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 Rise Up Radio 
 Youth Voices for Peace and Justice on WBAI
 Regular Show
 Free Radio Youth collective  
 For non-profit use only.
RUR brings you:
* ROOTS, a collective using hip-hop culture to organize around military recruitment;
* Kayhan Irani, a practitioner of Theater of the Oppressed, which uses theater to promote social change;
* students at the Bushwick School for...
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Hosts: Nell + Saki
Producers: Leanne, Nell and Saki

1. 22:55 - part 1 of 3
Intro + Music. Then first segment (starts at 3:10):
We speak with two members of ROOTS (Revolution Out of Truth and Struggle), a collective on counter-recruitment and the impact of militarism on targeted populations like youth of color and the poor. ROOTS is a program of the War Resisters League, and organizes with and by way of hip-hop culture as its primary arsenal.
Music: Effects of Life by Urban Word poet Tahani Salah

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Asif is founder of the ROOTS and works for the War Resisters League National Office in Manhattan.
Dora is an organizer from ROOTS and one of the producers of the award-winning documentary, "<a href="" target="_blank">Military Myths</a>," by ROOTS and Paper Tiger TV.
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* Paper Tiger TV
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2. 12:32 - part 2 of 3
We speak with Kayhan Irani, an artist/activist living and working here in New York City. Her one-woman show, "We've Come Undone," is a series of monologues inspired by stories from the Arab American, Muslim and South Asian communities. Interweaving drama, dance, music and multimedia, the multidisciplinary piece explores the impact of recent legislation, including the PATRIOT Act, on these communities, currently experiencing the trauma of detention, disappearance and deportation. She has performed pieces of "We've Come Undone" in many venues through out New York and she is currently touring the country bringing the show to campuses and community groups. Kayan is also a practitioner of Theater of the Oppressed and co-facilitates workshops at the Riverside Church in Harlem.

More Info:
* Performances and workshops by Kayhan Irani and The Theatre of the Oppressed
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3. 17:16 - part 3 of 3
Opening music: Black Zombie by Nas
Students at the Bushwick School for Social Justice are organizing a bathroom justice campaign to protest the condition of bathrooms on the Bushwick campus and ask for improvements. And by the way, it's part of their required school curriculum. In it's first year, Bushwick School for Social Justice aims to encourage students to be confident and engaged in their communities-and studying social justice at this school is hands on.

More Info:
* Bushwick School for Social Justice
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(Also check out our <a href="">August 5 2003 show</a> where we talk with other students from the Bushwick School for Social Justice about the opening of the school.)

ANNOUNCEMENTS (start at 13:40)

Estevan Nembhard was beaten by the police in Worcester, MA, while attending a Black Youth Leadership Conference and now needs to raise funds for his defense!! The party will try to cover some of the estimated costs for his defense
New York City at Unity House, 235 W 23rd St (betw 7th & 8th Aves.)
Cost to attend is as little as 2 slices of pizza and drink Doors Open at 8
If you are unable to attend but would like to support his defense, donations can be sent to Estevan Legal Defense Fund c/o United NY Black Radical Congress 2840 Broadway Box #330 NY, NY 10025.
A check should be made out to United NY BRC putting Estevan Legal Defense Fund in the memo line.
Estevan's arraignment is next Friday, December 12, and we are planning to interview him and air it next Friday.
More info:

On December 13, next Saturday- there will be a Rally, March, and Conference for freedom fighter brother Mumia
Abu-Jamal who has been a political prisoner for 22 years. The rally, conference and march will take place in Philadelphia---For more information please call 212 330-8029 or 718 849-6886 Leave a message someone will get back to you-there are busses being organized for a low fee

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