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Nuestra America
Tuesdays 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Bi-lingual Conversations with and about the Latino Community and their struggles and triumphs in Nuestra America.

email - nuestraamerica@ksfr.org

Click here for podcasts of Nuestra America

See New York Times article about Somos un Pueblo Unido's worker justice project.

Conversaciones bilingues sobre las luchas y triunfos de la comunidad latina en Nuestra America.

  • Rachel LaZar and Fabiola Landeros from EL CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos discuss current efforts by some ABQ city councilors to derail public safety policies for immigrants
  • Guest Host Anna Martinez (Community Organizer, Somos Un Pueblo Unido) is joined by Zulema Chavero and Rayos Burciaga.
  • Darcy Tromanhauser, Director of Immigrant & Community Programs at Nebraska Appleseed, discusses the challenges and activism of immigrant communities in Nebraska and rural America.
  • Brenda Martínez and Vanessa Porter from NM Café talk about the mechanics of organizing communities on the southern border.
  • Pancho & Sandra Olivas, lead plaintiffs in class action lawsuit regarding wage theft, talk about their 9-year journey to recouping their wages along with Somos staff attorney Gabriela Ibañez Guzmán
  • Nakeisha Ricks-Pettyjohn, Senior Fellow with the National Skills Coalition, discusses how to ensure equity in workforce development strategies plus federal funding opportunities for low-wage workers
  • Zulema Chavero, Carlos Campos & Grisanto Rodriguez from Somos' Citizenship Program discuss recent USCIS rules changes making it easier for low income people to become US Citizens.
  • Nelsy Dominguez of C3 Perspectives discusses the Workforce Equity Initiative Collaborative and its work to improve equity in the workforce development world.
  • Jessica Martínez, Director of Policy at the NM Immigrant Law Center, discusses losses at the legislature and opportunities for immigrants' rights policies in the future.
  • Alex Ross-Read, Executive Director of HEAL+NM, discusses work to build community and tackle workforce development challenges for LGBTQ workers