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On Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM welcomes Traci Drummond to the studio to talk about the resources available at the Southern Labor Archives housed at Georgia State University. From photos to organizational documents to oral and video accounts of worker struggles, the Archives offer evidence of the decades-long resistance by organized communities in the Souith to low-wages, brutal working conditions,discrimination and exploitation. Traci will be sharing information about this wealth of material from 4:15 to 4:30pm.
Friday, January 20 at 11 AM – 2 PM
Troy Davis Park (Woodruff Park)
51 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
The Georgia J20 Coalition is a solidarity-building partnership of local community grassroots organizations and networks, faith-based organizations, and labor unions. The Georgia J20 is led by impacted communities, who know that the growing climate of hatred, bigotry, Islamophobia, and xenophobia has poisoned our political process and deranged our society’s moral compass.
As our nation transitions power to an alt-right, corporatist, and exclusive form of leadership, we seek to lift up the concerns of our communities and our neighbors. We affirm the resilience and self-determination of our people who are the most directly impacted by forces of oppression. We will continue to center our voices and amplify our initiatives. We will organize, strategize, and build unity in our defense and will continue to follow the guidance and leadership of our communities. We seek to create and defend a sanctuary space that commit resources and support our communities members to fight and continue to defend from a system rooted in income inequality, white supremacy, racism, and misogyny. We realize that in unity and solidarity there is strength.
On January 20th at 10:00 am, our coalition will engage in the People’s Inauguration where our communities will demand for the city of Atlanta to uphold its obligation and commitment of being a Welcoming City to it’s diversity of residents, visitors and businesses.
We the People demand that the City of Atlanta truly welcome people of all nations, and respect the human rights of all in our communities;
We are grounded in the liberation and safety of our communities. Please come with respect. This is a family and community event. Wear comfortable shoes, use MARTA and join us!
The Georgia J20 Coalition is a solidarity-building partnership of local community grassroots organizations and networks, faith-based organizations, and labor unions. For more information call 7704575232
Link to the facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/369467400086579/
The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM on Mondays from 4-5pm discusses an important topic and the formation of a unique coalition in Atlanta on today’s program.
WRFG’s Labor Forum interviews low-wage workers, members of the Atlanta Fight for $15 and a Union campaign about the National strike taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 29 across the country.Since the launch of this struggle for economic justice four years ago, tens of thousands of fast food workers, child care and health care workers and many others in the poverty wage service industry have mobilized for a living wage and union membership. Numerous victories have been won and a new,combative, creative labor movement has been born. This discussion will be from 4:30-4;55 and details of the series of events taking place in Atlanta will be given..
Earlier in the program at 4:15, Ilise Cohen of Jewish Voice for Peace will provide information about the global Boycott, Divest, Sanctions movement in support of Palestine and the Tuesday, Nov. 29 action in Atlanta..
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM.
For additional information, the website is http://www.wrfglaborforum.org
On Monday, November 21 from 4 to 5 p.m., The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM will be discussing the issue of homelessness in Atlanta – past and present. Our two guests will be Terry Eaton who is the author of “Raising Our Voices, Breaking the Chain – The Imperial Hotel and Prophetic Politics” and Chuck Steffen, professor of history at Georgia State University. We will discuss the lessons from the 16 day occupation of the Imperial Hotel which began on June 18, 1990 and bring the story forward to the present day struggles around Turner Field, the Task Force for the Homeless, and for affordable housing in the city.