Real conversations by undocumented folks about their experiences
In this episode, we are joined by Carlos Sotelo, Erika Rocha, and Giovanni Escobedo, all immigrant and undocumented folks residing in Texas. This episode highlights the impact and organizing efforts of communities in Houston, Austin, and The Rio Grande Valley. We talk about the difference in support based on geographical location. The need to make mutual aid accessible to people who speak a different language, those who do not have access to a car or computer to apply. The need for ground communal organizing is how many communities in Texas have survived. I also ask what is happening near the border and at detention centers. Below are our show notes, you can check out various places to donate that help low-income, BIPOC immigrant communities.
All About Love
We didn’t know we needed a Valentine’s Day episode until Romina came into our lives. Romina Murguia is a beautiful person with so much to share and give to the world. This episode is all about practicing and learning self-love, family-love, romantic-love--if you’re feeling yourself OR someone else come through and just dive deep into all this energy. You get all the details about astrology, her favorite books, shows, and what it’s like being young looking for love during this time. This episode made our hearts melt, there’s so much laughter, vulnerability, and reflection. Mad love to you all on this weekend as we navigate expressing love in different ways due to the pandemic. Just a little lotta love for your feed.
Our final minisode of this series with Luis Cortes! Let’s take it back to 2010/2012 to understand how DACA came to be in the first place. Luis Cortes shares the impact students made across the nation to push the Obama Administration to implement DACA. A lot of these students and organizers are now what has become United We Dream. This episode covers how Advanced Parole works and how you can prepare for applying. DACA is simply a strategy for something more.
Magic And Community
In this episode, we are joined by Diana Betancourt Macias--an Organizer, Educator, Queer AF, Undocumented Magic Mami!! The Host of Magic Mamis Podcast, Bmfsfoundation Founder, Adjunct Professor at the University of WA Bothell and so much more. This Libra energy is high, inspiring, and captivating. The work Diana and her family put into their foundation from scholarships, youth groups, parent groups, fundraisers is incredible. We get a sneak peek of all the work behind Bmfsfoundation, Magic Mamis, and even more personal pieces around alcoholism, spirituality, and hustling educational institutions. Spirits are present y’all. Diana is one of a kind, enjoy--MAGIC AND COMMUNITY.
COVID-19 And Immigrants
This episode will cover the impact of COVID-19 and immigrant workers, essential workers, and what is happening inside detention centers. Luis Cortes explains how COVID-19 made disparities amongst communities more apparent. There is no denying the impact that many marginalized communities have faced have been detrimental. Essential workers and immigrant folks should be given a path towards citizenship for all they are doing to sustain this country during this time. People in detention should be released AND provided the resources needed to survive during this global pandemic. Check out this minisode to learn more!
What Happened In The Last Four Years?
In this week’s minisode, Luis Cortes covers what happened in the last four years. Starting with the Trump Administration abusing their power within the executive branch. The last four years we spent questioning how this administration was able to implement extremely criminalizing policies including the Travel Ban and separating and caging children. How can we plan for the future and build something that outlasts the next four years? How can we hold the new administration accountable for all they claimed? Regardless of how much this administration changes these policies, we have to remember they still uphold these systems and we deserve more.
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