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.
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.
Do you know the challenges faced by migrant farm workers when they cultivate and harvest your food during a pandemic? The LMC explores this problem by speaking with Robin Lewy on the challenges faced by migrant farm workers in Florida, both by the pandemic and the horrid decisions made by the local government. Robin Lewy is the Director of Programming for the Rural Women’s Health Project in Gainsville, Fla.