March 19th, 2021: Marielle Franco Presente!!

On the 3rd year anniversary of the assassination of Afro-Brazilian politician Marielle Franco, the LMC speaks with activist Dalila Fernandes de Negreiros on how the legacy of Franco has inspired the next generation of Afro-Brazilian women to run for office and the historical challenges still ahead. Dalila Fernandes de Negreiros is also a PhD candidate in African & African Diaspora Studies @ the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

March 12th, 2021: The Legend of Prudencia Ayala

As El Salvador today backslides into authoritarianism, the LMC looks back on Salvadoran history to find its democratic potential by discussing the forgotten legacy of Prudencia Ayala, the first woman to run for president in Latin America. So on this episode, the LMC spends the hour with Isabel Castillo, a researcher at the Center for the Study of Political History @ the Adolfo Ibanez University in Santiago, Chile.