Chiquis: Migration Trends in Morocco

On this chiquitasode, Yvette interviews Cynthia Magallanes-Gonzalez about her research on migration patterns. They discuss the similarities between the relationships of the US and Mexico to that of Spain and Morocco, the difficulties for migrant mothers with children in multiple countries, and the need for transnational activism.

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Resources Shared by Cynthia M.

22: I Think That’s Bulls***

[TW: Sexual Assault, Suicide] On this episode, Yvette and Cynthia lament the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which held that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act exceeded congressional authority under the 14th and 15th Amendments, discuss the nuances of Kavanaugh’s confirmation process in the context of the #metoo movement, and share what they enjoyed about the film “Sorry to Bother You.”

Cynthia recommends reading “The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein and advises her fellow Capricorns to embrace vulnerability.

Yvette recommends watching Bisbee ’17 and Castle Rock.

Read more about state efforts to suppress the right to vote here. 

Read more about the negative effects of sex offender registries on individuals listed here and here. 

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21: Fundamental Fairness

On this episode, Yvette and Cynthia analyze Lassiter v. Department of Social Services, the case that held that counsel is not required for parental termination proceedings, criticize the Trump administration’s proposal to widen the definition of “public charge” for green card eligibility, and share the soft office skills they have learned as first generation professionals.

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Case: Lassiter v. Department of Social Services

Read a summary of/full opinion on the case, listen to the oral arguments, and see who voted how at this link!


Current Event: Expansion of “Public Charge”

Here’s a resource on the change, what it means, and how to get involved by the Center for Law and Social Policy. If you’re into 400+ pages of policy proposal, you can read the full proposal here.

Colorlines article on the proposal: Trump Administration Plans to Restrict Green Cards for Immigrants Enrolled in Safety Net Programs by Catherine Lizette Gonzalez


Recommendations

Cynthia recommends Sister Spinster‘s products!
Yvette recommends bell hook’s Communion: the Female Search for Love.

Chiquis: Rocío – Inspiring Compassion

On this chiquitasode, Cynthia interviews Dario Guerrero, the director of Rocío – a film capturing Dario’s mother’s fight against cancer and her last days with family in Mexico, and Dario’s decision to go with her, risking his ability to live in the U.S. In this interview, Dario tells us about the challenges of making the decision to “self-deport,” the failures of the medical establishment, and his experience at Harvard (both the privileges and frustrations). Visit rociofilm.com to learn more and find a screening near you! ¡¡Shirt and poster giveaway on IG!! IG: @rociofilm

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Trailer


About Dario

Here’s an article about Dario’s experiences at Harvard and risking his DACA status: He Just Graduated from Harvard. He’s Also Undocumented. Will He Be Deported? by Laura Wides-Munoz

Here’s an article by Dario on learning he was undocumented and his path to Harvard: I Told Harvard I was an Undocumented Immigrant. They Gave Me a Full Scholarship. 

Check out the FAQ on the film’s website!


Chiquitasode: Reina Rebelde

On this episode, Yvette interviewed Regina Merson, founder of Reina Rebelde — a makeup line by a Latina for Latinas. She shares her journey from bankruptcy attorney to makeup mogul and reminds us to always self-reflect and step out of our comfort zone.

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Reina Rebelde

See Regina’s makeup line at her website here!
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20: Dystopian Future

In their return from summer break, Yvette and Cynthia process Yvette’s California Bar experience, celebrate Roe v. Wade and the right to an abortion, and bemoan Google’s decision to censor information in China. They note the money-making/major-scam side of the Bar, normalize abortions, and worry about the impacts of Google’s technology.

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Case: Roe v. Wade

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Read the case and hear the oral arguments here.
Here’s some history on Roe v. Wade.
Here’s an article on a woman’s illegal abortion prior to Roe v. Wade, which also explains the importance of the case: Women Share What Abortion Was Like Before Roe v. Wade: “I Was One of the Lucky Ones, I Survived” by Kaelyn Forde

Some more good reads:


Current Events: Google’s Project Dragonfly

Read here what’s happening: Leaked Documents Show Google is Making a Censored Search Engine for China by Daniel Oberhaus and Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal by Ryan Gallagher


Recommendations

Yvette recommends the book Genesis by Eduardo Galeano

Cynthia recommends castor oil for hair growth! See here for a hair recipe. I just use a coconut oil and olive oil blend!

Chiquitasode: Angola – Slavery by Another Name

On this chiquitasode, Cynthia welcomes Lincoln Mitchell and Ciji Jackson for a discussion on the largest maximum security prison in the United States: Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. They discuss the many similarities between the current prison and the former plantation, consider the responsibility & complicity of its current employees, and praise the men working in the law library. Correction: The Court of Appeals for the 5th District found that housing three death-row inmates in very hot cells without sufficient access to heat-relief measures violated the Eighth Amendment; however, air conditioning cannot be ordered as the type of relief because the Court found it was “unnecessary” to correct the violation. For more information see Ball v. LeBlanc, 792 F. 3d 584 (5th Cir. 2015).

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Albert Woodfox

Here are some articles on Albert Woodfox, including about him founding a chapter of the Black Panther Party and his 43 years in solitary confinement.


Other Articles on Angola