3/23/17 Women and Disability



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Tonight, during Women’s History Month, we’re exploring disability:

  • We talk with Alice Wong, founder of the Disability Visibility Project, and hear some excerpts from its tremendous collection of oral histories – stories told from the lived experiences of folks from the disability community.
  • We talk with Carina Ho, a dancer paralyzed from her chest down, who continues dancing in her wheelchair for AXIS Dance Company.
  • And we hear from Claire Light, a writer with an invisible disability: chronic fatigue syndrome.

Tonight’s show includes guest producers Geraldine Ah-Sue and Lindsay Oda.

Community Alert:
Last week, 7 Minnesotan Khmer families, who were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this past summer, were abruptly transferred to a detention center in Arizona and are scheduled to be deported to Cambodia at the end of this month. One of them has a Stay of Removal and others have pending applications. They are currently held at the Florence State Processing Center in Arizona and could be flown away by the end of the week.

Please join us on Thursday 3/23 at noon to collectively call our congress person and senators to DEMAND that these individuals are release, as well as immediately flown back to Minnesota for due process. We also want to demand that our senators and congress person haul all deportation in ALL community. Here is a script that you can use while calling: https://tinyurl.com/releasemn8

Find your US Senators: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/
Congressional District Reps: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

While you are calling on Thursday, please use the hashtag #releaseMN8 and #not1more

Community Calendar
On Saturday, the New Parish in Oakland will be hosting SOFT FADE – A Queer Pop-Up Barbershop Fundraiser for Trans Youth. They’ll be dancing and cutting hair all afternoon, 3 to 7 p.m! This is a 21+ event. All proceeds go to Trans Lifeline and The Time is Now: LGBTQ Youth Summit. So get your fade on and support our queer family near and far!

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