BRC and Friends is a 30-minute Google Hangout where I chat with friends and adventurers from around the interwebs. Each episode includes conversations about one of my guests passions, projects or area of expertise, a current events or two and we end with five random questions. This is basically an excuse for me to talk with interesting people about interesting things.

Today on BRC and Friends I spoke with Emily Rice about Killjoy Prophets, Civility, Portland and her love of karaoke.

October 21, 2014 at 8:00pm PDT

Recap and more info about Emily Rice and Killjoy Prophets are below the video.

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Emily Rice on #BRCandFriends with Bruce Reyes-ChowAbout Emily Rice and Killjoy Prophets

Emily Rice (Ikalahan, Philippines) is an organizer focused on the intersections of racial justice, indigenous solidarity, feminism and faith. She is a co-founder of the activist collective Killjoy Prophets and serves on the board of Evangelicals 4 Justice. Emily holds a MBA from Portland State University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Intercultural Studies from North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS) through George Fox Evangelical Seminary.

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Episode Recap: Emily Rice and Killjoy Prophets


Cross and the Lynching Tree by James ConeSegment 1:

Emily gives us a little background about Killjoy Prophets: its beginnings, its hopes and its name [Sarah Ahmed’s Feminist Killjoys]. We talk a bit about the voices that sit at the center [Andrea Smith], the nature of civility and difference in the Asian American community. We also talk about the power of Twitter to connect people and re-center conversations . . . never really got to hashtags, maybe next time.

Segment 2: [22:40]

In the second segment Emily talks about her love of singing and her go to karaoke song in her militant moods, M.I.A.’s Paper Planes. We then talk about Portland and some of the realities around diversity in a state that has a messy history around race.

Segment 3: [28:21]

Q1: Sound or smell that reminds you of your childhood.

Fried Lumpia

Debbie GibsonQ2: What was your first concert? 

Debbie Gibson

Q3: What was your first or your worst job was?

Student intern at Intel where there was nothing to do by count paper.

Q4: You get to switch places with any person in the world, you get all of their talents, resources and networks, who would it be?


Q5: Paying it forward, one organization that more people should know about

Eagle’s Wings Ministry:

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