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.”
In our latest installment of our Undocumented & LGBTQ series, LMC co-producer Abby Roberts spends the hour with both Karma Chavez & Bamby Salcedo on the challenges faced by trans/queer migration. Karma Chavez is a queer Chicana feminist and author of, “Queer Migration Politics.” Bamby Salcedo is an advocate, organizer, and the founder of the TransLatin@ Coalition in Los Angeles.
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.