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By The OnJustice Group

Social Justice is a term we hear a lot nowadays. But what is it really? Like most things, social justice starts with a discussion. And that’s where we come in. We would like to introduce the OnJustice Podcast, where we'll discuss the past and the present to define a more equitable future.
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S256: On the Refugee Crisis, Discrimination and War
S256: On the Refugee Crisis, Discrimination and War
In this episode we invited Wiktoria, who runs The Esprit de Corps initiative, to speak about the refugee crisis - not just the Ukrainian crisis, but the global problem of displaced peoples and how different governments address this situation.  We’re not news reporters, but we can tell you some people who are. If you want to find out what’s going on in the world, especially with the Ukraine crisis, check out any of the links below. BBC [Why has Russia invaded Ukraine and what does Putin want? - BBC News] Al Jazeera [Russia-Ukraine war by the numbers: Live Tracker | Infographic News | Al Jazeera] The Guardian [Russia's war in Ukraine: complete guide in maps, video and pictures] Vox [Russia's war in Ukraine, explained - Vox] Why it's more difficult to flee Ukraine if you're not from Ukraine [Vox] UN Agency Calls for End to Discrimination Against Third-Country Nationals Fleeing Ukraine [VOA News] Refugees, reporting and the far right: how the Ukraine crisis reveals brutal 'everyday racism' in Europe and beyond [The Conversation] UN admits refugees have faced racism at Ukraine borders | The Independent [The Independent] Nigerian student in Ukraine: 'They said black people should walk' - BBC News [BBC News] Prisoners of war in the Russian invasion of Ukraine must be protected [Amnesty International] Russia reduced Genocide Convention 'to confetti', Ukraine tells world court | | UN News [United Nations News] And, most importantly, check out Wiktoria's website: https://espritdecorpsproje.wixsite.com/website. You'll find information there about supporting refugees. Don't forget our website: www.onjusticegroup.com.  Music credit: District Four Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
28:53
March 16, 2022
S2E5: Encanto!
S2E5: Encanto!
"Anything I love, I can slander" says Lauren in this episode. We love Encanto for so many reasons, but we also have some serious criticisms. We discuss the good, the bad AND the ugly in this episode - How did Disney represent Colombian culture? What is Disney-fication? Is Disney more present in our lives than we may realize? As always, leave us your comments on our socials or by contacting us via our website: www.onjusticegroup.com References and additional reading: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-04/encanto-disney-representation-we-dont-talk-about-bruno/100804658 https://www.latinxproject.nyu.edu/intervenxions/encanto-still-has-charm-despite-generic-representation-of-colombia https://remezcla.com/film/encanto-review-lets-discuss-why-it-faltered/ https://www.themujerista.com/the-blog/disneys-encanto-movie-review https://remezcla.com/film/encanto-new-kind-of-role-model-in-mirabel-madrigal-heres-why-that-matters/ https://latinamedia.co/encanto/ https://filmdaze.net/with-encanto-hollywood-continues-its-disneyfication-of-latin-cultures/ Music credit: District Four Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
17:44
March 04, 2022
S2E4: Let's have a chat!
S2E4: Let's have a chat!
We had a chat about our thinking over winter break - no notes, no research, just raw thoughts! We chat about abortion, feminism, capitalism and what equity looks like to us.  Enjoy listening, leave your comments, visit our website - we're looking forward to hearing from you. www.onjusticegroup.com.  Music credit: District Four Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
26:45
February 16, 2022
S2E3: What the -iel?
S2E3: What the -iel?
Yes, we think we're funny, and we hope you think we're funny too! In all seriousness, though, we really did want to find out what the hell was going on with non-binary pronouns in France and around the world. Listen and let us know what's happening with your language and in your country by contacting us via our website our social media channels. Check out or website: https://www.onjusticegroup.com/ or any of our socials @onjusticegroup Additional resources and references for this episode: What are gendering nouns Comprendre le genre grammatical Nouns and gender History of gendering nouns The evolution of grammatical gender Why are people trying to change it The Push to Make French Gender-Neutral Déclaration de l’Académie française sur l’écriture dite “inclusive” “Françaises, Français”: Could the French language be less sexist? Jean Michel Blanquer Situation (French minister of education) Écriture inclusive : un premier bilan de la controverse Mauvaises langues, un député LREM et Jean-Michel Blanquer assurent la promo du pronom neutre iel Jean-Michel Blanquer sur le pronom “iel” Écriture inclusive : Jean-Michel Blanquer étrille le pronom “iel” sur Twitter Music credit: District Four Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
27:04
February 04, 2022
S2E2: Capital Punishment
S2E2: Capital Punishment
This episode is a really interesting conversation about capital punishment. It's also the day a professional photographer came to take pictures of the group, so the episode is littered with shutter clicks. We apologize! We want to know if and when you think about capital punishment and its implications. Does it come up in your classes? Have you heard about it recently in the news? How does your culture deal with capital punishment as compared to other cultures? Visit our website to find out how to contact us and share your thoughts: https://www.onjusticegroup.com/ We're very proud of the website, so please visit! Additional references for this episode below! https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/facts-and-research/history-of-the-death-penalty/early-history-of-the-death-penalty https://www.britannica.com/topic/capital-punishment#:~:text=capital%20punishment%2C%20also%20called%20death,without%20due%20process%20of%20law. https://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/capitalpunishment/for_1.shtml https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/press-release/2021/04/death-penalty-in-2020-facts-and-figures/ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-45835584 https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/76th2011/ExhibitDocument/OpenExhibitDocument?exhibitId=17686&fileDownloadName=h041211ab501_pescetta.pdf https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/policy-issues/costs https://theconversation.com/the-death-penalty-is-getting-more-and-more-expensive-is-it-worth-it-74294 Music credit: District Four Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
15:57
December 10, 2021
S2E1: Let's Talk Abortion Rights
S2E1: Let's Talk Abortion Rights
Our theme for season 2 of the podcast is "discomfort". For many, nothing is more uncomfortable than speaking about abortion, so we decided to start there.  And then, of course, there was Texas and SB8. And now there is Izabela, the Polish woman who died of sepsis after doctors and midwives refused to remove her dying foetus...#notonemore These recent events prove that the abortion conversation is as important as ever. So will you discuss the past and the present with us in order to define a more equitable future? The following resources were used to create this episode: General Abortion (Termination Of Pregnancy) Reasons Why Women Have Induced Abortions: Evidence from 27 Countries Abortion The Ethical Dilemma of Abortion | Journal of Student Research at Indiana University East Roe v Wade Roe v. Wade | Summary, Origins, & Influence Opinion | Critics of Texas’s convoluted abortion law have a point. The solution is to overturn Roe v. Wade. Texas Abortion Ban UN experts condemn Texas abortion law as sex discrimination ‘at its worst’ Democrats Press Biden Administration to Take On Texas Abortion Law Citizens, Not the State, Will Enforce New Abortion Law in Texas Texas Abortion Ban: What It Means and What Happens Next ‘Roe v Wade is a husk’: anguish and anger in Texas after abortion ruling Ireland https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/oct/03/why-irelands-battle-over-abortion-is-far-from-over-anti-abortionists Argentina https://globalvoices.org/2021/03/12/abortion-in-argentina-the-struggle-continues/ https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/8/9/the-struggle-to-secure-access-to-abortion-in-argentina-goes-on Music credit: District Four Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
14:41
November 16, 2021
S2E0: Introductions Round Two, Electric Boogaloo
S2E0: Introductions Round Two, Electric Boogaloo
Hey everyone! It's Season 2! If you've been here for this long, thanks for sticking around! If you're only just finding the podcast, thanks for listening!  Steph and Lauren are back after a busy, work-filled summer, ready to tell you all about our plans for this year! We're talking expansions, we're talking our name change, we're talking connections, we're talking growth, we're talking post-its? Wanna know more? Find out in this episode! Check out our socials: @onjusticegroup on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
13:30
September 22, 2021
S1E6: Representation of Black Culture in Media (w/ Reset Revolution)
S1E6: Representation of Black Culture in Media (w/ Reset Revolution)
The articulate Lauren takes over this episode to help us understand the importance of representing black culture (among many others!) in the media. Vincent, from @reset.revolution, stepped in to interview Lauren; the @reset.revolution X @onjustice collaboration was a success and we look forward to working together in the future! Enjoy this episode and the many associated resources we've curated for you! J Lisle Writes - https://youtu.be/ACu4LacC2m8    Tee Noir - https://youtu.be/Gwll_a3XphU AND https://youtu.be/0LVe9CELws4Khadija Mbowe - https://youtu.be/XYTN6BnK_KIPBS - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/why-on-screen-representation-matters-according-to-these-teens AND https://www.pbs.org/independentlens/blog/leveling-up-representation-depictions-of-people-of-color-in-video-games/  Music credit: District Four Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
25:41
August 19, 2021
S1E5: Moxie!
S1E5: Moxie!
We watched a movie and thought we'd tell you about it - Moxie! (Moxie. Directed by Amy Poehler, Netflix, 2021.) We loved this movie, but it sparked a lot of discussion and one big question - how do we make our voices heard in a positive and impactful manner? Listen to get our answers, then get out there and take action! Spoiler alert - listen to our podcast after the movie if you don't want the spoilers! Attention - this podcast, and the film, contain discussions of rape and sexual harassment. If you, or someone you know, is a victim of rape, incest or sexual harassment speak to a person you trust - an adult or a friend. Here are some resources on the subject, most in French as the podcast is recorded and produced in France. A report on rape and sexual assault around the world: https://www.equalitynow.org/the_global_rape_epidemic_learn_more SOS Viol [rape] (Collectif Féministe Contre le Viol: 0 800 05 9595) Enfance en Danger number: 119 (dial from France - an English speaker should be available) or https://www.allo119.gouv.fr/ Information on sexual aggression against minors: https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F2274 Information on sexual harassment: https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F1043 Information on cyber violence and cyber sexual harassment: https://www.e-enfance.org/ Music credit: District Four Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Check out our socials: @onjusticegroup on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
25:37
August 19, 2021
S1E4: Can the Oppressors Be Oppressed? [Sexism]
S1E4: Can the Oppressors Be Oppressed? [Sexism]
The OnJustice group is helping to organise phase 2 of the Wells International Foundation COVID-19 Pages virtual art expo. The virtual expo features professional (phase 1) and amateur (phase 2) female artists, whose works of art feature women who are making a difference during the pandemic. Some have wondered - is it sexist to exclude men from participating in the expo? So OnJustice debates in this episode whether or not men can be victims of sexism...Can the oppressors be oppressed? Are women's brains really different than men's? Which member of the OnJustice group is most fit to take care of children? And what does RBG have to do with all of this? Enjoy! References: Manne, Kate. Down Girl. Oxford University Press, 2017. (For a philosophical understanding of sexism and misogyny.) Music Credit: District Four Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Check out our socials: @onjusticegroup on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
15:60
August 19, 2021
S1E3: Thoughts on Racism, Polarisation and Unity
S1E3: Thoughts on Racism, Polarisation and Unity
In this episode the OnJustice group invites Leah and Anaïs to share their thoughts on racism - you met Leah in the last episode and Anaïs recently studied the Black Lives Matter movement. The conversations are more than observations of racism in our societies. They are reflections on polarisation and powerful messages about Leah's and Anaïs's hopes for the world. Enjoy! References: Watch the Bryan Stevenson (Equal Justice Initiative) episode of The Oprah Conversation to hear them speak about George Floyd and confinement. Amy Cooper Central Park incident: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/26/nyregion/amy-cooper-dog-central-park.html If you haven’t heard about George Floyd: https://www.nytimes.com/article/george-floyd.html Adrian Brandon inspired Anaïs; learn more about his work here: https://www.adrianbrandon.com/ Interested in women artists of colour? Check out the COVID-19 Pages exhibition, organised by the Wells International Foundation: https://wellsinternationalfoundation.org/covid-19-pages-exhibit Music: District Four Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Check out our socials: @onjusticegroup on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
14:57
August 19, 2021
S1E2: Black History Month and Other Topics
S1E2: Black History Month and Other Topics
February is Black History Month in the United States, so yes, we're a bit late publishing an episode on this subject! However, we have a good excuse - we spent the month of February collecting interviews and content so that we could present a series of episodes on Black History Month, racism, colorism and intersectionality in France, the United States and other cultures.  In this first episode you'll hear about the creation of Black History Month, listen to the first part of our interview with Leah - a bi-racial, French, American, Haitian, Jewish student - and you'll get some tips on participating in tough conversations about race. Check out our Instagram (@onjusticegroup) for curated resources on Black History. Check out our expanded resources list for links to lots of different material on social justice (only available to members of the ISP community): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X8_ofoo2EFw-apaMt9xBuEv_Zm4KgZ7W4OGzsxmMQY0/edit?usp=sharing And here is a bibliography for this episode: https://www.rd.com/list/facts-about-black-history-month-you-didnt-learn-in-school/ https://www.rd.com/article/why-black-history-month-shouldnt-be-a-single-month/ https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-month https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/30/at-home/honor-black-history-month.html Music: District Four Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Check out our socials: @onjusticegroup on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
16:28
August 19, 2021
S1E1: Voter Suppression and Disenfranchisement
S1E1: Voter Suppression and Disenfranchisement
This is our first real episode and we’re tackling a big issue - voter suppression, or disenfranchisement. Most of us have never voted, due to our age, or won’t be able to vote in the country where we’re living due to our immigration status. This doesn’t make us less aware of the fact that the right to vote is one of the foundations of democracy. Worldwide, laws and actions that aim to suppress voting rights are contributing to the weakening of democratic processes. Our conversation takes an inevitable turn towards the United States and the 2020 presidential election. Our aim, however, was to make sure to give an overview of different types of voter suppression around the world as well as some suggestions for ending disenfranchisement. Anecdote: a French citizen listening to a rough cut of this episode couldn’t understand the expression “voter suppression”. After quite a few additional explanations and examples, his response was “Oh, so it just means anti-democratic”. Food for thought! To learn more, here are some of the resources we consulted when researching this episode: www.globalcitizen.org https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-47521208 aceproject.org/ace-en/topics/yt/yt20/lowering-the-voting-age www.foreignpolicy.com  www.wsj.com Check out our socials: @onjusticegroup on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
17:30
August 19, 2021
S1E0: Intros and Such...
S1E0: Intros and Such...
Social Justice is a term we hear a lot nowadays. It’s used as an umbrella term for all of those topics that we can’t believe we’re still fighting for in 2020. From LGBTQ+ rights, to Black Lives Matter, gender equality to those disproportionately affected by COVID-19, we hear about social justice all the time. But what is it really? It’s such a broad topic, that many people don’t know where to start. But like most things, social justice starts with a discussion. And that’s where we come in. We would like to introduce the iSpeaks OnJustice Podcast. We created the podcast in response to the issues that have arisen over this storm of a year. We realized that so many people want to fight for social justice, but they just don’t know how, and don’t know where to start, so we decided that we wanted to start the dialogue at ISP. Five individuals, dedicated to social justice, and further understanding it. Through lively conversations, and the sharing of resources, we believe that we can include the ISP community in the fight for social justice. Through discussing what it means to be an ally, and how we describe ourselves, we learn the language necessary to be able to talk about social justice. And like you, we don’t know everything, but we are ready and eager to learn. This podcast will be organized in short 15 minute segments, each tackling a new social justice issue. We will cover voting, ally ship, racism, sexism, homophobia, identity, classism and so much more, featuring guest speakers to teach us and you about these ongoing battles. Social justice is not something that is relevant one day and forgotten the next. It is something that impacts us all, no matter who we are. So let’s talk about it! Music: District Four Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Check out our socials: @onjusticegroup on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
08:13
August 19, 2021