In the latest installment to our Undocumented & LGBTQ series, the LMC spends the hour with Oscar Lopez on the challenges faced by the Latinx LGBTQ community in the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas. Oscar Lopez is the CEO and national advocacy director for Poderosos, based in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
Amid the Coronavirus pandemic, several politicians and media pundits have cited the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. However, racism and xenophobia is missing from the Spanish Flu’s dark history. So the LMC speaks with David Dorado Romo on setting the record straight on whats missing in the Spanish Flu narrative today. David Dorado Romo is the author of “Ringside Seat To A Revolution: An Underground Cultural History of El Paso & Juarez.”
On this episode, LMC co-producer Abby Roberts takes the lead and spends the hour with Never Again Action organizer Sonya Mendoza about the continued importance of defeating the for-profit migrant detention system in a time of police violence and a health pandemic. Never Again Action is a movement of Jewish people and allies fighting back by taking nonviolent direct action to end the United States’ cruel immigration policies.