Pomona Economic Opportunity Center: Respect and support of street vendors

06/22/18 Pomona Economic Opportunity Center: Respect and support of street vendors

Topic: Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, Day labor, Legalize Street venders
Segment: D Report
Participants: Benjamin  Wood , Organizer  with  Pomona Economic Opportunity Center
Broadcast Air Date: 06/22/18
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:
– How did the movement to defend day Laborers lead to founding the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center ?
– How can day laborers counter the vulnerability to racist attacks?
– What is the relationship between the 1994 NAFTA implementation and entre of day labor into Pomona?
– What are the services of the Pomona Economic Opportunity center available to workers?
– How does a central infrastructure space help create a sense of safety for vulnerable communities?
– If cities and towns are aware of how integral day labor is to the local economies, why do most refuse to support the workers?
– What is the deference between at-large representation and by- district representation?
– Was Pomona one of the first cities where MALDEF used the California voting right Act to break up the city into districts?
– What are the similarities between Street Vendors and Day Laborers?
– How does the visibility of street vending make street venders vulnerable?
– How city ordinances create rules that criminalize street vending?
– Ricardo Lara introduced SB946 to legalize street vending in California.
– Why is it that that most cities want to benefit from street venders but also want to criminalize street vending?
– Do most people in Pomona support legalizing street vending?
– What is the historic Mexican barrio in Rancho Cucamonga?
– Is the resistance to legalize street vending motivated by racism and classism?
– If street venders are small business owners , then why won’t cities support them?

Parenting for Liberation: Continuing the conversation

06/15/18 Parenting for Liberation: Continuing the conversation

Topic: Parenting
Segment: D Report
Participants: Trina Green Brown,
Broadcast Air Date: 06/15/18
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:
– How do we take care of our children within the politics of a world that requires us to resist?
– What does it mean to parent from a place of fear?
– What is post traumatic slave syndrome and how does this trauma affect our parenting?
– How does the urgency to protect our children manifest fear?
– How do balance imparting preparation of our adult sight to our children without over burdening them?
– How do we acknowledge the brilliance of our children?
– Why can children imagine that a different world is possible, and adults can’t?
– Do we under estimate children’s potential for acceptance of and compassion for others?
– Do we see children in a disrespectful way?
– How do we have respectful relationships with our sons or daughters?
– How do we talk to our children about sex, gender, colonialism and other “isms?”
– Do other parents also feel alone in their fears and questions of parenting?
– How do we create spaces to engage with other parents, so we can realize we are not alone and heal?
– If you build it they will come?
– Are we able to build relationships of mutuality with our children that are removed patterns of dominance and control?
– What are ways of parenting that are rooted in trauma?
– What if we are not interested in enforcing the politics of respect onto our children?

Disarm the UC Police

 

Topic: Disarming UC campus Police, Creating safe campus, UAW 2865
Segment: D Report
Participants: Blu Buchanan, Sociology PhD Candidate , UC Davis
Broadcast Air Date: 06/01/18
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:
-What are the goals of the group Disarm UC?
-UAW 2865 represent student academic workers such as Teaching Assistants?
– Students and Workers Ending Racial Violence ( SWERV)
–  Why was Disarm UC  organized?
– How do we discuss the risk of student violence by campus police?
-What is the role of campus police departments?
– Why do parents feel safe sending their children and loved ones a campus with police officers carrying guns?
– Is campus police safer to students than the city police?
– Do students of color have a different experience with campus police?
-What is the connection between present police to the past slave patrols and strike breaking groups?
– How did the student protest movement of the 1960’s produce the present performance of power with campus police?
– How are campus police different from off-campus police?
– How does the short Institute memory of university shield campus police from criticism?
-When was the paper spray incident of UC Davis?
-What happened in Georgia Tech that led to scout Shultz being shot to death by campus police?
– Is the reason why the violence by campus police on colleges is not talked about because the victims of violence are already marginalized?
– Can we question if the campus police have to be armed?
-How do campus police reinforce and protect the systems of oppression and inequality?
– Why do campus police protect building over student protesters in need of support?
– Why are Police and Policing given a false history?
-Where does Police get its authority?
– Did hunters and gatherers have police?
– What is the legacy of the UC system in terms of student protests and activism?
– How does campus administration funnel students into reformist positions as way of stopping actual change?
– Why is the white moderate more dangerous than the KKK?
– Why does the administration work so hard to manage the students that want to see the university look different?
-Students have visions of the university that is beautiful and productive.
-What can we do to make the university a safer place?
-Can you remove the guns from the campus police in order to make the campus a safer place for students?
– Is the police as an institution the place of protection of whiteness and toxic masculinity?
– How does the UAW 2865 union acknowledge the long history of gender and racial violence by campus police in its contract?
– Are police unions anti-union and anti-worker rights?
– Why did UAW2865 officially declare that police unions fail to qualify as labor organizations unions in 2015?
– What is the responsibility of teachers and educators on college campus to keep the students safe from potential threats by campus police?
– How can a new UAW2865 contract help protect students and workers?
-David Cole was tackled and arrested by UC Berkeley Police for exercising his right to strike?
– How do we build a safer and beautiful campus for everyone?