In our latest installment of our Undocumented & LGBTQ series, LMC co-producer Abby Roberts spends the hour with both Karma Chavez & Bamby Salcedo on the challenges faced by trans/queer migration. Karma Chavez is a queer Chicana feminist and author of, “Queer Migration Politics.” Bamby Salcedo is an advocate, organizer, and the founder of the TransLatin@ Coalition in Los Angeles.
In light of recent anti-Asian hate crimes and an unknown future regarding mass evictions caused by the pandemic, the LMC reaches out to our Filipino brother’s & sister’s by speaking with Estella Habal about the legacy of the San Francisco International Hotel. Estella Habal is an activist, scholar, and the author of, “San Francisco’s International Hotel: Mobilizing the Filipino American Community in the Anti-Eviction Movement.”
Do you know the challenges faced by migrant farm workers when they cultivate and harvest your food during a pandemic? The LMC explores this problem by speaking with Robin Lewy on the challenges faced by migrant farm workers in Florida, both by the pandemic and the horrid decisions made by the local government. Robin Lewy is the Director of Programming for the Rural Women’s Health Project in Gainsville, Fla.