WRFG Labor Forum Program on Monday,April 23
May Day is one week away and the pressing issues affecting the working class become more numerous and resistance multiplies.
Over the last several programs, The Labor Forum has highlighted historical facts about May Day, its origins and past struggles as well as
what is being organized in Atlanta for May 1.
On the Ap. 24th program, we will share the views of other communities being impacted by displacement and gentrification and deportation and detention, issues that will be addressed in May Day actions in Atlanta and across the country.
At 4:15,we will hear from Brian Eagan and Chris Yonker, artist activists who helped inspire a creative community of galleries, performance spaces and artist studios close to the 5 Points MARTA station in buildings largely abandoned for years. With the sale of Underground Atlanta to a developer intent on building luxury housing, retail and office space, this grassroots, vibrant,arts community is threatened with the loss of affordable and accessible work and living spaces.Tune in to hear about the fight against gentrification rises in still another part of Atlanta.
In recent days, the Somali community in particular has been hit hard in Clarkston by ICE agents who have taken long-time residents into custody. Several hundred Somalis across the country are likely to be deported back to their country of birth which is devastated by a drought and famine and suffers violence and strife from internal forces and outside troops.
At 4:30, Glory Kilanko of Women Watch Africa and Lovette Kargbo-Thompson with Black Alliance for Just Immigration will discuss the impact of US policies that cause African and Caribbean peoples to leave their homes to live in this country. The harm the recent orders from the Trump administration is creating in communities like Clarkston is largely an untold story.
The Labor Forum with its message of class unity and solidarity in action airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM. For additional information, please see http://www.wrfglaborforum.org.