Frann Michel hosts this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour with segments on:
From Asylum to Prison: Bill Resnick talks with Dr. Anne E. Parsons about her forthcoming work From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945.
Inequality, Social Dysfunction and Misery: Tom Becker reads from an article by Graham Peebles which explores the consequences for everyone of extreme inequality of wealth.
The Watermelon Woman: Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel discuss The Watermelon Woman (1996), the first feature film directed by an African American lesbian.
Music on today’s show by Janelle Monáe
Tightrope [feat. Big Boi]
Events this week
Everybody’s Got the Right To Live: Education, Living Wages, Jobs, Income, Housing. Oregon Poor People’s Campaign at the capitol building in Salem this coming Monday June 11 at 11am. This week’s action is focused on labor and good jobs, education, and housing.
Tuesday 11:30 Resist Trump Tuesday.
Wednesday at 6:30 you can join Portland Rising at the Jobs with Justice office at 1500 NE Irving in the Basement Conference Room to hear about Women and Unions.
Thursday at noon you can work on Thawing ICE by walking around the Portland ICE Detention Center, 4310 SW Macadam.
Thursday at 6:45 Fossil Fuels Resistance Team meeting at Central Lutheran Church - Room 201, 1820 NE 21st Ave.