Greeted Beloved Latino Journalists

An enthusiastic crowd of 250 people gathered at the Talento Bilingue de Houston (TBH) on Wednesday night – October 26th, 2011 – to hear Juan Gonzales and Joseph Torres, the authors of a new book “News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media.” The exceptional evening was hosted by Teatro Bilingue de Houston (Bilingual Theater of Houston), a venue that has been promoting art and educational workshop since 1977 in Houston. The speakers, Mr. Gonzales, co-host of Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman for the past 15 years and the author of many informative books including Harvest of Empire and Roll Down Your Window, along with Mr. Torres, senior advisor for government and external affairs for Free Press gave an informative talk by uncovering numerous stories of famous and unsung heroes who have challenged established media practices by creating their own news agencies to combat the spread of misleading information about people of color. This history was especially well received by the captive audience which are these days themselves experiencing new challenges in expressing their dissatisfaction with the status quo. The event was well organized by KPFT – Radio for Peace – thanks to Eddie Garcia and Robin Lewis and many other devoted and instrumental KPFT volunteers. In the photo above, behind Mr. Gonzales and Mr. Torres are members of Occupy Houston, the KPFT General Manager and long time KPFT programmers and listeners. – Massoud