Art of Living host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Dr. Robyn Hahnel about his latest book Democratic Economic Planning. The hastening pace of global climate change’s human impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, the impact of political and economic hegemony of the capitalistic centre. These are enmeshed systems ” how can we create eco-socialism despite the racist regimes, of settler-colonialism, and structured social processes of exploitation?
Glenn Ford is a good ancestor , whenever I feel down or burned out I reenergize myself when I think of the commitment to Justice Glenn Ford had.
I interviewed Glenn in 2010, Glen Ford was a writer and radio commentator with ‘The Black Agenda Report.’ Glen offers an insightful critique of Obama’s unprecedented 23 trillion dollars bailout, his alliances to the banking sector and the challenges of those who call themselves progressives in the US.
Sylvia Richardson speaks with journalist Arnold August about the legacy of empire.
After more than 100 years of US imperialistic aggression in Latin America, people in the Latin America have learned the habits of empire. Starve the nation with sanctions, make the people scream so they will turn against their own leaders and if that doesn’t work invade with military force…
Cuba alone has resiliently stood against the 60+ years of US Blockade, an act denounced by the world in countless calls at the United Nations council to lift the embargo on Cuba. Arnold takes us back to 1959 when the story we are living now began
Host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Silvia Federici author of Revolution at Ground Zero. The zero point of revolution is our social relations, the violence of capitalism as our primary organizing system has normalized slavery, repression, control, and surveillance of brown and black people. We speak of pandemic but the virus that is killing society is a man made system of exploitation, and injustice. We must remember our ability to re-enchant the world, to envision a society with justice.
She speaks of a new Indigenization of our social movements.
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host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Common Frontiers director Raul Burbano, about the up rising in Colombia. From April 28 to May 8, the violent actions of the state security forces resulted in the death of least 47 people, the arbitrary detention of 963 people, 28 victims of
eye-related injuries, and 12 victims of sexual violence. In total, they registered 1,876 cases of police violence. Yet despite the violence people kept coming out in defiance of the latest austerity package introduce by president Duque. Colombia has been known for decades, as the epicentre for violence against indigenous movements and workers. A country with seven USA military bases, intimidating their neighbours and its local population. Raul reminds us that revolution is still a dance for people in Latin America, as people correct the history of colonization and conquest of America as a story of unceasing dignity. Not a day has gone without rebellion to injustice, repression and exploitation.
host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Jorge Martin about May Day and the significance for workers in Latin America. The man made virus of Capitalism that has shut down economies worldwide. The militarization of life as the response of governments to the pandemic is bullets to those who clamour for justice. Jorge speaks of the repression of people in Colombia, the uprising in Peru, Chile, Haiti against impunity and hunger.
host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Dr. Aviva Chomsky, about creating a labour movement for the 21st century. The triumph of Neoliberalism has meant that the state no longer works toward the welfare of its population but rather to improve corporations conditions to profit. She speaks of the changing face of the labour movement, the diversity of voices that are forging a wider and more inclusion vision of labour rights and responsibilities to social justice.
Host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Darren Lund, author of The Great White North? Exploring Whiteness, Privilege and Identity in Education.
They speak about humanizing education so that it sustains learners in times of chaos. Resilience and hope are cultivated by actions. Likewise a world with justice is co-created daily by our commitments to act and to cultivate cooperation and wholeness.
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Host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Alfredo Gonzalez Valenzuela an environmental scientist and host of Climate Front Line, how it is not enough to understand the science, it is necessary to have a relational connection to nature, and to peoples most impacted by exploitative processes of development. To understand each other as equals and to change the narrative of the real impacts of climate change and global development.
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Art of Living host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Robert Jensen on his book Plain Radical, Living, Loving and learning to leave the Planet Gracefully. It’s hard to have hope…What will you tell the generations that come after you’re gone? The young ask the old to hope….what will you tell them? Tell them at least what you say to yourself. Tell them we lived in a world face with many challenges and also amazing opportunities to create a new path grounded in local focus, fierce intelligence and deep connection with one another.
Tell them the path is made by walking, by engaging with open hearted-ness and wide-awakeness that provide for a meaningful and radical engagement with the world.
Sylvia Richardson speaks with David E. Kirkland, Vice Dean for Equity, and Community Action at NYU. The responsibility for educator to engage with issues of social justice. ” To create schools that are deserving of our babies”, what inspires him to stay engaged and the need for compassion for each other during struggle.
With over 20 years of experience, Suzanne Kyra, M.A., Registered Clinical Counsellor, is a highly regarded counsellor with offices in West Vancouver and Coquitlam. She is also an international empowerment speaker, CEO of Living Big Events, and an award winning author of “Welcome Home to Yourself”
Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Suzanne Kyra about healthy relationships. The importance of balance in our personal and professional life in attaining satisfaction and meaningful suc
Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Graham about the thousands of people trying to flee Honduras, how the western media and politicians have let us down by presenting these humanitarian crisis without any context.
Never is it mentioned how US and Canadian resource industries are complicit in the suffering of these people, their role in installing repressive Coup governments. If we had proper context and info we could act to make our governments and corporations respect human rights and prevent much unnecessary suffering.
Art of Living host Sylvia Richardson, speaks with Dr. Eric Davis, about the transformative power of education activated through relational, experiential learning, that student centered and inspire responsibility and responsiveness to the communities we coexist and work within. Education if it is to be transformative must be responsive to context, and student centered, that aligns the heart and the intellect in affective ways.
We are in the midst of class war says Ellen Brown speaking with Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson
The pandemic reveals the government can make available money on demand. Unfortunately the money has been channeled to bail out banks once again.
The way to health is consciousness of our interdependence. In this interview Latin Waves Host Sylvia Richardson we speak with Aymara elder Marcelo Saavedra a professor of Indigenous Studies in Ottawa about the path to wholeness. The sacred teachings of Quechua Aymara people about the path to coexistence.
From quantum physics to sacred practice coexisting well, this interview will awake the sacred in you as we grow powerful in collaboration.
UBC Professor Dr Sunera Thobani speaks about her book Exalted Subjects, she gives a critical analysis of race and how the Canadian state has been active in nationalizing those “so called” Canadian values and then measuring them against the other in society
David E. Kirkland is a trans-disciplinary scholar of English and urban education, who explores the intersections among urban youth culture, language and literacy, urban teacher preparation, and digital media. He analyzes culture, language, and texts, and has expertise in critical literary, ethnographic, and sociolinguistic research methods.
He has received many awards for his work, including the 2008 AERA Division G Outstanding Dissertation Award and was a 2009-10 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and is a former fellow of NCTE’s Cultivating New Voices. Dr. Kirkland has published widely. His most recent articles include: ” Black Skin, White Masks’: Normalizing Whiteness and the Trouble with the Achievement Gap” in urban contexts: Politics, Pluralism, and Possibilities” (English Education), and “We real cool: Examining Black males and literacy” (Reading Research Quarterly). He is currently completing his fourth book, A Search Past Silence, to be published through Teacher College Press s Language and Literacy Series. Dr. Kirkland believes that, in their language and literacies, youth take on new meanings beginning with a voice and verb, where words when spoken or written have the power to transform the world inside-out
Singer/ Songwriter/activist Dana Lyons speaks about his inspirations for his CD The Three Legged Coyote
A tribute to Eduardo Galeano , he passed on April 13, 2015, Eduardo Galeano , Poet and prolific author of several books including his famous Open Veins of Latin America and his latest Mirrors an almost universal history talks about the need for community and communion with nature.
Sarah Turner Ford speaks about the art of teaching, holding space and making learning safe is a practice of presence, passion, and playfulness mixed with the rigour of inquiry and reflection.
Dr Robert Jensen is an emeritus professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, a founding board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, and a member of the team developing Ecosphere Studies at The Land Institute.
Jensens most recent book, The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men from Spinifex Press, offers a critique of the pathology of patriarchy that is at the core of todays crises.
Host Sylvia Richardson has a lively discussion with Robert about radical patriarchy for men, what it means when men give up power and support women, moving from power over to power with. How to move society
Sylvia speaks to author, artist and educator Dr. Gregory Cajete, an elder with of the Tewa Peoples, about . Faced with the affects of colonization on the lives of indigenous people, a dominant Euro-centric education system can no longer be called neutral. How do we build bridges to the many ways of knowing how we come to know what we know.
What if behind every moment of suffering is also an invitation to co-create new possibilities? A portal to renew through community, solidarity love and hope. Known for her heart centered wisdom, powerful perspective, yet playful and passionate about creating community as immunity to pain and suffering.
Art of Living host Dr Sylvia Richardson is interviewed by the late Charles Boylan from Vancouver’s Co-op Radio, she speaks about her new book Fleshmapping, Cartography of Struggle, Renewal and Hope in Education
Sylvia L. Richardson is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She is the host and producer of the internationally syndicated radio program Latin Waves.
A Brief Book synopsis
What can be learned from a story woven out of fragmented moments of joy, pain, horror, and blissful awareness? Flesh Mapping is an attempt to create a pedagogy of shared narrative, place, and politics; to narratively map the injuries of the material, emotional, and spiritual impact of poverty, displacement, hunger and war on an individual life.
The book is an invitation to instructors in education, anthropology, women’s studies, and labor studies to re-imagine education as the praxis for liberation, renewal, and hope. It serves as a process of naming the injuries inflicted on real bodies by privilege and power, like sites on a map. The goal is not simply to name and make visible privilege but to simultaneously create emergent spaces of dissonance in education that can challenge and transform power at the site where the personal is political.
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