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Every year in June, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas bring together a diverse group of artists, writers, thinkers and world leaders to discuss the most pressing issues in art, society, politics and the environment. Every other week through out the year we share with our web audience our featured broadcasts of these events. Our eclectic program offers a mix of serious, controversial, and whimsical topics, all designed to inspire new ways of thinking.

International Festival of Arts & Ideas International Festival of Arts & Ideas

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Every year in June, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas bring together a diverse group of artists, writers, thinkers and world leaders to discuss the most pressing issues in art, society, politics and the environment. Every other week through out the year we share with our web audience our featured broadcasts of these events. Our eclectic program offers a mix of serious, controversial, and whimsical topics, all designed to inspire new ways of thinking.

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    SANCTUARY: A LATINA THEORY CONVERSATION WITH AUTHORS PAOLA MENDOZA AND ABBY SHER

    SANCTUARY: A LATINA THEORY CONVERSATION WITH AUTHORS PAOLA MENDOZA AND ABBY SHER

    Podcasters Maria Isa & Jessica Lopez Lyman of Latina Theory moderate a discussion between authors Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher about their new book SANCTUARY.MORE INFO ABOUT SANCTUARY:Paola Mendoza, the co-founder of the Women’s March makes her YA debut in a near future dystopian where a young girl and her brother must escape a xenophobic government to find sanctuary.It’s 2032, and in this near-future America, all citizens are chipped and everyone is tracked–from buses to grocery stores. It’s almost impossible to survive as an undocumented immigrant, but that’s exactly what sixteen-year-old Vali is doing. She and her family have carved out a stable, happy life in small-town Vermont, but when Vali’s mother’s counterfeit chip starts malfunctioning and the Deportation Forces raid their town, they are forced to flee. Now on the run, Vali and her family are desperately trying to make it to her tía Luna’s in California, a sanctuary state that is currently being walled off from the rest of the country. But when Vali’s mother is detained before their journey even really begins, Vali must carry on with her younger brother across the country to make it to safety before it’s too late.Gripping and urgent, co-authors Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher have crafted a narrative that is as haunting as it is hopeful in envisioning a future where everyone can find sanctuary.Sanctuary is available for purchase from People Get Ready Books.Add the word SANCTUARY in the comment of your order to receive a 10% discount (an additional 10% will be donated to the Semilla Collective.)

    • 54 min
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    ON BEING GOOD: A CONVERSATION WITH THE GOOD PLACE PHILOSOPHERS

    ON BEING GOOD: A CONVERSATION WITH THE GOOD PLACE PHILOSOPHERS

    Philosophers Pamela Hieronymi and Todd May, who served as philosophy advisors on the acclaimed television comedy, The Good Place (NBC), explore the nature of goodness and its role in society, an especially poignant and visceral subject against the backdrop of the current public health crisis.LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS

    • 1 hr 29 min
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    Shaping Our Voices Into Movements, Action and Allyship

    Shaping Our Voices Into Movements, Action and Allyship

    AN ACTIVIST SONGBOOK DISCUSSIONJoin the Activist Songbook team as fellow artists and activists discuss how we can raise our voices to become agents for social change and what People of the Global Majority (PGM) allyship looks like. We grapple with questions like:What are the roles of theatre, art and activism in a highly politicized environment?What responsibility does the artist and the activist have in a ‘democracy’ and how does that responsibility translate into mobilization?What steps are needed to transform art into social action?How does activism directly shape political movements?How do PGM artists and activists support each other and their movements through their artistic voices? Moderated by Annie Lin, Associate Director of Arts Programs, Yale-China, the panel features Diane Phelan, Director/Actress and founder of the Broadway Diversity Project as well as the #RacismIsAVirus and #UnapologeticallyAsian movements; Kristina Wong, Performance Artist tackling a wide range of social justice issues and an elected representative in Los Angeles, CA; Lily Tung Crystal, award-winning Artistic Leader and Multimedia Producer currently serving as Artistic Director of Theatre Mu in the Twin Cities, and Adrian Huq, Youth Activist, Artist, and Organizer with a focus on climate justice.LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS

    • 1 hr 26 min
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    SLAVERY & THE AMERICAN STORY

    SLAVERY & THE AMERICAN STORY

    Join Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and creator of the landmark 1619 Project for The New York Times Magazine Nikole Hannah-Jones in conversation with the host of The Center For Investigative Reporting’s Reveal podcast, Al Letson, and New Haven local columnist, communications specialist and founder of The Narrative Project, Mercy Quaye. The journalists will discuss the local, national, and global impact of American slavery and liberation on democracy in America and our relationship with truth and history. This talk will include a special performance by New Haven musician Paul Bryant Hudson. Presented In Partnership with The Narrative Project.LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS

    • 1 hr 25 min
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    Who is Essential? Race, Culture, and Identity in American Democracy

    Who is Essential? Race, Culture, and Identity in American Democracy

    John Dankosky invites Khalilah Brown-Dean, Political Science Professor at Quinnipiac University, and others to reflect on identity politics at this disorienting time when a new identity has emerged in our society: “essential.”listen on apple podcasts

    • 1 hr 3 min
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    HOUSING AS A HUMAN RIGHT? TACKLING CHALLENGES OF AFFORDABILITY AND DISCRIMINATION

    HOUSING AS A HUMAN RIGHT? TACKLING CHALLENGES OF AFFORDABILITY AND DISCRIMINATION

    John Dankosky moderates this talk exploring the intersection of housing and democracy with Connecticut experts including Karen DuBois Walton (Executive Director of the Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of the City of New Haven), Jacqueline Rabe Thomas (Reporter for the Connecticut Mirror), and Alexis Highsmith Smith (Executive Director of New Haven Legal Aid). listen on apple podcasts

    • 1 hr 12 min

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