Haitian migrants at a makeshift shelter in Brasiléia, Acre, Brazil, 2014. Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, over 100,000 Haitians have migrated to Brazil. Photo courtesy of Luciano Pontes/Secom is licensed under CC 3.0
On today’s show:
Shanti Singh, Communications & Legislative Director at Tenants Together (@TenantsTogether) joins us to discuss the looming eviction crisis as the state’s eviction moratorium comes to an end this month.
Juan A. Lozano (@juanlozano70), a reporter for The Associated Press joins us from El Rio, Texas. Marleine Bastien, founder and Executive Director of Family Action Network Movement, a Haitian immigrant advocacy organization also joins us from Washington, DC to discuss the United States’ move to deport thousands of Haitian migrants camped beneath a bridge on the Texas border.
We bring you some poetry from Avotcja, award-winning poet, multi-instrumentalist and host of KPFA’s Bebop Cubop and The Musical Truth, which airs on Tuesday at 8 PM Pacific. She performed this piece at the Black Women’s Blues Festival co-sponsored by KPFA on August 22.