WRFG Labor Forum program on Monday, August 14
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