Often overlooked yet at the center in the fight against environmental racism, the LMC spends the hour with Jayson Porter and Yoalli Rodriguez on the Afro-Mexicano struggle for social and environmental justice. Jayson Porter is a PhD candidate of Mexican environmental history @ Northwestern University in Illinois and Yoalli Rodriguez is a PhD candidate in Latin American Studies @ the University of Texas in Austin.
Afro-Colombian attorney Dayana Blanco Acendra spends the hour with the LMC to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement through the eyes of Afro-Colombianos, the case of Anderson Arboleda, and the struggle against internal displacement. Dayana Blanco Acendra is also the founder of ILEX Accion Juridica based in Colombia.
Do Black Lives Matter in El Salvador? You bet! On this episode, the LMC speaks with Carlos Lara about the forgotten history of Afro-descendants in El Salvador and the places & monuments hidden in place sight that reveal this secret legacy. Carlos Lara is a member of Afroos, a grassroots organization dedicated to documenting the Afro-diaspora history in El Salvador.