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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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George Floyd Anniversary & Reimagining Public Safety: Special YES!/PNS Report
Jul01

George Floyd Anniversary & Reimagining Public Safety: Special YES!/PNS Report

Making Contact · George Floyd Anniversary & Reimagining Public Safety: Special YES!/PNS Report   Minneapolis, MN – May 25 marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Floyd’s death – captured on video that showed Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes – sparked a global uprising in defense of Black lives...

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Grace Lee Boggs: Sister Revolutionary (Updated Encore)
Jun23

Grace Lee Boggs: Sister Revolutionary (Updated Encore)

Making Contact · Grace Lee Boggs: Sister Revolutionary (Updated Encore)   Anti-Asian violence and hate has increased since the start of the pandemic last year. #StopAsianHate became a viral hashtag much like #BlackLivesMatter in the wake of Black people killed by police officers. The relationship between Black and Asian Americans is complicated. However, the groups are united in their efforts to call out white supremacy as the...

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Angelic Troublemaker: Bayard Rustin
Jun10

Angelic Troublemaker: Bayard Rustin

Making Contact · Angelic Troublemaker: Bayard Rustin On today’s program we honor Bayard Rustin, one of the most central figures in the African American struggle for Civil Rights and Freedom. Rustin was a pacifist, homosexual and practitioner of nonviolence who dedicated his life to racial equality, economic justice and ending warfare. Known as the lead organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and trusted advisor to labor leader...

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Lessons From Defund the Police
Jun02

Lessons From Defund the Police

Making Contact · Lessons From Defund the Police   It’s been a year since the call to “Defund the Police” rang out through the George Floyd Protests. The idea isn’t new – redistributing police funds into community projects that better support healthy communities -but, it’s never been as popular and forceful. Cities across the country have pledged to invest in mental health services, restorative...

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