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Tangazo is a meeting place where we share ideas and explore efforts to improve our human conditions and quite simply make our lives better. All are welcome, none will be judged, but all are challenged to look beyond ourselves and our notions of how others think about issues of cultural​,​ political and social significance. We are building bridges of communication between the many groups that make up the St​. L​ouis Metropolitan Region by sharing and reflecting on the stories and lives of a diverse group of guests.

Host and Producer: Hank Thompson
Guest Hosts: Tim Person, Rev. Darryl Gray & Mike Jones
Technical Producers: Kevin Melter, Frankie Meixner, Ryan Voelkel, Jeron Wilson, Matt Patston, Jon Valley

Sep 22, 2021

Join Host Hank Thompson as, on this Episode, three dynamic women, from different parts of the country with different backgrounds, speak on recently passed Texas laws restricting a woman’s right to control her own body! 
Dr. Samantha Elliott Briggs, PhD. University of Alabama at Birmingham, social justice activist Reverend Stephanie Wilkens, of Houston Texas and activist Alicia Smith, of Minneapolis Minnesota, were my guest for a riveting 45 minute discussion, that included the attempts to suppress voting rights for people of color. 
Dr. Briggs, is the daughter of former St. Louis Attorney, Forriss Elliott Sr. and the late Sylvia Elliott and I have known her since her childhood. She along with Reverend Stephanie Wilkens, fresh from a Poor people’s protest march, on the Texas state capital in Austin and George Floyd activist, Alicia Smith. All agreed that given what black folks, have already endured in this country, we will overcome all of the racist motivated laws and efforts designed to demoralize and control people of color, in this country!
Hear their stories of their different experiences, dealing with racism and a history of oppression and how as women of color, they are undaunted and even more determined than ever, to not only survive this new assault but to use it for the positive outcome they all desire, they are indeed, Unbreakable!
Hank Thompson
Alicia Smith
Dr. Samantha Elliott Briggs, PhD.
Reverend Stephanie Wilkens