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Seats at the Table is a podcast exploring intersectional identities and our roles in creating a more socially just world through conversations with activist and immigrant womxn.
In every episode, christina ong chats with her mentors, friends, family, and some new faces about the issues facing womxn and immigrants in the United States. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/seatsatthetable/support

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Seats at the Table is a podcast exploring intersectional identities and our roles in creating a more socially just world through conversations with activist and immigrant womxn.
In every episode, christina ong chats with her mentors, friends, family, and some new faces about the issues facing womxn and immigrants in the United States. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/seatsatthetable/support

    Season 3, Episode 2: Femifesting Anti-Fascism - Transnational Visions in Greece and the United States

    Season 3, Episode 2: Femifesting Anti-Fascism - Transnational Visions in Greece and the United States

    About the Session:

    Season 3, Episode 2: Femifesting Anti-Fascism - Transnational Visions in Greece and the United States

    In the second episode of season 3, christina talks with researchers, Anna and Myrto, who are based in Athens, Greece. They share how the Feminist Autonomous Center for Research (FAC Research) subverts typical forms of knowledge production. We also chat extensively about the issues facing activists in Greece and the United States in the midst of xenophobia and rising fascist sentiment. Anna and Myrto share what kind of collective lessons we can learn from experiences in both countries. 

    Get to Know the Guests:

    Anna Carastathis (she/her) is a political theorist. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from McGill University; her M.Sc. in Gender Studies from the University of the Aegean; and her B.A. (Honours) in Philosophy from the University of Alberta. Anna has worked in various institutions in Canada, the United States, and Greece. She is the author of Intersectionality: Origins, Contestations, Horizons (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), and co-author of Reproducing Refugees: Photographìa of a Crisis (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2020). Anna is a yoga practitioner (since 1999) and teacher (since 2013, certified by the Los Angeles Centre for Yoga) in community spaces.

    Myrto Tsilimpounidi (she/them) is a social researcher and photographer. They received their Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Sussex, her M.A. in critical global studies from the University of Exeter, and her B.Sc. in economics and development studies. Their research focuses on the interface between urbanism, culture, and innovative methodologies. They are the author of Sociology of Crisis: Visualising Urban Austerity (Routledge, 2017); co-author of Reproducing Refugees: Photographia of a Crisis (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2020); and the co-editor of Remapping Crisis: A Guide to Athens (Zero Books, 2014) and Street Art & Graffiti: Reading, Writing & Representing the City (Routledge, 2017). Myrto is happy near the sea, and dreams of a feminist kite-surf collective.

    Learn more about FAC:


    w: www.feministresearch.org
    fb: facresearch
    tw: @fac_research
    in: @fac_research

    Sources mentioned in the podcast:


    Golden Dawn on Trial open access ebook by Dimitris Psarras
    Infosheet by Golden Dawn Watch on the trial
    Golden Dawn Watch website
    Reproducing Refugees: Photographìa of a Crisis by Anna Carastathis and Myrto Tsilimpounidi
    Download the Introduction of Reproducing Refugees
    Contact FAC for a full e-copy of Reproducing Refugees or to learn more about FAC Research at: info@feministresearch.org

    Credits:


    SATT Logo by Sukanya Ray
    SATT Theme Song by Tyler Freedom
    Outro Music - Cali by Wataboi




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    • 54 min
    Season 3, Episode 1: Femifesting a New World with Christine Juang

    Season 3, Episode 1: Femifesting a New World with Christine Juang

    About the Session:

    Season 3, Episode 1: Femifesting a New World

    In the first episode of season 3, christina talks with her friend, Christine Juang about how we’re thinking about our country’s future. Christine teaches us about the concept of femifesting and how we can utilize it as a framework for envisioning our futures, and how to take the necessary steps that move us from feelings of despair to hope.

    Get to Know the Guest:

    Christine Juang is an advocate for a reimagined world of embodied healing, free from abuse & violence. She's currently the Parent-Child Education Manager at Safe & Sound, working to strengthen families & prevent child abuse. Outside of work, she is passionate about empowering & mobilizing the AAPI community as the Director of Volunteer Management for the SF Chapter of Project by Project, and lead facilitator for AAPI Solidarity Circle. Christine resides on Ohlone & Ramaytush land (currently known as San Francisco) with her beloved bearded dragon, Drogo, and her calathea plant oasis.

    Learn more about some of Christine’s work through Project by Project.

    Sources mentioned in the podcast:

    Femifestation Blog by Lotus Wong

    Erika Lee’s book, The Making of Asian America: A History

    Sonya Renee Taylor’s book, The Body Is Not An Apology

    Brené Brown’s Unlocking Us podcast episode featuring Sonya Renee Taylor

    Shengxiao Yu’s Website


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    Season 2, Episode 3: The One About Comedy as Activism with Kristina Wong

    Season 2, Episode 3: The One About Comedy as Activism with Kristina Wong

    In season two’s third episode, I talk with my name twin, Kristina Wong, about her work as a performance artist and comedian. We discuss dealing with the exotification of Asian womxn through her projects, how she uses comedy as a mechanism for activism, and her newly released web series, Radical Cram School (a training ground for young Asian American girls and gender fluid children)! We also delve into her most recent project, Kristina Wong for Public Office. 

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    Get to Know the Guest: Kristina Wong was featured in the New York Times’ Off Color series “highlighting artists of color who use humor to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race plays out in America today.” She is a performance artist, comedian and writer who has been presented internationally across North America, the UK, Hong Kong and Africa.  Most recently, her solo theater show The Wong Street Journal was presented by the US Consulate in  Lagos, Nigeria. She’s been a guest on late night shows on Comedy Central and FX. She’s produced a viral web series called How Not to Pick Up Asian Chicks and has just released RADICAL CRAM SCHOOL. Her newest performance project is “Kristina Wong for Public Office”– a simultaneous real life campaign for Public Office and performance art piece. 

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    Follow Kristina Wong on Social Media: Twitter: @mskristinawong Instagram: @mskristinawong Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ilovekristinawong Website: http://www.kristinawong.com/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/kristinawong


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    • 52 min
    Season 2, Episode 2: The One About Asians in Hollywood with Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen

    Season 2, Episode 2: The One About Asians in Hollywood with Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen

    In season 2’s long-awaited 2nd episode, we’re talking all things Asian American in Hollywood. Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen, sociologist, professor at Biola University, and author of Reel Inequality, and I talk about race in Hollywood and Crazy Rich Asians. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers! 

    Listen to the session wherever you listen to podcasts and subscribe for the latest episodes! Follow Seats at the Table on Twitter (@seatsatthetable) and Instagram (@SATTpodcast) for more updates. 

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    Get to Know the Guest: Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen is a sociologist and pop culture geek. She is the author of Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors and Racism (2016), the first book to examine the barriers actors of color face in Hollywood and how they creatively challenge stereotypes. She also pioneered the first study of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on television and the 10-year follow-up study, Tokens on the Small Screen: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on Prime Time and Streaming Television. Nancy is an expert scholar and speaker on race and media, appearing on BBC World TV, NPR, Teen Vogue, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post among others. She is a regular contributor to HuffPost. She is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Biola University.

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    Follow Dr. Nancy Wang Yuen on Social Media: Twitter and Instagram: @nancywyuen Website: www.nancywyuen.com/


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    • 48 min
    Season 2, Episode 1: The One About South Asian Solidarity w/ Deepa Iyer

    Season 2, Episode 1: The One About South Asian Solidarity w/ Deepa Iyer

    In season 2’s kickoff episode, Christina chats with Deepa Iyer, a Senior Fellow at Race Forward, writer, activist, and lawyer. They talk about solidarity in Asian communities, her book We Too Sing America, and mentorship for womxn of color. 

    Listen to the session on wherever you listen to podcasts and subscribe for the latest episodes!

    Follow Seats at the Table on Twitter (@seatsatthetable) and Instagram (SATTpodcast) for more updates. 

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    Get to Know the Guest: Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American writer, activist, and lawyer. Deepa began her work in national and local Asian American organizations in Washington, DC. In the wake of 9/11, she helped to shape the formation of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), a national non-profit civil rights organization, which she led for ten years. Deepa is the author of We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future. She is currently a Senior Fellow at Race Forward, working on movement building projects related to multiracial solidarity practices. 

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    Follow Deepa on Social Media: www.deepaiyer.com Twitter: @dviyer 

    Listen to the Solidarity Is This podcast: www.solidarityis.org 

    Buy her book: We Too Sing America; South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future (The New Press) 

    Read her Letter to the Revolution: http://letterstotherevolution.com/deepa-iyer


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    • 37 min
    Season 1, Episode 8: The One About Mental Health and Harassment w/ Janet Chang

    Season 1, Episode 8: The One About Mental Health and Harassment w/ Janet Chang

    In the eighth session of Seats At The Table, Christina chats with Janet Chang, a San Francisco-based technology entrepreneur turned personal performance coach for socially conscious entrepreneurs. Janet & Christina talk about mental health, depression, and harassment in the workplace.

    Get to know the guest: Janet Chang is a technology entrepreneur turned personal performance coach for socially conscious entrepreneurs. During her foray into technology, she served as Interim CEO for serial entrepreneur and public figure Derek Sivers, the Amazon bestselling author of China Startup Guide, and marketing and technology consultant to both SMBs and the Fortune 500. Her research in women's hormone health and healing from PTSD, depression, and anxiety has been featured by Stanford University, UCLA, The New Scientist, Daily Mail UK, and Marie Claire. Janet is also a passionate supporter of the LGBTQ community, workplace harassment protection, and holistic mental health advocacy. 

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    Special thanks to: Janet Chang Connect with Janet via her social media channels: http://janetchang.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/janet.l.chang | https://www.linkedin.com/in/janetchang | https://medium.com/@janet Janet's Coaching Calendar: clarity.fm/janetchang 

    Logo design by Sukanya Ray https://sukanyaray.com/ 

    Seats At The Table Theme by Tyler Freedom https://soundcloud.com/tenlittlerabbits


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    • 37 min

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