Monthly Archives: August 2017
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A donor, recognizing the value of our 24 hour a day programming in these tumultuous times, is offering us a matching grant of up to $5000.
That means for every dollar that YOU contribute, it will be matched by our supportive donor!!!!
But we only have until Saturday, Sept. 30 to raise money from our listeners.
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Just be sure to note “Matching grant” in the memo line.
Remember, every dollar we receive by Sept. 30 will be matched!!
What a great opportunity to make sure your favorite community radio station will continue to be heard!!
WRFG thanks our generous donor and you for meeting this challenge.
$5000 by Sept. 30.
WE CAN DO IT!
As The Labor Forum closes out Black August with a recounting of many more historic dates in the people’s struggle for liberation and against racism, repression and white supremacy, we will hear from members of UNITE HERE about the need for Atlanta to require a retention policy for workers when approving new contracts for airport restaurant, retail and service bids. This interview will be from 4:15-4:30pm.
At 4:30, UE 150 organizer, Dante Strobino will call in to discuss the anti-racist mobilizing work being done in Durham, NC and the connection to the fight for union recognition for public service as well as farm workers in NC. Strobino is one of the nine people arrested following the Aug. 14 toppling of the confederate statue in that city.
The Labor Forum brings news and analysis of issues affecting working and poor people in Georgia, the US and the world every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM.
Guests interviewed on The Labor Forum are union members, low-wage workers, community members, students and youth fighting for their rights on the job, in their neighborhoods and schools, and in prisons and detention centers.
For additional information, see http://www.wrfglaborforum.org and our Facebook page.
On Monday, Aug. 21, The Labor Forum hears from two Atlanta community leaders discussing the crisis of affordable housing, gentrification and displacement and homelessness, issues impacting thousands of poor and working people in the metro area.
Allison Johnson is a Peoplestown resident, active with the Housing Justice League. She will update the Labor Forum listeners on the struggle of the Dardens to stop the city from using “eminent domain” to take their home of many decades. The court hearing is Thursday, Aug. 24 at 9am in the Fulton County Courthouse. This interview is from 4:15-4:30 on WRFG 89.3FM.
Following Allison, the Labor Forum team will talk with Anita Beaty, long-time advocate for people without housing, healthcare, jobs and justice. As the director of the Task Force for the Homeless, she battled corporate interests and elected officials who sought to criminalize poverty rather than create equality of human rights.She will reflect on the closing of the emergency shelter at Peachtree and Pine and describe her intentions to continue the Artists Gallery that flourished at that location. Like the rooftop garden and the computer classes, the artist studio and gallery space at Peachtree-Pine recognized the humanity and creativity of those who were without shelter.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM. For additional information, please see http://www.wrfglaborforum.org
Members of UNITE HERE Local 23 will honor the contributions of TeeTee Dangerfield to her union, workplace and community on The Labor Forum, on WRFG 89.3FM.
TeeTee, a Black transgender woman,was viciously murdered on July 31. She was well-loved and respected by her co-workers and customers at the airport restaurants where she had worked for 12 years. At 4:15pm, we will discuss the strong position of UNITE HERE in denouncing all forms of bigotry and transphobia and supporting all workers’ right to dignity and safety on the job and in the community.
At 4:30pm, Lamont Lilly, a NC-based community activist, poet and journalist,will join the Labor Forum team for a discussion on an issue of great importance to working and poor people, that of mass incarceration. The US leads the world in the number of people imprisoned behind bars. Private, for profit prisons are a growth industry. Hundreds of thousands work for little or no pay, often for major corporations who set up inside the walls.
It is a fact that there are now more Black people caught up in the prison system whether in jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved at the height of chattel slavery. He will connect the significance of Black August and its initiation by prisoners to the struggle of working people as a class, fighting against multiple forms of repression, exploitation and oppression.
The Labor Forum program seeks to encourage, empower and build solidarity among all workers to win justice and human rights for all..
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM, Atlanta’s progressive, community radio station for 44 years. For additional information, please go to http://www.wrfglaborforum.org