Generation Justice - KUNM Youth Radio

Sunday 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Generation Justice inspires youth to become media makers committed to social transformation.

2/16 7p: This week on Generation Justice, we spoke with Rosalinda Dorado Mendoza from El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos and Zoe Hughes from New Mexico Asian Family Center about the 2020 Census and its importance.

David Rogers, the executive director of Dual Language Education Of New Mexico(DLeNM) shares information about important legislation on Dual language and multicultural education.


2.2.20 - Las Mujeres for Avenida Dolores Huerta

Feb 24, 2020

2/2 7p: Generation Justice speaks with Diana Montoya and Angi Gonzales Carver, of Las Mujeres, an organization that works on women's and children's issues in New Mexico. The two share about the initiative to establish Avenida Dolores Huerta in Albuquerque. 

1.26.20 - New Mexico's Kids Count Data

Jan 28, 2020

1/26 7p: What can lawmakers do to help children in New Mexico?

This week on Generation Justice, we spoke with NM Voices for Children Deputy Director, Amber Wallin, about teen/child well-being in our state and the 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book.

Each year, New Mexico Voices for Children releases the Kids Count data in preparation for the New Mexico State legislative session. Tune in to hear how our kids are doing and get an update on the events happening at the Roundhouse. 


1/19 7p:  This week, we take you to "Supporting a Safe Campus Environment: Preventing Gun Violence and Racism, " a community forum hosted by The UNM College of Population Health in partnership with entities across campus and the community. The forum was hosted by UNM College for Population Health in November 2019.

12.22.19 - A Conversation with Gloria Tristani

Jan 28, 2020

12/22 7p: This week on Generation Justice, we celebrate intergenerational learning! Youth producer Adiana Cordova speaks with Gloria Tristani, a former commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and for the New Mexico State Corporation Commission.

Gloria shares about her journey to policy work; the women who helped shape her; and her advice for young women of color.

"You gotta tell em', I'm smart. I'm educated. I'm committed. I'm passionate."



12.8.19 - Dr. Tommy J. Curry

Dec 9, 2019

12/8 7p:  Where in academia are the experiences of black men and boys told and justified? This week, we hear from Professor Tommy J. Curry, author of the book The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood, and Personal Chair of Africana Philosophy & Black Male Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Curry helps us to unpack the narratives about black men and boys that have been distorted in history, media, and academia

11.24.19 - Gratitude 2019

Nov 25, 2019

11/24 7p: What do you have gratitude for? In this season of thanks, GJ youth and staff took time to share what they hold gratitude for. Tune in and let these messages of love put a smile on your face. 

11.17.19 - Climate Stories Through Art

Nov 18, 2019

11/17 7p: This fall 516 Arts and several community partners, including artists from the University of New Mexico, collaborated to create the exhibit, Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande. This regional collaboration includes exhibits, lectures, live performance art, and more.

Tune in to hear from co-curator, Professor Subhankar Banerjee, and contributing artists, laura c. carlson, and Dylan McLaughlin. Our youth producers also share some of the local events happening in the Albuquerque area! 

11/10 7p: Generation Justice is proud to announce the 2019/2020 Cultivating Leaders Practicum Program is off to an exciting start!

11.5.19 - Interview with Wake Self

Nov 5, 2019

11/5 7p: Our community woke up today to the devastating news that local NM hip hop artist Andrew 'Wake Self' Martinez has passed away. 

Generation Justice sends our sincerest condolences to Andrew’s family and our community. 

On Sunday, November 3rd, Generation Justice aired this interview with Wake Self, conducted by 13-year-old Emilio Bauvallet. 


11/3 7p: This week, we hear from people working for social change through academia and music. First, youth producer Emilio Bauvallet sits down with Albuquerque hip-hop artist Wake Self for an exclusive introduction to his new album, Ready to Live. Wake shares what inspires him and his advice to New Mexico youth! 

10/20 7p: How can we maintain spiritual wellbeing while doing activism and social change? This week we hear from the UNM African American Student Services 2019 UNM Black Cultural Conference Keynote Speaker, Ericka Huggins! Ericka is an educator, poet, human rights activist, a former Black Panther Party leader, and a former political prisoner.

10/27 7p: What do the 2019 APS school board candidates know about race equity? Will they listen to youth? We find out more about the candidates from New Mexico youth who asked them these questions and more, Isabella Mary Baker​ and Jacob Martinez, two youth organizers with VIA Youth Voices in Action​!

And don’t miss author Matt Mendez, who shares the inspiration for his latest book, Barely Missing Everything, and how important it is for young people of color to have representation in literature.


10.13.19 - Protecting #MaunaKea & #NetNeutrality

Oct 14, 2019

10/13 7p: This week on Generation Justice, we spoke with people who are working to educate and organize to protect the sacred Mauna Kea and Net Neutrality protections for all. We hear from Lehua Lopez, a Native Hawaiian cultural anthropologist based in Albuquerque. Lehua has taught Hawaiian culture for more than 40 years and joins us to share about the importance of Mauna Kea and how we can help.

Then, Gaurav Laroia, Senior Policy Counsel for Free Press, helps us break-down the recent federal appeals court decision on Net Neutrality.

10/6 7p: This week, we heard the journeys that some New Mexicans have taken to find their voices and to make connections across the world.

Justin Allen and Kelly Garcia-Chavez, of the abolitionist group Millions For Prisoners- New Mexico, joined us to talk about finding your voice through your vote, and the fight to restore voting rights to incarcerated people.