- Published on Saturday, 27 June 2015 21:11
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PACIFICA NATIONAL BOARD RESOLUTION: END RACE-HATE
Whereas, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, nine people – Cynthia Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Rev. DePayne Middleton Doctor, Rev. Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Sanders, Rev. Daniel L. Simmons Sr., Rev. Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and Myra Thompson – were engaged in the act of prayer when they were murdered in the “Mother” Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina by a self-identified white supremacist, and
Whereas, the AME denomination came into existence as a specific rejection of racially discriminatory treatment and is known for their commitment to social justice, and
Whereas, the Pacifica mission requires us to help build “a lasting understanding between nations and between the individuals of all nations, races, creeds and colors; to gather and disseminate information on the causes of conflict between any and all of such groups; and through any and all means compatible with the purposes of this Foundation to promote the study of political and economic problems and of the causes of religious, philosophical and racial antagonisms”, and
Whereas racial hatred plays a large part in the oppression of peoples around the world including in the retroactive de-nationalization of Dominicans of Haitian ancestry and the expulsion of Haitian people from the Dominican Republic, be it hereby resolved that
The Pacifica National Board calls upon foundation broadcasters to utilize the airwaves to present programming that identifies, analyzes, and reduces this destructive element.
Passed without objection by the Pacifica National Board.
(KPFT Director Teresa Allen registered her abstention.)
June 25, 2015
- Published on Sunday, 31 May 2015 16:03
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- Published on Friday, 05 June 2015 01:50
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This summer, some listeners will choose WBAI’s next governing Local Station Board.
Will your voice be heard?
We urge you to secure membership now and bring the station closer to its Spring fundraising goal in a single dollar-stretching move:
The “best deal of the drive” seems to be a $50 pledge for the thank you gift consisting of a pair of tickets to Amiri Baraka’s play about W.E.B. Du Bois, “The Most Dangerous Man in America” and an interview with its producer Woodie King, along with the “Book of Negroes” DVD set.
Pledge online using this link: http://www.give2wbai.org/product_p/pd0508.htm
Or call 212-209-2950 at any time before the drive ends on June 7, and ask for the “Black Lives Matter: Past, Present, Future” package.
And when you pledge $50, membership can be established for you and another member of your household. Feel free to add a comment about your favorite show(s) or something you’d like to hear a lot more or a bit less on the air.
Remember that only those who have contributed at least $25 since last July 15 will be able to elect board members. The local board shapes the station’s direction and therefore much depends on your vote.
WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign
P.S. We agree that the real bargain is the station itself. While its contribution to building a better world cannot be measured in dollars, it needs your dollars to operate.