#44-17 And Still They Rise

For Black History Month, WINGS reprises Kate Raphael’s 2016 interview with Robin Williams, Civil Rights Director for the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Williams discusses the revitalization of the labor movement under the influence of the Fight for $15 and Black Lives Matter. She recounts trials and triumphs from her and others’ organizing work.

Host(s): Kate Jessica Raphael
Featured Speakers/Guests: Detailed bios of Robin Williams here http://www.ufcw.org/2016/02/23/black-history-month-spotlight-an-interview-with-robin-williams-ufcw-international-vice-president/ and here: http://www.naacp.org/naacp-board-of-directors/robin-williams/ Williams was one of the 27 Black women labour leaders profiled in the 2016 book “And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders’ Voices/ Power/ Promise,” published by the Institute for Policy Studies, which examines the effectiveness of Black women’s contributions to the US labor movement .”

Credits: Interview and original program for KPFA Women’s Magazine produced by Kate Raphael; adapted for WINGS by Frieda Werden.

Comments: To view the publication discussed in the interview, visit the website and-still-i-rise.org