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Kite Line- September 22, 2017: Fighting Words

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This week, we have two contributions –one closer to home and one many more miles away- but both aim to describe an unfair relationship of power each contributor’s community faces. We first hear an essay from a prisoner in Southern Illinois, followed by a statement sent to us from a member of the community of the Mapuche people in Chile. Sun-Ra, a prisoner in Menard Correctional Center, located in southern Illinois, talks about the racism he experiences at Menard in his essay, “Demons of Solitude”. We follow that with a statement in Spanish and English, from Jaime Juan Chullan Cayul. From the community of the Mapuche Nation. In this message, he tells the story of the Mapuche people and their relationship with the Chilean state.

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