FRI.AUG.16 on CATALYST: TC Remembers '63 MARCH ON WASHINGTON:Dr.Tracine Asberry & LaTasha Gandy

TUNE IN FRI.AUG.16, 9am to CATALYST:politics & culture  on KFAI RADIO

 It's the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, significantly called "March for JOBS & FREEDOM!"--- that was not only one turning point in the U.S. civil rights movement for African-Americans, ut, the largest protest in U.S. history at that time.

Not only are people gathering again on this anniversary in the nation's Capitol but across the U.S. including in the Twin Cities(SAT.AUG.24 EVENT info below). Hear a conversation with DR.TRACINE ASBUERRY, Minneapolis School Board member and advocate with collaoraor in the Minneapolis event, LATASHA GANDY, reflecting on historical and current meanings of the struggle for civil rights.

Host Lydia Howell

KFAI 90.3fm Mpls 106.7 fm St.Paul ONLINE:live-stream & archived for 2 weeks after broadcast on CATALYST page at kfai (dot) org

EVENTS:

***FRI.AUG.16, 7pm CST:CLIMATE CHANGE program "POLITICS OF POWER" w/host of "ALL In" CHRIS HAYES on MSNBC 

***SAT.AUG.17, 1pm JUSTICE FOR TERRENCE FRANKLIN--MINNEAPOLIS

Labor, religious, activist groups stand with Justice for Terrance Franklin campaign a thousand plan to say “We are Terrance Franklin” this Saturday at Solidarity Rally/March
Labor, religious activist community support campaign despite slander, false reports
What: Rally and march
When: Saturday, August 17th 1pm
Where: downtown Minneapolis, Hennepin County Government Center
Who: The Justice 4 Terrance Franklin Committee, endorsed by Minnesota State Baptist Convention, AFSCME local 3800, AFRAM (African American Caucus) SEIU, IWW, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC), Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, Communities United Against Police Brutality, Minnesota State Baptist Convention, Occupy Homes MN, Welfare Rights Committee, CTUL, CWA local 7250
Several labor groups including AFSCME local 3800, CWA local 7250, SEIU local 26 and the Minneosta State Baptist Convention are among the many groups that will declare  “We are Terrance Franklin” on this Saturday in downtown Minneapolis.   Minneapolis police have been caught misbehaving and acting as if they are “above the law” while off duty. And recently it was revealed that Minneapolis police are employing is own “stop and frisk” policy. And groups are still planning to show up in large numbers despite Davd Chanen’s hit piece that attempts to slander Franklin and supposes that released information from “unnamed sources” is fact.
Terrance was shot down after being chased by Minneapolis police May 10 in Uptown in Minneapolis. Terrance was unarmed and had committed no crime, yet the police apparently abridged his constitutional right to trial by shooting him 5 times in the back of the head and twice in the back. This shooting took place in a climate in which police have acted violently, and hateful toward people of color especially.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman assured the public he would be an impartial investigator. However in a recent Star Tribune article he revealed himself to be far from impartial, pointedly blaming Franklin for causing his own death and implying that because Franklin had been accused of a crime it justified his death at the hands of the police.
Now while publicly saying they won’t release information until after the grand jury hearing, his office is privately releasing information, which just may be planted evidence—to the press.

WE demand a new a fair and impartial investigation
WE demand prosecution of Lucas Peterson & other officers who had a hand in Franklin’s death
***SAT.AUG.24, 2013: 50th ANNIVERSARY MARCH ON WASAGHINGTON TC EVENTS
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Three Events to Honor the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
1. MARCH to CLOSE the GAPS
2. Reflections from Minnesota Civil Rights activists and elected officials
3. Jazz Festival

MARCH to CLOSE the GAPS - SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013

10:30am
EVENT #1 - MARCH to CLOSE the GAPS
Bring your contingency, signs and banner
Gather at Sabathani Community Center
310 East 38th Street, Mpls 55409

11:00am
Rally, Speeches, and Call to Action
12:00pm
The Sabathanites will kick off the MARCH to CLOSE the GAPS
12:30pm

EVENT #2 - REFLECTIONS AND CALL TO ACTION
Reflections from Minnesota Civil Rights activists and elected officials
Rev. Dr. King Luther King Jr. Park, 4055 Nicollet Avenue South, Mpls 55409
1:15pm - 7pm

EVENT #3 - JAZZ FESTIVAL
12th Freedom Jazz Festival with W. Rayford Johnson
Rev. Dr. King Luther King Jr. Park