Making Contact

Fallen Heroes of 2016

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 2016.


Joani Blank, founder of Good Vibrations; Carol Queen, Sexologist; Darren Seals, Ferguson activist; Ebony Williams, Chosen Diamonds mentor; Berta Caceres, co-founder of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH); Silvio Carillo, journalist and nephew of Berta Careres; Cedric Robinson, UC Santa Barbara professor and author of Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition; Robin Kelley, UCLA Black Studies and History professor;  Tom Rainey-Smith, Amnesty International Korea coordinator; Luis de la Garza, Member of La Colectiva; Horacio N. Roque Ramirez, Queer [email protected] oral historian


Host: Andrew Stelzer
Producers: Monica Lopez, Marie Choi, RJ Lozada, Anita Johnson, Andrew Stelzer
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor and Audience Engagement Director: Sabine Blaizin
Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker

More information:

Joani Blank
Good Vibrations
Carol Queen
Justice for Berta
Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH)
Silvio Carrillo
Cedric J. Robinson: the Making of a Black Radical Intellectual
Robin D. G. Kelley
Horacio N. Roque Ramírez: Presente!

Videos, articles ETC:

The Malleable Memory of Darren Seals
Who killed Ferguson activist Darren Seals?

Who Killed Darren Seals and Why
Farmer Baek Nam-gi Dies in South Korea
After South Korean farmer’s death, family continues fight for justice
Berta Cáceres, Honduran human rights and environment activist, murdered
Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition
In Memoriam: Horacio N. Roque Ramirez
Radical Thought: Cedric J. Robinson
Korean farmer Baek Nam Gi-Korean critically injured by police water cannons
How Muhammad Ali influenced the Civil Rights Movement
The Media Monopoly 6th Edition by Ben H. Bagdikian
Goldman Prize Recipient Berta Cáceres

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