Magie Ramirez speaks to “Race, Privilege, and Food Justice” on air

Magie Ramirez, UW doctoral candidate, was recently interviewed by KPFA’s Against the Grain, a publicly funded radio show about “politics, society, and ideas.”  It aired on Aug. 26, but you can listen to the interview by clicking this article.

Magie writes:

clean_greensEarlier this month I was contacted by a producer from the Berkeley radio station KPFA who came across the article I wrote last year based on my MA thesis. To my surprise they were interested in interviewing me, and today I had the honor of taking part in the show, Against The Grain! The broadcast will air tomorrow at 12pm PT on station 94.1 for those of you in the Bay Area that are interested in listening!

The interview is on my engagements with Clean Greens, the food justice organization I worked with for several years in Seattle, the transformative power of black food geographies, and the need to think reflexively about privilege, race and power asymmetries when engaging in food justice activism.

For those of you located elsewhere, you will also be able to hear it online if you are interested .

Kim England interviewed on gender and career options

Professor Kim England was featured on a panel of experts speaking to the ways in which we can “improve the plight of working mothers.” You can view the list of questions and Professor England’s answers below.

It’s clear that something must be done in order to increase workplace gender equality and ease the burden on working parents, but there is significant debate about what that “something” should be. For some added insight into the issue, we turned to an eclectic group of experts – from university professors who research gender roles and economics to the authors of some of the most popular career and women’s blogs. Below, you can check out both our panel and their responses to the following key questions:

1. Is it becoming easier or harder for women to balance a career and family?
2. What can companies do to help working parents balance home and work life?
3. What careers are most difficult to balance work and family? Easiest?
4. What can state and local governments do to support working mothers?
5. What needs to be done to promote gender equality in the workplace?

Follow the link below to read Professor Kim England’s responses and the responses of other folks on the panel of experts.