RadioACTive: January 7, 2020

  • January 7, 2020
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Angry Tias and Abuelas of the RGV get up to #GoodTrouble for asylum seekers, Utah poets on the #MeToo movement, Utahn's effort to protect 'lost' cultures in African refugee camp, Lady Wild Film Fest

Tonight’s show included:

Jennifer Killian, owner and founder of AndShesDopeToo, an outdoor women’s collective based in Ogden. Join the collective this Saturday from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Ogden High for the 4th Annual Lady Wild Film Fest 2020. For tickets and info, click here

Dominic Raimondo, a Lost Boy of Sudan who now lives in Utah. Once a resident of Kakuma Refugee Camp —the largest refugee camp in Africa— in northwestern Kenya, Raimondo now visits to gather audio and video of Didinga cultural practices. He is raising money to turn the material into a national archive. Click here to learn more and support his work. 

Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal on Indelible for the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement. Meet her this Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at The King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 S., SLC, where she'll be in conversation with poet and Sugar House Review editor Katherine Indermaur. King's English: "These original texts [of Indelible for the Hippocampus] sound the voices of black, Latinx, Asian, queer, and trans writers, to name but a few, and say “me too” 23 times. Together these pieces create a portrait of cultural sea-change, offering the reader a deeper understanding of this complex, galvanizing pivot in contemporary consciousness." 

  • April 18: 2nd Annual Utah Poetry Festival, 10a-6p at UoU. Featuring pedagogy roundtables for K-12 educators, readings and performances from poets around the state, a Poetry Out Loud roundtable, and how to create a performance poetry curriculum for students. Free and open to the public: lunch and reception included. Registration required, please click here. For K-12 teachers from south and central Utah, a number of travel stipends will be offered to help cover the costs of travel and/or hotel. For more information about the travel stipends or the conference program, please contact Paisley Rekdal, Utah’s poet laureate, at paisley.rekdal@utah.edu. To register for the conference, please fill out the registration form here → https://forms.gle/nZump2AX2dxJNUQN8 or contact Bobby Kennedy at u0888143@utah.edu.

Meet Elizabeth Cavazos one of seven Angry Tias and Abuelas of the RGV. The group of women advocate for dignity and justice for individuals and families seeking asylum along the U.S./Mexico border. They are getting up to #GoodTrouble providing emergency assistance to people released from ICE custody at bus depots or shelters in Brownsville and McAllen, Texas.

Got a story you'd like to share on the show or an issue you’d like us to cover? Record a voice memo on your smart phone, then email it to radioactive@krcl.org. Keep it under 3 minutes and be sure to include a name and phone number in the message.

Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, 90.9fm KRCL. Tonight's RadioACTive team included: 

  • Exec. Producer/Host: Lara Jones
  • Assoc. Producer: Billy Palmer
  • Community Co-Host:  Amy Dominguez

 

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