Speaking Our Peace
The 2020/21 Season: Episodes & Stories
Check back every week for new episodes and some behind-the-scene stories
Your hosts get together for one more conversation. Next season is already in the works. Thank you to everyone who listened, shared, and enjoyed the podcast.
In this episode, you'll hear four different interviews Pria recorded with educators from all over the world as they navigate their work, and their work towards a more just and peaceful world. Anindo Marshall is a dancer, percussionist, lauded musician, and educator based in Los Angeles, but she is originally from Kenya. You'll hear how her current work seeks to bring her life full circle, as she is working to open a school in Kenya to give youth opportunities she did not have as a child. To learn more about Anindo and her projects, check out the following:
Marshall Dance Company https://www.marshalldancecompany.org/
Abukuts Arts Academy (the school she is starting in Kenya)
Siva (SHI-va) is a visual artist, writer, poet and musician. He also has been a teacher in India for over 20 years. He comes from Madurai, a city in the very southern tip of India, and he continues to teach in the city where he grew up. This interview was recorded when Pria was in India in 2019, which feels like a lifetime ago, long before the inception of the podcast as it exists today. Siva's interview was a main inspiration for what Pria hoped the podcast could become.
Kristi Mahood is a teacher in Edmonton, Alberta. She connects peace work and ahimsa to the everyday actions she takes as a teacher. Pria also met her in India in 2019, and that's where this interview was recorded.
Finally, Pria interviewed Reva, a professor of education at the University of Toronto and producer of this podcast, to underline and connect these interviews.
These two interviews were recorded in 2019 by Pria in Tamil Nadu, India. Pria writes, "It's amazing to me that, even though I feel like a different person than I was when I recorded them, the truths and passion of Vijay and Inamul come through so clearly. I'm grateful and lucky to have spoken with them when I did, in person. I hope to see them again someday (before too long)."