Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August 3, 2009 Show: The Impact of Race in Arts and Politics

Long before Beyonce, before Mariah Carey, before Halle Berry, singer, actor and author Eartha Kitt was struggling with racial identity. We've got that story, plus a discussion between La Raza Centro Legal Executive Director Anamaria Loya and Kate Raphael about the racial impact of Judge Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings. Plus Jovelyn's World and the Women's Community Calendar.

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Women's Magazine - The Impact of Race in Arts and Politics - August 3, 2009 at 1:00pm
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Learn more about Eartha Kitt.

Raised amidst the farm workers’ struggles in Indio, California, Anamaria Loya forged an early commitment to social justice. Her parents, both civil rights activists and retired educators, dedicate their lives towards addressing the inequities in the fields and in the educational system – a struggle that Anamaria and her two sisters, Patricia and Katherine, continue. Anamaria worked with the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights before becoming the first woman Executive Director of La Raza Centro Legal, a community-based legal organization dedicated to empowering Latino, immigrant and low-income communities of San Francisco.

Download or Listen to this interview with Anamaria Loya on the appointment and confirmation process of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Coming Up Next Week: Women In Sports

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