UCSB Reads on KCSB: Week 7 with Jamie “Lady J” Bender
Lady J is a DJ and host of KCSB’s long-running reggae music show, “Fire Pon Rome.”
An employee of the County of Los Angeles, Ms. Bender provides inner city youth with mental health, educational, and community-based services such as gang-intervention and prevention initiatives with the GRYD Program and the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Program.
A quick link to access on-demand streaming of UCSB Reads 2021 can be found HERE. This link always includes the two most recent editions of this weekly radio show.
The annual “UCSB Reads” program of the UCSB Library brings the campus and Santa Barbara communities together each year for dialogue about important topical issues while reading a common book. This year, KCSB-FM revives our own on-air tradition by sharing chapters from the UCSB Reads text as voiced by volunteers from the UCSB community.
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Live Matter Memoir, by Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele, is Cullors’ personal account of this contemporary movement for racial justice and Black lives, which formed after the unpunished killing of young Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2013, and gained new prominence last year after the police slaying of George Floyd in Minnesota.
In the book, Cullors describes her life as a Black, queer woman who was raised in Los Angeles during the height of anti-crime hysteria of the late 1980s and 1990s. She recounts her — and her family’s — own experiences with racism in the criminal justice system, as well as the origins of Black Lives Matter, which was recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
On Weds. night, May 12th, Patrisse Cullors will be giving a free virtual lecture, one of the many affiliated events associated with UCSB Reads for this year. More info about this special programming can be found at library.ucsb.edu/
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