This year, interspersed with new shows, the Free School University Program will be replaying most of the shows from last year, roughly in chronological order. (The only shows we’ll skip will be those for which there is no recording, and maybe a few that were so topical that they are no longer of great interest.) Most of these shows are also available on our Archive and Podcast pages.
This week, we’ll rebroadcast Race & Economic Inequality: Building a multi-racial movement for justice with Camilo Viveiros, which originally broadcast on 6/6/2012.
The Occupy movement has always been much about economic inequality and economic injustice, but the racialization of inequality has not always been emphasized. The mainstream media loves to highlight stories of middle class families losing their jobs or their homes, but people in racial minority or immigrant communities bear a disproportional burden: first fired, last hired, hugely targeted by predatory mortgage lenders in good times, their communities decimated by foreclosures during the crisis. How can we educate ourselves about the racialized aspects of economic inequality? How are working class people of color organizing themselves to fight injustice? And how can we learn from them, and work with them to build a truly global, multi-racial movement for economic justice? Community organizer Camilo Vivieros will help us explore and answer these questions.
Camilo Viveiros has worked on immigrant worker issues and multi-ethnic/multi-racial economic and environmental justice organizing with students, youth and seniors in New England. He has worked for the Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants, and the Massachusetts Senior Action Council. For two years, he was Executive Director of Rhode Island Jobs with Justice. He is currently lead organizer for the George Wiley Center in Rhode Island, along with providing direct action, organizing and campaign development trainings for diverse grassroots groups around the country. Born to immigrant parents, Camilo was raised in the working class immigrant community of Fall River. He has been involved in work for social justice for virtually his whole life. Over the years he has organized for unions of the homeless, welfare rights unions, against the prison industrial complex and many different issues. He has a background in tenant, youth and congregation-based organizing and gained national media exposure in 2000 when he was arrested during demonstrations at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Four years later, after a national campaign, http://www.friendsofcamilo.org, he was acquitted of all charges.
Race & Economic Inequality with Camilo Viveiros
Wednesday, 6/19/2012 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
(Rebroadcast of a show that aired 6/6/12)
Occupy Boston Radio – OBR.FM
with rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am
and Wednesday 7:00 am
Occupy Boston Radio is not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community radio, currently available by internet only.