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Episode 58: A Joyful Militant — with carla bergman

June 30, 2020

On this episode of Below the Radar, our host Am Johal and guest host Fiorella Pinillos are joined by carla bergman, an independent scholar, filmmaker and producer. Alongside videomaker Corin Browne, carla is the co-director of EMMA Talks, a mini-art-festival and speaker’s series by women. With Nick Montgomery, she is the co-author of Joyful Militancy: Building Thriving Resistance in Toxic Times. Recently, through TouchWood Editions, carla published Radiant Voices, a collection of essays inspired by EMMA Talks. Am, Fiorella and carla chat about previous projects such as the Purple Thistle Institute and EMMA Talks, as well as some upcoming projects in the works.

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Photo: Jamie-Leigh Gonzales

carla bergman

carla bergman is an independent scholar, filmmaker, and budding poet. She is the co-author of Joyful Militancy (AK Press) and edited Radiant Voices: 21 Feminist Essays for Rising Up (TouchWood Editions). carla is currently working on a book called Trust Kids! (AK Press, 2021). Most recently, she has had the privilege to be part of an international collective, colectiva sembrar, who together edited the new book, Pandemic Solidarity: Mutual Aid During Covid-19 (Pluto Press, June 2020). carla spends much of her time capturing beauty with a camera, and walking with her partner, kids, and friends on Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, and Musqueam Lands (Vancouver, BC).


Below the Radar is a weekly podcast hosted by Am Johal. We talk environmental and social justice, arts, culture, community-building and urban issues with featured guests. Hosted on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, this podcast is produced by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement as a part of our Knowledge Democracy Project @ 312 Main — encouraging the meaningful exchange of ideas and information across communities.

Below the Radar is a weekly podcast hosted by Am Johal. We talk environmental and social justice, arts, culture, community-building and urban issues with featured guests. Hosted on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, this podcast is produced by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement as a part of our Knowledge Democracy Project @ 312 Main — encouraging the meaningful exchange of ideas and information across communities.