9-minute excerpt of an interview with Michelle Strange on working through a restorative case, accountability, and …how Audre Lorde’s words of wisdom fit into restorative practice
What do you do when you feel harmed by power dynamics at work, school or even at home? Michelle Strange is the Director of Bellevue College Restorative Practices, a program that proactively builds community and responds to incidents of harm on campus. Restorative Practices has trained twenty, on-site restorative facilitators to date, and is working to bring in twenty more people trained in responsive facilitation. (to manage circles in response to harm) KBCS interviewed Strange about how restorative practices are implemented at Bellevue College and offers tips on how to respond when harm was caused and experienced.
Restorative Practices Resources:
Producer: Yuko Kodama
Photo: Bellevue College
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KBCS’s Gol Holghooghi was in Rainier Beach and recorded this conversation with Joel Rogers who was picking up trash in the neighborhood.
Producer: Gol Holghooghi and Yuko Kodama
Photos: Gol Holghooghi
KBCS Producer Kevin Henry brings you a short reflection on the work of American Psychological Researcher, Mamie Phipps Clark.
Producer: Kevin Henry
Photo: CUNY Academic Commons
What does it take to effectively demonstrate for human rights? Community organizer and writer, Magdaleno ‘Leno’ Rose-Avila reflects on his first protest in high school. (more…)
Each February, Japanese American communities nationwide observe the Day of Remembrance, the anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 which led to the mass incarceration of over 120,000 Japanese Americans across the west coast during World War II.
Some survivors of this incarceration and their descendants fight mass incarceration today, because of their community’s experiences during that time. You’ll hear from Tsuru for Solidarity, an organization of Japanese American activists, and La Resistencia, a group advocating for immigrants detained today. Interviews are with Stan Shikuma, Co-chair of Tsuru for Solidarity’s children and family detention campaign and Maru Mora Villalpando, Founder of La Resistencia.
Producer: Yuko Kodama
Friday, February 16
Federal Building 915 2nd Ave Seattle
Instagram Live @tsuruforsolidarity
Sunday, February 18
1pm Washington State Fairgrounds’ Agriplex 5th St SW Puyallap
2:30pm Northwest Detention Center 1623 E J St Tacoma
Tuesday, February 20
King County Airport Main Terminal 7277 Perimeter Rd S Seattle
A press conference was held Monday morning by people who spoke out against police use of force during an event supporting end of US aid to Israel on February 9th. Students for a Democratic Society and the Seattle Alliance against Racist and Political Repression chapters held a rally in front of the Seattle World Trade Center. The event was part of the US Palestinian Community Network‘s week of action. At Monday’s press conference, participants in the Feb 9th rally spoke out about the use of force and arrests by the Seattle Police Department. Listen to excerpts of the press conference recording, and the Seattle Police Department’s statement about this event.
Producer – Yuko Kodama (Special thanks to Bob Barnes for help with this story)
Photo: flyer of Feb 9th event
Video: Special thanks to SamidounSeattle for the press conference footage
Washington State legalized abortion in 1970, three years before Roe V. Wade. Among the key people to advocate for this and many other issues around equity for women and communities of color was Nina Harding, a Black attorney from Seattle. Nina Harding passed away in 2010, but KBCS’s Yuko Kodama caught up with her daughter, Stephanie Harding who now lives in Washington D.C.
Producer: Yuko Kodama