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What Would Compel Houstonians to March?

This week’s festivities in Washington marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington got us thinking: what would get Houstonians to march? We have a reputation here in Houston of being generally pretty passive. Which is not to say we don’t have our share of protests, or that we don’t care – certainly Houstonians […]

This week’s festivities in Washington marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington got us thinking: what would get Houstonians to march? We have a reputation here in Houston of being generally pretty passive. Which is not to say we don’t have our share of protests, or that we don’t care – certainly Houstonians do. But in very general terms, we tend not to be on anyone’s list of cities that where you’d expect regular, massive, organized rallies. So, on today’s show, we asked what’s the civil rights issue of our time that could cause you to come together with your fellow Houstonians and march? What would cause Houston…to, en masse, take up a cause? Is it immigration? Same sex marriage? What would your 21st century march through Houston be about? Our host Craig Cohen spoke with Maria Heg a community activist, illustrator and co-founder of the Montrose Land Defense Coalition. Craig was also joined by Lashonda Williams from the University of Houston African-American Studies Program Manager.

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