The Latino Alliance for Human Rights of Georgia (GLAHR), one of the most important Latino advocacy organizations in the state, will present Radio Migrante, a station that will broadcast online and through social networks with programming for this community.
The executive director of GLAHR, Adelina Nicholls, told Efe this Thursday that the formal presentation of the project will be in March, but they already began to broadcast a few hours in the morning, after the family of the late Hispanic leader Teodoro Maus donated the equipment of the extinct Radio Información, a station that he directed.
“Radio Migrante” has emerged from the closure (last year) of Radio Información. We decided to take over Don Teodoro’s project and give it a name change,” explained the Mexican.
She added that the new station, which offers national and international information, arose from the need for a radio station that could help “as a tool for struggle, education and promotion of important events” for this community, she added.
Nicholls, a well-known pro-immigrant activist from Georgia, founded in 1999 along with her compatriot Teodoro Maus the Community Leaders Coordinator, which later became GLAHR.
“It’s open to the public and people can call. On Thursdays we have the Gladiators and Gladiators program after noon, to talk about GLAHR’s activism, the activities that take place during the week, about work, struggles, campaigns and problems that may exist,” said the organization’s executive director.
She said that in the future they will incorporate new programs, such as ‘Chambeando’, on labor rights, which will be led by Chicago activist Jorge Mujica.
“We also want to bring programs in English, youth programs, some podcasts, because even though we are a new community in the Southeast and most of us speak Spanish, we have to incorporate bilingual programs for the new generation,” Nicholls said.
Radio Migrante operates from the GLAHR office in Dunwoody, Georgia, and broadcasts through the Internet, Facebook and YouTube.
“I think our community needs a medium like this, serious but open to all points of view, and continuing what was already a tradition that Adelina and don Teodoro started more than 10 years ago,” journalist José Pérez, who hosts the radio segments, told Efe.