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Atlantans Stand for Refugees and Immigrants–1/29/17

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Please tune in on Monday, Jan. 16 from 6-8pm for the WRFG special

 

WRFG Labor Forum Program for Monday, Jan 9, 2017

On Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM welcomes Traci Drummond to the studio to talk about the resources available at the Southern Labor Archives housed at Georgia State University. From photos to organizational documents to oral and video accounts of worker struggles, the Archives offer evidence of the decades-long resistance by organized communities in the Souith to low-wages, brutal working conditions,discrimination and exploitation. Traci will be sharing information about this wealth of material from 4:15 to 4:30pm.

At 4:30. APWU #404 President, William Flanagan will be in the studio to share the good news of the removal of US postal services from Staples stores.
This is a big victory against the attempts by the Postal management to outsource and privatize post offices by placing them in Staples stores, staffed with low-wage Staples employees.
We will discuss the multi-year campaign to beat back this anti-union move and its significance to the overall movement of workers for economic justice.
The Labor Forum airs every Monday on WRFG 89.3FM from 4-5pm. For additional information, please go the our website at http://www.wrfglaborforum.org

The People’s Inauguration; March & Rally on Jan 20

Friday, January 20 at 11 AM – 2 PM

Troy Davis Park (Woodruff Park)
51 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

The Georgia J20 Coalition is a solidarity-building partnership of local community grassroots organizations and networks, faith-based organizations, and labor unions. The Georgia J20 is led by impacted communities, who know that the growing climate of hatred, bigotry, Islamophobia, and xenophobia has poisoned our political process and deranged our society’s moral compass.

As our nation transitions power to an alt-right, corporatist, and exclusive form of leadership, we seek to lift up the concerns of our communities and our neighbors. We affirm the resilience and self-determination of our people who are the most directly impacted by forces of oppression. We will continue to center our voices and amplify our initiatives. We will organize, strategize, and build unity in our defense and will continue to follow the guidance and leadership of our communities. We seek to create and defend a sanctuary space that commit resources and support our communities members to fight and continue to defend from a system rooted in income inequality, white supremacy, racism, and misogyny. We realize that in unity and solidarity there is strength.

On January 20th at 10:00 am, our coalition will engage in the People’s Inauguration where our communities will demand for the city of Atlanta to uphold its obligation and commitment of being a Welcoming City to it’s diversity of residents, visitors and businesses.

We the People demand that the City of Atlanta truly welcome people of all nations, and respect the human rights of all in our communities;

We are grounded in the liberation and safety of our communities. Please come with respect. This is a family and community event. Wear comfortable shoes, use MARTA and join us!

The Georgia J20 Coalition is a solidarity-building partnership of local community grassroots organizations and networks, faith-based organizations, and labor unions. For more information call 7704575232

Link to the facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/369467400086579/

 

WRFG Labor Forum program on Monday. Dec 19

The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM on Mondays from 4-5pm discusses an important topic and the formation of a unique coalition in Atlanta on today’s program.

From 4:15-4:30, Roslind Hayes of the Mental Health Consumer Network describes the work of that organization in supporting individuals with their health needs and educating the general public about the issue.

Then at 4:30, she will be joined by Tracey Stokes, a MARTA Mobility driver, ATU #732 member and Board member of Disability LINK, Labor Forum team members Dawn O’Neal of Black Lives Matter and Paul McLennan to talk about the coalition that has joined forces to change the interaction between the disability community and police.
The police killing of naked Anthony Hill in March of 2015 while the young veteran was having a psychotic breakdown brought public attention to the number of fatal encounters between police and civilians with mental and physical disabilities.
The Labor Forum can be contacted at http://www.wrfglaborforum. org

WRFG 3rd Annual Carnival of Cultures

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WRFG Labor Forum Program on Monday, Nov 28

WRFG’s Labor Forum interviews low-wage workers, members of the Atlanta Fight for $15 and a Union campaign about the National strike taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 29 across the country.Since the launch of this struggle for economic justice four years ago, tens of thousands of fast food workers, child care and health care workers and many others in the poverty wage service industry have mobilized for a living wage and union membership. Numerous victories have been won and a new,combative, creative labor movement has been born. This discussion will be from 4:30-4;55 and details of the series of events taking place in Atlanta will be given..

Earlier in the program at 4:15, Ilise Cohen of Jewish Voice for Peace will provide information about the global Boycott, Divest, Sanctions movement in support of Palestine and the Tuesday, Nov. 29 action in Atlanta..

The Labor Forum airs every Monday from 4-5pm on WRFG 89.3FM.

For additional information, the website is http://www.wrfglaborforum.org

WRFG LABOR FORUM PROGRAM ON MONDAY, Nov 21

On Monday, November 21 from 4 to 5 p.m., The Labor Forum on WRFG 89.3FM will be discussing the issue of homelessness in Atlanta – past and present. Our two guests will be Terry Eaton who is the author of “Raising Our Voices, Breaking the Chain – The Imperial Hotel and Prophetic Politics” and Chuck Steffen, professor of history at Georgia State University. We will discuss the lessons from the 16 day occupation of the Imperial Hotel which began on June 18, 1990 and bring the story forward to the present day struggles around Turner Field, the Task Force for the Homeless, and for affordable housing in the city.

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION–SOLIDARITY WITH STANDING ROCK!

SOLIDARITY WITH STANDING ROCK!

SUNTRUST: DEFUND THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2016

11:30 A.M. CNN CENTER

Lakota Sioux and other indigenous leaders at Standing Rock have called for a day of action to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), SunTrust Bank is headquartered in Atlanta and has invested millions of dollars into the pipeline. Join us to demand SunTrust Bank pull out of the pipeline project. If you bank with SunTrust it can start with you – move your money and meet us in the streets.

Join us at CNN Center to build a community altar to send love, light and strength to this struggle but also to raise visibility and spark dialogue. Please bring an offering and if you’ve closed an account and they give you a confirmation slip please bring it with you.

First Nations people are in the fight of their lives, trying to protect the land and sustain life. Lets collectively lift our voices to demand and end to this pipeline the ongoing repression of ALL indigenous communities. We stand with Standing Rock, in support of indigenous sovereignty, in defense of the land and water that give us life.

Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund: https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf

Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp gofundme account: https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp

#NoDAPL #DivestFromDAPL #WaterisLife

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