First guest is Kristen Jackson, senior attorney for Immigrants Rights Project of Public Counsel, a non-profit, Los Angeles-based legal organization, which is one of several organizations who joined in a lawsuit against feds for failing to provide legal representation for unaccompanied minor migrant children in deportation proceedings. The lead plaintiffs are children between the ages of 10-17 from Central America who are escaping violence and retribution in their countries... three of the children, a 10 year old boy, his 13 year old brother and 15 year old sister from El Salvador saw their father murdered in front of them. The father was targeted because he ran a rehabilitation center for people trying to leave gangs. These children fled to the US to escape with their lives and now face deportation proceedings without any legal representation.
Next up is Suzanna Danuta Walters, Director of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University. She is author of many books and discusses her latest --The Tolerance Trap:How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality.
Then we speak with Cindy Corrie, mother of Rachel Corrie, the 23 year old young woman who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza while she was trying to stop the demolition of the home of her Palestinian friends.
Emily Alma, of Chico Palestine Action Group, encourages local citizens to rally tomorrow Saturday, July 12th at 3rd and Main in Downtown Chico from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.