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Friday, March 24, 2017
TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto
1:00 Introduction and welcome
14:00 Interview with Dorothy Kidd on Communications Theory and Resistance in the Era of Trump
If Trumpism dealt a major blow to political, economic and social justice everywhere, it also set off a new wave of political contestation of movements which are working together for nothing less than their lives, livelihoods and lively ways. Responding to Dallas Smythe’s call to analyse the connection between contentious communication and political struggle, this review examines lessons from the communications practices of intersectional struggles in the U.S. over social reproduction, including campaigns regarding immigration, living wages, criminal justice, housing, and natural and information resources.
Dorothy Kidd is an activist academic, and chair of University of San Francisco Media Studies department. She received her PhD in Communication from Simon Fraser University. She has published in the area of political economy of media, media and social change and community media. She has also worked extensively in community radio production. Her areas of interest include democratic and participatory communications, media and globalization.
34:45 MUSIC: Princess Nokia – Excellent
36:00 Pushing SFU to divest from fossil fuel industries, interview with Maitland Waddell, Director of Research, ChangeSFU
Climate change is poised to cost the world’s economies untold billions of dollars in dealing with increasingly extreme weather conditions, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, decreased food security, and increased numbers of climate refugees. As these economic costs inevitably begin to increase, so too will the likelihood of widespread global conflict. In addition, a growing body of evidence has begun to show that fossil fuel investments that were once considered guaranteed returns are now losing investors hundreds of millions (if not billions) of dollars annually, while returns on renewable energy investment continue to rise. Knowing this, Simon Fraser University’s Board of Governors has both a moral and fiduciary responsibility to divest all funds from the fossil fuel industry as quickly as possible. A rally is being planned for next Wednesday at SFU. In doing so, SFU would become one of Canada’s first universities to join the growing global fossil fuel divestment movement. It is crucial that we do our part to protect the rights of current and future generations to a world not defined by climate chaos. Sign the petition to push SFU to divest.
46:30 Brandon Gabriel, Kwantlen Nation, previewing March 24-26 Indigenous land Defenders Gathering
56:30 Imtiaz Popat previews Sunday’s International Day to Eradicate Racial Discrimination, 1pm Thornton Park, Vancouver.
This weekend announcements：
1. Burnaby KM Tank Farm – TOXIC TOUR (and IntersACTION)－Public· Hosted by 350_Vancouver https://www.facebook.com/events/435397750125172/ March 24, Friday at 1:30 PM – 4 PM
2. Standing Rock to Unistoten, Saturday March 25, 3:30-5:30pm－Hosted by Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/387075058338135
4. INDEPENDENT MEDIA AND THE B.C. ELECTION: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 3:00PM–4:30PM, ROOM 7000, SFU HARBOUR CENTRE. More info:http://www.sfu.ca/humanities-institute/public-events/public-events/2017/bc-election2017.html