November 28, 2012 @ 9:22 pm
Ep. 135 “The Crises of Our Times and the Challenge of Our Generations” (hosted by Dr. Vivian Dames with production assistance of Daisy Demapan) was recorded 11/27/12 and airs 11/30/12.
This episode features excerpts from a lecture in a University of Guam Social Justice class on November 27, 2012 presented by Michael Leon Guerrero, a native son of Guahan, musician/ songwriter, with almost 30 years of grassroots, national and international organizing experience for global justice. He is on Guam through December as part of an extended tour through the islands of Micronesia.
Michael Leon Guerrero (firstname.lastname@example.org) was the Director of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance [ggjalliance.org/]from April 2004 until August 2012. The GGJA is a national alliance of grassroots organizations building a popular movement beyond borders for peace, democracy and a sustainable world. Previous to that he worked for 17 years at the SouthWest Organizing Project where he served as a community organizer, Lead Organizer and Executive Director, supervising organizing efforts in low-income communities throughout New Mexico and organizing campaigns on issues such as environmental justice, corporate accountability and globalization. He is a graduate of University of California at Berkeley and also studied at the National Autonomous University and the National Visual Arts School of Mexico City. He was an intern with the Minority Activist Apprenticeship program of the Center for Third World Organizing in 1987 and a Youth Action Fellow in 1988. Currently Michael serves on the national board of directors of Jobs with Justice, the New World Foundation, and the Asian Pacific Environmental Network.
Our music selection is an original piece entitled “You’re So Money” composed and performed by Michael Leon Guerrero and Full Circle [http://fullcirclrock.net/], a classic rock band based in Los Angeles, California.
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