Today on Your Call: Who are your local heroes?

Sep 13, 2012

On the next Your Call, we’re speaking with the winners of the Ella Baker Center’s “2012 Ellas.” This award honors leaders who are working to build strong communities and inspire others to promote peace, justice and opportunity.  The awardees have tackled issues like racial justice, at-risk youth, and immigrant rights. Who have you seen fighting for social justice in your community? And how do you think they deserve to be recognized? Join us at 10pm PST or leave a comment here. It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Father Greg Boyle, director and founder of Homeboy Industries, which aids at-risk youth and former gang members

Rinku Sen, executive director of the Applied Research Center, which advocates for racial justice through media, research, and activism

Andrea Mercado, organizing director for Mujeres Unidas y Activas, which assists women who have faced domestic violence and fights for social and economic justice for immigrants

Resources:

2012 Ellas

Homeboy Industries 

Applied Research Center

Mujeres Unidas y Activas