Violence in the Black Community: The Complexity of Violence Towards Us and By Us. Tuesday, 20 January, 7 p.m. Pasadena’s Jackie Robinson Center
Joining us will be former Black Panther Hank Jones. Henry “Hank” Jones has been an activist since the murder of Emmett Till in 1955.
Joining us will be journalist Justin Chapman, who will discuss his just released book, “Saturnalia: Traveling from Cape Town to Kampala in Search of an African Utopia,” that is both a fascinating travelogue of his three-month tour through Africa, and is especially a journey of self-healing and self-discovery.
By embarking on a journey of self-discovery and survival, Chapman explores what Africa really has to offer, and in the process, discovers surprising and unexpected relationships between people and places.
Your hosts Dick and Sharon will be talking about our freedom to speak. Just how free are we? Joining us will be Teka-Lark Fleming, publisher of the Morningside Chronicle and host of The Blk Grrrl Show!
LA Progressive Talk! hosts Carolyn Fowler, influential officer of the LA County Democratic Party, who will talk about how Democrats can regain their footing after their recent drubbing int he midterm elections.
We’ll be talking with Joan Hardie, a registered nurse at Pasadena’s Huntington Memorial Hospital, and Jen Suh, organizer with the California Nurses Association, who will talk to us about efforts by nurses to restore quality patient care at Huntington.
We’ll be talking with Michele Sutter, cofounder of Money Out Voters In, which sponsored California Senate Bill 1272, The Overturn Citizens United Act, through the California legislature. The bill became Proposition 49 and Michele was briefly the Chair of the Yes on Proposition 49 Campaign Committee, before Prop 49 was removed from the ballot by order of the California Supreme Court.
This week’s discussion will center on what good can come out of this tragedy — and how this long series of mostly young, unarmed black and brown men and boys can be stopped.
As we wait to hear—with dread and outrage in equal measure—from the Ferguson grand jury, we will discuss the impact this long, terrible saga has on our communities and families. Joining us will be two deeply experienced community organizers and social justice advocates: Kwazi Nkrumah and Povi-Tamu Bryant.
Dick & Sharon: This Monday’s program will attempt to answer the question of how to become an activist by interviewing two people, one who has been an artist for decades and another who was thrust into action by a particular tragedy.
This Monday’s program will be devoted to the impact last Tuesday’s election will have on pressing criminal justice reform issues here in Los Angeles.
At our November 18th forum, three deeply experienced Los Angeles journalists will discuss the impact government suppression is having on their ability to provide the accurate, in-depth coverage so necessary to a free society.