Tonight Full Circle joins in on the KPFA Birthday Celebration, yessssssss!!!!!! And while we’re at it. We will feature The Backyard Hideout, a live and online hang out that features and promotes new artists on the music scene and supports local grassroots organizations. On tonight’s show we’ll hear some select tracks from The Backyard Hideout’s featured performances. We also hear from the founder and operator of The Backyard Hideout Kevin Mcmanimen. We’ll talk about his idea behind The Backyard Hideout and what he’s doing for new artists and local grassroots organizations. And of course. We will be asking for your support tonight as part of KPFA’s 73rd Birthday Celebration. All that tonight on Full Circle. I am your host. Freewillin Franklin.
Tonight on Full Circle we will spend the hour with folk music artist, podcaster and military veteran Joy Damiani. On tonight’s show we’ll hear an interview with graduate Apprentice Sara Blanco and Joy Damiani as she speaks about music, the military, the recruitment of our children and of course war and peace. We also hear some of her music. We will close the show with an announcement of some upcoming events.
Hey all, Tonight on FUll Circle we will feature some sounds recorded at recent events in Antioch. On tonight’s show we’ll hear voices from the Stop the Violence march and rally held in the Sycamore Corridor of Antioch. We also hear from the No Drilling Brentwood march and rally put together by youth leaders in Antioch and Brentwood along with the Sunflower Alliance
(ICYMI) Tonight’s show was all about personal stories. These personal stories conveyed through interviews and firsthand narration will give us some insights and thoughts of the person who may be standing next to or passing by us at any given time of the day. On tonight’s show we’ll hear how one man made it from Michoacan Mexico to be my neighbor here in Antioch California . We also hear the reflections of author, Arif Katib, recalling a recent trip to the midwest as he traveled to speak about his book “In The Shadows of Obscurity” and his new film, “Because They Believed”. Later we’ll hear from kpfa mailroom employee Josh Elwood and First Voice graduate Sonja Tyesi. And we will close out the show with some sounds from outside the Contra Costa County Superior court and District Attorneys office in Martinez as family members react to the sentencing of former Co Co County sheriff and Danville police officer Andrew Hall to 6 years for the 2018 killing of Luademere Arboleda
Yoni Ki Baat was developed in 2003 by South Asian Sisters, a non-profit collective of South Asian women based in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has been performed throughout the United States and around the world.
Tonight’s Full Circle gives an International Women’s Day shout out to the Yoni Ki Baat by sharing some of their stories and poetic musings. Additionally, collective members, including co-founder Sapna Shahani, are interviewed by then First Voice Director Amelia Gonzalez-Garcia and apprentice in training, Pema Chogkhan, of Group 23, Kiva.
(ICYMI) Here’s the Replay. Tonight’s Full Circle, Hosted by sentient shiloh b, AKA DJ Loh is part one of Rona Reflections, which includes six different queer voices: Phillip L. Hammack a sociologist, Jessica Tracy a psychotherapist, Victoria Heilweil a feminist artist, a cultural producer, Victorian Montaño an Indigi Queer interdisciplinary artist, and Nicole Gervacio a social justice media maker and dancer reflecting on queer resilience, revalations, and revolution. As well as what we need to bring forward into 2022. This queering of time and space provided by Ms. Rona and her cousins is nowhere near over (which will only occur once the entire world is vaccinated) and we must evolve.
COVID 19 instituted a global pause which led many to reexamine, rethink, and redefine relationships in most if not all aspects of living. And what the world needs is healing and transformation. If we reflect, remember and redefine what is possible based on socially just priorities we will shift and transform culture into a more democratic and inclusive society. We must remember these insights and use them to redesign social structures and systems emanating from a foundation of repair and care.
Jessica Tracy is a psychotherapist and faculty member at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Her areas of interest include: queer wellness and identity, complex trauma, and the collective unconscious as it pertains to power dynamics and social systems. you can find out more by visiting her https://www.jessicatracytherapy.com/
Victoria Montaño (all pronouns are welcome) is a first generation, two-spirit, Yoe’me (yaqui), Mexikah, interdisciplinary artist born and raised in the village of Huchiun. Present day known as Oakland, CA. Victoria is a po-scholar, storyteller and land steward with Sogorea te’ Land Trust. Victoria’s work focuses on Indigenous solidarity across false man made borders, land rematriation and the reawakening of ancestral knowledge, etc.
Victoria Mara Heilweil is a feminist, lens-based artist and curator. she creates archives of the everyday to highlight and value ordinary human experience. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally, including the De Young Museum, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, University Art Gallery at California State Chico, and the Minneapolis Photo Center. Her photographs are included in collections at Cornell University, Center for Photography at Woodstock and CMPC/Sutter Health Van Ness Hospital in San Francisco. Heilweil holds a Masters of Fine Arts from California College of the Arts.
Phillip L. Hammack is a professor, author, and consultant who specializes in gender and sexual identity diversity. He has published widely in the social sciences and received numerous awards for his research. Hammack’s forthcoming book is titled Radical Authenticity: the 21st Century Revolution in Gender, Sexuality & Relationships (contracted with Oxford University Press). He is Professor of Social Psychology and Director of the Sexual and Gender Diversity Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA.
we rise is a collective of artists who use multimedia, digital and live productions to challenge audiences to think critically about the systems that oppress us all, and use art to inspire active solidarity. As creatives, we craved a platform to share out the brilliance and bravery of our loved ones. We needed a space where process is just as important as product, where relationships and visions are tended with respect and care. It is rare to be able to gather together and create with integrity and genuine inspiration. This is our greatest aspiration, to nurture a culture of life-changing creativity.
Nicole Gervacio is an interdisciplinary artist based in occupied Ohlone land, Huchiun, commonly known as Oakland, California. a queer 1st gen Pilipinx American, her roots originate from Luzon & the Visayan Islands across the Pacific. Nicole uses various methods & mediums depending on the inspiration, from visual work, to movement, to words, and thrives in collaborative collective-minded communities. She navigates life with ancestors & future generations in mind.
Catherine Petru (aka Cat) is a queer, jewish cultural producer, whose roots extend to the Iberian Peninsula, Czech Replublic, Rrance, Holand, and places unknown. She loves stories, collaborative visioning, and while she appreciates digital technology for its ability to connect us and expand our awareness, she would rather be outside. She’s co-founder and co-director of we rise production, and associate producer at a kids company about.
you have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world and you have to do it all the time – Angela Davis
I began each interview asking everyone to gently close your eyes and notice your breath and think back to march 13th 2020. Can you remember what it was like for you? What were you thinking, feeling doing the first few days of quarantine? And then a few weeks in and a few months into it? How did you respond? What did you notice? what comes up when you feel into that memory?
Pleach out to share your stories: email@example.com for part two of rona reflections.
(ICYMI) Here’s the Replay. Tonight’s Full Circle, Hosted by Sentient Shiloh B, AKA DJ Loh is a soundtrack/mixtape inspired by and created from the main ideas in Bell Hooks’ All About Love: New Visions Published In 2000. It is one of my favorite books of all time and was written by recently transitioned writer, scholar, thinker and cultural activist Bell Hooks. Rest in Power. And is the first book in her trilogy on love.
All About Love: New Visions. The lyrics in each of the songs I play tonight revolve around love as a verb and ask the question what would society and our relationships actually look like, sound like and be if we lived according to love? – If we designed systems from a foundation of love and behaved as if we cared more for people and health than property and greed –what Bell Hooks calls a “love ethic”, the world would look very different.
(ICYMI) On tonight’s Full Circle Black History Month show we will look to the inspiration fostered by Black musicians. Many genres including Jazz, Blues, hip-hop were given birth from the souls of Black artists. Tonight our Apprentice Cadre chooses music that has been personally inspirational to them. We’ll also here how to get your own copy of your talk from Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh recorded right here in Huichin aka Berkeley. miss m is your host Tonight.
(Late Post ICYMI) Last Friday’s Full Circle, graduate apprentice Theodora Adkins brought us a Black History lesson on Marcus Garvey. She shared her insight along with archival audio, commentary, some great music and an update on the movement for a Pardon of Marcus Garvey from president Joe Biden. All that on Full Circle on KPFA.
(ICYMI) Our latest show is all about joyful expression, laughter in particular. First, we hear why people think it’s important to keep on laughing. We’ll introduce you to two renowned African American women comedians, Moms Mabley and Aya Deleon. Also we’ll hear clips from an original comedy show produced by Full Circle apprentices from 2011. Felix Lee reflects on animal emotions and laughter then Taishi & Irene share some of their own jokes and favorite Hari Kondabolu clips, a very funny conscious comedian. Finally, Full Circle producer and First Voice Graduate and co-host tonight, Joy Moore, shares her story-telling skills at the Women’s Visionary Conference in Oakland, CA in 2019. All that and some music to help us be happy! We’re your hosts, Sharon Peterson, group 43, Drylongso Rising and Joy Moore, In La Kesh group 20 all that tonight on Full Circle.