Daniel Diaz • Precious Fasakin • Jay
Sunday, 13 October, 3:30 p.m.
Community radio broadcasting arises out of a commitment to empower people through an approach toward democratic forms of communication. The local emphasis highlights classifications of intersectionality and critical discourse as expressions of diverse lived experiences. This panel will address history, challenges and new directions of community radio for both the listeners as well as direct broadcasters. We will address the role of radio as a vehicle for the social, cultural and political processes that directly build our communities.
Daniel Diaz Reyes PhD, J.D has worked as an educator for over 20 years, ranging from elementary to university settings and holds a professional background in Anthropology, Education, Ethnic Studies and Law. He hosts a public affair program titled D Report on KUCR 88.3 FM in Riverside. The D Report addresses local, national and global topics via the intersection of culture, education, law, politics, and race deconstruction. His sense of community is based with the Afro-Indigenous people of Costa Chica and Nahuatl speakers of Southern Mexico. His current work focuses on building spaces for positive cultural, educational, political and creative community growth
Precious Fasakin is a student at the University of California: Riverside where she studies development economics and anthropology. She is a DJ, host and journalist on the campus’s radio station, KUCR 88.3FM. Her show entitled, “The P-Word,” explores music and cultures throughout the African continent and the African diaspora. She additively conducts interviews with educators and community members during “The P-Word: Pause,” a short segment within the show that highlights the work and scholarship of those engaging their world and communities critically.
Jay is an agitator and writer who co-hosts On Resistance Radio, formerly on KPFK, now on SoundCloud and Spotify. On Resistance Radio is a horizontal counter media collective created to support direct action and committed to inspiring revolt against all forms of oppression. Jay participates in various projects and workshops some of which have included aquaponics, copwatch, state repression, cooptation of resistance movements and more. She writes at exdystopia.wordpress.com. She is constantly trying to find balance in navigating the contradictions of capitalism, and of cultivating care, community and affinity while deepening revolt. She supports political autonomy and anti-authoritarianism, is anti-state and has often been called an anarchist.