OPIRG York DisOrientation & Unhealthy Social Media Trends: Thinspo, Fitspo and Curvespo

Tuesday, August 20th 2013 edition:

York Connection: News Now Joanna Beaton and Meghan MacRae speak with Victoria from OPIRG York discussing Disorientation – an alternative to ‘traditional’ frosh week activities. “It offers students and community members access to exciting social justice spheres at York and beyond York.”

Feature Interview: Disclaimer – Contains content that some viewers may find disturbing. For the latest installment of Fat Phobia, Joanna Beaton and Meghan MacRae tackle one of the most prevalent social media trends; #thinspo #fitspo and the latest adaptation #curvespo. What are these and what are the repercussions? 

thinspo

[photo credits: http://www.opirgyork.ca/

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SASSL calls out for new volunteers, Juice Cleanses; Good for you or for capitalism? & Mural Archive Project

Tuesday, August 13th 2013 Edition:

York Connection Report: News Now Meghan MacRae and Joanna Beaton interview Morella from Sexual Assault Survivors Support Line(SASSL) to discuss and announce their call out for new volunteers. Listen to find out more information on how to get involved.

[image via http://www.yorku.ca/sassl/]

Feature Interview: News Now Meghan McRae and Joanna Beaton continue their Fat Phobia series with guest Julia De Laurentiis Johnson – a journalist for Maclean’s Magazine to discuss her article on juice cleanses and whether their ‘good for you or good for capitalism?’

[image via http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/02/09/cleaning-out-your-bodys-closet/ [photograph by Liam Morgan]

Independent Arts Report: News Now Leanna Lattanzio interviews Maria, a representative for Mural Archive Project which dedicates their time to giving youth a voice through artistic expression.

[image via https://www.facebook.com/TheMuralArchiveProject received from cover photo]
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Angela Davis on prison abolition and Virgie Tovar on intersectional fat activism + exploitative medical and diet industries

Tuesday, August 6th edition:

 

Democracy Now!: To mark Prisoners’ Justice Week on CHRY, we have Amy Goodman’s interview from Democracy Now! with political activist, scholar, and author Angela Davis on the prison abolition movement. In part 1, Davis speaks on the circumstances leading up to her infamous arrest in 1970 and how her experiences led her to work for the freedom of political prisoners and prison abolition. Listen to Davis recount her storied past in her own words and find out about her unlikely childhood connection to Condoleezza Rice.

[Image via socialjustice.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/index.ph…la_Davis]

Feature Interview: “Many times we will form an idea as a culture and then the science and medical business industries will affirm those ideas. It is not the other way around, you will notice across the board.”

For the latest installment of our Fatphobia series, News Now’s Joanna Beaton and Meghan MacRae talk to author and fat activist, Virgie Tovar. Tovar speaks on an intersectional understanding of fatphobia, taking into account race, class, and gender issues, and delves into our culture’s coded messages that sustain exploitative medical and diet industries. Listen to Tovar’s views on “health” and longevity and the importance of fat solidarity in anti-oppressive movements.

[Image via virgietovar.com]

Democracy Now!: To mark Prisoners’ Justice Week on CHRY, we have Amy Goodman’s interview from Democracy Now! with political activist, scholar, and author Angela Davis on the prison abolition movement. In part 2, Davis explains the direct connection between slavery and the prison industrial complex along with what it means that the conceptualization of black freedom has historically been linked to black manhood. Listen to Davis’ thoughts on freedom, Frederick Douglass, and how we can take these ideas into the future.

[Image via www.democracynow.org]

For the complete interview visit democracynow.org.

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Toronto Monologue Slam, Fat Phobia: Health as an Identity, “And So She Writes”

On Tuesday, July 30th edition:

York Connect: News Now reporter Cassandra London speaks with Andre Newell (co-founder of the Toronto Monologue Slam) and Gugan Deep Singh (one of the performers). They talk about how the slam started and creative stories that will be showcased on stage.

Feature Interview: For the latest installment of Fat Phobia, Joanna Beaton and Meghan MacRae interview Virgie Tovar – a self proclaimed fat activist and one of the leading experts & lecturers on fat discrimination.

Independent Arts Report: Joanna Beaton and Meghan MacRae interview Hailee Ingleton author of “And So She Writes“. A book of poems, thoughts and quotes, about a girls journey through life and how she overcomes these struggles.

[Photo credits: toslam.comAnd So She Writes, and virgietovar.com]

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Terry Poulton author of ‘No Fat Chicks’ & The One More Night Festival

York Connection Report: News Now Joanna Beaton and Meghan McRae interview Graham Bowditch from the Centre for Human Rights At York about the REDI campaign.   [re-run]

Feature Interview: Check out this installment of Fat Phobia where we bring you clips from Alan Gregg’s TVO interview with Terry Poulton on her book “No Fat Chicks”, which details her personal experience with ‘fat shaming’ as well as examination of the prevalence of weight obsession in our society and some implications of stigmatizing those who are deemed to be overweight or obese.

Independent Arts Report: We speak with Vikki Velenosi, artistic producer of the One More Night Festival and owner of The Box, a multipurpose art space located here in Toronto where the festival will take a place at the end of this month.

[photo credits: terrypoulton.com, theboxtoronto.com]
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