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Tony and the Nuestra Palabra crew strike at the heart of the Hill Country for free speech, the right to educate our children, and embracing folks, not erasing folks. The Launch of the Underground Librotraficante Library in Fredericksburg Texas is an expansion of people's right to education and self determination in the pursuit of knowledge. Tony "El Librotraficante" Diaz speaks with community members in the area at a local festival re: the banning of several books which also led to the firing of a local librarian. On the show & festival: Liana Lopez, Liana Lopez, freelance writer, photographer, Houston Arts Alliance Emerging Artist grant recipient, and producer emeritus of Nuestra Palabra. Christine Granados, FBG resident/author and member of People for Public Education in Fredericksburg Cathy Collier, Gillespie County Democratic Party Chair, where Under Ground Library will be hosted Suzette Baker, former Llano County librarian Dane Carter, Fredericksburg High School senior, who opposes FISD removing books from library shelves Eileen Whithed, former FHS librarian Thanks to Roxana Guzman, Multiplatform Producer Rodrigo Bravo, Jr., Audio Producer Radame Ortiez, SEO Director Marc-Antony Piñón, Graphics Designer Leti Lopez, Music Director Bryan Parras, co-host and producer emeritus Liana Lopez, co-host and producer emeritus Lupe Mendez, Texas Poet Laureate, co-host, and producer emeritus Writer and activist Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, hosts Latino Politics and News and the Nuestra Palabra Radio Show on 90.1 FM, KPFT, Houston’s Community Station. He is also a political analyst on “What’s Your Point?” on Fox 26 Houston. He is the author of the forthcoming book: The Tip of the Pyramid: Cultivating Community Cultural Capital. www.Librotraficante.com www.NuestraPalabra.org www.TonyDiaz.net