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episode 40: Univ of WA Disorientation 2013

gendercast Episode 40: Uiversity of Washington Disorentation 2013

Sean interviews Caitlin and Anggie, to students, about the upcoming University of Washington Disorentation event, which is a student led, social justice alternative to traditiona universtiy orientations.  Hear about the event, the vision behind it, planning underway now and how to get involved.  

Disorientation organizers invite students, new and old, to come together to tell a people’s history of the University of Washington; to critique our institution’s role in militarism; imperialism, and structural racism; and to imagine what a liberatory education might look like. As students, faculty, and community members connected to the University of Washington, we have the power to reorient the University’s path toward justice.

Caitlin describes the event and gives details about the four different parts, while Anggie discusses art in activism and the similarities and differences of organizing in different environments. Gendercast will post the campus tour audio recording as a follow up to this episode. To get involved please contact the organizers at

A little more about the UW Disorentation 2013 and schedule here.

Guest bio 

Caitlin is a grad student, a cook and a baker, a container gardener, and a hoarder of library books; She is involved in Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights ( and Disorientation (


Disorentation UW Facebook

Students United For Palestinian Equal Rights (UW SUPER)

Movimiento Esudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlán (MEChA de UW)

Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA)

Amnesty International UW

Third Wave Feminist Seattle (3WF)

United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) - UW

The Puget Sound District of The International Socialist Organization (ISO)

Concrete Connections: Resisting the U.S.-Israeli border-settler spectrum with Gabriel M. Schivone 

Direct download:
Category:disorientation -- posted at: 11:04am PDT

Episode 39: navigating queerness

Gendercast Episode 39: Navigating Queerness, next steps and inviting you to guide us, join us.

Sean and Jesse are back in Seattle and on the mic together to talk about navigating queerness to discuss varoius topics that have been our our minds as a way to find out what's been on all of your minds?  What have you been thinking about, what's a big topic in your community, what are you organizing around or working on?  What's your activism focused on?  What are you reading about and want to know more about?

We have an online survey for you you to tell us what you want to hear more about.  click here for the survey we briefly cover these topics in this episode and are looking to you to tell us what you want more of!


Hel's Racialicioius article on Macklemore and the follow-up/response article

Feministing article bell hooks on Trayvon Martin and forgiving Zimmerman

Black Girl Dangerous (check them out and follow, BDG is rad!) article on Trayvon

Direct download: episode_39_Navigating_Queerness.mp3
Category:navigating queerness -- posted at: 3:29pm PDT