Brooklyn Deep Third Rail

Third Rail Eps 21: Same ‘Ish, Different Lens

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We have explored gentrification and street harassment on Third Rail before, but on this month's show we focus on these subjects through a different lens. First we discuss being Brown in a gentrifying neighborhood and then we break down being harassed as a queer person of color in Central Brooklyn.

Guests:

Tasha Amezcua, SOS Program Coordinator, Audre Lorde Project
Debayani Kar , Member, Brooklyn Movement Center

Segments: 

1. What does it mean to be Brown in a gentrifying neighborhood?
In historically Black neighborhoods like Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy, the race aspect of gentrification is often spoken about in Black & White terms. This episode, we have on two guests to talk about the space between -- what it's like being a Brown person in Central Brooklyn.

2. How are we staying safe, sane and dignified this summer?
We've talked a lot on this show about how Veralyn and Anthonine experience sexualized & gendered street harassment and police harassment look like in Central Brooklyn. But while the aggressors are the same, being harassed as a QPOC looks a little different. Tune in to find out how all of us are working to stay safe, sane and dignified in the streets this summer.

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup

Third Rail Eps 11: Street Talk

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Guest Hosts: 

Amaka Okechukwu, a member of BMC's collective, No Disrespect
Ruby-Beth Buitekant, a Crown Heights based youth organizer

Segments: 

1. ish- people-say-to-me: It's summer! Which means free concerts, trips to Coney Summer means street harassment season round these parts, and we are smack dab in the middle of it. What are the most outrageous things that have been said or done to you in the street, and what are some ways to react?
Media: ishpeoplesaytome.tumblr.com

2. The Block is Hot: It's one year after NYC social justice organizations got a huge success in the form of two City Council bills aimed at reforming aggressive policing policies. Has a difference in citywide policy translated to change at the precinct level? How's it goin' down in Central Brooklyn?

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup

Third Rail Eps 9: Almost Brooklyn Summer

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Guest Hosts: 

Aaron Freeman, Co-Host / Engineer of TWIB Radio & We Nerd Hard
Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director, Brooklyn Movement Center

Segments: 

1. Is street harassment invisible to men?: The conversations we have with most men about street harassment involve a lot of shock, confusion and disbelief. The ones we have with people who experience harassment are full of camaraderie and the relief of finally being understood. What is the disconnect? Do men even see street harassment going down in Central Brooklyn?
Media: USA: Silent Allies by Joe Samalin

2. The Commodification of Brooklyn: Brooklyn has been bought and sold so much that it has become a defacto brand. It's not just real estate that's being sold; it's a lifestyle: move to Brooklyn and you'll become a trendy cyclist with floppy hair and an ambiguous ethnic background. How are characterizations of 2014 Brooklyn dangerous to the livelihood of longtime residents?
Media: Eight Guys You Might Meet in Brooklyn: An Illustrated Guide

3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup