Advocating for justice in killing of Isaac Kelly : A conversation with Donovan Caver [Court date changed to September 27, 2017 @ 1:30pm]

Topic: Advocating for justice in killing of Isaac Kelly: A conversation with Donovan Caver
Segment: D Report
Participants: Donovan Caver with Inland Empire Black Lives Matter chapter
Broadcast Air Date: 9/22 /17 on KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive page: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending
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Discussion Points

Update note: The court date changed from Monday 25 to Wednesday September 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm.

– What happened with the case addressing  the homicide of Isaac Kelly?
– Has the district attorney changed their direction regarding accepting of a plea deal against Isaac Kelly’s family wishes?
– Does the plea deal basically community service?
– Can the family appeal to state attorney general?
– Is the security Guard being treated with a different standard of care from other citizens?
– Why did the district attorney office state that if Isaac Kelly was white and the security guard was black, the outcome would be the same?
– Is the family demanding a trail?
– Why can’t a jury decide if the security guard is guilty?
– How do you go from facing 21 years in prison to plea deal of less than year with time served?
– Is the reduced sentencing an insult to the African American community in the riverside area?
– Why did the district attorney’s office frame the “color blindness” as an attempt to offer Isaac Kelly’s family resolution?
– How has the color blindness rhetoric added to the continuation of marginalization for the African American community?
– What happens to the checks and balances of the judicial system?
– Why has there been denial to address race critically?
– How does the social construct of race protect some, while making others more vulnerable?
– What is the legacy of racism in our judicial system?
– Do we have predictable pattern, where white bodies are not respected equally to white bodies?
– Is this security guard being granted the same type of protective measures available to police officers?
– Why is here an irrational fear to blackness?
– What are the similarities to the case in Los Angeles with Latasha Harlins?
– Is it reasonable to shoot an unarmed person?
– Why is the statement, “I was in fear for my life” accepted by the courts?
– What is the “irrational logic” used to justify the killing of people?
– Is your fear of a black person justification to shoot someone six time in the back?
– How is the judicial system flawed, racially biased?
– What are the systems of institutional inequality?
– We are not the first generation to call out the systems in operation.
– What happens when the whole community can see the patterns repeat on weakly basis?
– When there are no consequences, it puts the most vulnerable members of society in fear?
– Why is accountability such a huge step?
– Are people of color given a system of smoke and mirrors instead of checks and balance?
– Can the Mandela era South Africa offer us examples of possible reforms for U.S.?
– Why are some people complicit, not upset or fine with the current system?
– How can we say it’s not our issue, if we are all sharing the same society?
– The Black Lives Matter movement affects all of us?
– If we just ignore the issues, will they go way?
– What kind of society do you want to live in?
– Was “measure Z” a counter to undercut the community’s oversight of Police?
– What does accountability for the courts and police look like?
– Isn’t the whole system operating by the power of the people?
– Why was asserting that black lives matter, such an alarm?
– The most marginalized people in society should have a larger seat at the table.
– There is a relief fund for Isaac Kelly’s mother, Janice Sly. Ms. Sly’s home was flooded by Hurricane Harvey . The relief support page is https://www.gofundme.com/janices-sly-relief-fund
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.

An Inland Empire Response to DACA Rescission

Topic: Inland Empire Responds to DACA Rescission
Segment: D Report
Participants: Alondra  with Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective, Luis  with Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice and Rubyd with  PODER ( Providing Opportunities, Dreams and Education in Riverside)
Broadcast Air Date: 9/15/17 on KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive page: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending
Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org
Discussion Points

– How does the DACA rescission affects UC Riverside?
– Why does the Riverside sheriff department collaborate with California Border Patrol?
– What is a collateral arrest?
– Are the students at UC Riverside affected by the Inlands empire’s high deportation enforcement?
– What did UC Riverside Chancellor Wilcox’s statement say about DACA?
– Isn’t 800,000 and incomplete number because every DACA recipient has a family and community that will be affected?
– What is the intersection between humanitarian and economic self-interests?
– Are people more than money contributions?
– Can we stop deportations to stop family separations?
– How do we as undocumented folk, speak about our stories?
– Are some people thrown under the bus, in the distinction between DACA and comprehensive immigration reform?
– DACA was only a band aid?
-DACA only address 7% of the undocumented community?
– What happens when we highlight the humanity aspect immigration reform instead of focusing on the economic contributions?
– What if use our connections to place, families and communities to prove why we deserve to stay?
– How does the present conversation narrative, open doors for some people and close for others?
– What happens to the 60-year-old grandmother that isn’t a DACA recipient?
– What criteria do we use to outline the “ good immigrant” that deserves support?
– What if I am not enrolled in college, wasn’t valedictorian , didn’t serve in the military and am not 25; don’t I still deserve to be part of this community?
– How did DACA create a platform to include others?
– How diverse is the immigrant community?
– How do recognize an in immigrant community that includes Haiti, Philippines, Guatemala, LGBTQ and people with criminal records?
– Joe Arpio got second chance, then why can’t undocumented people with criminal records get a second chance?
– Why do some communities feel uncomfortable coming out as undocumented?
– What happens if we change the words of the conversation?
– Can we challenge the construction of the “immigrant?”
– Am I an immigrant if have been in the US since I was 9 months and am now in my 40s, but don’t have legal documentation?
– Why is the person raised outside of US, but returning as a US citizen not an immigrant, yet I have been here my whole life and I am called an immigrant?
– How does California senate Bill 54  allow for new language in referencing “Californians?”
– Who is representative Sabrina Cervantes and does she support SB54?
– Why did the Riverside sheriff department detain and hand over to Ice Guadalupe Paciencia, if she is a US Citizen?
– Did I consent to be though of an “other” , by calling my self in accepting immigrant as a terms of definition?
– When u tell us to we are not from Los Angeles or not from Riverside, you not only insulting us, you are being inaccurate?
– Is your home where you make memories?
– Is the term immigrant code of recent arrival?
– is the immigrant discourse a frame that states, we can be removed because we are not really from here?
– what if embracing the immigrant terms is empowering because it gives rooms embrace bi-national and bi cultural connections?
– Is Trump’s narrative working because now we are considering not calling ourselves immigrants?
– Shouldn’t we be pushing back by calling ourselves immigrants?
– what are the contradictions in reframing the discourse?
– Are you a recent arrival if you have been here for 50 years?
– Isn’t 50 years more than 10 years?
-After so many years of investment, you cant easily tell people to leave?
-If Joe Arpio was calling himself an immigrant, would he have been pardoned?
– The brown body , the immigrant regardless of multiple generations in the US?
– How does our community empower us?
– When are the DACA renewal clinics?
– The IE immigrant friendly?
– Saturday 16, 20017 from 9 to 3 pm in North Vista High School
– PODER has fund raiser for DACA renewal.
– Checkout SB 54
– What are the benefits of California being a sanctuary state?
– How does organic community work become magnified with institutional support?
– what are the ways the community will continue fighting and thriving?
– Why will the California Values Act have greater impact in San Bernardino?
– How can DACA involvement serve as wider support for all the people?

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.

DACA Rescission: Toward more critical conversations

Topic: DACA Rescission
Segment: D Report
Participants: Nathalie Meza Contreras, Juris Doctorate
Broadcast Air Date: 9/08/17 on KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive page: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending
Send comments about this segment to: comments@dreport.org
Discussion Points
– Who is affected by the decision to rescind DACA?
– Did we know this was coming because of the campaign promises?
-What is the history of DACA?
– DACA was not what the community wanted?
– What happened to Obamas’ promise of comprehensive immigration reform?
– What was the narrative of the DREAM act?
– Who is in included in the ” good immigrant?”
– Who took the risk to push for DACA?
– What were the false promises?
– Is mass deportation and mass incarceration on the plan?
– What are the pros and cons of an executive order?
– Are we defending, something that we did not want from the beginning?
– Was the rescission of DACA a response to circumvent a challenge from the Republican party?
– Was DACA constitutional?
– What are three ways you can make a law?
– DACA was never an amnesty?
– DACA only applied prosecutorial discretion.
– Is the Attorney General wrong about denying the constitutionality of DACA?
– Was DAPA held unconstitutional?
– Is the rescission of DACA a tool to trade to get the border wall?
– Who were the DACA recipients?
– What if you don’t fit into the poster child stereotype DACA model?
– Aren’t DACA recipients just like us?
– How do you remove people that are part of our communities, people that have been raised here their whole lives?
– What is Homies Unidos?
– What are the groups that we shut out and throw under the bus in the immigration reform movement?
– How does the narrative of the good immigrant leave out the questions of racial discrimination and inequality in the law?
– How do we advance toward more critical conversations?
– what is the role of narratives or story telling in this movement?
– How does crafting the concept of” the immigrant” play into the ability to remove people?
– What if you were 17 the first time you realized that you did not have social security number?
– What happens when you realize that you are one of the those ” undocumented people?”
– Why can’t we use different words to talk about immigration issues?
– ” Punished” and “crime” are not appropriate words?
– What if the children arrivals are not children anymore?
– The current administration is cutting out “Americans,” out of our country; they are cutting our family members out of our lives .
– How do we advocate for the whole community, not just the DACAmented?
– How do we create new models of inclusion?
– We can’t attack some categories without attacking ourselves?
– How do reframe the conversation of what America looks like?
– What is the horse trading game?
– What will be traded by the two parties?
– How long did it take to get the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986?
– How do we use this moment to mobilize, not just for immigrants but for workers, and all of our communities?
– How do we stop over relying on the elected officials to get what we need?
– The student organizer risked taking on the non-profit industrial complex?
– The students were not scared to upset the democratic party?
– Is a general strike a response?
– Will this issue be resolved in the next four years?

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.

 

History Research in Mexico city, “ El DF”

Topic: History Research in Mexico city, “ El DF”
Segment: D Report
Participants: Daisy Ocampo, UC Riverside History PHD Candidate
Broadcast Air Date: 8/01/17 on KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
KUCR station page: http://www.kucr.org
Archive page: https://soundcloud.com/stoppretending
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Discussion Points
– What is the content and scope of your research?
– What are is missing from oral histories
– Researching preservation of sacred sites for Chemehuevi and Cascan people
– The Archivos General de la Nacion ( National General Archives) is in Mexico city DF.
– The national archives are open to everyone?
– The riverside national archives is located in the city of Perris
– What are your thoughts on being a researcher in Mexico city?
– How do you get around?
– From LA as one city to the next?
– What if you have claustrophobia in the Metro?
– The National General Archives are inside the former political prison?
– To view the microfilm archives you have to be in a cell?
– What type of documents are held in the archives?
– What did you find about the Chemehuevi people and Cascan people in the archives?
– Sometimes you find documents reporting the number of chickens received and other times you find reports of the number of men killed.
– In the archives the main research review was on royal hearing documents, military reports and tribute arrangements.
– Do the archive rooms have cell bars?
– Restrooms in the archive are unchanged. It’s the same past prison bathroom set up.
-How do you create new meaning out of a former prison? How do you create a new space?
– How is research affected if you don’t have money to travel to the AGN?
– Why was the Cascan leader , Francisco tenamac taken to Spain?
– Did you find early human right grievances in colonial legal documents?
– What if you have to go to far away locations for your research?
– Is the field of history also known for having field work?
– What if your field location is in Zacatecas in el Remolino?

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.