Category Archives: North America

October 9th, 2020: Black Lives Matter In Mexico

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.

August, 7th, 2020: Florida’s Migrant Farm Workers

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.

July 31st, 2020: The Spanish Flu, Fact vs Fiction

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.”