On the next Your Call, we’re speaking with the winners of the Ella Baker Center’s “2012 Ellas.” This award honors leaders who are working to build strong communities and inspire others to promote peace, justice and opportunity. The awardees have tackled issues like racial justice, at-risk youth, and immigrant rights. Who have you seen fighting for social justice in your community? And how do you think they deserve to be recognized? Join us at 10pm PST or leave a comment here. It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
CIty Visions explores the impact of technology on social activism and fundraising. Do social and digital media motivate people to take meaningful action, or encourage a belief that all it takes is a click to make a difference? Guests include leaders from Fundly.com, an online fundraising website and Change.org, a social action platform, and Rainforest Action Network, a national nonprofit based in San Francisco that is using technology to reach out to new audiences.
San Francisco has more film festivals than any other city in the country besides New York. In fact, the oldest film festival still running anywhere in the Americas is the San Francisco International Film festival - started in 1957. But San Francisco is also know as a progressive, activist city. Is there a connection between San Francisco’s activism and its love for independent cinema? What makes film such a powerful tool? And when art combines with public policy, do filmmakers have a responsibility more in line with journalists than artists?
On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about how the Occupy movement can continue to be effective. On Monday, several west coast Occupiers shut down their ports, while other movements attempted to halt operations at Walmart headquarters. What do you think the targets should be? And what are the most effective methods? Are there ways the movement can be more inclusive? Join us at 10 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. What should Occupy 2012 look like? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.