Over the holiday weekend, a group of Portlanders gathered to commemorate Martin Luther King Day by screening a film on the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans.
Homeowners in the lower ninth ward have faced forced demolition of their homes, closure of public housing projects, and an ongoing diaspora from their homes in New Orleans.Here's some words from filmmaker Daniel Wolff, who spoke this weekend in Portland.
Jay Thiemeyer speaks with Independent Party Senatorial Candidate John Frohnmayer. Frohnmayer is a lawyer, author and ethicist. He served as Chairman of the National Endowment For The Arts during the first Bush administration.
Host Carlos Chavez explores the topics of racial justice and racial disparity in the Oregon Prison System with Caylor Rolin of the Portland-based Partnership for Safety and Justice, a group seeking to unite people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families of both to redirect policies away from an over-reliance on incarceration to effective strategies that reduce violence and increase safety.
We produced Updates on some of the issues we covered last year. We talked with Claude Marks of the Freedom Archives about the San Francisco Eight case, with Lisa Moore, assistant dean for multicultural affairs at Reed collegeabout the Jena Six and Reed’s own noose incident , and to Eric Ward of the human rights organization Center for New Community about pending anti-immigration legislation, hate crimes, and the relationship between white nationalism and the anti-immigrant movement. We also produces a short update about the ICE Raids, and other immigration issues.