Episode 12

Published on:

23rd Jun 2020

Buen Hombre Interview: Dave Adelson

This week's Buen Hombre podcast features none other than frisbee throwing, border bypassing, heartful media activist and philanthropist, adjunct professor of life science at East Los Angeles College and the LA Throwback Foundation founder and executive director, Dave Adelson. Dave began his professional career as a microbiologist and neurophysicist in LA where he was raised. While peering under microscopes he was an avid listener to progressive Pacifica public radio and soon saw the immediacy and relevancy of community based media activism. A founder of http://radio4all.net/ , the first site on the net for showcasing broadcast quality audio productions from community and independent producers, he fervently believes to this day, “It's not enough to know what’s right, we have to talk about whatever actions we can take.”

Taking heartfelt action is a theme that runs through all of Dave’s activities from founding Throwback LA, an ultimate frisbee based recreational organization with an urgent social justice agenda, to launching the Expressions from the Border Art Exchange Experiences connecting communities across the border from refugee families in detention centers to communities throughout Southern California and beyond, to cleaning up toxic waste sites near detention centers in Tijuana. Dave grew up in a Jewish family and in this interview with Enrique Morones he highlights the parallels between extreme anti immigrant sentiments, and even a sense of wide spread ambivalence the plight of refugees at our borders in the USA and the momentum in Nazi Germany that led to the Holocaust. He warns us that no one thought ambivalence towards extremist behaviours could lead to the execution of millions of Jews but it did. Dave urges us all to take an action that will make our world a kinder and more friendly place, or an action that resonates with something we hold dear. 

We are sure you will be as inspired by this interview as we were. 

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Good Man: Enrique Morones of Gente Unida.net interviews courageous humanitarians weekly.
Enrique Morones is a Human Rights activist born in San Diego to Mexican parents who instilled in him a deep love for Mexico, spiritual faith and social justice. He is driven by the passage “for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink.” Matthew 25:35

Enrique has a history of firsts—In 1998 he was the first person to be granted dual citizenship with Mexico, the first president of the San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Vice President in Major League Sports with the San Diego Padres bringing the first ever regular season games outside the US/Canada, the President and Founder of House of Mexico and President and Founder of Border Angels (saving migrant lives), an all volunteer group.

Enrique has been featured on NBC, CNN, CBS, BBC, NPR, Univision’s Don Francisco Presenta, Televisa Nacional, Rocio en Telemundo and in countless other international media around the world. He frequently lectures and has more than held his own on shows with Bill O’Reilly and Lou Dobbs. Morones promotes the TRUTH about the migrant community.

As a founder of GENTE UNIDA (a human rights border coalition) in May of 2005, he has led the national effort against the vigilante Minutemen soundly shutting them down in California. He is recognized as one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the USA by HISPANIC BUSINESS MAGAZINE and his recognitions include being FRONTLINE HUMAN RIGHTS international awardee for his lifelong dedication to Human Rights,2009 National Human Rights Award, presented by Mexican President Felipe Caldron, 2010 California Spirit Award, presented, Gil Cedillo, and the Bishop Buddy Alumni award presented by “USD” University San Diego.
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