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Friday, February 3, 2017
TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto
02:00 Introduction and welcome
05:30 Today’s weather report
22:30 Telesur news roundup
CAN THE UNIVERSITY STAND FOR PEACE?’ The extra-legal incarceration and torture of the Canadian citizen and former child-soldier, Omar Khadr, stands as an indictment of the nation’s myth of itself as a haven of peace, order and good government. As Senator Romeo Dallaire memorably said in the Senate Chamber in 2012, the treatment of Omar Khadr “taints this government, as well as this country and all of its citizens.” What is the responsibility of the Canadian university—the Canadian public university—in the case of Omar Khadr and, more broadly, in the perilous labour of affirming peaceableness, reconciliation and humane understanding? How might university senior administrators be encouraged to join students in improvising a public sphere whose objective is the robust critique of militarism and analogously toxic forms of belonging? David L. Clark shares his experiences in the struggle to answer these questions, which now seem more pressing than ever. After Susan Searls Giroux, he asks: “Can the university stand for peace?” David L. Clark is Professor in the Department of English & Cultural Studies, Associate Member of the Department of Health, Aging and Society, and a member of the Council of Instructors of the Arts & Science Program at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.
35:30 MUSIC: Soweto Gospel Choir – Asimbonanga/Biko
37:00 Arusha Raina on her debut novel When Morning Comes
We preview an event happening later today at SFU: The Soweto Youth Uprising in Fact and Fiction. A presentation, showcasing a performance from Jabulile Dladla, a former member of the award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir, and a reading and discussion of When Morning Comes – a fictional retelling of the Soweto Uprising, seen through the eyes of very different teens. These presentations would be followed by a joint panel discussion that could cover the potential following discussion points:
– The value of fictional portrayals of historical social movements, and the value of youth fiction in particular?; Observations of growing up during apartheid and post-apartheid; The parallels and differences of the Soweto Youth Uprising to current social justice movements (e.g. Black Lives Matter)?; The aesthetic of creating art with social consciousness – should art aim to explicitly teach, or merely observe?
When Morning Comes is a debut novel, aimed at Young Adults. Publisher’s Weekly says “Raina’s story powerfully demonstrates the high stakes of the teenagers’ choices while maintaining a bracing pace that builds steady tension…A riveting and accomplished debut.” Kirkus described the book as a “…timely reminder of the power and passion of young people contextualizes current student protests by honoring those of the past…”
Arushi Raina grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. So far, She’s also lived in Egypt, Nigeria, India, the US, UK, and most recently, Canada. Her debut novel, When Morning Comes, was released July of 2016. She likes intricate plots, flawed characters, chases, escapes, and sentences that make you stop and wonder. Arushi enjoys travelling, arguments, and long car rides. She graduated from Vassar College, NY, with a degree in English and Economics.
LISTEN TO Media Mornings next TUESDAY for a Special Preview of Black History Month.
49:00 Glen Coulthard reflecting on the late Art Manuel‘s legacy and stories connecting Tanzania and Dene Territory.
58:30 MUSIC: DJ Shub
EVENT PREVIEWS THIS WEEK:
DJ SHUB at Biltmore Cabaret, Feb 4th, presented by @W2Media
- HOBIYEE: A two day celebration of Hobiyee, the Nisga’a New Year, the date of which is based on the new moon and thus coincides with the Chinese lunar New Year. DATE: Feb 3 and 4 ( Friday and Saturday), 10am to 10pm LOCATION: PNE Forum (at south west corner of PNE, parking lot via Renfrew St. entrance nearest to Hastings St). For more info: http://www.tsamiks.com/hoobiyee-2017.html or 604-646-4944
- The Invisible Wall
In the face of climate change, have you ever felt like taking action can seem so difficult? Have you ever wished you could listen and talk to someone about this – and perhaps how it can be overcome? We cordially invite you to our event, The Invisible Wall, at Café Deux Soleils (http://www.cafedeuxsoleils.com/), on Sunday, February 5th. Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm 🙂 Brought to you by an interdisciplinary group of SFU students, the night begins with a series of monologues, reconstructed from personal stories of those who, for various reasons, encounter barriers to taking both individual and collective action. Accompanied by delicious food and followed by a social, participants are invited to reflect on their own encounters with “invisible walls”, join discussions and enjoy some great company!