In our latest installment of our Undocumented & LGBTQ series, the LMC speaks with activist Oscar Lopez on how the same people in Texas who are pushing for anti-LGBTQ legislation are the same ones that have dismantled reproductive rights. Oscar Lopez is the National Policy Director for Poderosos, based in the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas.
The UN-recognized Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was dedicated on the anniversary of the assasinations of the rebellious Mirabal sisters by the Dominican dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. The LMC speaks with Elizabeth Manley about the long and rich history of feminist activism in the DR before, during, and after the Mirabal murders. Elizabeth Manley is the author of, “The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and Authoritarian Politics in the Dominican Republic.”
On this episode, the LMC speaks with Sabrina Fernandes about the struggle for reproductive rights in Brazil as the religious right continues its plan to eliminate Brazil’s limited abortion laws. Sabrina Fernandes is a PhD in Sociology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. She is also the host of the YouTube channel, Tese Onze.