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Sylvia at Social Forum Tunisia 2013

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​​​​​Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson is interviewed by Charles Boylan from Vancouver’s Co-op Radio, she speaks about her new book Fleshmapping, Cartography of Struggle, Renewal and Hope in Education

Sylvia L. Richardson is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She is the host and producer of the internationally syndicated radio program Latin Waves.

A Brief Book synopsis
What can be learned from a story woven out of fragmented moments of joy, pain, horror, and blissful awareness? Flesh Mapping is an attempt to create a pedagogy of shared narrative, place, and politics; to narratively map the injuries of the material, emotional, and spiritual impact of poverty, displacement, hunger and war on an individual life.

The book is an invitation to instructors in education, anthropology, women’s studies, and labor studies to re-imagine education as the praxis for liberation, renewal, and hope. It serves as a process of naming the injuries inflicted on real bodies by privilege and power, like sites on a map. The goal is not simply to name and make visible privilege but to simultaneously create emergent spaces of dissonance in education that can challenge and transform power at the site where the personal is political. Purchase Copy Now




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Dr Darren Lund on White Privilege, Racial discrimination and the Vegas shooting

Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Darren Lund, author of The Great White North? Exploring Whiteness, Privilege and Identity in Education. the interview explores the nuances of racial discrimination.

How it functions especially during tragedies like the Vegas shooting and our role in making the necessary changes to a more equal society.

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A Political Revolution at city hall

​​​​​Jean Swanson has been an anti-poverty and social justice activist for over 40 years in Vancouver and across the country.
Swanson is a universally respected figure, and in 2016 she was awarded the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour, for
“her long-standing devotion to social justice, notably for her work with the residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.”

Co host Stuart speaks to Jean about her decision to run for city council in a Vancouver Bi election, how she intends to start A Political Revolution at city hall by taxing the rick via a mansion tax, freeze rents and end homelessness in the city.

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Suzanne Kyra on her book “Welcome Home to Yourself”

Suzanne Kyra is a registered clinical counselor and has been a therapist in Vancouver for over 30 years, Suzanne Kyra is a Gold Benjamin Franklin award recipient for the book Welcome Home To Yourself which she co-created with her son.

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Suzanne Kyra, How do we motivate ourselves to risk again when wounded by failure and betrayal ? Getting started on a journey of self discovery about the emotional triggers and what we can do to live a more fulfilled and fruitful life.

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Walden Bello on his book “The Food Wars”

Author of The Food Wars Walden Bello provides an analysis of the various causes of the rise in food prices. Not just the rise in energy costs, but also the IMF and WTO-led restructuring of the worldwide agricultural system.

Charting the evolution of the current crisis, Bello also offers a way forward: the principle of food sovereignty, allowing the developing world to protect and sustain a diverse range of crops

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Cultivating the habits and virtues that co-create the path to coexistence

​​​​​Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with author Robert Jensen about cultivating the habits and virtues that co-create the path to coexistence. This interview is an invitation to integrate our political, cultural, spiritual and ecological worlds and ways of being in order to re-member our collective power. A sober look at the realities that face us and the opportunities this moment calls us to.

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Arnold August on his book Cuba-U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond

Arnold August has an M.A. in political science from McGill University, Montreal, where he resides. His books include Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion, Cuba-U.S. Relations: Obama and Beyond . An accomplished journalist, he contributes articles in English and Spanish to websites in the United States, Canada, Cuba, Latin America and Europe. Since 1997, he has spent extended periods in Cuba pursuing his intensive investigations.

The Cuban revolution has sustained the assault of 5 decades of blockade to imports and trade with other countries. The Embargo though denounced by  all members of the UN but two states the USA and Israel was sustained by US veto power. In 2014 president Obama signed an agreement with President Raul Castro to end the punishing embargo in this interview Arnold August speaks to Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson on the future of the Obama shift in US policy towards Cuba, under the rule of President Donald Trump.

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​​​​​Dr Cajete speaks about the ecology of Indigenous education

​​​​​Sylvia speaks to author, artist and educator Dr. Gregory Cajete, an elder with of the Tewa Peoples, about the ecology of Indigenous education. Faced with the affects of colonization on the lives of indigenous people, a dominant Euro-centric education system can no longer be called neutral. How do we build bridges to the many ways of knowing how we come to know what we know.

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Neo Liberalism and the relationship to the Prison Industrial Complex

​​​​​Christian Parenti is an American investigative journalist and author. His books include: Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis (2000), a survey of the rise of the prison industrial complex from the Nixon through Reagan Eras and into the present; The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America From Slavery to the War on Terror (2003), a study of surveillance and control in modern society. The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq (2004), is an account of the US occupation in Iraq.His most recent book is Tropic Of Chaos: Climate Wars and the New Geography Of Violence (2011), Parenti has also reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ivory Coast and China.

Dr Parenti engages in a lively discussion about the rise of Neo Liberalism that replaced Keynesian economics and the relationship to the Prison Industrial Complex

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The Right To Stay Home, How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration

David Bacon is an Award-winning photojournalist, author, and immigrant rights activist he has spent over twenty years as a labor organizer. For the past two decades he has been a reporter and documentary photographer, shooting for many national publications and independent projects, and exhibiting his work internationally. Bacon’s books include The Children of NAFTA, Communities without Borders, Illegal People (Beacon, 2008), and The Right to Stay Home (Beacon, 2013)

Sylvia interviews David on this newest book “The Right to Stay Home, How Us Policy Drives Mexican Migration” journalist David Bacon tells the story of the growing resistance of Mexican communities. Bacon shows how immigrant communities are fighting back—envisioning a world in which migration isn’t forced by poverty or environmental destruction and people are guaranteed the “right to stay home.” This richly detailed and comprehensive portrait of immigration reveals how the interconnected web of labor, migration, and the global economy unites farmers, migrant workers, and union organizers across borders.

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DANA LYONS AMAZING AND TIMELY NEW ALBUM THE GREAT SALISH SEA

​​​​​Sylvia Richardson of Latin Waves Interviews Dana Lyons on his latest album the Great Salish Sea, Dana speaks about the need for citizens to protect this pristine coast from Coal, Oil exports and how this is already happening in Oregon and Washington State.

Songs, The Great Salish Sea, The Salmon Come Home, Sometimes, It’s a Matter of Asking. Visit

www.cowswithguns.com for more info.

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