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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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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.

    Magnificent Mujer Interview: Vivian Moreno

    Magnificent Mujer Interview: Vivian Moreno

    Please tune in today to check out Enrique Morone's interview with Vivian Moreno. This Councilwoman for San Diego’s 8th district is passionate about honoring her Mexican roots and heritage and creating opportunities for residents of her district to create beautiful, healthy, and prosperous lives within the neighborhoods that fall under her jurisdiction. Her professional career has developed from nurturing great relationships with elder local representatives such as David Alvarez. Her success comes from taking the advice of mentors who guided her, as she now strives to guide younger women on their paths in social and public service.
    As a young woman Vivian Moreno saw her future in the Foreign Service. Traveling is a huge passion of hers, in college she studied political science with an emphasis on International Relations and Latin American Studies. She can proudly claim to have visited 27 countries, she loves traveling, and the value of collecting stamps on her passport has outweighed the desire for a luxury vehicle. There are no car payments necessary to pay off her 2007 Mazda i3. That extra cash is stowed away for plane trips and checking off countries from her bucket list.
    Councilmember Vivian Moreno was elected to represent the City of San Diego’s Eighth City Council District in 2018. She has dedicated her career to improving the region’s most underserved communities through experience, volunteer work and public service . Currently she is very concerned with protecting the health and well being of families in her district that are being over proportionately affected by Covid 19.The Councilmember currently serves as Chair of the Land Use and Housing Committee, Vice Chair of the Committee on the Environment, a member of the Committee on Budget and Government Efficiency, Committee on Infrastructure and the Committee on Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods. She also serves on the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Board, the Otay Valley Regional Park Policy Committee, the SANDAG Bayshore Bikeway Working Group, SANDAG Borders Committee, SANDAG Public Safety Committee, San Diego Consortium Policy Board and Chairs the Otay Mesa Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District Public Financing Authority.
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    • 41 min
    Magnificent Mujer Interview Rev. Mary Moreno Richardson

    Magnificent Mujer Interview Rev. Mary Moreno Richardson

    Please tune in today to check out Enrique Morone's interview the Rev. Mary Moreno-Richardson. The Rev. Mary Moreno-Richardson. The Rev. Mary Moreno-Richardson is an Episcopal priest (retired) and the creator/director of The Guadalupe Art Program, a spiritual empowerment program using the arts to heal violence against women and children. Far exceeding her role as a chaplain, Rev. Mary is a champion for victims of human trafficking, undocumented youth in detention who are awaiting deportation hearings and women and children who are victims of violence. Rev. Mary has served as a Delegate to the United Nations and a member of the Committee of the Status of Women. She now serves on the Santa Barbara County Commission on Behavioral Wellness. She is the first Latina Priest ordained in the Diocese of San Diego.
    The Rev. Mary Moreno-Richardson is an Episcopal priest (retired) and the creator/director of The Guadalupe Art Program, a spiritual empowerment program using the arts to heal violence against women and children. Far exceeding her role as a chaplain, Rev. Mary is a champion for victims of human trafficking, undocumented youth in detention who are awaiting deportation hearings and women and children who are victims of violence. Rev. Mary has served as a Delegate to the United Nations and a member of the Committee of the Status of Women. She now serves on the Santa Barbara County Commission on Behavioral Wellness. She is the first Latina Priest ordained in the Diocese of San Diego.
    Richardson has been featured on PBS program “Religion and Ethics News Weekly” for her chaplaincy at Central Juvenile Hall in East Los Angeles, and has been featured by the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles for Juvenile Justice Sabbath’s documentary, “God Cries When We Sentence Kids to Life in Prison”. Through the United Nations, she has worked closely with El Instituto Nacional de la Mujer de Mexico, she hosted San Diego-based workshops for immigrant women. Rev. Mary led a "train-the-trainer DISCOVER HIV Prevention Workshop" for Professional Women in Michoacán, Hermosillo, Puerto Vallarta and Mexico City for El Instituto de Educación para Adultos de Latinoamérica y el Caribe.
    She is a strong activist against the “War on Drugs” policies and advocates for treatment over incarceration. Because Rev. Mary strongly believes these issues are all inter-related, her affiliations range from the Task Force for Women in Prison and Children in Crisis; Drug Policy Alliance; Mother’s Against the War on Drugs, and the Bi-national Committee on HIV.
    She is a Chemical Dependency Specialist and has worked as a case-manager, treatment advocate and community educator at the AIDS Service Center in Pasadena and Santa Barbara County. Rev. Mary also served as a case-manager for addicted mothers in Southern California and further educated the community on chemical dependency as the Latino Coordinator for the Multicultural Community Partnership of Santa Barbara County.
    Rev. Mary is a Ct. Hypnotherapist with over 30 years of experience and enjoying a successful practice. She specializes in energy healing of trauma/ abuse and PTSD. She is happy to call Santa Barbara County home again.
    She also serves as V.P. on the board of directors for Santa Barbara North County Rape Crisis Center.
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    • 32 min
    Enrique Morones of Gente Unida interviews Magnificent Linda Ronstadt

    Enrique Morones of Gente Unida interviews Magnificent Linda Ronstadt

    In this Magnificent Mujer interview with Enrique Morones we are reintroduced to Linda Ronstadt, a woman who is a “Soldadera”, a vocalist, musical cultural, activist soldier, in her own right. She did what they said, couldn’t be done, but her vision and her capacity to imagine and hear a sound in her head that others couldn’t propelled her where no woman had gone before. A multi platinum recording artist in English, and the highest selling Spanish language album of all time. The esteemed position that she holds as one of the most influential and prolific vocalists, recording artists, and popular cultural ambassadors of the last century came through hard work, perseverance, determination, and a great sense of pride and vision as to what a Mexican American woman could create. She has inspired many female artists after her across the genres of Rock, Country, Mariachi, New Wave, Jazz, Light Opera, Musical Theatre among others to cross boundaries of what is possible to achieve in a career. Linda followed her heart, and her bliss, and nothing was off limits.

    Today Linda is experiencing physical limitations due to the progressive effects of living with Parkinson’s disease. As you will experience in this interview, Linda’s inability to sing today has not affected her ability to awe her admirers with her sense of gratitude, humor and tenacity to keep acting to effect change and awareness by any means necessary. As she continues to speak out and be an advocate for those who today have been silenced or limited as refugees, asylum seekers, migrants or due to their language or age barriers she asks us to open our hearts. Please share this episode with your loved ones, especially our future generations and introduce them to an account of this inspiring path. Be aware, as Linda reminds us now that we have so much more music to make as a nation and as a world. How amazing it would be if we, like Linda, looked at life as an opportunity to co-create new sounds from those of our families and ancestors and our new neighbors without borders.

    "It's really important that people be a student of history, ...know whose shoulders you are standing on, each generation, it only takes a generation to forget, what Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez did for the Farm Workers cannot be forgotten and already there are kids that are 15 years old that don’t know this history.”
    - Linda Ronstadt in a 2013 interview with CreatTV San Jose, where she and Dolores Huerta spoke on activist women, for the upcoming Tucson Mariachi and Mexican Cultural Festival, which Ronstadt helped produce. The theme of that festival was the “Soldaderas”, the female soldiers of the Mexican Revolution

    The 2013 Tucson Mariachi and Mexican Cultural Festival celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) by celebrating the contributions of the “Soldaderas”. The women who fought alongside the men, were responsible for cooking, preparing the camps, but also fighting on the frontlines alongside the men if their husbands were killed or injured.

    In 2013 Linda Ronstadt published, “Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir”, where she chronologized her unique and uncharted path through the annals of recording and performing history with a career that spanned over four decades and earned her 10 top-10 singles and over 30 studio albums. “Simple Dreams”, which she wrote completely on her own, and was very difficult work, for a woman who respects the written word immensely and had set the bar high for her own debut as an author, became a New York Times Bestseller. Her self crafted narrative of a woman’s journey through a male dominated music industry, and her own self charted path inspired producers James Keach and Michele Farinola and directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman to pursue her tirelessly to make a documentary, released in late

    • 30 min
    Magnificent Mujer Interview: Yadira Ortiz

    Magnificent Mujer Interview: Yadira Ortiz

    Please tune in today to check out Enrique Morones’ interview with Yadira “Yadi” Ortiz. Yadira Ortiz has been an advocate and educator for undocumented students in California who have dreams of pursuing a college degree, a new career or a career specifically in health. She is the Executive Director of the organization, “Pre-Health Dreamers” (PHD). PHD is a rapidly growing network and community of over 1000 health career bound undocumented students, and their allies, across the United States, representing various career interests. Yadira is a devoted mother of three, and the wife of Juan Rosas, Gente Unida’s Board President and a great activist and humanitarian in his own right.

     Together they are an unstoppable force for good. Yadira “Yadi” Ortiz is the daughter of immigrants and hails from California’s Inland Empire region. From a young age she wanted to be an investigative journalist and studied communications at CSU, San Bernardino. Out of college she was hired by the Cal State University system to evaluate the residency status of incoming applicants. In this role she became familiar with the unique challenges undocumented students face, including limited resources and assistance. Yadi’s huge heart and great talents as an advocate have led to her help start programs for undocumented students on CSU campuses and to educate administration, staff and faculty on unique ways to be more inclusive and supportive of this vulnerable student population. During her time as an administrative advocate for undocumented students at the CSU, she saw that she could push for greater change by joining a non-profit organization that worked more broadly and could draw on more diverse resources. Yadira was inspired to apply and join “Pre-Health Dreamers”, an advocacy group that specifically supports undocumented students to pursue a career path in the health fields.

    For over a decade, Yadira has collaborated with students, families, staff and faculty in the educational system to advocate for procedural and institutional change. She has continuously been an advocate for students and works to ensure that students are empowered, engaged and encouraged. Yadira has also mentored students, student organizations and their allies in becoming agents of change for themselves and others. Witnessing the lack of assistance for undocumented students in higher education has pushed Yadira to research, create and establish resources, programming, emergency grants and trainings in the CSU and other educational systems. She has created workshops and presentations regarding the following topics: higher education, the needs of undocumented students, ally trainings, how to establish resource centers, the importance of networking and more.

    Yadira was fundamental in founding the Dream Success Center at California State University, San Bernardino and was recently the Assistant Director for Long Beach State’s Dream Success Center. Yadira has years of experience in community outreach, advising, and presenting at local and national conferences. She has also been a vocal representative during round table conversations with local consulates, immigration lawyers and counselors to discuss the needs of the community.

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     Love is an Action not just a word.

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    • 43 min
    Buen Hombre Interview: Ben Hueso

    Buen Hombre Interview: Ben Hueso

    Please tune in to check out Enrique Morone's interview with Ben Hueso. Get to know this California State Senator for the 40th District originally from San Diego’s Barrio Logan. He is currently running for San Diego County Supervisor for District 1. Hear about his novel experience as an exchange student to Ukraine while a UCLA student and his alter ego, an underground jazz pianist who has held his own with the greats.

    In Sacramento Hueso currently serves as Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications. In San Diego Hueso is committed to water issues, public safety, creating jobs, consumer rights, immigrant rights and US Mexico relations. Find the podcast at www.buenhombre.org and www.magnificentmujer.org. and on the Buen Hombre Youtube channel. Enrique’s podcast interview will also be streaming on Apple Podcast, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, Youtube and Captivate.fm

    Ben Hueso was elected as California State Senator for the 40th District in March of 2013. He represents the cities of Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, National City, portions of the City of San Diego and the Imperial County. In January 2019, Senator Hueso was reappointed by the Senate Pro Tempore to serve as Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications. He was also reappointed to the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions, Insurance, Natural Resources and Water, and Governmental Organization Committees.

    Since assuming office, Senator Hueso has worked extensively on initiatives regarding water quality, consumer protection, public safety and job creation. He is also a strong advocate for education, environmental issues and binational affairs, and chairs the Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation. He is a member of the California Latino Legislative Caucus and served as Chair from 2017-2018.

    Prior to being elected as Senator, Hueso served in the California State Assembly from 2010-2013, where he championed legislation helping small businesses, protecting victims of domestic violence, prohibiting the sale of synthetic drugs, securing clean and reliable water resources, and stimulating the economy.

    Senator Hueso held his first elected position as San Diego City Councilmember for the 8th District from 2006-2010. During his tenure, he was elected Council President from 2008-2010 due to his strong leadership and consensus-building skills. He served as Commissioner for the California Coastal Commission, where he worked to protect California’s beautiful coastlines. In addition, he served as a board member for San Diego’s Association of Governments and the California League of Cities.

    Senator Hueso holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and lives in Logan Heights with his four sons.

    https://sd40.senate.ca.gov/

    https://benhueso.com/

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    • 41 min
    Magnificent Mujer Interview Michelle McCurdy

    Magnificent Mujer Interview Michelle McCurdy

    Please tune in to check out Enrique Morone's interview with Michelle McCurdy . Find out how this activist, humanitarian, health advocate who emerged from a family of humanitarian missionaries went from globe trotting child and teen to an activist in her own right dedicating her nursing skills to the Doctors for Camp Closure Mexican Border health initiative. Michelle is a devoted mother, wife, navy reservist, nurse practitioner, community college health advocate, cat lover and is the newest member of the Gente Unida board of directors.
    Michelle McCurdy spent her childhood traveling overseas as the daughter of a missionary and humanitarian father who devoted his life to a career with Catholic Relief Services. Michelle didn’t spend much time in the United States growing up outside of a middle school stint on Roosevelt Island in New York and a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin. After college graduation this second generation humanitarian moved to California’s Camp Pendleton to become a navy nurse and then a reservist.
    Her passion as an advocate for quality of life issues and access to health for refugee families at the US Mexico border led her to join Doctors for Campe Closure where she is a volunteer nurse. Michelle believes that access to healthcare is a basic human right and is the basis for quality of life. Today she works at San Diego City College at their health center and works with students from all walks of life from all over the world. Michelle McCurdy is also a new part of the Gente Unida team and has recently joined the board.
    Doctors for Camp Closure is a non-partisan organization of over 2,200 physicians and healthcare professionals from all specialties who oppose the inhumane detention of migrants and refugees who are attempting to enter the United States of America.
    https://d4cc.nationbuilder.com/
    Link to Student Health Clinic website:
    http://sdcity.edu/students/services/student-health/index.aspx
    mmccurdy@sdccd.edu
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    • 37 min

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