Voices Radio: Bus Riders Union film review – Channing Martinez and Barbara Lott Holland.
Today on Voices Radio Channing Martinez, Producer and co-host of Voices From the Frontlines, and Barbara Lott Holland, long time member of the Bus Riders Union and Associate Director of the Labor Community Strategy Center, review The Strategy Center’s Bus Riders Union film, and the economic racism that is at the core of MTA’s transit-racist narrative. Some of the featured fighters are The Labor Community Strategy Center’s Director, Eric Mann, Della Bonner, Rosio Mendiola, Kwanza Ramsey, Connie Rice, and many others.
The film will be featured on the opening night of the Pan African Film Festival. https://www.paff.org/films/#!/film/bus_riders_union
They discuss the issues that were part of the fight to create a better more sustainable Los Angeles, starting with the MTA, a decent decree which was won in court, and the fight that the union had to continue in the streets in order to keep the MTA accountable. The union won $2.5 billion in transit improvements. The union still maintains the fight. Take a listen to the show and tell us what you think and join the fight! Purchase tickets to the Bus Riders Union Film on February 12 @6pm here: http://bit.ly/2FHcbPI
Accompanying this review of the Bus Riders Union film, and the continued fight to end transit-racism, is a poem about Aretha Franklin, by Nikki Giovanni.
Take a listen.