Healing the Earth Conference @ UCR : A conversation

Topic: Science, Education, Decolonization, Knowledge Sovereignty
Segment: D Report
Participants: Nicholas Rajen MA, UC Riverside, Material Sciences and Engineering
Broadcast Air Date: 04/13/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org

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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

 

Conference information: April 21, 2018 at UCR Riverside
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-conference-of-healing-the-earth-decolonizing-education-tickets-44005498631,

Discussion Topics:

– What are the goals of the “Healing the Earth conference?”
– How do we reclaim and validate indigenous knowledge?
– The national AISES recognized the UCR chapter.
– Beyaga Notah is recognized as outstanding AISES chapter advisor.
– Everyone is sharing science, and everyone is telling a story?
– What are the efforts of UC Riverside Native professors hires?
– What does the decolonization subject address?
– How did colonial encounters disrupt a holistic way of life?
– What is indigenous math and indigenous science?
– Are indigenous knowledge systems compatible with present academic knowledge systems?
– What is the application of observing the universe?
– What is sovereignty of knowledge?
– Indigenous communities had their own systems of understanding and intervening with the world?
– Is the university’s concept of “absolute knowledge” incomplete by ignoring indigenous systems of knowing?
– The Healing the earth conference will hold an opening dedication to James Luna.
– How is the linguistics study of academia different from study of linguistics by all humans?
– How do questions of identity and culture factor in in the STEM fields?
– What is sovereignty of knowledge within the Zapatista movement?
– What is the Meso- American diet?
– Indigenous knowledge systems are not limited to agriculture but also include astrophysics and nanotechnology?
– How has the university system become unquestioned rom its colonial history?
– How do we change the language from “I deserve a place in the university “ to “ I will take a place in the university?”
– The Bandelier Pueblo held their own engineering knowledge.
– What is the colonial history to science?
– How do universities discover a new species of mushroom, when the mushroom has a name by the indigenous community?
– What is the arbitrary nature of the university ?
– What is the history of sequestering information within the walls of the university?
– Is the university system racist, classist but also patriarchal?

Huerta Del Valle: Raices , Cultura y Tradicion

Topic: Huerta Del Valle: Raices , Cultura y Tradicion
Segment: D Report
Participants: Arthur Levine, Project manager with Huerta del Valle. http://www.huertadelvalle.org/

Broadcast Air Date: 03/23/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org

Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:
-Is Huerta Del Valle the only community garden the city of Ontario?
-Is Huerta Del Valle opening a second location in Jurupa Valley?
-What will Huerta Del Valle do with access to a 35-million-dollar grant?
-What were the original goals of Huerta Del Valle?
– How have the resources been shared from the city, through Huerta del Valle, to the community?
-What is the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) grant?
– Did the city of Ontario gain access to the TCC grant through the work of the people?
-What are the different forms of health?
-What are the different conversations about community gardens?
-Can community gardens be radically transformative?
-Are there any places to meet with friends left where there is no obligation of capitalism consumption?
-What is the power of gardening practices to counter act global warming?
-How are people’s lives transformed by attending open garden spaces?
– How can we use the action of creating garden spaces as catalysts to empower people?
– Are community gardens inherently political?
– Is the human condition by default, an expression of beauty?
– Are humans positive and good by default?
– What happens to humans when they have to invest in growing something?
-How will our society change, when there are so many community gardens that we don’t have to drive to get the food we need?
-Can we envision a community garden in every mile?
-Is it possible to work with systems of politics and capitalism while trying to spread consciousness of an alternative future?
-What is sweat equity?
– How do we improve people’s material conditions through community gardens?
-Is the US environmental movement dismissive of people of color?
– Do you have to know the name of capitalism in order to strategically navigate the economic system?
– Are you an amazing revolutionary if you use the front lawn of your apartment complex to grow food?
– April 7, 2018 – Raices, Cultura y Tradicion  is the 5th annual celebration of the community  garden. Huerta Del Valle  is located  next to Bon View park in Ontario  California.

Chicana Student Programs @ UCR: History, Strength and Transformations


Topic: Chicana Student Programs @ UCR: History, Strength and Transformations
Segment: D Report
Participants: Cecilia Lemus UCR Riverside student , Arlene Cano Matute , Program Coordinator,
Kat Soque, UCR Riverside student
http://students473.ucr.edu/vcsa-csp/ourfamilia/ourstaff.html

Broadcast Air Date: 03/09/18
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org

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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.
Discussion Topics:
– What is the History of Chicana Student Programs at UC Riverside? http://www.csp.ucr.edu/,
– Why did students, faculty and community feel in 1972 it was necessary to create Chicana Student Program?
– What is cultural identity development?
– What does it mean to be Chicana, Chicano, and or Chicanx?
– What happens when the community demands permanent safe space?
– How does Chicana Student Programs offer an opportunity to archive and access communal knowledge?
– What are the three pillars of Chicana Student Programs? (The answer: Familia , Orgullo y Corazon)
– If there is not a table, we create a table together?
– How do we consistently assure that the permanent structures such as Chicana student program are protected?
– Is Chicana Student Programs built like a home?
– How do students pass on strength, support, safety and happiness from one generation to another?
– How can new students enter the Chicana Student Program circle?
– Is it a contradiction that as people get stronger through the safety provided within Chicana Student Programs, the university may question the relevance of Chicana Student Program’s continued need for safety?
– What stories would the CSP table tell if it could share all the talks that have been shared?
– Is there a factor of hesitation or intimidation as a barrier to enter Chicana Student Program?
– Can you enter Chicana Student Programs if you don’t identify Latina/ Latinx, Chicana, Chicano, and or Chicana?
– How is Chicana Student Programs greater than the confines of the four walls?
– Can you take a nap at Chicana Student Programs?
– What is imposter syndrome?
– How is Chicana Student Programs different from 30 years ago?
– What are the new conversations, new ideas and new directions of Chicana Student Program?
– How is love within Chicana Student Programs, transformative?
– When is the 17th annual Cesar Chavez 5K? (Answer: April 17, 2018 visit https://cesarchavez5k.com/,

Alice bag: Chicana without asking for permission

Topic: 03/02/18 Alice bag: Chicana without asking for permission
Segment: D Report
Participants: Diana Diaz Reyes- Artist, Educator, and entrepreneur. http://www.dianadiazart.com,
Member of Honey power- feminist art collective, https://www.facebook.com/honeypowerla/,

Broadcast Air Date: 03/02/18 (re-broadcast) & 08/05/16
Station:   KUCR 88.3 FM   Riverside, CA
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org

Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Topics:
– Who is Alice bag? http://alicebag.com/
– What did Chicana mean to Alice Bag?
– Who has a right to claim Chicana?
– What if you don’t know what people are because they changed their name?
– Is Hollywood still called Hollyweird?
– Who has the right to define Chicana?
– Where does punk intersect with age, culture or pan-ethnicity?
– Do we have to create a new language for ourselves?
– What does the term identity mean?
– Why does the group Honey power exist?
– Why does society only care about the State’s sanctioned master status categories?
– What if you don’t fit in with the official social boxed categories?
– Where does the self-aware soul fit in a society that does not care?
– You don’t need to ask permission to call yourself Chicana?
– What if MECHA rejects you because of the way you look and act?
– You have every right to make the world you want.
– Is it OK to look at your guitar strings when you play?
– What is the Intersectionality of gender, class and pan-ethnicity?
– You don’t need to ask permission to be the person you want to be.
– What happens when the Chican@ movement retires?
– What is the free moment?
– Are those that follow as second and third generations, less free than the foundational generations?
– Not Chicana enough?
– Is there less tolerance for Chicana because of the Latina/o replacement?
– What is the most sincere definition of ourselves in this movement in time?
– Do we put ourselves in a bigger boxes to make the social structure more comfortable at our expense?
– Why is Chicana as a term is powerful?
– Why does the word Brown make people uncomfortable?
– Is gender free?
– Are we the first to look at ourselves and see such rapid change?

Unions, Education and the University

Topic: Unions, Education and the UC
Segment: D Report
Participants: Historian David Chavez, Doctoral Candidate UC Riverside
Broadcast Air Date: 2/23/18 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org
Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.
Discussion Topics:

– What is the history of unions?
–  Are unions still relevant?
– What is the history of unions and the reconstruction period?
– What is the history unions and white supremacy?
– How do unions participate in accessing profit resources?
– Is the conversation on unions always associated to communism?
– Why is talking about workers’ rights and human rights  demonized?
– What is neo-liberal capitalisms?
– Why are public school teachers and teaching assistants represented by unions, yet there is not a union for adjunct faculty?
– Why do we accept union representation in some jobs but no other employment sectors?
– What is the future of unions as the economy shifts from manufacturing, to service, to consumer economies?
– Are the majority of workers in the UC system represented by unions?
– What is the reform movement within union.
– What is senate bill 201?
– What is the salary of the UC System President?

Art, Resistance and Beauty

Topic: Art, Resistance and Beauty
Segment: D Report
Participants: Soni Art,   https://www.instagram.com/sonjiart/, https://sonjiart.wordpress.com/,
and Raul Gonzales  from Mictlan Murals  , https://mictlanmurals.com/,
Broadcast Air Date: 2/9/18 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org
Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.
Discussion Topics:
– How do we describe art?
– Is art a tool for healing?
– Is art available to everyone?
– What are the different forms of accessible art?
– Is graffiti a form of art?
– What is wheat pasting?
– Can art be used a form of education?
– How do you quit your well-paying job to become a working artist?
– How do we express the beauty that exists in our communities?
– How do we take back the meaning of art and artists to be more inclusive?
– Is art a form of expression of what we dream?
– Can everyone be an artist?
– At what price do we put a way our dreams and or expression?
– How did political movement lead to becoming an artist?
– What is the process for making a community mural?
– Did art begin making stick figures?
– Is art in the US , white supremacist?
– How do we look to our peers in order to make our own movements?
– Did Alfaro Siqueiros get deported from Los Angeles?
– Is there conflict between community artists and having to sell your art in order stay alive?
– Is a powerful and meaning full art found in selling for a million dollars?
– Why is it difficult to pay the artist?
– Do non-profits put artist at the end of the funding list?
– How do arts based non-profits take advantage of artists?
– Respect the work of the artists by paying artist.
– Recognize all artists.
– Support an artist that is alive now and not a dead one.
– Why are the artists being displaced due to gentrification?
– Why do some artists go to jail for painting?
– Art and community’s resistance and revolution?
– How did business and Chicano Studies classes lead to making murals?
– How do you make complete and constructive change through community art ?
– Why do we value “pre -approved “ art?
– Are you a legitimate artist if you go to art school and get an MFA?,
– Why doesn’t some art as ask permission ?
– Does money corrupt art?
– Is graffiti art still free if it is sponsored?
– Is talking about art a talk about leisure time?
– Are the art dealers and galleries the ones that make money in art?
– Why are we speaking English, yet we’ve never been to England; We are speaking Spanish, yet we’ve never been to Spain?
– How does the language we use limit the things we can talk about?
– What are the different forms of Art?
– Are cooks and  mechanics artists?
– What  is art  with a purpose?

 

A journalist’s insights to Orange County DA’s pattern: NO charges found for off-duty Police officer

 

Topic: A journalist’s insights to Orange County DA’s pattern: NO charges found for off-duty Police officer
Segment: D Report
Participants: Gabriel San Roman, Journalist, UCR Alum , writer for OC Weekly .
writer of OCDA: No Charges for Off-Duty LAPD Cop in Scuffle With Anaheim Teens
Broadcast Air Date: 2/2/18 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive pages: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending, http://www.dreport.org
Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org

Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.
Discussion Topics:
OCDA: No Charges for Off-Duty LAPD Cop in Scuffle With Anaheim Teens
– Who is Kevin Ferguson?
– How does growing up in Anaheim allow for new journalism insights?
– What is the general assumption of Anaheim as white space?
– Is Anaheim the “happiest place on earth?”
– What is the history of Anaheim prior to 1955 historic
– What is the Anaheim citric strike of 1932?
– What will the census figure show of the super majority non- White?
– What is the history of incidents Anaheim of the community with police departments?
– How is race socially constructed and contested politically in the city spaces?
– Is the city contesting the change away a from whiteness?
– How is whiteness being claimed?
– How does understanding the demographic changes in Loara high school add context to the incident between Kevin Ferguson and the young brown and black youth?
– How did the historic Mexicana/o barrios come to share space with new class and racialized residents?
– Was it OK for Ferguson to put his hands on a 13-year-old young man?
– How does Anaheim treat its Brown and Black youth?
– Why was it not a surprise to hear the decision of Anaheim DA not to press charges against Kevin Ferguson?
– How was the incident reframed or repackaged as an incident of conflict between a homeowner-adult and the misbehaved brown teenagers?
– Shouldn’t off duty police officers be held to higher standard of criteria of appropriate behavior?
– How does the incident replicate the historic and contemporary USA pattern of police misconduct?
– Where does the belief in journalistic objectivity lie on what stories are investigated and or reported?
– What were the criteria for the decision not to press charges against Kevin Ferguson?
– Did the DA act in systematic form in not pressing charges against Kevin Ferguson as LAPD off-duty police officer?
– How is police power and police violence protected by the legal system?
– Why did it take the Anaheim DA a year for it to make its decision not to charge Kevin Ferguson with anything?
– Does the outrage over police misconduct dissipate?