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Dos Latinas from working class, immigrant families navigating law school while bringing y'all raw, critical analysis of law, current events, and personal politics. Cerebronas and unapologetic.

Dos Latinas from working class, immigrant families navigating law school while bringing y'all raw, critical analysis of law, current events, and personal politics. Cerebronas and unapologetic.
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United States

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Dos Latinas from working class, immigrant families navigating law school while bringing y'all raw, critical analysis of law, current events, and personal politics. Cerebronas and unapologetic.

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@cerebronas

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English


Episodes

22: I Think That's Bulls***

10/15/2018
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[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." Visit cerebronas.com for more information and links on what we discussed. Follow us on...

Duration:01:52:07

21: Fundamental Fairness

10/2/2018
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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. Visit cerebronas.com for more information and links on what we discussed. Follow us on IG and Twitter at @cerebronas...

Duration:01:10:39

Chiquis: Rocío - Inspring Compassion

9/17/2018
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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...

Duration:00:43:20

Intergenerational Trauma

9/10/2018
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On this episode, Yvette discusses intergenerational trauma with her cousin, Stephanie. They share their experiences with anxiety as the children of survivors of the Salvadoran Civil War and how they cope.

Duration:00:44:17

Chiquis: Reina Rebelde

8/27/2018
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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. Visit cerebronas.com for more information and links on what we discussed. Follow us on IG and Twitter at @cerebronas Thanks to @romobeats for the intro tune! Transition song: Ryan Little – Lucy’s Song

Duration:00:48:25

18: Desperate to Get Away

4/16/2018
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On this episode, Cynthia and Yvette discuss the terrible prospects facing Henry - a teenager formerly involved with MS-13 now facing deportation after cooperating with the FBI. For the case segment, they dive into the facts of Scott v. Harris - the case that held that a police officer ramming into a vehicle during a car chase was not a violation of a constitutional right. They get into the doctrine of qualified immunity and share their recent experiences in Puerto Rico and Puebla, Mexico....

Duration:00:40:36

Chiqui: No Nos Vamos a Regresar

4/2/2018
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Grab your tissues because las Cerebronas interview the OGs - their parents - for this chiquitasode. They share their experiences of immigrating to the US - the pain, the successes, and the luck. We made this episode with a lot of love so we truly hope you enjoy! Note: Most of the episode is in Spanish. Visit cerebronas.com for more information and links on what we discussed. Thanks to @romobeats for the intro tune! Follow us on IG and Twitter at @cerebronas Transition song: Ryan Little –...

Duration:00:44:40

17: Rest in Power Marielle Franco

3/19/2018
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On this episode, Yvette and Cynthia discuss the tragic and infuriating murder of Marielle Franco, break down the DeShaney v. Winnebago County DSS case, a due process decision born of a tragic incident of neglect that led to a young boy having permanent brain damage, and share what "democratizing knowledge" means to them. They shame Brazil for its genocide against afro-descendants and the US for its unwillingness to affirmatively act for its people. Visit cerebronas.com for more information...

Duration:00:40:21

16: Borders Aren't Natural

3/6/2018
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On episode 16, Yvette and Cynthia shine a light on the organization responsible for legislation like “stand your ground,” reject a world with borders, and explain the recent case that permitted indefinite detention for certain immigrants. They warn against ALEC's insidious agenda, discuss the importance of the right to travel, and shame the Court for not finding indefinite detention unconstitutional. Visit cerebronas.com for more information and links on what we discussed. Thanks to...

Duration:01:09:41

15: Call It What It Is

2/19/2018
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For episode 15, Cynthia and Yvette take it back to 1857 when the Supreme Court ruled that Dred Scott, or any black person, could not be a citizen of the US (a decision later overturned by the 14th amendment), call out the FBI's racist practices, and dive into "gaslighting." They note the importance of unpacking the US' horrific history of slavery, point out the dangers of complacency around government surveillance, and give tips for how to recognize when you are being GASLIGHTED. Visit...

Duration:00:55:09

Chiquitasode: People Carry Different Wisdom

2/5/2018
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Las Cerebronas partnered with Harvard Law’s La Allianza to bring y’all three chiquitasodes with amazing Profes that will be sharing their knowledge at the 2018 conference, “Advocating Across Communities: Shared Identities, Struggles, and Imaginations.” In this final chiquitasode, we again interviewed Professors Christine Zuni Cruz and Margaret Montoya on dialogue circles - the roots in an indigenous knowledge system, the equal importance of listening and talking, and their potential for...

Duration:00:55:16

Chiquitasode: We are the Trojan Horse

2/2/2018
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Las Cerebronas partnered with Harvard Law’s La Allianza to bring y’all three chiquitasodes with amazing Profes that will be sharing their knowledge at the 2018 conference, “Advocating Across Communities: Shared Identities, Struggles, and Imaginations.” In this chiquitasode, we interviewed Professors Christine Zuni Cruz and Margaret Montoya on disrupting white spaces, the overlaps and distinctions between the Latinx and indigenous communities, and the struggles of being Latina in legal...

Duration:00:43:44

Chiquitasode: Listen & Be Humble

1/29/2018
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Las Cerebronas partnered with Harvard Law’s La Allianza to bring y’all three chiquitasodes with amazing Profes that will be sharing their knowledge at the 2018 conference, “Advocating Across Communities: Shared Identities, Struggles, and Imaginations.” In this chiquitasode, we bring you an interview with Professors Steve Bender and Frank Valdes on the 14th Amendment, the role of lawyers, and the responsibility of the Latinx community to dismantle white supremacy. Visit cerebronas.com for...

Duration:00:46:54

14: If People Like Us Had Been at the Table

12/18/2017
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On this episode, Yvette and Cynthia express disappointment at the loss of net neutrality, envision a new country under a new Constitution, and explain the doctrine around cell phones and search warrants. They cry-laugh at the corporate greed behind taking down net neutrality, find strength in vocalizing their goals for this country, and give a heads up on a new form of government tracking. Note on "Deep Thoughts" segment: We want to acknowledge that we are on stolen land in the United States...

Duration:00:57:17

13: Chiquitasode: What Can I Do to Support You?

12/4/2017
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On this chiquitasode, Cynthia and Yvette speak with Fatima, a social worker that embodies the harm reduction framework. Fatima shares an overview of harm reduction, why it's important to respect the bodies and decisions of her clients, and how she lives harm reduction outside of her work. Visit cerebronas.com for more information and links on what we discussed. Thanks to @romobeats for the intro tune! Follow us on IG and Twitter at @cerebronas Transition song: Ryan Little – Lucy’s Song

Duration:00:50:18

12: Respectability Politics are a Lie

11/20/2017
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On this episode, Yvette and Cynthia discuss the potential end of the Temporary Protected Status program, break down respectability politics, and analyze the case Goldberg v. Kelly. They note the erasure of Central Americans, reject respectability politics, applaud the Supreme Court for determining that welfare benefits are a form of private property, and examine the importance of due process. Visit cerebronas.com for more information and links on what we discussed. Thanks to @romobeats for...

Duration:01:00:05

11: "The Spanish Own the Cow..."

11/6/2017
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In this episode, Cynthia and Yvette discuss Eduardo Galeano's Venas Abiertas de América Latina, the gender discrimination case Nguyen vs. INS and the case of Jane Doe -- an unaccompanied minor who sought an abortion while detained in immigration custody. They discuss the economics of colonialism, how gender is analyzed under the Equal Protection doctrine, and the myriad ways in which the bodies of migrant womxn are regulated and controlled. Visit cerebronas.com for more information and links...

Duration:00:58:06

10: Chiquitasode: "Im Not Racist But..."

10/21/2017
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In this chiquitasode, Yvette and Cynthia interview professor Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, who shares the research that led to the writing of her book "Crook County: Race and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court." She reveals the coded language used in the Prosecutor's office to justify incarcerating black & brown folks, notes that these moral narratives are systemic, and gives warm advice for young Latinas interested in academia. Visit cerebronas.com for links to what we discussed and...

Duration:00:42:13

9: Gender is a Journey

10/10/2017
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In this episode, Cynthia and Yvette interview Isa Noyola, the Deputy Director of the Transgender Law Center, discuss the manslaughter conviction of Ky Peterson, and analyze the G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board case. They highlight the ways in which survivors of domestic violence are criminalized and note the challenges that trans folks face in being able to navigate public space. Isa shares how her gender identity is linked to reclaiming her indigenous roots, the importance of letting...

Duration:00:55:54

Chiquitasode: Behind The Degrees

9/25/2017
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In this chiquitasode, las cerebronas get personal about their experience pre- and during higher education, featuring some hot tips along the way. They share what they're proudest of, who is most important in their lives, and how they got through and are getting through the tough parts of higher ed.

Duration:00:41:20