Making Contact

Not Throw Away Women: Black and Indigenous Women Disrupt Violence

No Trow Away ShowOn today’s show we’re exploring how some women have been dehumanized to the point of indifference. We’ll learn how one community is undoing the silence around the violence women of color face. We’ll also hear about how serial killers were able to hunt down mostly Black women for three decades in South Los Angeles. Then we’ll take you to the Yucatan where pregnant indigenous women struggle under a health care system failing to provide proper medical care.

Rochelle Robinson, Making Contact Fellow; Kimberly Smith; Gabrielle Rae Travis,  Her Resilience Community Outreach Coordinator; Margaret Prescod founder of Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of KPFK’s Sojourner Truth; Nick Broomfiled, Director of The Grim Sleeper; Mirna Aracely Tuz Acosta, Safe Maternity for the Indigenous Population in East Yucatan; and Neyi Amparo Cime Arceo, resident of Xanlah.

Featured music:
Blue Dot Sessions, Farsical Slow Driver
Trans Alp, Gnossienne N1
Blue Dot Sessions, Tanguedo
Black Ant, Fater Lee
Blue Dot Sessions, Inside the Origami Violin
Broke For Free, Night Owl
Phour Trakk, Long Transfer
Trans Alp, Gnossienne N3
Kai Engel, Written in Ink

Archival Footage:
AP, New Sketches of California Serial Killer, December 18, 2009
ABC News, Grim Sleepers Mysterious Photos

More information:
Her Resilience
Kimberly Robertson’s obituary
Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders
Sojourner Truth Radio
HBO Tales of the Grim Sleeper
LA Weekly, Grim Sleeper Returns: He’s Murdering Angelenos, As Cops Hunt His DNA
The Grim Sleeper timeline!date=1985-07-10_14:46:16!
Nick Broomfield
Sociedad Mexicana Pro Derechos de la Mujer, A.C.
Accountability in Maternal and Reproductive Health: Experiences from Civil Society from India, Mexico, and Nigeria
Femicide in Mexico: Mapping of Silence


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