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

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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:
– 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?