Mar 18 on FM: Women’s Month, Bridge City & So. Central Farm Update

Hosted by Melissa Chiprin and Christene Kings

Finding Dawn

In Honor of Women’s Month, we will feature awareness on Women’s issues across Turtle Island: with a discussion about the upcoming Bringing The Circle Together film screening of Finding Dawn. Joining us are two First Nations activists in Canada, Fay Blaney and Dawn Hodgins, discussing the film’s importance – which documents an estimated 500 Aboriginal women who are missing or been murdered in Canada over the past 30 years. The film is an epic journey to shed light on these murders and disappearances that remain unresolved to this day.

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Next, meet, Michele a person of diverse skills including being a chef, training for the olympics as a youth and has maintained her athleticism throughout her life. Her abiding passions are the enormous power Mother Nature yields throughHurricane Ike Destructionweather and the desire to help other people recover from hurricanes and tornadoes. Michele is daily in the trenches of the after math of a forgotten town Bridge City, Texas destroyed by Hurricane Ike which smashed into Texas last fall. Michelle will bring this story to life.

And, Xochitl Lujan-Mother, Educator, Community Organizer and South Central Farmer Community Supported Agriculture Cooperative Member. Will update us about the South Central Farm – a South Central Farmerslongstanding community garden that was bulldozed for development in 2006 despite massive community outcry- including the call for a boycott of clothing retailer Forever 21, which plans to operate a warehouse and distribution center at their site. And, The South Central Farmers’ Cooperative (SCFC) a grassroots economic development of the South Central Farmers’ Health and Education Fund, a 501c(3) public benefit organization, that is committed to engaging and empowering community members around attaining food sovereignty and access to high quality organic produce.

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