Forty-six years ago this week, the modern LGBT movement was born in a riot in the West Village of New York City. On this episode, Laura interviews author and law professor Dean Spade on poverty, prisons, and the new transgender civil rights movement. And later in the show, an exclusive preview from Dean Spade's new film about pinkwashing - The act of using support for LGBT issues to cover up other human rights abuses. All this, and Laura commemorates the loss of social justice fighter Ricky Maclin.
The Laura Flanders Show at GRITtv highlights solutions to our economically precarious times. Cooperatives have demonstrated the great power in working together throughout world history and continue to offer a way out of poverty and greater fulfillment for workers and communities today.
Co-hosted by Laura Flanders and MacArthur Genius-award winning choreographer, Elizabeth Streb, Risky Talking brings together thought leaders from the worlds of politics and performance for a rollicking public conversation about risk. Each event features the premier of a new, "action event" by the Streb company. Events take place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. More information at http://riskytalking.org
Laura Flanders, in collaboration with V-Day and the African American Policy Forum, has developed a public event series that brings women from diverse movements together for a shared public conversation about justice and equity. The first "State of Female America" panel, hosted by Flanders, happened at Cooper Union in New York in 2012. Since then Flanders has hosted "State Of Female Justice" events in New York and in Los Angeles and activists have held State of Female Justice events all across the world. Find More Information at http://www.onebillionrising.org/events/the-state-of-femal... or follow the hashtag on Twitter: #stateoffemalejustice
Radical journalist and author Alexander Cockburn who passed away July 21, 2012, was a regular guest and inspiration for GRITtv. His father, Claud Cockburn, was Laura Flanders's grandfather. Flanders hosted a memorial for Cockburn at the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics, (SLAM) in September 2012.