In this edition of Audio Revolution! hosts Gabriel Rima and Savannah Chapman-Martinez take you into the depths of identity: What does it mean to be American? Who gets to be American and who doesn’t? What are the freedoms and privileges American’s have? And, do all American’s have those freedoms? And what does it mean to be both American and another ethnicity and/or culture?
Producer Dolna Smithback traveled down under to Melbourne, Australia with Youth Media Project’s Global Broadcasting Team to cover events at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, an international conference that occurs every five years. Smithback explored one of the world’s worst global crisis: the lack of clean water. Smithback talked to a number of participants and key speakers regarding their knowledge about the crisis and how their religion shapes their views on water.
As I walk the streets of downtown Melbourne, Australia, I ask myself what is it exactly that I am looking for at the Parliment of World Religions? I don’t know, at least not yet. I realize that I don’t know what the hell I am supposed to do. I didn’t know how much this conference would overwhelm me. I just find myself lost, confused in this tossed salad of religions (the jetlag doesn’t help the case either).