Thousands of local social justice organizers passed away this year. People doing crucial work in their communities, whose deaths didn’t make the headlines. On this edition of Making Contact, we’ll hear about some of the fallen heroes of 2015.
John Warshow, anti-nuclear campaigner and hydro power developer; Grace Lee Boggs, Boggs Center founder; Juan Evans, trans activist; Hashem Al-Azzeh, Palestinian peace activist; Hank Williams, Platform Summit founder; Dori Maynard, president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education; Shannon Williams, Sex Workers Outreach project board co-chair; Emiliano Amor Mataka, Valley Improvement Projects co-founder; Danny Schechter; author and media critic; Naomi Akers, St James infirmary Executive Director; Everette Thompson, former co-director of the Racial Justice Action Center; Rob Yanagida, Michelle Puckett, National Network of Visionary Organizers members; Hishem Sharabati, Hebron Defense Committee activist; Martin Reynolds; Oakland Tribune Senior Editor; John Mataka, Central California Environmental Justice Network co-founder.
Host: Andrew Stelzer
Producers: Laura Flynn, Andrew Stelzer, Jasmin Lopez
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor: Kwan Booth