On this episode, Tomas Summers-Sandoval talks about the little known history of Latinos in the Vietnam War and how the number of Latinos in that war was a lot larger than people realize. He also talks about the forgotten legacy of the Chicano Moratorium of 1970, one of the largest minority-led, anti-war movements during this period. Summers-Sandoval is an associate professor of History &Chicanx/Latinx studies @ Pomona College.
Following the assassination of Afro-Brazilian rights activist & politician Marielle Franco in March, the LMC speaks with Professor Jaime Alves about the life, legacy, and the fight against institutionalized racism in Brazil. Jaime Alves is an assistant professor at the College of Staten Island, NY and the author of, “The Anti-Black City: Police Terror & Black Urban Life in Brazil.”
Not everything is rosy with peace and love regarding the open arm of Canada towards immigration. In fact, for several years, the Canadian immigration system has become more in lockstep with the US regarding asylum seekers and the undocumented. So the LMC speaks with Patricia Martin, an associate professor of Geography at the Universite de Montreal, about the myths and harsh realities of migrating to Canada.