Meet me at “the Cheech”- Center for Chicano Art Culture and Industry

Title: Meet me at “the Cheech”- Center for Chicano Art Culture and Industry
Topics: The Cheech, Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, community health, Art, Riverside
Segment: D Report
Participants: Ninfa Delgado lead member of “ UNIDOS” and Ofelia Valdez Yeager, Campaign Chair for “ the Cheech”
Broadcast Air Date: 06/29/18
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 back story of the idea for the Chicano art museum, “ The Cheech?”
– How did the Riverside Art Museum reach out to the diverse communities of the city?
– How did the main public library building become a venue for Chicano art?
– How will the “the Cheech” museum become more than an art center?
– How do we acknowledge Chicano art as American art?
– How did Latino Network 25th anniversary celebration redirect its efforts to support “The Cheech?”
– What are the different roles that the divers community organizations play in the advancement of the people?
– What is the role of art in the health of communities?
– How do we represent our history through art?
– Are low rider cars a form of art?
– How does art transform communities?
– What are the different histories and stories within Riverside?
– Art is a language that is already in the community?
– Are we meeting at “the Cheech?”

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?

UC 3-Day Strike for Safety, Respect and Equality

05/25/18 UC 3day Strike for Safety, Respect and Equality

Topic: UC 3- day strike ( May 7,8, 9 2018 ), Worker’s rights, UC System, Education
Segment: D Report
Participants: Yesenia Padilla, UC Riverside Student and Undergraduate Organizer AFSME 3922
Broadcast Air Date: 05/25/18
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 was the context for the 3-day( May 7, 8 & 9 2018 ) UC system strike?
– Why have the UC workers been without a contract since last July 2017?
–  Did the strike affected all UC campuses?
– How is fair treatment and respect in the work place demonstrated in contract negotiations?
– Will the UC System officials acknowledge the inequality experienced by UC workers?
– Was there a resolution of the demands after the 3- day strike?
– What was the response from the UC riverside community towards the UC employee strike?
– How do students intersect as members of the support working class and college experience?
– What are the obligations of UC students to understand the benefits received that are supported on the exploitation of the UC workers?
– How is the divided work force of the university marked by visibility versus invisibility?
– Did Dylan Rodriguez join the worker strike?
– How do we translate respect into tangible economic support?
– Why is advocating for living wage discredited as greed?
– How do we humanize the labor issues; we are more than workers?
– How is our participation in college, a participation in a system of structural separation?
– What if we did not compare ourselves to the hierarchy of classifications?
– How do we openly give credit that UC Riverside was literarily built and an advanced by “us’, the support working class?
– How do we give credit to the UC employee majority?
– How do we build new conversations that inspire us and allow us to talk about the things we care about?
– The data shows that the inequality is documentable.
– How do students become accountable for how their tuition supports UC employee inequality?
– Why do people repeat, “if you want better wages, you should just get a better job?”
– What happens if you study capitalism?
– How is worker advocacy and organizing an imbedded component of capitalism?
– How comfortable are we as students with being recipients of a degree that requires others to suffer?
– If you make $80 an hour at a bank are you still a worker?
– Are chancellors of the UC also workers that can stand in solidarity with the UC service workers?
– Are a lot of us just surviving capitalism?

You can’t just talk about it , you must be about it! -A conversation with Romanie Arterberry

05/11/18 You can’t just talk about it , you must be about it! -A conversation with Romanie Arterberry

Topic: UC Riverside, Women’s Resources Center, college life,
Segment: D Report
Participants: Romanie Arterberry, Programmer for the Women’s Resource Center and the advisor for the Campus Safety Escort Service
Broadcast Air Date: 05/11/18
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 has UC Riverside changed in the past 30 years?
– How did UC Riverside change in terms of being more open to address the UCR community’ concerns?
– What are some of the similar university concerns of a student population of less than 5,000 students and a university with over 22,000 students?
– How are the student perspectives of the university, different from the parents and support staff perspectives of the university?
– Is the university setting a “weird” place because the student setting will revolve around an encapsulated world of 18 to 20-year-old’s?
– Is the university a place of personal growth?
– Is college the place where you become the adult person you are going to be?
– What is the role of the support staff in “holding up” students in college?
– Why is it that the students do not see that there are so many people on campus that are invested in the student’s success?
– If the university is an institution, then how do we meet the needs of the institution and the needs of humans?
– The role that you hold within the institutions may not be the role you execute as a human being?
– Many times the administrative, custodial staff and food service staff will become more important than the deans, teachers and advisors.
– What types of growth will happen in college?
– What learning opportunities exist outside of the classroom?
– Where can you build your “home away from home” while on campus?
– Do you remember, when UCR was “the campus with a personal touch?”
– Is the Women’s Resource Center funded through student fees?
– What is Nematology?
– The Women Resource Center is safe space for women and men.
– When is the 45th anniversary of UCR ‘s campus escort center
– How does R kids support students that are parents?
– What is the history of Women’s Resource Center?
– How is UCR a different version of the “real world?”
– Why and when did the Women’s Center change its name to Gender Education Resource Services?
– How do we respect diversity and inclusiveness in the program name?
– The many cultural and diversity programs are open for everyone?
– How is UCR unique in support of distinct offices and programs for cultural, gender, LTBTQ, religion and other community memberships?
– How can UCR students come out and find safety on campus?
– Is it OK to be specific in my terms of identification?
– How does the university movement of inclusivity, reduce institutional presence by collapsing different offices programs and staff into one office with one program title and less title staff?
– Why do colleges struggle to keep the institutional memory?
– If UC Riverside stands as the most diverse campus in the UC system, then the student programs must reflect physical support via it is programs.
– You can’t just talk about it, you must be about it- Romanie Arterberry

May Day: Intersecting labor, City and Community Health

May Day: Intersecting labor, City and Community Health
Topic: mayday, cities, labor movement, houseless
Segment: D Report
Participants: Sofia Aguilar, MA Urban Affairs
Broadcast Air Date: 05/04/18
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 San Francisco Sanctuary city?
– How does May Day in San Francisco compare to May Day in the Inland Empire?
– Does May Day Include immigrant, LGBTQ and other intersectional communities?
– How does the employment market space disrupt the city space?
– How is San Francisco’s Tech sector disruption of communities similar to Fontana’s community disruption by warehouses?
– The “Tech boom” and “warehouse boom “both equally force people out of their homes and neighborhoods?
– What is the percentage of houseless population in San Francisco a result of housing displacement?
– Is the houseless crisis directly connected to labor issues?
– Is homeless the same as houseless?
– What are cities?
– Are cities centers of inequality?
– What are the different stories we tell about the reasons for House lessness/ Homelessness?
– Can you use your gym membership to cope with being Houseless?
– What if you work, yet must live out of your car because you can’t afford house shelter?
– Why do the people that keep the city running, not able to live in the city?
– Why do city mayors say the city is for everyone, when not everyone can afford to live in the city?
– How do the observations of the city change if you dissociate and pretend you are visitor?
– How can the city take advantage of so much inequality, when the city officials say the city is for everyone?
– How and why do we normalize the inequality of cities?
– Just because we are told the inequalities normal, does not make it right.
– How is May Day commemoration the power of the work force?
– How do we transform our vulnerabilities to movements of empowerment?
– How do we defend our communities from the drastic economic transformations?
– How do we extend the conversations past the May Day events?
– How do conversations of power, create capsules of insulation that separate us?
– Are you a worker or non-worker?
– How are the different workers united by a shared vulnerability?
– How does knowledge become a tool of transformation?
– How do we make cities equitable for communities that have been historically marginalized?