The murder of Trayvon Martin has once again thrown into question the well-being of Black and Brown lives in America. As national attention has focused on the dynamics of Trayvon’s case, and as many continue to hit the streets in his honor, numerous other cases have since surfaced. In what appears to be a regular occurrence, unarmed Black men and women (mostly youth) are made victims of excessive and often deadly force by local police, various militarized entities, or by self-appointed vigilantes. A recent study entitled: “Trayvon is ALL of US” emphasizes that Trayvon Martin’s murder was not an isolated event, but one that “demonstrates Black life continues” to be regarded with short worth.” Joining us on this episode is one of the authors of the study, Kali Akuno, organizer and activist of the US Human Rights Network and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.
In the second part of the show, we speak with Micaela Diaz-Sanchez and Adelina Anthony about Anthony’s upcoming performance, “LA HOCICONA SERIES: An Original X-X-Xicana Comedic Triptych of Scandalous Proportions”. LA HOCICONA SERIES is the culmination of 3 years work and the comic-political vision of national touring artist and acclaimed Xicana lesbian performer, Adelina Anthony. The series highlights 3 different solo shows that consciously mix the genres of stand-up comedy, political theater, and performance art. Later Harmonie updates listeners on how they can help Commerce High School journalism students visit the Newseum in D.C., and we also hear from Reese a pre-trial incarcerated brother currently serving federal time in Greenfield MA. Enjoy the gumbo!
Part 1: Kali Akuno
Part 2: Micaela Diaz-Sanchez and Adelina Anthony & more