Daily Archives: October 16, 2017
On Monday, Oct. 16, The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM welcomes Atlanta area activists in the struggle against racism and police violence.
At 4:15pm, we will hear from the KSU cheerleaders whose action of “taking a knee” at a university football game on Oct. 7 has prompted criticism from
Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren and State Rep. Earl Ehrhart as well as support from university students, faculty and staff and community groups.
The action of athletes “taking a knee” is part of the national response to the hundreds of Black men and youth and others dying yearly at the hands of police.
The two guests at 4:30-4:55pm will be discussing the upcoming activities in Atlanta, Oct. 19-22, part of the National Stop Police Brutality
days of action.
Gerald Griggs, attorney and vice president of the Atlanta NAACP, along with Patricia Scott whose son was killed in the Fulton County jail will describe
the conditions facing communities of color, poor and working people with the criminal justice system, the police, courts and jails. They are both taking
part in the Oct. 19-22 events and will discuss the goals and details of the activities.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM. The program takes up the many issues impacting working families,on the job and
in the community.
The program strives to bring information, build unity and express solidarity among all the members of the working class.