On this edition of Making Contact we go from Cape Town, South Africa to Los Angeles and Oakland, California— three cities grappling with evictions, displacement, and homelessness.
Needa Bee, Oakland-based housing advocate; Messiah Ali, Oakland resident; Tom Waldman, Director of Communications, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority; Flora Harris, C-3 Program Director, St. Joseph Center; Chyheeb Joseph, Outreach Worker, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority; Riyaadh Najaar, pigeon racer who was relocated during Apartheid; Delia Adrian and Shahied Mizenheimer, District 6 residents; Jane Roberts , Blikkiesdorp resident.
Host: Monica Lopez
Producers: Monica Lopez, Marie Choi, RJ Lozada, Anita Johnson
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor and Audience Engagement Director: Sabine Blaizin
Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker
Contributing Producers: Tony Andrews, Kimon de Greef, Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez