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. CLICK HERE FOR EXTENDED INTERVIEW AND TRANSCRIPT
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