Peace and Dignity Run: Becoming an Instrument of Healing

Topic:  Peace and Dignity run 2020,
Participants: Atl Gonzales, Peace and Dignity ,
Broadcast Air Date:  02/14/2020
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
Station: KUCR 88.3 FM Riverside, CA
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Discussion Topics:

  • How did the Peace and Dignity Journey begin?
  •  What is the generation that was born after World War 2, saw Vietnam war and lived the Chicana movement?
  • What was it like to grow up in Chavez Ravine?
  • What happens to children when they grow up in a violent place?
  • How do we find peace when we have been through violence?
  • What were the respective sources of spirituality for the Brown Berets, Black Panther and American Indian Movement?
  • Spiritual leader Lenard Crow Dog
  • Gustavo Gutierrez, UFW organizer and Peace and Dignity
  • What was the first theme of the Peace and Dignity run?
  • How do indigenous people manifest their right to exist?
  • Why did the first  peace and dignity run occur in 1992?
  • Who were the Chicanos of 1960’s in comparison to the present Chicanos?
  • How was Mexico different for indigenous people before NATFA?
  • Why are Indigenous activists are being murdered in North and South America?
  • What are the present genocidal acts being committed against indigenous people?
  • What is the history of inventing Latino?
  • Why did the Spanish and Portuguese colonizer call themselves Latinos?
  • How does the Latino community outcast the indigenous community?
  • Chicanas are part of the land, part of the Indigenous people.
  • Running can be a healing experience.
  • Why does the Los Angeles marathon start in Chavez Ravine?
  • What does the staff held by the runners represent?
  • What is lost in translating native teachings into the English language?
  • Are our bodies water and fire?
  • Where on our bodies is the center of the universe?
  • What is the spiritual internet, the spiritual network?
  • Thomas Banyacya (June 2, 1909 – 1999), Hopi elder
  • Native people in the Americas are being threatened because of corporations’ Lithium mining interest
  • The runners becomes instruments of healing
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