Host Cathy Hannabach interviews artist, writer, and educator Anthony Romero about bringing socially engaged art into the classroom, the politics of building Latinx artist retreats within and beyond institutions, and why intervening in the sonic color line is a key part of how Anthony imagines otherwise.
Cathy Hannabach interviews curator and professor Sandra Ruiz about Puerto Rican anti-colonial resistance and imagining otherwise towards decolonization.
Cathy Hannabach chats with professor Tania Lizarazo about digital storytelling, collaborative research, and listening and learning together in public.
Cathy Hannabach interviews Marisol LeBrón about policing and US colonialism in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria's impact on research, and prison abolition.
Jessica Nydia Pabón-Colón talks about women graffiti writers, curation as social justice, and the importance of solidarity across the Puerto Rican diaspora.
Alyshia Gálvez on NAFTA's destruction of public health in Mexico, the need for public intellectuals, immigrant rights activism, and why we should dream big.
Macarena Gómez-Barris talks about using art to fight extractive capitalism beyond the state, the politics of translation, and working in and with community.
Manuel Cuellar talks about queering Mexican folkloric dance and how Indigenous knowledge production provides an alternative to traditional universities.
Sex educator and reproductive justice advocate Elicia Gonzales talks about how reproductive justice organizations can better incorporate intersectionality (and why they should), the role of Latinx and other queer of color movements in Philadelphia’s radical history, why pleasure is a right not a privilege, and why she puts listening at the center of how she imagines otherwise.
Karen Jaime chats about NYC queer and trans* Puerto Rican poets, how masculine-of-center and butch professors can use the classroom as an artistic/activist space, how poets paradoxically use language to bust through language barriers, and why queer and trans artists of color turn to multimedia work for social justice.
Francisco Galarte considers the racialized politics of style for Chicanx queer and transgender subjects, the classroom as a social justice space, and how trans faculty of color can queer the academy.
Karma Chávez discusses the intersectional politics of migration, how grassroots activism is essential to social change, the power of sound-based media, and how her work integrates art, activism, and academia.
Vicko Alvarez chats about using comics in the K-12 classroom and how she drew on her life to create her two comic series—ScholaR Comics and CholActivist—which use lighthearted, sometimes humorous events to tell otherwise tough stories of growing up Latina in a low-income neighborhood.
How can we retool science and technology to serve marginalized groups? micha cárdenas discusses using digital media and wearable technologies to protect Black and Latinx communities from police violence, how art can enable survival, and how queer and trans communities of color are imagining and creating more just worlds.