About KH | Sobre KH

Kichwa Hatari is a weekly radio program, the first in the indigenous Kichwa language in the U.S, aimed at reaching the Quechua/Kichwa population in the United States, particularly in New York. It was founded and is currently produced by a team of diverse individuals, Segundo J. Angamarca, Luis Antonio Lema, Fabian Muenala, Charlie Uruchima, and Jenny Angamarca in the Summer of 2015. The program’s founding rose from an awareness by its founders of the social and cultural issues confronted by Kichwa migrants in New York City: issues stemming from a lack of cultural sensitivity in institutions like courts, schools, and hospitals (e.g. lack of Kichwa interpreters). Today, Kichwa Hatari is blending radio and community work into a one-of-a-kind project that is as much about revolutionizing radio airwaves as it is about cultural/linguistic empowerment and grassroots social organizing.

Kichwa Hatari in Studio

Kichwa Hatari hosts (from left: Charlie Uruchima, Segundo Angamarca, and Fabian Muenala) in studio during a live transmission of the show.

Kichwa Hatari at People's Climate March NYC 2014

The Kichwa Hatari team (from left: Victoria Chavez, Charlie Uruchima, Segundo Angamarca, and Jenny Angamarca) at NYC’s People’s Climate March on September 21st, 2014

 

The Kichwa Hatari team (from left: Fabian Muenala, Jenny Angamarca, Segundo Angamarca, and Charlie Uruchima) in Ossining High School with ESL teacher Barbara Knowles to speak to Kichwa students about Kichwa Hatari.

The Kichwa Hatari team (from left: Fabian Muenala, Jenny Angamarca, Segundo Angamarca, and Charlie Uruchima) in Ossining High School with ESL teacher Barbara Knowles to speak to Kichwa students about Kichwa Hatari.

 

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