Monthly Archives: August 2016

WRFG Labor Forum on Monday, August 29

The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM welcomes Jeremy Galloway to the program on Monday, Aug. 29 to provide information about a national strike on Sept.9 by prisoners, demanding an end to inhuman conditions; unpaid labor; physical brutality; rampant use of solitary confinement and other grievances.The United States leads the world in the number of incarcerated people poor and working class men, women and youth with a high percentage coming from communities of color. This interview will air from 4:15-4:30pm.

Then at 4:30, Patricio Cambias will join the Labor Forum team in a discussion of the national organization, Students against Sweatshops which is organizing a chapter at Georgia State. Students are an important component in the overall struggle for economic and social justice.and many are already workers in low-wage jobs.

The Labor Forum can be heard every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM. For additional information, please go to http://www.wrfglaborforum.org. Like us on Facebook; Join our Twitter and Subscribe to our Youtube channel.

Rally to Defeat the Opportunity School District Referendum

Saturday, August 20 at 10 AM – 12 PM

FIRST ICONIUM BAPTIST CHURCH – ATLANTA GA

Come join the fight to defeat Gov. Deal’s takeover of public education!

The Opportunity School District (OSD) is an attempt to privatize our schools and remove them from local control. Instead of keeping a focus on improving schools for students and families, a privatized school system is motivated by profit as the top priority.

We must defeat this attempt by the governor to take over targeted schools in our city if we want to support and improve public education for Atlanta’s children, not the corporations that stand to gain from the OSD. The OSD will be on City of Atlanta ballots this November and we need to vote NO.

Come to this event to hear from parents, students and policymakers, learn more about the OSD and the planned privatization of our school systems, and then take action!

Childcare will be available.

Link to the Facebook page for the event:https://www.facebook.com/events/167014753720794/

WRFG Labor Forum on Monday, August 8, 2016

The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm o RFG 89.3FM.
The guests for the Aug. 8th program include Troya Sampson, activist and author, discussing Operation Whiplash, an initiative of the Reed administration as an anti-crime measure. The Labor Forum team will ask what are the criteria in measuring real security for a community? This discussion will begin at 4:15.

In the last segment of the program, Eshe Shukura joins WRFG Labor Forum Engineer, Christopher Hollis, to discuss the roles that the arts (theater, music, visual, and performative) inform and influence movement work, and visa versa, as well as provide education and healing in unique and lasting ways.

Please tune in Aug. 8 and every Monday to hear topics of interest to working people and their families.
For additional information, see http://www.wrfglaborforum.org

WRFG 31st Annual Labor Day Blues BBQ on Monday, September 5, from 1:00 – 8:00 pm

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WRFG presents our 31st Annual Labor Day Blues BBQ on Monday, September 5, 2016, from 1:00 – 8:00 pm. This years musical guests include Robert Lee Coleman & the Night Owls with Bennie Mobley, Frankie’s Blues Mission, The Sole Travelers, and our honorees, DELTA MOON, and Little G Weevil .

The Blues BBQ will be held at the Park Tavern in Piedmont Park, 500 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, at the corner of 10th and Monroe. Barbecue from Fat Matt’s Rib Shack will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children under 12 are admitted without charge. All proceeds go to benefit your community radio station, WRFG 89.3 FM.

Funding for this event is provided in part by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, under the Guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council.

Here is the link to the Facebook page for the event, please share.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1126573450738056/

 

 

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