Broadcasting out of somewhere East LA comes Radio Sombra.Â Their site says:
â€œFrom the shadows comes the light!â€
An independent community internet radio station that will bring a new voice to the communities in East Los Angeles.
Programming will be open and accessible to the community.
From community organizations to political artists like Zack de La Rocha, Radio Sombra will keep it real on the dial.
As a way to fund the project, Radio Sombra will Â be presenting Film Nights on varied topics at Centro de ComunicaciÃ³n Comunitaria.
This Thursday brings :
A special screening & presentation, by film maker, SimÃ³n Sedilloa of “Xip Xop Oaxaca.”
Taken from the Radio Sombra’s Â Blog:
(2009 Mexico, Oaxaca: 50 mins) Spanish w/ English Subtitles
â€œXip Xop oaXacaâ€ Hip Hop is alive and well today all over the world.. This film is just another piece of evidence that by taking back identity, territory and community, Hip Hop can be part of a movement for hood liberation. In Oaxaca, Mexico we see one more city in which young people continue to speak truth to power through Hip Hop.
Presentation by Simon Sedillo: Indigenous Strategies for Hood Liberation
This presentation identifies several specific institutions, which threaten the lives of average everyday people everywhere. From banks and corporations to non-profits and universities, to prisons, weapons and drugs; what role do these institutions and industries have in making the poor stay poor, while making the rich get richer? This presentation shows how the devaluation of traditional forms of self governance and self determination, has lead to the criminalization of entire sectors of society. Finally this demonstration shares some indigenous strategies for self determination as guides for urban community (hood) liberation.
For more info:
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Los Angeles, CA 90063
Boyle Heights- East Los Angeles
Just below Self Help Graphics