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Episode 58: A Joyful Militant — with carla bergman

June 30, 2020
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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.

About Our Guest

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).



Johal, Am, and Pinillos, Fiorella. “A Joyful Militant — with Carla Bergman.” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, June 30, 2020. 


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