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Si Yo Fuera una Canción (If I Were a Song) - Elisabeth Le Guin EPISODE 6, 4th June 2021
Lucy Dale (English)
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Lucy Dale (English)

A community health nurse who is currently in the front lines with COVID work, Lucy addresses biculturality, migration, and the importance of self-care for women.

United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, drafted in 1948

https://www.un.org/en/about-us/universal-declaration-of-human-rights

  • Article 9. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
  • Article 13.

1. Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.

2. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on health worker stress

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/mental-health-healthcare.html

Jamila Woods, born 1989. 

“Her work focuses on themes of Black ancestry, Black feminism, and Black identity, with recurring emphases on self-love and the City of Chicago.”

Woods maintains two separate websites, one for poetry and one for music, but it’s clear that in her practice, the two arts become one. Many of the poetry tracks have musical backing, and her manner of recitation is likewise musicalized.

Poetry:  https://jamilawoodswrites.com/

Music: http://www.jamila-woods.com/#home

Community organizing

Woods is the Associate Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors (YCA), an organization in the Chicago area dedicated to uplifting youth voices through arts education and mentorship. 

Through YCA, Woods helps to organize “Louder Than a Bomb,” the world's largest youth poetry slam festival. 

She also facilitates poetry workshops and creates curriculum for Chicago Public Schools.

Young Chicago Authors (YCA):  https://youngchicagoauthors.org/

Louder Than a Bomb: https://youngchicagoauthors.org/louder-than-a-bomb/about