Left Coast Forum November 3-5, 2017

Topic: Left Coast Forum November 3-5, 2017
Segment: D Report
Participants: Sharon Kyle , Publisher of LA Progressive and Law Professor at Peoples College of Law, Dick Price Editor LA Progressive
Broadcast Air Date: 10/ 27/17 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
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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 points:
What is the Left Coast Forum?
Left Forum of New York city has been held for over 40 years?
Who is Professor Richard D. Wolff?
How did the left forum project begin?
What are some of the differences between the left coast forum of Los Angeles from the Left forum of New York?
How do we create a society that is community oriented?
What is a corpocracy?
How is Race central to the building of the United States?
How many people captured from Africa, died in the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade , middle passage?
How do we talk about the intersection of racism and capitalism?
Is there a caste system in the United State?
How do our bodies “code” for multiple systems of inequality?
Why have we been scared to call the history of the United States, a history of an apartheid State?
Is the green party open to everyone?
What happened to the era of protest and possibility?
Are we trying “too hard” to build a beautiful world?
What does the opposition to building a more just world look like?
What is the Powell memo?
Why does Los Angeles have 70,000 people that are homeless?
Is it becoming harder to live our lives with our questions?
How does fighting for people that you don’t know help build a more beautiful society ?
How do we counter the false belief in scarcity?
Where can we look for alternative models of society?
Is this society as good as it gets?
How do we protect our sense of safety and optimism?
Are we the result of someone else’s dream?
Why is it that some people are just not dreaming?
Do people become “woke” in cycles?
How are we going to spend our time on this planet?
What are the modes of distractions that keep us unaware of the systems of structural inequality?
How do we break the isolation?
How do we become aware that we are not alone?
What is an “unconference?”
What is democratization of the work space?

Do I have to go to school again?

Topic: Do I have to go to school again?
Segment: D Report
Participants: Lydia Martinez Vega , Health professional
Broadcast Air Date: 10/ 22 /17 on 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 points:

  • Do I have to go to school again?
  • Why do we send our children to a system when its understood as hostile?
  • What is missing from school?
  • What happens if you take your child out of school for few weeks?
  • If adults need a break from daily work, do children also need a break from daily school?

Health, Medicine and Community Rituals

Topic: Health, Medicine and Community Rituals
Segment: D Report
Participants: Karina Raquel Gonzales, mental health professional
Broadcast Air Date: 10/ 13 /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
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 points:
– How do we define and or consider health?
– What keeps us grounded to the things around us?
– How do we remain balanced in term of physical, emotional, metal and spiritual form?
– Is it true that things are getting harder or have people become “tapped out?”
– What is the role of social media in adding new forms of stress in our lives?
– How have things become especially difficult for communities of color?
– How much empathy, compassion and solidarity can he heat take?
– How do we feed our bodies and our sprits to keep us healthy?
– What do we do to take care of ourselves (first) so we can care for others?
– What if we can’t afford to meet the basic needs of feeding and resting?
– How do we look out for one another?
– How can families and communities look out for our health?
– Why is mental health a taboo subject?
– What are the resources available within our communities?
– How do change the lies and open up about our vulnerabilities?
– What are the health rituals of our families and communities?
– Do you have at least one person you can out on to be heard?
– Do you really want to know how I’m doing or is it just a formality?
– What are the different expressions of mental health?
– What are your rituals to heal?
– Can a birthday party be ritual?
– How do we feed out ourselves emotionally spiritually?
– Where is the medicine held?
– What is the difference between pain relievers and medicine?
– Can we get medicine from hug?
– What is the power of language?
– How do we offer medicine to others by looking out for one another?
– We are ready and can do the things that are healthy for us.
– How can we make beautiful moments?
– What is the power of resiliency?
– What is the power of our past generations?
– It was carefully held and lovingly given?
– What are you doing to hold it, protect it, to give it to the next generation?
– How has systematic oppression made us doubt ourselves, doubt our abilities?
– How do we trust in our own power to heal?

Taking a Knee: A conversation with Terrance Steward

Topic: Taking a Knee: a conversation with Terrance Steward
Segment: D Report
Participants: Terrance Steward, educator, community organizer, civil rights advocate and scholar
Broadcast Air Date: 10/ 06 /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:
– How did the NFL take center stage as a place of political debate?
– What is missing from the conversation around the NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem?
– What was the original intent of Colin Kaepernick taking a knee?
– Why is major league football a good place to take the protest against police abuse, unjust killings and systematic oppression?
– Does the football draft have parallels to slavery?
– Are the players being reduced to being bodies and not brains?
– Why the focus on kneeling and not on why players are choosing to kneel?
– Is this protest cause fights in people’s homes?
– Are people deciding what side of history they are going to be on?
– Do some people feel as if their privilege is under attack?
– Do some people believe they are experiencing a form of genocide?
– Why is the protest to some people is about disrespecting the flag and for others about systematic oppressions, exclusion and structural racism?
– Didn’t Mahammad Ali also use sports to speak of protests?
– Would things be different of Colin Kaepernick was part of the Nation of Islam or Black Lives Matter?
– Why do people assume that athletes don’t have something to say, when we know the players are college educated?
– Are people only respecting the athletic abilities and not respecting the mental abilities?
– Why are people freaking out, when the protest does not include stopping from playing the game?
– Is taking a knee worse than standing with a hand over your heart; didn’t we bow down to the king?
– What if the players did a “ die- in” as a form of protest?
– Is kneeling a form of “respectable protest?”
– What are the symbols that we are fighting over?
– Why are symbols so dangerous?
– If this is about caring for the veterans, why don’t we care enough about the homeless veterans?
– Is the word “protest “too big of a word for this action?
– How much opportunity do these athletes have to bring up the pressing ussies facing out communities?
– Is this protest bring people together?
– Is the low-key revolution in sports and music?
– Doesn’t everyone’s opinion matter?
– Can we talk about capitalism?
– Isn’t the reason the rich stay rich , because poor stay poor?
– Are millionaires allowed to u talk about poverty?
– This NFL protest is more than about the players?
– Why aren’t we talking about racisms, classism, sexism and vulnerability by the masses?
– What happens when both groups boycott the NFL?
– Is the NFL asking itself, “how did this issue end up on our field?”
Are people forgetting that these athletes were not always rich?

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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.

Should Feel we guilty for the crimes of the past?


09/29/17
topic: Should we guilty for the crimes of the past?:
Segment: D Report
Participants: A conversation with Nina Acosta,  Graduate from Cal State San Bernardino in social psychology.
Broadcast Air Date: 9/29 /2017 & 03/03/2017 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:
– Why do we feel guilty?
– What is guilt?
– Should we feel guilty?
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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.

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.