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Audio: Stop Arpaio, Stop the Circus!


Noah Chandler • Feb 11, 2009
Wordsworth Works the Crowd With Positive Rhymes

This week I’ve been in the area of Phoenix, Arizona documenting the organizing efforts of the young people here as they take a stand against the recent human rights abuses committed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. With the assistance of the Center for New Community’s Campaign for a United America Hip-Hop Project, a concert featuring local and national hip-hop talent was successfully pulled together within days of Sheriff Arpaio’s offenses. This was no small feat. In witnessing and working with the people who made this happen brought a new level of hope for me and in an area where I didn’t expect any. In between my time interviewing, going to city council meetings and tagging along side these amazing organizers I was able to pull together a short (albeit, rough) publicity clip for the event. There will be lots more coming in the following days - stay tuned!

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