KUNM

Seeking Peace After Orlando

Jun 13, 2016

 

KUNM Call In Show 6/16 8a:

In the wake of a tragic hate crime at an Orlando, Florida nightclub that left 49 people dead, how do we talk about violence against America’s LGBTQ community and people of color? We’ll dive into issues including bigotry, violence and the national debate over gun policy.

Help us frame the conversation to avoid the political echo chamber. Let’s talk about healing and how to keep our communities safe. We’d like to hear from you. Email callinshow@kunm.org or call in during the show.

Guests:
• Israel Chávez, development director, Equality New Mexico
• Andrea Quijada, media justice advocate and queer Chicana
• Samia Assad, local human rights activist
• Faisal Nabulsi, vice president, Islamic Center of New Mexico

Resources:
N.M. Crisis and Access Line: 1-855-662-7474
Agora Crisis Center: 505-277-3013
Equality New Mexico
Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico
LGBTQ Resource Center at UNM
Young Women United
Under 21 Group
Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity
N.M. Gay Straight Alliance Network

Further reading:

Opinion:

Here's a segment from the new series on guns in America on New Mexico PBS's New Mexico in Focus looking at the relationship between guns and domestic violence. This weekend in Roswell, five people, a woman and her four children, were shot and killed. Police have a suspect in custody, the father and husband, Juan David Villegas-Hernandez.