Sun. 12/28 7p: Whether it’s discovering your identity or reclaiming your identity: knowing who you are and where you come from is empowering. We’ve compiled our best segments from 2014 that focus on identity. I Self Devine and Brother Ali, two powerful artists, will talk about their how identity is expressed through music and hip hop. To help us understand why Chicano Studies was banned in some Arizona schools, we have an educational and emotional montage of Chicanos and Chicanas Nuevo Mexicana sharing why this is their chosen identity.
12/21 7p: Sunday’s show discusses food justice, the occupation of Palestine, and the ongoing tragedy in Syria. We hear about the parallels between Palestine and New Mexico from Rodrigo Rodriguez, organizer and coordinator of SWOP’s community food justice initiative, “Project Feed the Hood”, who recently returned from a trip to the West Bank. Hazami Barmada, a Syrian-Palestinian human rights activist, also joins us to discuss her advocacy, as well as her involvement with the Peace and Hope Art Project. Tune in Sunday at 7 p.m. on KUNM 89.9 FM.
Sun. 12/14 7p: The Outpost Performance Spaces gives young people in our community a place to celebrate their musical creativity through their monthly Roust the House: Teen Performance Nights. This Sunday, we’ll be bringing you sounds from Roust the House. We’ll hear an incredible variety of music from some of the most talented young musicians in our community, as well as interviews with Tom Guralnick, founder of the Outpost, and Roust the House Coordinator/Performer Sage McKay.
Sun. 12/7 7p: The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter connects tweets to the streets as thousands of Americans have marched to demand justice for Mike Brown, Eric Garner and all black lives that have been taken because of state violence. Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, discusses the campaign and its origins.
11/30 7p: How can we stand in solidarity with #Ayotzinapa? This Sunday, we talk with student organizer Gio Acosta about how students in Ciudad Juarez are approaching this latest round of violence in Mexico. We also speak with Kent Paterson, editor of Frontera NorteSur, about the historical context of the Ayotzinapa disappearances. Listen Sunday on KUNM 89.9 FM at 7 p.m.
Sun 11/23 7p: Major donors took an antagonistic position against American Indian Studies professor, Steven Salaita, for taking a critical stance in his tweets. Pressure from the donors ended his tenured position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Listen to Steven talk about his work and what has happened since his termination.
Sun. 11/16 7p: It’s been 50 years since Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills earned his medal. Sunday, Billy talks with GJ about his Indigenous heritage, competing in the Olympics and how he continues to give back to his community. Our next segment features voices from The Gathering of Nations talking about Native American stereotypes and what they want non-Native groups to know about them. Tune in to KUNM 89.9 FM Sunday at 7 p.m.
Sun 11/9 7p: How does the human brain learn? The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is hosting the The Wonder of Learning: The Hundred Languages of Learning exhibit through November 30. Every city that hosts the Wonder of Learning exhibit increases its focus their local communities’ early education programs. This Sunday, Baji Rankin, executive director of NMAEYC and Mimi Stewart, State Representative of District 21, weigh in on what New Mexico educators, families and communities can learn from visiting the exhibit.
Sun. 11/2 7p: What’s on this year’s ballot? Which races are most going to impact our state moving forward? This Sunday, New Mexico news and politics blogger Joe Monahan explains the importance of this week’s election. Also, attorney and political analyst Laura Sanchez shares her insight on voting and why showing up to the polls matters. During the show, both Joe and Laura give us a look at both sides of the governor’s race. Tune in Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. on KUNM 89.9 FM.
Sun. 10/26 7p: Where do you see yourself in four years? What policies or positions will impact your future? This Sunday, OLE’s Andrea Serrano joins us to discuss the importance of youth being involved in the electoral process. We also hear from young people about the issues that are important to them in this upcoming election. But voting isn’t just about selecting a candidate either. At Young Women United's “YES For Mental Health Solutions” event, families and advocates expressed their support for more services and funding for mental health. We bring you voices from this event.
Sun. 10/19 7p: Josh Ruebner, author of “Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace”, speaks with GJ about Obama’s contradicting position on Middle East policy. Our next segment features activists who marched for decolonization in the Indigenous People's Tour on Columbus Day. Tune in to KUNM 89.9 FM to hear these powerful voices on occupation and resistance.
Sun. 10/12 7p: “Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
This Sunday, Generation Justice in collaboration with Native Health Initiative celebrate love-inspired work going on in New Mexico. We’ll hear from the community about incorporating love into solutions for social justice issues.
Sun. 10/5, 7p: In 1964, more than 700 students from around the country joined organizers and locals in Mississippi to demand rights for black voters. Fifty years later, hundreds gathered to recognize the accomplishments of #FreedomSummer and to talk about ways to continue to build on the lessons of 1964. GJ COIN Intern, Cecy Frescas, attended the celebration and gathered stories and reflection from attendees. Lucia Martinez, also a GJ COIN intern, explores Chican@ identity through a collection of local voices that share how they love their Chican@ identity and what it means to them.
Sun. 9/28, 7p: As many as 400,000 people marched the streets of New York City in support of climate change last Sunday. It was the largest climate march in history but mainstream news hardly covered the event. In fact, according to a Media Matters study, the Sunday shows on NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox spent only a combined 27 minutes on the topic of climate change in 2013. This week, Generation Justice will air interviews with students, people of color, and artists who attended the Peoples Climate March.
Sun. 9/21, 7p: Obama’s delayed announcement on immigration forces millions of immigrants to live under the threat of deportation for at least 60 more days. What toll does this uncertainty take on day to day life? Tune in to hear from youth from the UNM Dream Team.
Sun. 9/14, 7p: The largest pipeline in the U.S. is from school to prison. No country incarcerates a higher percentage of its population than the United States. And the majority of incarcerated individuals in the U.S. are people of color. Tune in to hear Generation Justice's coverage of the SouthWest Organizing Project's forum on the school-to-prison pipeline, where youth shared their thoughts on the criminalization of young people.
Sun. 6/22 7p: Mentors are a valuable resource to the community and can play a huge role in the lives and development of young people. This week’s show highlights the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in New Mexico by speaking with Chief of Marketing and Outreach Sharon Tenorio, and Big Sister Denise Nava.
Sun. 5/11 7p: For Mother’s Day our show featured the 28th Annual Women on the Move Awards, presented by YWCA Middle Rio Grande. Speakers include Major General Sandra Finan, recipient of La Estrella award, and Jennifer Metzler of Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, who was named “Woman to be Reckoned With.”
Our own Roberta Rael was also honored as a Woman on the Move!
Sun. 4/13 7p: The Empowerment Through Music: Digital Technology Project or the New Mexico Jazz Workshop is a program dedicated to freeing the voices of incarcerated youth. Pauly Denetclaw talks with Audra Blea, also known as Lil' Threat Loca, and Alyson Steinman about the young people they work with. All the songs this week are original works by the young people in the Empowerment Through Music: Digital Technology Project. Generation Justice is excited to be collaborating with the New Mexico Jazz Workshop for this special program.
Sun. 4/6 7p: Generation Justice will host a community panel featuring journalist David Correia and Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino, discussing the historical analysis of militarization of police departments and the decline of mental health resources and how this correlates to where we are at today. We are also joined by local community organizers, Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center Coordinator Sue Schuurman, representative from A.N.S.W.E.R Gloria Rebar, and Kenneth Guy Ellis II, father of the late Kenneth Guy Ellis III, who will talk about the current situation and plans of action.
This week’s show we aired interviews we did at the 2011 Cesar Chavez Day celebrations. Interviews include the legendary Dolores Huerta, Representative Ben Ray Lujan, Crystal Zamora, Maclovia Sanchez de Zamora, Andrea Serrano, and then Representative, now Senator, Martin Heinrich. We also have announcements about some important upcoming community events!
Sun. 3/16 7p: Generation Justice will feature Hembras de Pluma, a collective of women artists who have come together to present personal stories of childhood, growing older, loss, love, grief and joy. They will be joining Generation Justice on Sunday to talk about the inspiration behind their work, and sharing excerpts from their upcoming performances.
Sun. 3/2 7p: ART Is ACTIVISM! Producer Luna Olavarria Gallegos looks at the connection between Art and Activism. We’ll hear from Alina Tavares Shelly and Alma Olavarria Gallegos, about their interview with the Panamanian duo Los Rakas. The show also features nationally recognized Hip Hop Activists I Self Devine and Brother Ali, interviewed by Jason Fuller and Markus Beruman.
Sun. 2/23 7p: Curious about what happened this legislative session? This week we’ll be talking with a panel of policy experts discussing recent important legislative outcomes. Tune in to hear what happened with education, taxes, the living wage, and early childhood education during the session. As always, we're on-air Sundays at 7pm!
Sun. 2/16 7p This week’s show focuses on one of our core values, love! We’ll be hearing from Generation Justice staff and youth about what love means to them, including romantic love, love of self, love of community, and love of family and friends. We’ll also hear Brittany Tsosie’s interview with Taos fashion designer Patricia Michaels about marriage equality. Tune in Sunday at 7pm to hear the show!
Sun. 2/9 7p This week’ show honors Black History Month. On Saturday January 25, 2014 the University of New Mexico hosted the 2014 Africana Studies at UNM Black History Month Kickoff. Sunday’s show featured the guests of honor at the Kick-off: Sybrina Fulton who is the mother of Trayvon Martin and Edward Lewis the co-founder of Essence Communication Inc. and Latina Magazine.
Sun. 2/2 7p: This show will continue our focus on the New Mexico 2014 legislature with a discussion with the New Mexico Coalition for Equity and Justice. They are an intergenerational, statewide coalition focused on educational access, equity, inclusion, and justice. We’ll also hear from young leaders who participated in Children and Youth Day at the legislature.
Sun. 12/15 7p: Did you know that many young people do not know the details of Nelson Mandela's life and work? This week, Generation Justice will have youth talk about what they were NOT taught in school--even in college--about this legend. We'll also have music commemorating the struggle to end apartheid, so tune in!
San Felipe Pueblo youth and Generation Justice Fellow Pauly Denetclaw discuss the impact of diabetes.
Sun. 12/8 7p: Generation Justice presents a show from the Youth Health Literacy Project (#YHLP) on diabetes awareness. The show features powerful personal and community stories about the impact of diabetes.