DefendersLIVE is a production of the Defenders for Freedom, Justice and Equality presenting news, issues and events relevant to the greater Richmond community, from the perspective of the Black Community and with a particular focus on the people in our community who live and struggle in poverty, the working class and those with a progressive political perspective.
The program seeks to draw the connections between local, national and international contexts for both historical and contemporary understanding. Using an informal, conversational style, DefendersLIVE also seeks to stimulate critical thinking in its audience and its guests by guiding them through an organic dialogue that demonstrates the persona as well as the perspectives and accomplishments of the guest. DefendersLIVE airs Mondays at noon.
Recent Blog Entries
Today at Noon, Phil Wilayto is Ana's guest on DefendersLIVE. They'll discuss the new issue of the Virginia Defender, this week's key stories and, of course, the local and national elections...
10/1/12 Today We’re Locally Focused
Richmond author Gigi Amateau discusses her latest book, Come August Come Freedom. This young adult historical novel provides the backdrop for discussing the origins, implications and process of telling the story of Gabriel's Rebellion though the perspectives of the women in Gabriel's life. Gabriel, an enslaved blacksmith, was the last of 26 freedom-fighter conspirators executed, and the last of many hung on the city gallows on the site of Richmond's African Burial Ground. Raising the story of Gabriel's rebellion and the visibility of Black history in Richmond for their intrinsic roles in the history of Richmond, of Virginia's role in the earliest decades of the US as a nation is an important dynamic for people who claim an American identity. The intimacy with which this story is told allows the reader to imagine this place in those times, and the struggles of those people in these times. Personal and political.
6/18/12 The Secrets of Mary Bowser
5/1/12 Defenders Live
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3/13/12 Defenders Live
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