Let's Talk New Mexico 6/11, 8a: June is Pride month, and in the midst of mass demonstrations for racial justice and an ongoing pandemic, this year’s celebration will undoubtedly look different. On this week's call-in show, we look at the black roots of Pride, including the 1969 Stonewall uprising that paved the way for LGBTQ rights today. We’ll hear about the contributions of Black and Brown trans and cis women, and trans people of other genders, in the local and global Pride movement. And we'll ask how the Black Lives Matter movement influences this year’s events. We want to hear from you! How do you celebrate Pride? Email email@example.com, use the hashtag #LetsTalkNM on Twitter, or call in live during the show at 277-5866.
Rev. A.O. Ferguson (they/their) is a lecturer and a Spiritual Care Specialist at UNMH, focused on pallative and psychosocial care. A.O. works with people and families at the end of life.
Bré Anne Rivera (she/her) is the Groundswell Fund program fellow of the Black Trans Fund; which is rooted in her experience as a former executive director of an under-resourced grassroots organization and her commitment to supporting abundance within Black trans movements.
Caro Acuña-Olvera (she/her) is a queer feminist of color, a musician, anti-racism activist, grassroots fundraiser and youth mentor. She is co-chair of the national organization Peace Action, and is one of the founding members of the Albuquerque Un-Occupy movement.
Tenzin Malaika-Huisman (he/his) is a 16 year old, African-European-American transgender teen. Tenzin is part of the LGBTQ community and a sophomore in high school.
Freddie McCalmant-Bell, (he/his) is a fashion stylist and owner of Freddie’s Styling in Albuquerque, an androgynous clothing store that supports queer artists. When Freddy performs as one of the few Black drag queens in Albuquerque, Avery Taureaux (she/her), her goal is to represent the voices of the queer, cis, and non-binary community.
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