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Date created: 2014
Date created: 2014-10-14
Bio: David Spaner has worked as a feature writer, movie critic, reporter, and editor for numerous newspapers and magazines. David's also been a cultural/political organizer (Yippie, manager of the punk band The Subhumans). He is the author of Dreaming in the Rain and Shoot It! Hollywood, Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film.In 2021, Spaner published a behind-the-scenes book about the Solidarity resistance movement, Solidarity: Canada's Unknown Revolution of 1983 (Ronsdale 2021) documenting the event using intimate storytelling and melding cultural and rebel politics to provide insight into the conflicts that are still with us. It was the largest political protest in the province's history and threatened to end in an all-out general strike. Resources: Solidarity: Canada's Unknown Revolution of 1983 (Ronsdale 2021): https://ronsdalepress.com/all-books/solidarity/SHOOT IT! Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent Film (Arsenal Pulp Press 2012): https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/S/Shoot-ItDreaming in the Rain: How Vancouver Became Hollywood North by Northwest (Arsenal Pulp Press 2002): https://arsenalpulp.com/Books/D/Dreaming-in-the-Rain
Date created: 2022-05-03
adrienne maree brown is a writer. She is currently the writer-in-residence at the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute.adrienne is the author of Grievers (the first novella in a trilogy on the Black Dawn imprint), Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and Mediation, We Will Not Cancel Us and Other Dreams of Transformative Justice, Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements and How to Get Stupid White Men Out of Office. She is the cohost of the How to Survive the End of the World, Octavia's Parables and Emergent Strategy podcasts. adrienne is rooted in Detroit. Resources: - adrienne's website – https://adriennemareebrown.net/ - adrienne's Twitter – https://twitter.com/Adriennemaree - Octavia's Brood – https://www.akpress.org/octavia-s-brood.html - Pleasure Activism – https://www.akpress.org/pleasure-activism.html - Emergent Strategy – https://www.akpress.org/emergentstrategy.html - Audre Lorde's "The Uses of the Erotic" essay — https://uk.sagepub.com/sites/default/files/upm-binaries/11881_Chapter_5.pdf - Public Reading and Dialogue on Octavia Butler and the Future https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSMZbgo0XZA
Date created: 2022-03-29
Episode 21 of Below the Radar features activist and filmmaker Astra Taylor in conversation with Am Johal.
Date created: 2019-07-22
On Episode 22 of Below the Radar, Am Johal talks to Kai Nagata of Dogwood BC.
Date created: 2019-08-06
Date created: 2016-11-23
Date created: 2015-06-30
Date created: 2020-08-07
Dalannah Gail Bowen reflects on a lifetime of making music and convening community in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. A passionate singer, community arts administrator, and activist, Dalannah shares her philosophy of walking compassionately through the world and how she aims to make space for — and remove barriers to — finding connection through art making.She and Am Johal discuss her work in community arts, her career as a musician, and how she interprets our political moment during the COVID-19 pandemic as a widespread awakening to social inequities. Dalannah gifts us with a song to close the episode.
Date created: 2020-11-19
As the war in Vietnam escalates, so does the resistance to it in North America and Western Europe; in the United States black Americans are mobilizing in ever larger numbers both against domestic segregation and repression and foreign wars in which blacks are disproportionately represented in the US conscript army. Malcolm X has been assassinated in New York. An assassin's bullet is being prepared for Martin Luther King. 1965 is a crucial build-up year to the explosions that lie ahead.Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than two dozen books on world history and politics, and seven novels (translated into over a dozen languages) as well as scripts for the stage and screen. He is an editor of New Left Review and lives in London.
Date created: 2015-09-28
Date created: 2016-10-05
The 2015 Grace MacInnis Visiting Scholar Lecture explored the connections and challenges of grassroots political activism and how that translated into a Parliamentary environment that is slow, bureaucratic, and resistant to change.LIBBY DAVIES: 40 YEARS OF PROUD PUBLIC SERVICEPrior to running federally, Libby Davies first ran for Vancouver City Council in 1976 at the age of 23. She ran again in 1978. She was elected to the Vancouver Parks Board in 1980 and, in 1982, Davies was elected to Vancouver City Council. She was reelected in 1984, 1986, 1988, and 1990. In 1993, she ran for Mayor of Vancouver. In 1997, Davies ran and was elected for the first of her six terms as the Member of Parliament for Vancouver East. Libby was also the Official Opposition Spokesperson for Health and the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Health from May 2011 until January 2015. She is Deputy Leader of the federal NDP. Libby also served as the NDP House Leader from 2003 to March 2011.Her history as a strong community activist for Vancouver began over 35 years ago. She and her late partner, Bruce Eriksen, were key figures in the formation of the Downtown Eastside Residents' Association (DERA) in 1973. In 10 years of community organizing, Libby developed her strong grassroots approach to working with people and diverse communities. She became involved in every community issue; from protecting community services to developing affordable housing, fighting for parks and working for the elimination of poverty. Since being elected as a Member of Parliament, Libby has provided a strong voice for Vancouver East.She has consistently raised issues of concern to her constituents in Parliament, including: community safety; adequate childcare; and post-secondary education. Libby has also been a tireless advocate in Parliament for a national housing program, and has successfully forced federal governments to address this basic human right. Libby's community office has helped hundreds of residents with federal government matters such as immigration, student loans, employment insurance, taxation, pensions, and Aboriginal affairs.
Date created: 2015-09-14
Date created: 2014-10-08
Khelsilem is Squamish and Kwakwa̱ka̱'wakw raised in North Vancouver, British Columbia. As the Squamish Nation Councillor, his lifelong work has been focused on governance, Indigenous languages, and dreams of progressive social change. He has served on various committees, including: Governance, Finance & Audit, Human Resources, and Housing Authority Development. He has strived to create good governance practices that enhance transparency, accountability, and ethical governing standards to benefit the Nation's members.Resources:— Sen̓áḵw Development: senakw.com/— Squamish Nation: www.squamish.net/ — Kwi Awt Stelmexw: www.kwiawtstelmexw.com/ — Khelsilem's linktree: linktr.ee/khelsilem — Indigenous Languages Program at SFU: www.sfu.ca/inlp/programs.html
Date created: 2021-08-31
Khelsilem is Squamish and Kwakwa̱ka̱'wakw raised in North Vancouver, British Columbia. As the Squamish Nation Councillor, his lifelong work has been focused on governance, Indigenous languages, and dreams of progressive social change.He has served on various committees, including: Governance, Finance & Audit, Human Resources, and Housing Authority Development. He has strived to create good governance practices that enhance transparency, accountability, and ethical governing standards to benefit the Nation's members. Resources— Sen̓áḵw Development: https://senakw.com/— Squamish Nation: https://www.squamish.net/ — Kwi Awt Stelmexw: https://www.kwiawtstelmexw.com/ — Khelsilem's linktree: https://linktr.ee/khelsilem — Indigenous Languages Program at SFU: https://www.sfu.ca/inlp/programs.html
Date created: 2021-08-31
Andrea Luka Zimmerman is a Jarman Award winning artist, filmmaker and cultural activist whose multi-layered practice calls for a profound re-imagining of the relationship between people, place and ecology. Focusing on marginalised individuals, communities and experience, the engaged practice employs imaginative hybridity and narrative re-framing, alongside reverie and a creative waywardness. Informed by suppressed histories, and alert to sources of radical hope, the work prioritises an enduring and equitable co-existence. Andrea grew up on a large council estate and left school at 16.Films include the Artangel-produced 'Here for Life' (2019), which received its world premiere in the Cineasti Del Presente international competition of the Locarno Film Festival (winning a Special Mention), 'Erase and Forget' (2017), premiering at the Berlin Film Festival (nominated for the Original Documentary Award), 'Estate, a Reverie' (2015) (nominated for Best Newcomer at the Grierson awards) and 'Taskafa, Stories of the Street' (2013), written and voiced by the late John Berger.Selected exhibitions include 'Civil Rites', the London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, 'Common Ground' at Spike Island, Bristol and 'Real Estates' at Peer Gallery. Andrea co-founded the cultural collectives Fugitive Images and Vision Machine (collaborators on Academy Award® nominated feature documentary 'The Look of Silence').Andrea co-edited the books 'Estate: Art, Politics and Social Housing in Britain' (Myrdle Court Press) and 'Doorways: Women, Homelessness Trauma and Resistance' (House Sparrow Press) and has published extended essays in 'Open Democracy', 'La Furia Umana', 'Another Gaze' and 'Homecultures', among others.Resources: — Fugitive Imageshttps://fugitiveimages.org.uk/about/— Taskafa, Stories of the Streethttps://lux.org.uk/work/taskafa-stories-of-the-street— Estate, a Reveriehttps://lux.org.uk/work/013429-estate-a-reverie— Here For Lifehttps://www.artangel.org.uk/project/here-for-life/— Shelter in Place https://www.estuaryfestival.com/event/detail/shelter-in-place.html
Date created: 2021-10-05