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Fallen Heroes of 2014

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Hundreds of social justice advocates and organizers passed away in 2014, leaving their work behind as their legacy, but often also leaving an irreplaceable hole in their movements.

In this week’s edition of Making Contact you’ll hear about the life and work of social justice leaders, many who spent their entire lives fighting for racial and economic justice, and though they’ve passed away they inspire us to do our work today.

Black Liberation activists like Chokwe Lumumba, Darby Tillis freed from wrongful conviction and imprisonment, Yuri Kochiyama anti-imperialist supporter for political prisoners, and young George Carter who was a “rethinker” of schools in New Orleans.

On today’s edition of Making Contact we honor and revisit the lives of just a few of those fallen heroes who passed away this year.

Featuring

  • Chokwe Lumumba, former mayor of Jackson MS
  • Morgan Powell, Bronx River Sankofa founder
  • Charity Hicks, Detroit People’s Water Board co-founder
  • Darby Tillis, death penalty opponent
  • Yuri Kochiyama, civil rights activist
  • Ted Gullickson, San Francisco Tenants Union director
  • George CarterKids Rethink New Orleans Schools participant
  • Leslie Feinberg, author of Stone Butch Blues
  • Eddie Ellis, prison reform advocate
  • Mark Naison, Fordham University African-American history professor
  •  Lila Cabbil, Rosa Parks Institute president emeritus
  • Diane Fujino, author of Heartbeat of Struggle, the revolutionary life of Yuri Kochiyama
  • Taiyo Na, author
  • Randy Shaw, Tenderloin Housing Clinic executive director
  • Qasim DavisKids Rethink New Orleans Schools project manager
  • Perry Cobb, Darby Tillis’ co-defendant
  • Dr. Divine Pryor, executive Director of the center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions

Host: Andrew Stelzer

Producers: Laura Flynn, Jasmin Lopez, George Lavender

Contributing Producers: Wayie Ly

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Leslie Feinberg

http://www.transgenderwarrior.org/

 

WBAI Mourns Passing of Producer Eddie Ellis

http://www.wbai.org/articles.php?article=2148

 

Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions

http://centerfornuleadership.org/

 

Remembering Yuri Kochiyama- APEX Express

https://apexexpress.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/6515-yuri-kochiyama-tribute/

 

Heartbeat of Struggle, the revolutionary life of Yuri Kochiyama

http://www.amazon.com/Heartbeat-Struggle-Revolutionary-Kochiyama-Critical/dp/0816645930

 

Charity Mahouna Hicks joins the ancestors

http://michigancitizen.com/charity-mahouna-hicks-joins-the-ancestors/

 

Rosa Parks Institute

http://www.rosaparks.org/

 

Detroit People’s Water Board

http://www.peopleswaterboard.org/

 

Darby Tillis, who fought wrongful convictions after he was freed, dies at 71

http://www.suntimes.com/news/obituaries/30983445-418/darby-tillis-who-fought-wrongful-convictions-after-he-was-freed-dies-at-71.html#.VGEqHfnF_Tq&sref=https://delicious.com/makingcontact99/fallen%2520heroes

 

Bronx River Sankofa

https://bronxriversankofa.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/BronxRiverSankofa

 

With a Brooklyn Accent-Mark Naison

http://withabrooklynaccent.blogspot.com/

 

Teen killed in New Orleans believed in the power of food justice and gardens

http://grist.org/food/teen-killed-in-new-orleans-believed-in-the-power-of-food-justice-and-gardens/

 

Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools

http://www.therethinkers.org/

 

Tenant ‘hero’ Ted Gullicksen has died

http://blog.sfgate.com/cityinsider/2014/10/14/tenant-hero-ted-gullicksen-has-died/

 

Tenderloin Housing Clinic

http://www.thclinic.org/

 

San Francisco Tenants Union

http://www.sftu.org/

 

‘The Legacy of Chokwe Lumumba Must Not Be Buried With the Man’

http://www.thenation.com/blog/178538/mayor-who-brought-economic-democracy-vision-mississippi

 

VIDEOS ETC.

 

Bronx River Sankofa Tour

http://www.bronxnet.org/tv/viewvideo/1993/bronx-currents/bronx-currents–bronx-tour-2012

 

Morgan Powell discusses The Bronx River’s Afro-American Heritage in 100 Pictures

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RbkkOIoWv8

 

Darby Tillis – “The Death Row Shuffle”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg1cNUE29Hc

 

The Death Row Blues by Darby Tillis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFUkpeH2q0M

 

Humanizing Justice – Eddie Ellis at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPsHYaZe-yw

 

Interview with Charity Hicks

http://detroitinterviews.tumblr.com/post/87709112777/charity-hicks-on-april-26-2014-at-cass-corridor

 

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