The People Speak, March 25, 2018
The People Speak with Elizabeth Valencia interviewing Umaymah Mohammad
Umaymah Mohammad is a senior at IUPUI double majoring in Neuroscience and Political Science. She is an organizer and focuses on countering Islamophobia and the liberation of Palestine, among other anti-racist work. She is a co-founder of the Muslim Youth Collective, an organization that trains young Muslims to be leaders in the resistance against Islamophobia, racism, and all forms of oppression.
MUSLIM YOUTH COLLECTIVE...
Being Muslim in today's political climate is getting more difficult everyday, and countering Islamophobia is a movement that must be led by and informed by Muslims.
This training is the initial launch of an Indianapolis coalition of Muslim youth to begin strategic organizing around unwarranted surveillance and targeting of the Muslim community.
This training will help to:
-Develop an analysis of Islamophobia and how it affects our community
-Unpack the dominant myths and narratives about Muslims
-Move from looking at Islamophobia as individual acts toward an analysis of state violence and systems of oppression
-Unpacking internalized Islamophobia
-Brainstorm ways to counter Islamophobia as a Muslim community in Indianapolis
The People Speak has evolved over the years with many great guests who have been interviewed by some very fine hosts.
We are a 55 minute show airing every other Sunday between 5-6pm Pacific/8-9pm Eastern. The show features a guest interview from any number of realms of interest (entertainment, science, philosophy, healing, spirituality, activism, politics, literature, etc.).
The guests share their stories, lives, strategies, books, philosophy, films, music, or whatever it is they use as a vehicle for making a difference for the better.
The radio show name, The People Speak, is based on the idea of allowing our audience - the People - a chance to interact with the guests during the hour, and we take phone or text questions from them during the interview.
Past guests include such notables as Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the late Howard Zinn, Nobel Laureates Mairead Maguire, Shirin Ebadi, Kathryn Najimy, Oliver Stone, Jesse Ventura, Richard Belzer, Cynthia McKinney, Cindy Sheehan, Scott Horton, Joan Jett, Willie Nelson, George Galloway, Roseanne Barr, Ed Asner, Chevy Chase, as well as various reps from Amnesty International, UN World Food Programme, and many others.