Oct. 24, 2011 — Inspired by the late political activist Professor Victor Wolfenstein, political science Professor Michael Chwe pitched a tent at the Occupy L.A.. Chwe discusses honoring Wolfenstein’s memory at this movement.
Then program manager Melanie Gideon shares the mission of Operation Mend, a joint effort between the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and the Veterans Association Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. The project provides care for soldiers who were severely wounded or disfigured in Iraq and Afghanistan, such as retired Army Sergeant First Class Michael Schlitz.
Finally, self-proclaimed “black journalista” and recent author of “Black Talk, Blue Thoughts, and Walking the Color Line: Dispatches from a Black Journalista,” Erin Aubry Kaplan calls in. The UCLA alumna discusses her title and her journey as an author and a potent voice of the black community.
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