It’s been 23 years since the death of legendary labor leader Cesar Chavez, co-founder of the United Farm Workers. This week on State of Belief, Interfaith Alliance’s radio show and podcast, you’ll hear from the other co-founder, Dolores Huerta — a legendary organizer in her own right.
Huerta has continued her advocacy work to this very day. As Election Day nears, she is working with People for the American Way’s Latinos Vote! program to fight anti-immigrant bigotry and educate Latino voters about what’s at stake. Host Rev. Welton Gaddy will ask Huerta about the election and how the Latino community is responding to rhetoric from Donald Trump and others.
Welton will also be joined by Sikh-American activist and filmmaker Valarie Kaur, who has hit the road, along with several other inspiring interfaith leaders, for what they are calling the “Together Tour.” Valarie is basing her current work on the need for what she calls “Revolutionary Love.”
We’ll also hear from cognitive linguist George Lakoff, the “father of framing,” about the language and archetypes that have dominated this election. With deeply unpopular candidates competing for the White House, it’s a particularly important time to understand the invisible psychological factors that shape political views and outcomes.
Finally, Welton will speak with Rev. Debra Haffner about her Prayer for the Election Season. She provides a spiritual approach to getting through these last couple weeks leading up to the election, which could be exactly what many of us need. CLICK HERE FOR EXTENDED INTERVIEW AND TRANSCRIPT
We’ll ask activist and filmmaker Valarie Kaur about her participation in the Together Community Tour, featuring inspiring women leaders bringing a message of hope and revolutionary love in a very troubled time.
Welton will also talk with cognitive linguist George Lakoff, the “father of framing,” about the role language and archetypes have played in this year’s political campaigns. A brand-new updated edition of his groundbreaking book Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think, has just been published in paperback.
Also, taking the pulse of both presidential campaigns a week after the second debate. Political expert Greg Lebel will be back with us. Greg is a veteran of several presidential campaigns, and is Assistant Professor of Political Management at George Washington University in the nation’s capital.
Here’s what’s coming up this weekend on State of Belief Radio –
An exclusive, in-depth interview with Rachel Maddow, host of the Rachel Maddow Show on MNSBC. While she covers a great many vital topics on her nightly show, you can bet there are thoughts she hasn’t necessarily been able to share in that forum. We’ll explore some of those areas, as we devote the full hour to this year’s elections, the media, and the role religion, government and politics are playing in our public discourse.
Years ago, Rachel had a slogan for her then-new television program: “mind over chatter.” We’ll do our best to live up to that promise at this moment in our nation’s history, when all too often, far too many words are being used to say far too little.