Clean, fresh water is one of our most precious natural resources. This week Making Contact contributor Maria Doerr looks at what is being done to safeguard the watersheds of Mexico City— the natural water systems that provide water to one of the largest metropolises in the world. Featuring:   Jürgen Hoth, Conservation International Mexico; Dr. … Continued

On September 9, 2016, prisoners across the U.S. went on strike.  In Michigan’s low security Kinross prison, workers assigned to kitchen duties refused to report to their shifts.  Hundreds gathered to protest in the prison yard. The strike spread like a prairie fire.  Nationally, 24,000 prisoners participated, making it the largest prisoner labor strike in … Continued

Daze of Justice is the intimate story of  trailblazing Cambodian-American women who break decades of silence, abandoning the security of their American homes on a journey back into Cambodia’s killing fields, only this time not as victims but as witnesses determined to resurrect the memory of their loved ones before the UN Special Tribunal prosecuting … Continued

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 50 years ago, and is widely remembered for his speech, ‘I Have a Dream.’ Journalist Gary Younge analyzes the King’s speech, delivered on the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, highlighting the day’s tensions, and the importance of remembering the entirety of King’s message and evolution as a … Continued

The Seekers, is the first in a two-part documentary series that examines the experiences of Central American migrants seeking asylum in the US. El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala are among the most dangerous countries in the world for women. Each year, thousands of women flee from these Northern Triangle Countries to escape the brutality that … Continued

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Making Contact – March 23, 2018

Covering the movements, issues and people fighting for some of the most important social justice issues of our time. Hosted by Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, RJ Lozada and Anita Jonhson. Sign up for program alerts and sneak peeks from Making Contact at

Alex Vitale is Professor of Sociology and coordinator of the Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College. Vitale’s book The End of Policing, is an accessible study of police history as an imperial tool for social control that continues to exacerbate class and racial tensions. Vitale also goes deep into the shortcomings of reform … Continued

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. Some Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America – more sophisticated and more … Continued