social justice

Interview: Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb on nonviolence

May 13, 2015

For many liberal Jews, it can be hard to imagine a time when a woman's role was mostly in the home. But it wasn't so long ago, only men could become rabbis. The feminist movement began to change that and in 1981, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb was one of the first women to be ordained. During her four decades leading congregations, she challenged old texts that don't make sense in a modern way. Today Gottlieb is pushing another agenda for Judaism--a path of nonviolence.

Radical Skeletons

Aug 21, 2013
Sandip Roy

It turns out that a community best known for winning spelling bees also has some radical skeletons in its closet. Anirvan Chatterjee and Barnali Ghosh who live in Berkeley curate the South Asian Radical History Walking Tour.

Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour: www.berkeleysouthasian.org


Today on Your Call: Who are your local heroes?

Sep 13, 2012

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.

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On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the power of images to incite social change.  An exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California “All of Us or None” explores the history of social justice posters in the Bay Area.  From Shepherd Fairey’s Obama poster to the Occupy movement’s Guy Fawkes mask--how can a popular image become a rallying symbol?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What art has motivated you to become active? It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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Photo courtesy of Invisible Children

Social media is becoming an increasingly valuable tool for social justice advocates, not through oft-maligned “slacktivism” campaigns such as changing one’s profile picture for a cause or through making a topic trend — but through its capability to help shape the national discourse surrounding issues, as two recent examples from two very different spheres of the web prove.

The On Today's Your Call,  we’ll have a conversation about the economic realities of white, black and brown Americans. According to the Pew Research Survey, two out of three Americans now perceive strong social conflicts over the income gap — up sharply from two years ago. Do the changing realities of our economy mean that class divides are becoming more critical than race or nationality? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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