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In a time of crisis and fast change, this podcast is a space to reflect and learn with change-makers working to tackle inequalities and injustice. We hear about the choices they make, the approaches they take, the obstacles they face and their hopes and dreams in making real change happen. As massive inequalities are threatening our societies and planet, join us to find out how to use this moment to turn the tide and shift power for a more just and equal world.

People vs Inequality Podcast PeoplevsInequality

    • Society & Culture

In a time of crisis and fast change, this podcast is a space to reflect and learn with change-makers working to tackle inequalities and injustice. We hear about the choices they make, the approaches they take, the obstacles they face and their hopes and dreams in making real change happen. As massive inequalities are threatening our societies and planet, join us to find out how to use this moment to turn the tide and shift power for a more just and equal world.

    A Conversation on Intersectional Movement Building (Webinar Recording)

    A Conversation on Intersectional Movement Building (Webinar Recording)

    We recently held a powerful conversation on intersectional and interconnected movement-building in collaboration with the Fight Inequality Alliance. It was our very first live podcast recording that many of you attended. This is your chance to catch up if you missed it or listen again, as there was much to reflect on!
    This conversation featured an  amazing panel of activists and movement leaders including Njoki Njehu (FIA), Tasneem Essop (CAN I’nal), Emilia Reyes (Campaign of Campaigns) and was hosted by Nadia Fabela (FIA) and Barbara van Paassen (host People vs Inequality podcast)

    Together we explored: 
    How  the climate and inequality movements are coming together? What are challenges and opportunities to bring these important voices together at a time of great need?How do different movements (and constituencies) analyse the current context and articulate alternatives? What options for cross-learning and what is needed for systems change/ re-imagining?What options for cross-learning and what is needed for re-imagining and systems change?

    To find out more about the work of our guests and their call to actions check out:
     
    FIA: https://www.fightinequality.org/.
    Campaign of Campaigns: https://www.campaignofcampaigns.com/index.php/en/ and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXrWSWQCnRY1cmG40ZcrIzQ/videos. Twitter @Global_Demands.
    Climate Action Network International: https://climatenetwork.org/ and https://dont-gas-africa.org/

    To hear previous episodes of this podcast with these speakers:
    Emilia Reyes: https://podfollow.com/people-vs-inequality-podcast/episode/3ce7c35e289354290086b567f4b81334ea1d1f6b/view
    Njoki: https://podfollow.com/people-vs-inequality-podcast/episode/18124a146516178a17d07de04a9221ce1e831231/view
    Tasneem: https://podfollow.com/people-vs-inequality-podcast/episode/4c716bf4b3c397ee2f848178eae8cf3980eff246/view
    We also invite you to share your feedback on our podcast to help us learn and grow. It would be greatly appreciated!  You can do this here 

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Announcement live event on intersectional movement building & more!

    Announcement live event on intersectional movement building & more!

    A short message from us at the People vs Inequality Podcast to share with you an exciting event and live podcast recording we are hosting on the 25th of August.

    Together with the Fight Inequality Alliance we invite you to join: A conversation on intersectional movement-building. 

    How are the climate and inequality movement coming together? What are challenges and opportunities to bring these important voices together at a time of great need?

    Sign up now! https://fightinequality.org/intersectional-movement-building 

    We also invite you to share your feedback on our podcast to help us learn and grow. It would be greatly appreciated! 

    You can do this here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfb-tyt8NcmiP5ctrAnF1sa7_uUWIh8JElVvDXPT2V5Drtwag/viewform 

    Be in touch!

    • 1 min
    S3 Ep 4: Veggies for Good: A chance encounter sustains lives in a Time of Covid

    S3 Ep 4: Veggies for Good: A chance encounter sustains lives in a Time of Covid

    “Sometimes you just need to take a leap of faith.” Our fourth and last episode on emergent agency is a story of a family-initiated spontaneous response to the hardships the pandemic and lockdowns brought upon urban-poor mothers. Veggies for Good is a social enterprise that started from a basketball court sale, then moved online, directly linking farmers to urban consumers and providing livelihoods to urban-poor women. We speak to Ditsi Carolino, a filmmaker turned social entrepreneur that was driven to action when she met Dorina, who would walk six hours a day to get food to feed her family during the lockdown. We hear how together they managed to create a thriving ethical business, learned as they went and adapted to fast-changing circumstances. A human story about solidarity, entrepreneurship and making a real difference in the lives of people.

    To find out more about Ditsi's work with Veggies for Good  check out:

    https://opinion.inquirer.net/129533/dorina-and-the-dumagats

    https://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/261599-initiative-helps-dumagat-farmers-sell-produce-metro-manila/
    https://www.facebook.com/Veggies4GoodPH/

    http://philippinesociology.com/veggies-for-good-social-networks-for-service-delivery-and-crisis-response-in-times-of-covid-19-initial-findings/

    The People vs Inequality podcast is a production by Barbara van Paassen (creator and host) and Elizabeth Maina (producer). This episode is part of a short special series in collaboration with the Emergent Agency in a Time of Covid-19 research project, which is led by Oxfam GB and funded by the Atlantic Fellowship on Social and Economic Equity based at the International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. The research aimed to understand positive lessons from civil society’s responses in the pandemic. The research report will be out soon, keep in touch to hear more!

    • 35 min
    S3 Ep 3: We The People: Youth led accountability in a Time of Covid

    S3 Ep 3: We The People: Youth led accountability in a Time of Covid

    Accountability is one of those words often used but too little practised. How to make it practical and deliver for people, especially in times of crisis and lockdown when it is literally about life and death? In the third episode of the Emergent Agency series, we speak to Narayan Adhikari.
    Narayan is the co-founder and lead for the Nepal Accountability Lab, and is passionate about getting citizens voices heard. We hear how this young organization, and their civic action teams, were able to adapt and respond effectively during the pandemic; how they supported stranded migrants and communities that lacked information and basic services in a time of lockdown. We find out how young people found new and engaging ways to tackle misinformation and got governments to open up and respond to people’s needs. We hear about the biggest lessons from the pandemic and what that means for making accountability truly responsive to communities – in all their diversity.

    To find out more about  Narayan  and his  work  check out:
    https://accountabilitylab.org/about-us/country-office-nepal/  
    http://www.ipsnews.net/2021/05/nepal-new-covid-19-hotspot-cure-citizen-engagement/  

    The People vs Inequality podcast is a production by Barbara van Paassen (creator and host) and Elizabeth Maina (producer). This episode is part of a short special series in collaboration with the Emergent Agency in a Time of Covid-19 research project, which is led by Oxfam GB and funded by the Atlantic Fellowship on Social and Economic Equity based at the International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. The research aimed to understand positive lessons from civil society’s responses in the pandemic. The research report will be out soon, keep in touch to hear more!

    • 26 min
    S3 Ep 2b: How social movements saved lives and rights in a Time of Covid (An English summary of Episode 2 on Emergent Agency)

    S3 Ep 2b: How social movements saved lives and rights in a Time of Covid (An English summary of Episode 2 on Emergent Agency)

    In this short summary episode we hear how social movements in Argentina saved lives during the pandemic and how women from poor neighbourhoods are organizing for their rights. We speak to Francisco Longa, and reflect on the work of Dina Sanchez whom we heard from  in the Spanish Episode Two of this series. So for all you English speaking listeners, this is your chance to hear her story  and more!
     From the personal to the political – we talk about how women and informal workers were particularly affected and what life in poor neighbourhoods looks like during a pandemic. We discuss important lessons on solidarity, addressing urgent needs and working for long-term structural change, and perseverance. But also what the pandemic meant for unpaid carework and the political agenda of movements who have the streets as their centre stage. 
    Dina Sánchez is Deputy Secretary of the Unión de Trabajadores de la Economía Popular (UTEP) and national spokesperson for the Frente Popular Darío Santillán. She is a feminist activist passionate about getting all women’s paid and unpaid work recognized and protected. UTEP is the union recently created by social movements to achieve labour rights for informal economy workers, a growing sector in a highly unequal society that was hit particularly hard during the pandemic. Both movements played an incredible role in the pandemic.
    “Without the work of these women many more would have died” 
    Francisco Longa is an expert on social movements and political change, and a researcher (full-time) in the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina. He has also been an activist in social movements in Argentina for more than 15 years and participated in the Emergent Agency dialogues on Social Movements.


    For resources from this episode see below:

    UTEP – https://www.facebook.com/utepargentina/ (Dina speech inauguracion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hhh3sWD2Ps) 
    Frente Dario Santillan https://frentedariosantillan.org/ Facebook: @frentepopulardariosantillan 
    Proyecto Las Nadies https://www.argentina.gob.ar/noticias/las-nadies-el-homenaje-del-inadi-mujeres-fallecidas-por-covid 
    Manifesto 8 Marzo - 
    (https://www.pagina12.com.ar/406421-dia-internacional-de-las-mujeres-la-deuda-es-con-todas) 

    The People vs Inequality podcast is a production by Barbara van Paassen (creator and host) and Elizabeth Maina (producer). This episode is part of a short special series in collaboration with the Emergent Agency in a Time of Covid-19 research project, which is led by Oxfam GB and funded by the Atlantic Fellowship on Social and Economic Equity based at the International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. The research aimed to understand positive lessons from civil society’s responses in the pandemic. The research report will be out soon, keep in touch to hear more!

    • 17 min
    S3 Ep 2: Movimientos Sociales en tiempo de Covid - salvando vidas y derechos

    S3 Ep 2: Movimientos Sociales en tiempo de Covid - salvando vidas y derechos

    En un momento histórico de crisis y cambios rápidos, este podcast es un espacio para reflexionar y aprender con los agentes de cambio, sobre cómo abordar la desigualdad y la injusticia. Este es el primer episodio en español, y forma parte de una serie especial llamada ‘agencia emergente en tiempo de Covid’. Después de dos años de pandemia queremos entender como los movimientos sociales, comunidades y otros actores han respondido a circunstancias cambiantes y difíciles. En este episodio tenemos alguien que ha hecho un trabajo impactante con los movimientos sociales en Argentina. Nos lleva a los barrios y nos cuenta sobre los impactos de la pandemia, como respondieron y qué podemos aprender de estas vivencias y experiencias de solidaridad.
    Dina Sánchez es la Secretaria general adjunta de la Unión de Trabajadores de la Economía Popular (UTEP) y vocera nacional del Frente Popular Darío Santillán. Son dos importantes organizaciones que luchan a diario para elevar las voces y los derechos de los trabajadores informales, particularmente las mujeres. Le preguntamos cómo ha logrado apoyar a la gente en una época de necesidad urgente y al mismo tiempo continuar el trabajo político para cambios más estructurales. Además le preguntamos cómo respondieron sobre todo las mujeres, quienes ya se encargaban de la mayor parte del trabajo de cuidado, lo cual aumento durante el confinamiento. Descubrimos lecciones importantes y cómo ve los próximos pasos a dar en la lucha. 
    ¡Toma un café o té y únete a nuestra conversación!


    Recursos:
    UTEP – https://www.facebook.com/utepargentina/ (Dina speech inauguration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hhh3sWD2Ps) 
    Frente Dario Santillan https://frentedariosantillan.org/ Facebook: @frentepopulardariosantillan 
    Proyecto Las Nadies https://www.argentina.gob.ar/noticias/las-nadies-el-homenaje-del-inadi-mujeres-fallecidas-por-covid 
    8 Marzo https://www.pagina12.com.ar/406421-dia-internacional-de-las-mujeres-la-deuda-es-con-todas

    El podcast People vs Inequality es una producción de Barbara van Paassen (creadora y presentadora) y Elizabeth Maina (productora). Este episodio es parte de una breve serie especial en colaboración con el proyecto de investigación Emergent Agency in a Time of Covid-19, dirigido por Oxfam GB y financiado por el Atlantic Fellowship on Social and Economic Equity con sede en el International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science. ADD
    Marta Ruffa es la ingeniera técnica de este episodio.

    • 33 min

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