On this episode, the LMC speaks with local DC filmmaker and photographer Cindy Centeno about the new documentary, “La Manplesa: An Uprising Remembered”, chronicling the 31st anniversary of the Mt Pleasant Riots of 1991 in Washington DC.
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March 18th, 2022: Austerity for the Puerto Rican Masses
As the US continues to impose austerity measures on Puerto Rico through a fiscal control board, the LMC speaks with independent journalist Diana Ramos Gutierrez on how Puerto Ricans have responded at the grassroots level in the face of austerity.
April 30th, 2021: The Mount Pleasant Uprising of 1991
Predating the riots in Los Angeles, the Mount Pleasant Uprising in 1991 marked a turning point for Washington DC’s Central American community as well as the beginning of the gentrification movement that has transformed the city. So the LMC spends the hour with DC activist and poet Quique Aviles to reminisce on this period in DC history and what has happened to the community since.