In this episode, the panelists for the July 15 Remedy Club (Julia DeNoto, Amy Pearl, Se-ah-dom Edmo, and David Garnand) talk about power, access, and oppression.

The conversation revolves around equity vs equality, and expands on how to respond to sexist/racist/homophobic/culturally insensitive comments and behaviors. This is no interview – this is a live, raw discussion.

Guests

Se-ah-dom Edmo, Coordinator, Indigenous Ways of Knowing Program at Lewis & Clark College, author of American Indian Identity
Julia DeNoto, Park Ranger, Cyclist
Amy Pearl, Executive Director, Hatch Innovation
Dave Garnand, Executive Director, Housing Northwest, Inc.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Which communities you belong to
  • All of the various communities our guests belong to, and the ones they don’t
  • Why Amy Pearl is only comfortable when you’re uncomfortable
  • What has caused the speakers to be champions of social justice?
  • Why “objective observers” who are making policy changes from places of power begets a system of oppression that keeps marginalized people out
  • How when someone’s very identity is ‘othered’ in politics and in media, in all sorts of powerful ways they believe that they’re not worthy of life.
  • When you become real to someone else, you can no longer be a ‘thing’. Its harder to justify ‘othering’ someone you know and care for.
  • Why Se-ah-dom tries to befriend people she disagrees with.
  • Why you have to be able to keep up with movements – our movements are moving!
  • How economic justice is tied to social justice
  • What a feminist is. (It’s simple: do you believe that women are people?)
  • Just because you don’t want to see race doesn’t mean racism doesn’t exist.
  • How in the beginning of the feminist movement, there are ways that it enforced ideas around the gender binary, and how that is changing.
  • WE ARE NOT DONE. The declarations are only the beginning.
  • Whether or not to interrupt eloquently; whether or not to burn bridges.
  • The difference between an ally and accomplice.
  • How all our oppressions are interlocked, and so are our liberties.
  • Why you need to talk as if everyone is in the room.