Amid the American Dirt controversy, the struggle for recognition of Central American studies, and the case of Oscar and Valeria Martinez; the LMC dedicates this episode to the importance of Central American spaces. Our guests include Veronica Melendez & Kim Benavides, co-founders of La Horchata Zine, along with Yesenia Portillo, East Coast Coordinator for the Committee In Solidarity With The People of El Salvador (CISPES).
Do the terms Hispanic, Latino, or even Latinx apply to our brother’s and sister’s in Belize? The LMC tries to find out when we spend the hour with Kayla Alamilla about how Latinidad is complicated in Belize. Kayla Alamilla is a Belizean-American writer, poet, and songwriter.
What does the Bible say about the immigrant, the refugee, the asylum seeker, the stranger? Can we find some degree of compassion and respect for immigrants in the Bible that is often denied in recent times? Robert Lassalle-Klein, Professor of Religious Studies & Philosophy @ Holy Names University in Oakland, CA, speaks with the LMC about seeking guidance from the Bible during unprecedented times of racism & xenophobia.