icebox (la hielera) –a form of torture used right now in detention camps — and she describes what immigrant women are doing to resist.
AND … Valeska Castaneda takes to the road with mothers and children on the “TRAIL FOR HUMANITY” . They’re walking a 30 day/300mile pilgrimage to the border –  to bring attention to mass deportations, over incarceration and the humanitarian crisis of minors. The intrepid organizer and co-founder gives us a report direct from the road, where they have just arrived in Los Angeles.

In the second half of our program, we’re featuring two very grassroots artivist projects. The all womyn bike brigade, Ovarian Psyco Cycles describe their CLITORAL MASS ride, and how they bring their own brand of feminism to young women of color. Now in it’s 3rd year this Saturday, Clitoral Mass brings self-identified womyn and trans cyclists together to take back the night, day and streets for young women of color in LA. We’ll have core member, Maryann Aguirre talk about the Ova’s work, and Sivarraya Ande Phakpiseth will tell you how you can tag along for the ride.
Catch their Feminist Ideals, Indigenous Understandings And Urban/Hood Mentality.
PLUS… we’re bringing you CROSS FADE — a multimedia exhibition currently at the Walter Maciel gallery in Los Angeles. It features six distinct perspectives examining how we view female identity and sexuality in contemporary culture. Valecia Phillips talks with curator Brenda Williams and two of the artists: Lezley Saar and Dana Weiser.  Artform writes “ Saar’s works maintain a powerfully unstable balance of fear and fantasy, fracture and integration.” Dana Weiser describes herself as a Korean-born adoptee, raised in a Jewish-American home in a mid-western city, who uses her work to explore questions of lost identity, multiple identity and racial identity. Music by Tameka Norris.

Tuesday afternoon at 3:00, THIS is what feminism sounds like!


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