Featuring Ana Edwards, who was in the West African country in January when U.S.-backed French forces intervened. Edwards, host of the weekly DefendersLIVE! Radio Program on WRIR, is also the president of Virginia Friends of Mali. This was her third visit to the former French colony, one of the poorest countries in the world, but one with great geo-political value to the U.S. military.
Ana Edwards is a founding member of the Defenders for Freedom, Justice and Equality. The Virginia Defender newspaper was launched in 2005 along with DefendersLIVE radio program to be community voices of the struggle to reclaim Richmond's African Burial Ground. Both vehicles serve to identify and explore the connections between local, national, and international social justice concerns.
Sponsored by the Philadelphia International Action Center: 215-724-1618, phillyIAC@gmail.com, Facebook: PhillyIAC
Admission is FREE.