You can hear our Sep.19
broadcast of NO MÁS by going to our Archive page.
NO MÁS, is an original radio play that presents the story of Carmelita Torres and the almost forgotten bath riots of El Paso 100 years ago.
In 1917, the mayor of El Paso and the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service set up what they called The El Paso Disinfection Plant at the Santa Fe Bridge, allegedly to combat the disease typhus. It required all immigrants coming from Juarez to file through the facility and strip naked, where they were doused with kerosene, gasoline, sulfuric acid, and the notorious chemical Zyklon B, the toxic gas later used in the Nazi death camps. The workers, both men and women, were subjected to this treatment every day before they could enter El Paso for their daily jobs.
Carmelita Torres, a young housekeeper, refused to submit to this humiliating procedure, and led more than 200 women in a sit down action in front of the city's trolleys, which shut down the city for 3 days.
NO MÁS that tells this dramatic story of resistance, activism, and sisterhood. Acted by members of the Lustre Theater, the play was introduced by the playwright Meagan O'Toole-Pitts.
Thank you for making the Sizzling Summer Fundraiser a huge success!
From Bruce Ernst, KTAL's General Manager: On behalf of the volunteers at KTAL, I want to thank our listeners for making our Sizzling Summer Fund Raiser such a huge success! We raised over $10,000! We had donors from California (even from Hollywood!), Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Texas, and (of course!) New Mexico. And, as always, I want to thank our volunteers who promoted the fundraiser on the air and helped out behind the scenes.
Although we have had smaller on-air fundraisers, this was a big one for us, because we needed it to make up for the lost revenue from the cancelled Roadrunner Revue. To be honest, before we started, I was hoping we would raise $8000, vastly underestimating the generosity of our listeners! Thanks, again!
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