Monday, July 2, 2012

Today on DefendersLIVE

Back in the seat of the Live Room Studio B, your host will chat about the week's issues. On her mind today: the myriad of terms born every 20 years or so to justify displacement of poor people from their homes, even a reach back to when that meant displacement of our primal homes (our bodies). If we don't have a collective right to self-determination of our oppressed bodies (aka human rights) what have we?

and in case you didn't know...

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DefendersLIVE receives African Community Network (ACN) Community Leadership Award in recognition for outstanding leadership an dedication in the African Community. Presented on Sat., June 2, 2012, host Ana Edwards was one of 19 individuals and organizations recognized during the African immigrant support network's first annual fundraising dinner at the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls. The award acknowledged the ACN Interview Series of 2010 and 2011 during which representatives of many of the ACN's member nations were guests of DefendersLIVE in order to bring brief introductions of these African nations, featuring geographic, cultural, historical and contemporary dynamics, to Richmond listeners.

Presented by the ACN, Humanity Helping Sudan and Global Outreach for Humanity Foundation, more than 120 people attended the 4 hour program of live music and dance, storytelling, food, fashion and presentations including from featured speaker Reginald Gordon, executive director of the American Red Cross, Richmond Chapter. It was through the facilitation of Mr. Gordon and former Red Cross staffer Peter Von Der Lippe that the ACN was first formed to facilitate the agency's multicultural emergency preparedness outreach. 

To see pictures and learn more about the African Community Network visit 

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