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Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chicano Movement, Part Two – Encore
Jul14

Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chicano Movement, Part Two – Encore

Making Contact · Symbols of Resistance Part Two: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chican@ Movement (Encore)   Our radio adaptation of the film Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chican@ Movement, offers a reflection on the untold stories of the Chican@ Movement with a focus on Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Produced by Freedom Archives, the film delves into issues of cultural identity, student activism; land...

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Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chicano Movement, Part One – Encore
Jul07

Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chicano Movement, Part One – Encore

Making Contact · Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chicano Movement, Part One – Encore   Our radio adaptation of the film Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chican@ Movement, offers a reflection on the untold stories of the Chican@ Movement with a focus on Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Produced by Freedom Archives, the film delves into issues of cultural identity, student...

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Activism and The Fight for Black Trans Lives
Aug19

Activism and The Fight for Black Trans Lives

Making Contact · Activism and The Fight for Black Trans Lives   On this episode of Making Contact, we will look at transgender activism and the call for inclusion and intersectionality in the movement for Black lives. We’ll also meet Trans activists in Louisiana who have been organizing against a state law that has been used to unfairly target trans women for decades.  TRANSCRIPT BELOW Like this program? Please...

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The Bombing of MOVE, 35 Years Later (Updated)
Jul15

The Bombing of MOVE, 35 Years Later (Updated)

Making Contact · The Bombing of MOVE, 35 Years Later (Updated)   Our radio adaptation of the film, Let the Fire Burn explores the controversial, 1985 clash between police in Philadelphia and MOVE, a radical, non-violent, back-to-nature group. After a standoff with the group MOVE, Philadelphia Police dropped a bomb on the roof of MOVE’s home, killing 11 people including five children, and destroying approximately 61 homes....

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From Juneteenth to Reparations: The Freedom Promise of Unfinished Resolve
Jun17

From Juneteenth to Reparations: The Freedom Promise of Unfinished Resolve

 Making Contact · From Juneteenth to Reparations: The Freedom Promise of Unfinished Resolve (ENCORE) Juneteenth also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th Major Gen. Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas, to inform a reluctant community that President Abraham Lincoln, two years earlier, had...

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Mrs. Hamer, Echoes
Jun03

Mrs. Hamer, Echoes

Making Contact · Mrs. Hamer, Echoes Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, spoke words that are all too relevant. Today on Making Contact, you’ll hear archival recordings, and excerpts from a powerful new film featuring Fannie Lou Hamer’s contemporaries– themselves now elders. You’ll hear about the context of her life, and the lives of other sharecroppers in Mississippi from a seldom heard film produced for the Student Nonviolent...

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