Welcome back! Kicking Off Season 3 of VALOR Conversations
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by VALOR Media
4M ago
Welcome back to season 3 of VALOR Conversations! This season, dive into conversation with us as we explore rape culture in the media and how that influences our work to prevent and end sexual violence ..read more
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Augusta Supple on being an Absolute Feminist and the shabby treatment of women in media
VALOR Conversations
by VALOR Media
4M ago
In this episode, VALOR Conversations host, Leah Aldridge, “travels” all the way to Sydney, Australia to have a conversation with Augusta Supple, theater director and producer. Augusta and Leah discuss looking at theater and art through a communal lens and reflect on cultural shifts they’ve seen over the years. Augusta defies the the historic role women have, or have not, played in the theater, and how they are challenging their roles today. Did you find this episode helpful, interesting, or insightful? Leave a comment below and tune in for another episode of VALOR Conversations ..read more
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Fatima Shabbaz on sexual violence amongst incarcerated populations, and the stubborn persistence of rape jokes in comedy
VALOR Conversations
by VALOR Media
4M ago
In this episode, Fatima Shabbazz, President and CEO of Fatima Speaks, and the Policy Advocacy team lead for Decrim Sexwork ACLU, joins us to discuss sexual violence in detention centers. Fatima shares her experience as a trans woman while she was incarcerated, and the work she is doing now to advance the rights of incarcerated trans folks and survivors of sexual violence. Did you find this episode helpful, interesting, or insightful? Leave a comment below and tune in for another episode of VALOR Conversations. *Please note this episode contains profanity that listeners might find disturbing ..read more
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Leigh LaChapelle on the anti-trafficking movement: how television and movies can harm and help the field
VALOR Conversations
by VALOR Media
4M ago
In this episode, we are so excited to welcome, Leigh LaChapelle, Associate Director of Survivors Advocacy, at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST). Leigh and VALOR Conversations host, Leah, talk about the history of the anti-trafficking movement and how it has been portrayed in movies and television. Leigh provides some insights into their policy and advocacy work to support survivors of human and labor trafficking. Did you find this episode helpful, interesting, or insightful? Leave a comment below and tune in for another episode of VALOR Conversations ..read more
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Taylor and Kyla on the complexities of student activism, disrupting social norms, and the constant evolution of media and film studies
VALOR Conversations
by VALOR Media
4M ago
In this episode of VALOR Conversations, student activists, Taylor and Kyla, join our guest podcast host to discuss the evolution of media both on- and off-screen. They reflect on their journeys to become MFA students and share their hopes for the direction the film industry is headed towards. Did you find this episode helpful, interesting, or insightful? Leave a comment below and tune in for another episode of VALOR Conversations ..read more
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Dr. Samantha Majic on breaking down sex industry policy and sex worker rights and activism
VALOR Conversations
by VALOR Media
4M ago
In this episode, VALOR Conversations host, Leah Aldridge, sits down with Dr. Samantha Majic, Associate Professor of political science at John Jay College - CUNY. Dr. Majic shares about the lack of progress in policy updates to protect sex workers and therefore, public acceptance, explains the whoriarchy and disparities within sex work, and highlights at the end of the day, sex work is just work. Did you find this episode helpful, interesting, or insightful? Leave a comment below and tune in for another episode of VALOR Conversations ..read more
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Tonjie Reese and Timiza Wash on the power of music to support youth-based violence prevention initiatives and promoting healthy relationship
VALOR Conversations
by VALOR Media
4M ago
In this episode, Tonjie Reese, founder of eleven24, and Timiza Wash, Chief Equity and Transformational Change Officer at WEAVE, join Leah to talk about their work as youth educators. Have you ever thought about how the infamous WAP by Cardi B can be used as an educational tool? Well, they have! Tune in to this episode to learn more about the evolution of youth-based sexual violence prevention education. Did you find this episode helpful, interesting, or insightful? Leave a comment below and tune in for another episode of VALOR Conversations ..read more
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Patty Berne discusses disability as an aesthetic
VALOR Conversations
by VALOR Media
4M ago
In this episode we spoke to Patty Berne, co-founder and executive director of Sins Invalid, a performance and disability justice movement organization. Vulnerable populations in our society tend to be devalued, marginalized, and treated as powerless. Devaluing people is the first step toward dehumanization, and in its place we start a process of “othering.” When disabled people are made “other” their artistry risks becoming fetishized. Counteracting this begins with centering each other’s humanity, which is an essential element in the work of Patty and Sins Invalid ..read more
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Triana Silton on moving culture forward
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by VALOR Media
4M ago
In this episode we spoke to Triana Silton, Deputy Chief of Staff with Service Employees International Union - United Healthcare Workers (SEIU-UHW). As a leader in the labor movement Triana shares why her organization has a part to play in preventing sexual and domestic violence. No one should ever have to choose between their livelihood and experiencing violence. To change our culture - both at work and otherwise - we have to articulate a vision for what is possible and prove we live our values through our actions ..read more
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Comfort Dondo on the Power of Culturally Specific Solutions
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by VALOR Media
4M ago
In this episode, we spoke with Comfort Dondo, the Founding Executive Director of Phumulani Minnesota African Women Against Violence, and author of the recently published book "Facing the Giants: A Journey to Freedom from Domestic Abuse," and we really zoom in on the idea of culturally specific solutions. This is a huge focus in the world of gender based violence, because providing services through a cultural lens, for diverse groups, can be complicated. Take for example working with immigrant populations. Migrants can be an especially vulnerable group for many reasons, from residency status to ..read more
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