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Prophet Against Slavery: The Story of Benjamin Lay — with David Lester

Below the Radar

David Lester is the author and graphic designer of Prophet Against Slavery, Benjamin Lay: A Graphic Novel and he is the illustrator of 1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike. David is also the guitarist for the bands, Mecca Normal and Horde of Two. This episode explores the subject of the book, Benjamin Lay, the radical Quaker who used guerrilla theatre to shame slave owners and traders, as well as the intersection of political activism and art in David’s personal and professional history.This episode features the song “Malachi” by the band Mecca Normal.The episode ends with a look at David’s future projects and the legacy of racism and how it continues to haunt contemporary America.Full episode details: https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/episodes/176-david-lester.htmlRead the transcript: https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/transcripts/176-david-lester.htmlBio:David Lester is a musician, graphic designer and graphic novelist. His most recent book is Prophet Against Slavery: Benjamin Lay, A Graphic Novel (Beacon Press) created with Marcus Rediker and Paul Buhle. He also illustrated "1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike", (published in English, German and French editions). 1919 was co-winner of the 2020 CAWLS Book Prize. Lester's poster of anti-war protester Malachi Ritscher was exhibited at The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. He is the guitarist in the rock duo Mecca Normal, cited as an influence on the founders of the feminist social movement Riot Grrrl. He lives in Vancouver, Canada.Cite this episode:Chicago StyleJohal, Am. “From Dialogue to Action — with David Lester” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, June 14, 2022. https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/episodes/176-david-lester.html.

33mins

14 Jun 2022

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Feb 8 The Quaker Benjamin Lay and Anti-Slavery

The Pearl of Great Price

Today we look at a remarkable character and his powerful witness against slavery, Benjamin Lay.  We also look at the spiritual movement, the Quakers, that formed him.  Their impressive legacy of social reform and famous businesses. 

8mins

7 Feb 2022

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Rutger Bregman - Het ongelofelijke verhaal van Benjamin Lay

De Correspondent

Dit is het verhaal van Benjamin Lay, een van de radicaalste mensen uit de geschiedenis. Hij was een gebochelde profeet met dwerggroei die streed tegen het grootste onrecht van zijn tijd: de slavernij. Zijn indrukwekkende leven roept de vraag op: wie zijn de Benjamin Lays van onze tijd? Lees hier het artikel: https://decorrespondent.nl/13013/het-ongelofelijke-verhaal-van-benjamin-lay-antiracist-veganist-en-zijn-tijd-eeuwen-vooruit/500284785-e9fdfae8 Nieuw: de Correspondent-luisterapp! Vanaf nu kun je voor de beste en meest privacyvriendelijke luisterervaring terecht in de Correspondent-app. Ontdek 500+ shows en verhalen en ga in gesprek met je favoriete correspondenten. Download de app snel in de app-store! Geen lid? Maak ook onafhankelijke journalistiek mogelijk en krijg toegang tot de app: corr.es/wordlid. Productie : Kerem Özilhan en Jacco Prantl Voor vragen, opmerkingen of suggesties mail naar post@decorrespondent.nl

30mins

21 Jan 2022

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Rutger Bregman - Het ongelofelijke verhaal van Benjamin Lay

De Correspondent leest voor

Dit is het verhaal van Benjamin Lay, een van de radicaalste mensen uit de geschiedenis. Hij was een gebochelde profeet met dwerggroei die streed tegen het grootste onrecht van zijn tijd: de slavernij. Zijn indrukwekkende leven roept de vraag op: wie zijn de Benjamin Lays van onze tijd? Lees hier het artikel: https://decorrespondent.nl/13013/het-ongelofelijke-verhaal-van-benjamin-lay-antiracist-veganist-en-zijn-tijd-eeuwen-vooruit/500284785-e9fdfae8 Nieuw: de Correspondent-luisterapp! Vanaf nu kun je voor de beste en meest privacyvriendelijke luisterervaring terecht in de Correspondent-app. Ontdek 500+ shows en verhalen en ga in gesprek met je favoriete correspondenten. Download de app snel in de app-store! Geen lid? Maak ook onafhankelijke journalistiek mogelijk en krijg toegang tot de app: corr.es/wordlid. Productie : Kerem Özilhan en Jacco Prantl Voor vragen, opmerkingen of suggesties mail naar post@decorrespondent.nl

30mins

21 Jan 2022

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(122) S7E19 Nonviolence and Abolition: The Curious Case of Benjamin Lay

The Fourth Way

A huge thanks to Seth White for the awesome music! Thanks to Palmtoptiger17 for the beautiful logo: https://www.instagram.com/palmtoptiger17/ Discord Discussion Board: https://disboard.org/server/474580298630430751 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thewayfourth/?modal=admin_todo_tour Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theway4th/ The Historic Faith Courses: https://thehistoricfaith.com/ Video on Benjamin Lay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv3v9m6PY6c Fearless Benjamin Lay: https://www.amazon.com/Fearless-Benjamin-Lay-Revolutionary-Abolitionist/dp/0807060984/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+fearless+benjamin+lay&qid=1605836939&sr=8-1 All Slavekeepers Apostates: https://www.amazon.com/Slave-Keepers-That-Innocent-Bondage-Apostates-ebook/dp/B088Q5GH7P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=all+slavekeepers+apostates&qid=1605836920&sr=8-1 Wilberforce Prolonged Slavery: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2010/aug/03/wilberforce-slavery-sierra-leone Noll on the Civil War: https://www.amazon.com/Theological-Crisis-Steven-Janice-Lectures/dp/1469621819/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=mark+noll+civil+war&qid=1605836883&sr=8-1 John Woolman: https://metrovoicenews.com/john-woolman-the-conscientious-quaker-who-paved-the-way-for-abolition/ Britain paid on debt to slave owners through 2015: https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Britains-Loan-toPay-Off-Slave-Owners-Not-Repaid-Until-2015-20180223-0016.html#:~:text=Her%20Majesty%27s%20Treasury%20recently%20revealed%20that%20British%20taxpayers,that%20were%20formerly%20part%20of%20the%20British%20empire. A little more background on Lay and the Colonies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FALMgWNCXjI Conceived in Liberty Volumes 1-4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1933550988/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_1XW48KH6KFJ1TFTDRVNP NonviolenceL 25 Lessons: https://www.amazon.com/Nonviolence-Lessons-History-Dangerous-Chronicles/dp/0679643354/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=nonviolence+25&qid=1607126298&sr=8-1 Waging Nonviolence: https://wagingnonviolence.org/ New Tactics: https://www.newtactics.org/ Victories Without Violence: https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.63305 Nonviolent Action: https://www.amazon.com/Nonviolent-Action-Christian-Demands-Christians/dp/1587433664/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=nonviolent+action&qid=1603136228&sr=8-1 Is There No Other Way: https://www.amazon.com/There-No-Other-Way-Nonviolent/dp/1893163164/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Is+There+No+Other+Way&qid=1603136269&sr=8-1 Why Civil Resistance Works: https://www.amazon.com/There-No-Other-Way-Nonviolent/dp/1893163164/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Is+There+No+Other+Way&qid=1603136269&sr=8-1 Walter Wink: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Walter+Wink&ref=nb_sb_noss Erica Chenoweth TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJSehRlU34w&feature=emb_logo ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

45mins

15 Jun 2021

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IPACast #029 Antiescravismo e Historiografia: o curioso caso de Benjamin Lay

IPACast

O aluno João Victor Fidelis faz a sua estreia no Ipacast de hoje, apresentando-nos uma discussão historiográfica em torno do esquecimento de Benjamin Lay como precursor do abolicionismo na América do Norte. Confiram!  Este episódio está baseado no artigo "O Quacre Benjamin Lay e os primórdios do antiescravismo na América do Norte", escrito por Henrique Antonio Ré e publicado na Revista de História da Usp em setembro de 2020.   Para conferir o artigo completo, basta acessar ao seguinte link: https://www.revistas.usp.br/revhistoria/article/view/161886 Sigam nossas redes sociais: no Instagram, Facebook, Twitter e Youtube.

8mins

17 May 2021

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The Fearless Benjamin Lay w/ Marcus Rediker

The Magnificast

Do you like stories about people who fearlessly speak truth to power? Of course you do. This week, Matt and Dean talk to Marcus Rediker about his book The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist. You can get the book here: https://bookshop.org/books/the-fearless-benjamin-lay-the-quaker-dwarf-who-became-the-first-revolutionary-abolitionist-with-a-new-preface/9780807060988Intro Music by Amaryah Armstrong Outro music by theillogicalspoon https://theillalogicalspoon.bandcamp.com/track/hoods-up-the-low-down-technified-blues*Support The Magnificast on Patreon* http://patreon.com/themagnificast *Get Magnificast Merch* https://www.redbubble.com/people/themagnificast/

1hr 4mins

5 Jun 2020

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*Flashback Friday* #250 - Benjamin Lay and Anti-Slavery in the 18th Century

Professor Buzzkill History Podcast

In this Flashback Friday, the Professor interviews Professor Marcus Rediker about his book, Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist. Benjamin Lay was one of the most famous anti-slavery protesters in colonial Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. He agitated against slavery and the slave trade in very unusual ways, and was eventually kicked out of his church, the Quakers, for his actions. He was also one of the pioneers of political boycotting of certain consumer goods. Professor Rediker tells the story of one of the most interesting men of the early 18th century, and learn why he deserves more attention from historians!

47mins

24 May 2019

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338 - Abolitionist Benjamin Lay

The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds examine abolitionist Benjamin Lay. SOURCESTOUR INFO MERCH BY JAMES FOSDIKE

1hr 12mins

31 Jul 2018

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“The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist” with Marcus Rediker

PA BOOKS on PCN

In The Fearless Benjamin Lay, renowned historian Marcus Rediker chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular man—a Quaker dwarf who demanded the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world. Mocked and scorned by his contemporaries, Lay was unflinching in his opposition to slavery, often performing colorful guerrilla theater to shame slave masters, insisting that human bondage violated the fundamental principles of Christianity. He drew on his ideals to create a revolutionary way of life, one that embodied the proclamation “no justice, no peace.” Lay was born in 1682 in Essex, England. His philosophies, employments, and places of residence—spanning England, Barbados, Philadelphia, and the open seas—were markedly diverse over the course of his life. He worked as a shepherd, glove maker, sailor, and bookseller. His worldview was an astonishing combination of Quakerism, vegetarianism, animal rights, opposition to the death penalty, and abolitionism. While in Abington, Philadelphia, Lay lived in a cave-like dwelling surrounded by a library of two hundred books, and it was in this unconventional abode where he penned a fiery and controversial book against bondage, which Benjamin Franklin published in 1738. Always in motion and ever confrontational, Lay maintained throughout his life a steadfast opposition to slavery and a fierce determination to make his fellow Quakers denounce it, which they finally began to do toward the end of his life. With passion and historical rigor, Rediker situates Lay as a man who fervently embodied the ideals of democracy and equality as he practiced a unique concoction of radicalism nearly three hundred years ago. Rediker resurrects this forceful and prescient visionary, who speaks to us across the ages and whose innovative approach to activism is a gift, transforming how we consider the past and how we might imagine the future. Marcus Rediker is Distinguished Professor of Atlantic History at the University of Pittsburgh and Senior Research Fellow at the Collège d’études mondiales in Paris. Description courtesy of Beacon Press.

58mins

10 Apr 2018

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