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Audio Interference 45: Teaching Self Defense

“When I first took karate, I was already an activist. And I could see right away what this could do for women in the 70s.” — Annie Ellman

Audio Interference 46: Bread and Puppet Theater

“Puppetry, especially giant puppets, gives people glimpses of this bigger reality that is beyond what our minds normally inhabit.”
-Joe Therrien, Bread and Puppet Theater

Audio Interference 44: Update from Close Rikers

“People have made this false equivalency between punishment and safety, and so I think in the work that we’re doing, always, we’re trying to put the emphasis on health. We’re trying to put the emphasis on freedom.” – Imani Brown

Audio Interference 43: About Face & Frontline Paper

In this episode of Audio Interference, we’re chatting with two veteran-led projects: Frontline Paper (a project of Frontline Arts) and About Face: Veterans Against the War. While their techniques are vastly different, both are building communities that challenge and subvert the stereotypes of what veterans can and should be.

Audio Interference 42: Social Justice Tours

“My favorite thing is just the dialogue that gets created, and having people understand a little bit more about their communities and the potential for them to slow down or halt directions that they may not want it to go in.”

Audio Interference 41: Anti-Fascists in the Pacific Northwest

“Anybody can join. There’s so many different access points for you to join the movement to say no to white nationalism, and there’s so many ways to say no.”

Audio Interference 40: The Monument Quilt

“I think we are, as immigrants, left out. Our voices are erased from the narrative. It’s not that we don’t want to tell our stories. It’s that there are no spaces for us to tell our stories.” – Lorena Kourousias

Audio Interference 39: Harriet’s Apothecary

“To be healthy, or even to be seen as someone who deserves care, you have to look a very specific way, and those are ways that are often privileged in our society, so white, able-bodied, thin, rich…we believe that every person gets to have bodily autonomy and define for themselves: what does healing look like for me right now? what does health mean for me?”

Audio Interference 38: Sascha Altman DuBrul

Mad Pride and Radical Mental Health: Sascha Altman DuBrul and The Icarus Project

This week we’re talking to Sascha Altman DuBrul, the co-founder of the Icarus Project, a radical peer-to-peer mental health support group, about mad pride and radical mental health.

Audio Interference 37: Just Food & Fair Food Nation

“Even if it seems like it doesn’t directly relate to food, it does. Food relates to housing, to life, to water, to land.” – Qiana Mickie