Hotep this is Dedon Kamathi. International Women’s Day originally called International Working Women’s day is celebrated throughout the world in the month of March .Here at Freedom Now ,every week we highlight the contributions of women in history with the African Drumbeat historical calendar. This rainy afternoon in addition we will pay tribute in commemoration of International Women’s Day with a on air conversation with 4 living sheroes . Sista who are role models for Brothers and Sista in our centuries old struggle for political and economic justice. We will have as our guest. Sista Kayle from the UNIA & ACL and Black August Organizing Committee .She is a street organizers in south central Los Angeles. Then Dr.ProfessorMolina Abdulla the Chairperson of the Pan African Studies Department at Cal State Los Angeles who has been in the vanguard of guiding African students to fulfill their mission as the spark of radical social change. Then Jewel Thais Williams founder and director of the Village Health Care center whose mission has been serving the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being of our community in a non profit health center. Our final honoree is Sista former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney the 6 terms Georgia Congresswoman who has been in the vanguard of advancing a new vision for the United States .She has been the most militant congressperson in the history of the US congress in opposing all wars, full redistribution of the wealth of the United States and the liberation of the sentimental from the capitalist colonizer. A powerful village of elder warrior sista’s.
Of course we will have the African drum beat historical calendar and the Raising the Bars Political Prisoner segment with Sista Tandiziwe Chimurenga. Our Pan African Music mix will include:
Zap Mama, MIA, Hong Kong Dub, Burning Spears, Rain, Impressions, Nikki Giovanni, Mos Def, Lord Cobra and Kahil El Zabar. So stay tune tell a friend and tonights program can be reheard for the next 8 weeks at KPFK.org audio archives scroll to Freedom Now and as always we stand ready for the revolution.