The LMC wraps up Pride Month 2021 by spending the hour with Prof Ana-Maurine Lara for a Dominican edition to our Undocumented & LGBTQ series. Ana-Maurine Lara is an assistant professor in the department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies @ the University of Oregon. Author of, “Streetwalking: LGBTQ Lives and Protest in the Dominican Republic.”
Our Undocumented & LGBTQ series continues as we spend the hour with Giuliani Alvarenga on the challenges faced by LGBTQ migrants in their asylum cases, the supreme court decision on TPS, and recent comments by the Biden administration on immigration. Giuliani Alvarenga is a freelance writer for thebody.com and a law student @ Louisiana State University.
Predating the riots in Los Angeles, the Mount Pleasant Uprising in 1991 marked a turning point for Washington DC’s Central American community as well as the beginning of the gentrification movement that has transformed the city. So the LMC spends the hour with DC activist and poet Quique Aviles to reminisce on this period in DC history and what has happened to the community since.