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Frontline East LA: The Chicano Moratorium 50 Years Later (Encore)
Aug25

Frontline East LA: The Chicano Moratorium 50 Years Later (Encore)

Making Contact · Frontline East LA: The Chicano Moratorium 50 Years Later (Encore) Fifty-one years ago, 30,000 mostly Chicanos peacefully protested the disproportionate number of Latinos dying on the frontlines in Vietnam. They came from across the country to also protest substandard education, racism, police violence, and other issues negatively affecting Latinos. What started out as a peaceful march ended with an attack by riot-clad...

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MOVE Demands Justice for Children and The Return of Stolen Remains
May12

MOVE Demands Justice for Children and The Return of Stolen Remains

Making Contact · MOVE Demands Justice for Children and The Return of Stolen Remains   On this episode of Making Contact, MOVE members and supporters of the Black radical liberation group demand that the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University return the remains of two children killed in the 1985 MOVE bombing in Philadelphia. Both Universities claim to not know where the remains of the two children, Tree Africa, age...

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Frontline East LA: The Chicano Moratorium 50 Years Later
Aug26

Frontline East LA: The Chicano Moratorium 50 Years Later

Making Contact · Frontline East LA: The Chicano Moratorium 50 Years Later Fifty years ago, 30,000 mostly Chicanos peacefully protested the disproportionate number of Latinos dying on the frontlines in Vietnam. They came from across the country to also protest substandard education, racism, police violence, and other issues negatively affecting Latinos. What started out as a peaceful march ended with an attack by...

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Say Their Names: George Floyd and the Movement to Uplift Black Lives
Jun10

Say Their Names: George Floyd and the Movement to Uplift Black Lives

Making Contact · Say Their Names: George Floyd and the Movement to Uplift Black Lives On May 25, 2020, the nation ignited after a bystander posted a horrific video of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes. Now the movement to uplift Black lives, and to defund and dismantle police departments where officers disproportionately kill and brutalize African American men...

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The Murder of Fred Hampton
Nov30

The Murder of Fred Hampton

Dec 4th is the 47th anniversary of Fred Hampton’s murder. We are presenting this program to provide historical context amidst current media dis-information and government surveillance of groups organizing for Black Lives and Liberation. Trump’s legitimization of white supremacist ideas and actions makes Fred Hampton’s words from 1969 apt today. The Murder of Fred Hampton began as a film portrait of Hampton and the...

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#BlackLivesMatter: Alicia Garza on the Origins of a Movement
Sep15

#BlackLivesMatter: Alicia Garza on the Origins of a Movement

Black Lives Matter. This simple phrase has become the motto of a growing movement calling for true justice and equalty for black people. Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, first typed out those three words back in 2013. In March of 2015, Alicia Garza visited the University of Southern Maine to tell the story of how Black Lives Matter came to be, and express her hopes for where it’s headed. We hear her speech. Featuring:...

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