The House of DelVento
#18 - Georgia Fort

#18 - Georgia Fort

August 4, 2021

Georgia Fort is a two-time Emmy nominated journalist.  Her mission as a storyteller is to change the narrative by amplifying truth, citing diverse sources, and contextualizing social justice issues.  In this discussion we touched on some of Georgia's experiences in the field, journalistic methods, biases, strategies for the future, and more!  This was a prerecorded episode.

*GUEST'S LINKS*

Website: https://www.georgiafort.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ByGeorgiaFort/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/byGeorgiaFort

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/byGeorgiaFort/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@bygeorgiafort

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#17 - Mark Mollineaux

#17 - Mark Mollineaux

July 12, 2021

After reading "Progress and Poverty" (1879) by Henry George, I came across a whole world in which this man actually has his own "ism".  Georgism.  Like Karl Marx, his writings and ideas have been codified and theorized by so many after him.  Unlike Marx, Henry George is much less well-known today.  Enter, Mark Mollineaux!  Mark hosts "The Henry George Program", a podcast exclusively related to Georgism, and Georgist applications to modern issues such as housing, inequality, taxation, etc.  Does Georgism stick? Let's see!  This was a prerecorded episode.

*GUEST'S LINKS*

Podcast: http://seethecat.org/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bufordsharkley

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#16 - Odna Copty

#16 - Odna Copty

June 23, 2021

I actually connected with Odna Copty through a conversation on the ClubHouse app.  She is a Palestinian film student based in Tel Aviv, with time spent outside of the country as well.  It is a true blessing and privilege to be able to host a platform for so many people and stories from across the world; but this one surely brought with it many emotions.  It's hard to put into words, as Odna's narrative is one I will never experience.  Living in and out of the Zionist machine.  Her unique perspective crosses gender, religions, politics, and so many internal / external narratives of trauma.  All of these inevitably lead us to focus our conversation on modern Israel/Palestine politics.  This is her reality, and perhaps this reality can help us better understand Israeli apartheid.  Big picture, little, where the US fits in, etc!  This was a prerecorded episode.

*GUEST'S LINKS*

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/odna_copty

ClubHouse: https://www.clubhouse.com/@odnacopty

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#15 - Lesley Williams

#15 - Lesley Williams

June 15, 2021

Lesley Williams is a member of the coordinating committee for the Jewish Voice for Peace in Chicago, and a founding member of Tzedek Chicago, a non-Zionist, pro social justice synagogue in Chicago.  Lesley has twice visited the West Bank with the Center for Jewish Nonviolence for solidarity work and resistance with Palestinian and Israeli peace activists.  She has also spoken on Islamophobia, antisemitism, and Zionism at the American Studies Association conference, the MAS-ICNA conference, and the American Muslims for Palestine conference.  We initially connected through the ClubHouse app, and spent the podcast discussing the US education system, lobbying groups, zionist definitions, critical race theory, antisemitism, and much more in this mildly meandering chat!  This was a prerecorded episode.

*GUEST'S LINKS*

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lesleywilliams

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crankylibrarian

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crankylibrarian

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#14 - Tamara Johnson-Shealey

#14 - Tamara Johnson-Shealey

May 21, 2021

Tamara Johnson-Shealey is a Georgia native whose journey into politics began in 2011 as  a concerned citizen/business owner.  She placed 6th in a field of 21 during the highly publicized 2020 special election in Georgia; running primarily on a platform of reparations for descendants of slavery.  It was a pleasure to have her on as our first of many guests in an ongoing series about this very important policy.  What once may have seemed "out of reach" now has a direct path to the halls of congress!  This was a prerecorded episode.

*GUEST'S LINKS*

Website: https://www.tamaraforgeorgia.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tamarashealey

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TamaraForGeorgia

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/tamarashealey

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#13 - Elvis Salic

#13 - Elvis Salic

May 12, 2021

We are interviewing the guy behind the graphics in this casual interview!  Elvis Salic has been doing my designs for almost a decade now, on dozens of projects.  His quality, work ethic, and dedication really set him apart; and it has been a real pleasure collaborating with him all these years.  His path as a freelancer is one many aspire to in these days of "internet money" and independent contracting.  In this chat we went over some of Elvis' early motivations, learning through internet, securing gigs, finding a "niche", specific projects, and more!  This was a prerecorded episode.

*GUEST'S LINKS*

Website: https://www.elvissalic.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/elvissalic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elvis_salic

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#12 - Dr. Javad T. Hashmi

#12 - Dr. Javad T. Hashmi

May 6, 2021

Javad T. Hashmi is a board-certified emergency physician, former Fellow of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, and a Ph.D. student in the Study of Religion at Harvard University. In addition to his medical training, Dr. Hashmi holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Arabic & Islamic Studies from U.C. Berkeley and Harvard respectively.  His research work focuses on the ethics of war and the sanctity of life in the Qur’an, and the doctrine of jihad in Islamic history. Dr. Hashmi wants to keep his research relevant to contemporary discourses on Islam, modernity, and ethics.  In this interview we touched on many topics, such as Islamophobia (particularly in the American context), Islamic modernism, reactions to change, Quranic interpretation, hadith criticism, and much more.  This was a prerecorded episode.

*GUEST'S LINKS*

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJavadTHashmi

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/HistoryofEM

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#11 - Rukiye Turdush

#11 - Rukiye Turdush

April 6, 2021

Rukiye Turdush is an ethnic Uyghur and researcher at the Uyghur Researcher Institute.  She has been vocal and outspoken in recent years against human rights abuses against the Uyghur community in China. This issue started trickling into global news a few years ago; but Rukiye's experience, and the plight of the Uyghurs goes much further back.  "East Turkestan", known officially as Xinjiang, is an autonomous region that actually predates the modern Chinese nation-state.  One side wants independence, another wants submission.  One side suffers (state-sponsored) atrocities, another denies them outright.  The world has heard this story before, sadly.  This was a prerecorded episode. 

*GUEST'S LINKS*

Twitter: https://twitter.com/parlabest

Medium: https://medium.com/@rukiyeturdush

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#10 - Dr. Joel Bordeaux

#10 - Dr. Joel Bordeaux

March 15, 2021

Joel Bordeaux is a research fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands.  He is a specialist in South Asian religions focused primarily on goddess traditions of Bengal, and the ways political authority, canonical works of literature, and esotericism mediate differences between or within religious communities in the late medieval and early modern periods. He received his PhD (2015), MPhil (2008), and MA (2005) from Columbia University and a BA (2003) from Georgia State University.  In this discussion we touch on the evident "West vs East" divide in Indology, introductory texts for study, defining "Hinduism", thorny theological issues, and much more!  This was a prerecorded episode.

*GUEST'S LINKS*

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoelBordeaux

Website: https://hcommons.org/members/joelbordeaux/

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#9 - Dr. Ahmet Kuru

#9 - Dr. Ahmet Kuru

January 18, 2021

Ahmet T. Kuru (PhD, University of Washington) is a Professor of Political Science at San Diego State University. His recent book, "Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison" (2019) aims to offer a fresh perspective as to why Muslim-majority countries exhibit high levels of authoritarianism and low levels of socio-economic development in comparison to world averages.  Colonialism?  Religion?  War?  Most answers to this question have tended to see things from these lens; while Dr. Kuru pins it on what he calls an "ulema-state alliance".  The discussion centers on these main ideas from his book.  This was a prerecorded episode.

*GUEST'S LINKS*

Website: https://politicalscience.sdsu.edu/people/faculty/kuru_a.html

Twitter: https://twitter.com/prof_ahmetkuru

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