Programmers of Colour Collective, The 4% Challenge, Ending Slavery in Utah???, League of Women Voters, Sneaking Into Movies, and Autumn Thatcher
It’s Day 1 of the Utah Legislature. Our partnership with the League of Women Voters of Utah is back in action. They’ll be sending someone to the show Monday through Thursday nights to report back on what they’ve seen and issues of interest.
Utah Representative Sandra Hollins, the first black woman elected to the Utah Legislature. She is a Democrat from Salt Lake City, representing District 23 in the Utah House of Representatives. At the MLK annual memorial luncheon last week, she was recognized with the NAACP’s Rosa Parks Award. In her comments, she announced a campaign to eliminate slavery and involuntary servitude as an option to punish criminals in the Beehive State.
We shared a clip from Reverend Monica Hall of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Ogden reading her call to action in a letter to the editor published by The Deseret News. Titled, Listen To The Voices of The People, Reverend Hall, reflects on Dr Martin Luther King and talks about carrying on King's legacy with the Poor People's Campaign.
Lucy Mukerjee talked about the launch of Programmers of Colour Collective2. Currently boasting 85 members from around the world, its stated mission is to stimulate conversation that would lead to a greater representation of diversity within film programming and international film festival staffing.
Lara got an interview with actress Tessa Thompson who talked about the #4percent challenge to work with more female directors.
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RadioACTive is a production of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah. Tonight's team included: