Against the prevailing winds of institutionalized sexism and blatant disregard by her own futbol federation, Marta has blazed a trail to become one of the greatest female footballers ever. So the LMC speaks with Brenda Elsey to discuss the challenges Marta and her compatriots face in getting respect for the women’s game. Elsey is a co-host for the Burn It All Down podcast and the author of, “Futbolera: A History of Women and Sports in Latin America.”
Fifty years after the Mexican government killed hundreds of student activists in ’68 prior to the Mexico City Summer Olympics, the LMC speaks with Irina Castro about the Tlatelolco massacre. Irina Castro is a junior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies and a PhD student at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. She will discuss this dark chapter in Mexican history, the role of women in the student movement, and why it is still relevant to today’s political climate in Mexico.
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.