FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KPFK 90.7 FM Pacifica Radio - Los Angeles
Labor Teach-in Hosted by KPFK’s Henry Walton at The Last Bookstore
June 8, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA. KPFK 90.7 and Labor Review present a panel discussion on the economy, work and poverty, moderated by labor show host Henry Walton of Labor Review (Sundays 8:30am) at The Last Bookstore (www.lastbookstorela.com), Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 3 - 7pm. The panel discussion will be recorded and broadcast on a later date by KPFK 90.7 FM.
Experts in economy, labor and the issues surrounding poverty have been invited from community groups, faith-based organizations and unions to participate in an in-depth panel discussion. Union activists, authors, students, homeless persons, foreclosure victims and their advocates, renters, health care providers, small business persons, and the working poor will be present to represent their unique perspectives on the current economic condition of the world.
Confirmed participants include: Janice Heinritz-Canterbury (California Alliance for Retired Americans – C.A.R.A.) * Lisa Patrick-Mudd (Administrative and Project Coordinator for Labor United for Universal Health Care) * Larry Aubry (L.A. Sentinel Newspaper, Community Consultant, Former member Inglewood City Council) * Lee Boek (Labor Historian, Actor, Community & Labor Activist) * Erwin Kaplan (First African American Editorialist for the L.A. Times, Author of Rodney King Remembered Article) * Pete White (Los Angeles Community Action Network co-founder / co-director) * Cliff Tasner (a.k.a. Felonius Ax, Billionaire; Musician, Composer, Social Satirist, Community Activist, and actor) * Jim Lafferty (Executive Director of the Lawyers Guild L.A. Chapter, Active Participant in Occupy L.A. Legal Negotiations with the city and LAPD, and Host of The Lawyers Guild KPFK 90.7) * Alan Minsky, KPFK interim Program Director.
The program will consist of a two-hour panel discussion and questions, followed by two hours of break-out groups planning a strategy to drive our communities to a more effective and equitable position. All present shall share in efforts to develop solutions that can reverse the current disintegration of economic opportunity in our communities.
KPFK 90.7 FM is listener-sponsored Pacifica Radio for Southern California, established in 1959 as part of the Pacifica Foundation founded in 1949 by pacifist Lewis Hill. We are a public media operation consisting of artists, activists and journalists, providing a commercial-free broadcast service for progressive political ideas, grassroots movements and the art and culture impacting our local communities and shaping our world. Broadcasting on 112,000 watts, our signal is heard from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border and east to the desert and the San Bernardino Mountains. Learn more at www.kpfk.org.
Alan Minsky, Program Director