Tues., June 20, 9 - 9:30 PM EST - Out-FM: Progressive LGBTQI Radio

WBAI, 99.5 FM, streaming at wbai.org, archived on outfm.org

Below find the ACT UP Latino Caucus segment from the  ACT UP at 30 Hidden History Conference, the rest of the show will be posted on Wednesday. You can play the link below if you have flash enabled or from a HTML5 device. Click the green arrow to download the mp3

Trump Resistance at Pride:

Ken Kidd

Ken Kidd

Naomi Brussel interviews Ken Kidd on the Resistance Contingent made up of Rise and Resist, ACT UP/NY and other grassroots groups. The contingent will highlight resistance to President Trumps deadly and discriminatory policies.

ACT UP's Latino Caucus:

Cesar Carrasco of the Latino Caucus

Cesar Carrasco of the Latino Caucus

Excerpts from Sunday's conference "30 Years of ACT UP: Hidden Histories and Voices, Lessons Learned," co-sponsored by ACT UP/NY, Out-FM, and the LGBT Center (recorded and edited by John Riley of Out-FM). We will present part of the panel on the Latina/o Caucus, which functioned from 1990 to 1996 and did a broad range of educational efforts and actions, described by Cesar Carrasco.

Luis Santiago of the Latino Caucus

Luis Santiago of the Latino Caucus

Luis Santiago (who is now back in ACT UP/NY) presents the history of ACT UP/Puerto Rico. This was initiated in 1990 through a partnership between Puerto Rican lesbian/gay, feminist and AIDS activists and Latina/o Caucus members from New York, more than 30 of whom flew down to P.R. -- with the hard-fought financial support of the majority-white ACT UP/NY -- to help start ACT UP/Puerto Rico. Luis provides a historical reference to the importance of civil disobedience in forcing the U.S. Navy from the Puerto Rican islands of Culebra (in 1974) and Vieques (in 2003). And he notes the long-term impacts of ACT UP/Puerto Rico, which dissolved in 1996, including raising consciousness in the generally homophobic leftist and nationalist movements, helping AIDS organizations gain greatly increased federal funding and popular awareness of the problems, and planting the seeds for the first annual gay pride parade in San Juan, which then became an annual tradition.

Note: Due to time constraints, we will broadcast the presentation of the panel's third speaker, Fernando Mariscal, at a later date.

Stay tuned for more broadcast excerpts from the huge diversity of speakers at this powerful history conference on:
Sun., June 25 as one part of the Out-FM LGBTQI Pride Special. The Special as a whole runs from 11 AM - 3 PM - time of ACT UP Conference excerpts TBA.

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For more on the Latina/o Caucus, read:

Latinos ACT UP: Transnational AIDS Activism in the 1990s

by M. Alfredo González (former Latina/o Caucus member) in NACLA Magazine (North American Congress on Latin America)
https://nacla.org/article/latinos-act-transnational-aids-activism-1990s