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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
On Monday, July 24, The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM, 4-5pm, will pay tribute to Joyce Brookshire, a remarkable songwriter and advocate for her Cabbagetown community of mill workers and mountain folk.
Friends and Supporters of Independent, Community Radio,
WRFG 89.3FM, your station for progressive information, began its 2017 Three Week Summer Pledge Drive on July 17.
A hallmark of our station is the committed listeners and supporters who have provided the bulk of the budget
that sustains a non-commercial 100.000 watt, around the clock station, year after year since 1973.
24 hours a day, you can call 404.523.8989 and speak with an airshifter who will gladly take your pledge
Advances in technology now allow you to contribute to the station by going online at http://www.wrfg.org on your
computer or smart phone and donating quickly and securely.
And of course, you are welcome to mail a check or hand deliver your donation at 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta 30307.
Please help us make our goal of $50,000 by Aug. 6. Every dollar is needed to pay our re-occurring bills over the summer months.
WRFG is a 501(c)3 organization and your donations are tax deductible as allowed under IRS rules.
The pledge drive coincides with our 44th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!!!
We invite all listeners and supporters to celebrate the amazing reality of a progressive, community radio station that runs
24 hours a day with all volunteers — and without commercials. There is no other station in Atlanta that offers the diversity of music
and on-air hosts and progressive, community-driven content.
The party is Saturday, July 29 from 7pm-midnight at Stagga Lee’s Goodtime Emporium, 1945 Moreland Ave SE 30316(across from the Starlight Drive-in.
There will be food and beverages, music and dancing. A special attraction is line dancing instructor, Mr. CardioTone who will demonstrate the fun of group dancing.
There is no charge at the door but birthday “presents” will be joyfully accepted.
Please help spread the word about the Pledge Drive and Birthday Party by sharing this message and our Facebook event page.
On Monday, July 15, from 4-5pm, Atlanta-N. Georgia Labor Council President, Dewey McClain will be taking financial pledges from workers and WRFG supporters on air at 404.523.8989.
On Monday, July 10. The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM discusses the crisis in healthcare particularly for the disability community, seniors and single adults posed by the current legislation known as Trumpcare.