As of yesterday, Day 36 of the Israel Palestine conflict, Jewish Voice for Peace health committee reported over 11,000 killed. (67% of this number are women and children) Over 27,000 are injured. 270 health facilities have been attacked, 60% of hospitals and 71% of primary health centers are shut down.
198 medical staff, and over 45 journalists have been killed. 1.6 million people (67% of Gazans) are internally displaced. Electricity had been out for 31 days and there is no fuel.
Local physician, author, filmmaker and activist, Dr. Alice Rothchild has been working in solidarity with Palestinian medical organizations since 2004. She’s an author on healthcare in Palestine, the latest book one being Condition Critical, Life and Death in Israel/Palestine. Dr. Rothchild has more recently, written children’s books set in Palestine. A young adult novel, Finding Melody Sullivan came out earlier this year, and a middle grade book, Old Enough to Know, will drop later this year. Dr. Rothchild also directed the documentary, Voices Across the Divide, available free on vimeo. She speaks about what she’s witnessed in Gaza and her journey in understanding conditions there.
Producer: Yuko Kodama and Lucy Braginski
Photo: from Dr. Alice Rothchild
Sonali Kolhatkar, host and producer of Yes! Presents, Rising Up and racial justice editor at Yes! Magazine spoke with Yes! Media’s Editorial Director, Sunnivie Brydum about her book, Rising Up: The Power of Narrative in Pursuing Racial Justice at Town Hall Seattle on September 6th.
KBCS thanks Town Hall Seattle for permission to record and broadcast the event.
Kolhatkar is also the author of a new book, Rising Up: The Power of Narrative in Pursuing Racial Justice. The book describes how the media can overlook, minimize, hide and misrepresent narratives of people of color, while perpetuating negative and harmful stereotypes. Kolhatkar highlights content creators, educators and influencers who are challenging this, and building a more inclusive and affirming media culture.
Sonali Kolhatkar will be speaking with Yes! Media editorial director, Sunnivie Brydum at a Yes! Media-hosted, Seattle Town Hall event at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, September 6th.
Producer: Yuko Kodama
Photo Yes! Media and Sonali Kolhatkar
Linda Sarsour is an activist most known for her work in organizing the 2017 Women’s March, involving an estimated four million participants nationwide.
Today, she leads the organizations, MPower Change and Until Freedom. Sarsour discusses what intersectional organizing looks like, as well as what she has experienced as a Muslim activist in these times.
Sarsour penned, We Are Not Here to be Bystanders and a young readers book, We’re In This Together.
Valley and Mountain Fellowship will be hosting Linda Sarsour to speak at the event, Against Islamophobia & White Supremacy on Sunday, January 22nd at 3:30 pm at Seattle’s Rainier Arts Center. This is a part of Valley and Mountain Fellowship’s Set Us Free From Fear series.
A New York Times article referred to in the interview is here.
Producers: Laura Florez and Yuko Kodama
Nobuko Miyamoto is an activist, music and dance artist, who found her political and artistic voice in the Asian American movement. As a child, she and her parents were incarcerated in the internment camps. Later, she performed on Broadway and has since produced many creative works. Over the past few decades, Miyamoto has been facilitating workshops to encourage her community to tell their personal stories. Listen to Miyamoto’s reflection of the past year and the importance of expressing your story. (more…)
The Bellevue College Library partners up with KBCS for these regular book notes. (more…)
Ron Chew is a local Journalist, Author and the Executive Director for International Community Health Services. He reflects on decades of recording the stories of the people in Seattle’s Chinatown International District in his new book, My Unforgotten Seattle. (more…)
The King County Library System works to make materials accessible to more people by taking books to them. KBCS’s Jim Cantu goes to one of King County Library’s regular mobile service events.
Meet the owner of a Estelita’s Library, Edwin Lando. The new community library opened it’s doors near the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station. Jim Cantú spoke with its owner, Edwin Lando, about what Estelita’s Library is. This is an excerpt of a KVRU interview