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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

Keep Your Heart Soft

5/13/2019
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On this episode, Yvette interviews Yesenia, a fellow badass Salvi femme lawyer practicing deportation defense. Yesenia shares the erasure she experienced as a Salvadoran American womxn in Tucson, Arizona and praises the strength of mentorship within the Seattle Latinx legal community. Yvette and Yesenia debate the pros and cons of the pro se model and share their visions for liberatory legal practice.

Duration:01:06:12

Keep Your Heart Soft

5/13/2019
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On this episode, Yvette interviews Yesenia, a fellow badass Salvi femme lawyer practicing deportation defense. Yesenia shares the erasure she experienced as a Salvadoran American womxn in Tucson, Arizona and praises the strength of mentorship within the Seattle Latinx legal community. Yvette and Yesenia debate the pros and cons of the pro se model and share their visions for liberatory legal practice.

Duration:01:06:18

Keep Your Heart Soft

5/13/2019
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On this episode, Yvette interviews Yesenia, a fellow badass Salvi femme lawyer practicing deportation defense. Yesenia shares the erasure she experienced as a Salvadoran American womxn in Tucson, Arizona and praises the strength of mentorship within the Seattle Latinx legal community. Yvette and Yesenia debate the pros and cons of the pro se model and share their visions for liberatory legal practice.

Duration:01:06:18

Commodifying Death and Dreams

4/29/2019
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On this episode, Yvette interviews Zaira, an immigrants' rights activist fighting to make Tucson a sanctuary city. Zaira shares her experiences of family separation and death due to inhumane border and migration policies, how she strives to keep her activism inclusive, and reminds us of the inevitability of migration in the future.

Duration:00:54:15

Decolonial Migration

4/22/2019
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On this episode, Yvette analyzes recent changes in immigration law including William Barr's recent decision to deny folks in expedited removal proceedings, who are also claiming fear of persecution, access to bond, the increased criminalization of humanitarian aid for migrants & the rise of white militias at the border. She shares Professor Achiume's framework of "decolonial migration" to emphasize the ways in which migration is political. FB: www.facebook.com/radiocachimbona/ IG:...

Duration:00:25:43

Freedom Looks Like Space for Everybody

4/2/2019
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On this episode, Yvette interviews reproductive and immigrants rights activist Alejandra Pablos. She shares her experiences being detained in Southern Arizona, breaks down building people power within detention, and emphasizes the importance of access to abortions for undocumented folks.

Duration:01:02:06

Niño's Daughter

4/1/2019
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On this episode, Yvette interviews her good friend and Latina scholar at the University of Arizona-- Alex. Alex shares the policing she experienced as the daughter of a formerly incarcerated man, her research on the ways in which girls of color with incarcerated parents are policed and sexualized, and why she continually reflects on her privilege and positionality in relation to the girls she interviews.

Duration:00:38:26

Detention Centers Shouldn't Exist

4/1/2019
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On the first episode of Radio Cachimbona, Yvette interviews Carmine and Eva-- her two #lawtina co-workers with Central American and Mixtec roots. They talk about the emotional heaviness of seeing folks detained who look like them, they vent about the frustration of being overlooked in courtroom settings, and share how their Latina identity motivated them to apply to law school.

Duration:01:18:04

25: Reparations Are Due

2/2/2019
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On the final episode of Cerebronas, Yvette and Cynthia announce their plans for the future, criticize the Supreme Court's decision in Oliphant v. Suquamish, and express their fears over the criminal convictions of the No More Deaths volunteers. They reflect on their podcast journey, what sovereignty really means, and the implications of the global pattern of criminalization of humanitarian aid.

Duration:01:09:21

24: Generations of Women Getting UTIs

1/14/2019
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On this episode, Cynthia and Yvette bash border patrol for the harm they cause to life, open up about their sex education, and shame Justice Holmes for his approval of sterilization in Buck v. Bell. They uplift the work of No More Deaths, reject the santa/puta dichotomy, and shed light on the sterilization history of the U.S. 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...

Duration:01:40:23

Chiquis: Rise To Reunite

1/7/2019
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On this episode, Yvette interviews Ana Maria Quintana, the vice mayor of Bell, California. Ana Maria works as an attorney with Rise to Reunite, a non-profit partnering with Al Otro Lado to provide legal assistance to migrants attempting to apply for asylum at the Tijuana border. They discuss the history of Bell, the immense need for quality legal services at the border, and the effect that Trump's Muslim ban had on Ana Maria's constituency.

Duration:00:25:00

Chiquis: Speaking Power to People's Truth

12/24/2018
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On this episode, Yvette and Cynthia interview Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez-- the founder of LatinaRebels. They discuss the current Nicaraguan political crisis and contextualize its history, swap stories of toxic mentors, and Prisca drops knowledge on the true meaning of church.

Duration:01:12:40

23: "I Change Myself, I Change the World"

12/10/2018
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On this episode, Yvette and Cynthia get into the harmful impacts of adding a legal status question to the 2020 census, shine a light on the stigma surrounding the bar exam, and take it back to 1886 for an early 14th Amendment case. They explain the importance of the census, Yvette processes her experiences in detention centers, and they applaud Yick Wo and Wo Lee’s resistance. Visit cerebronas.com for more information and links on what we discussed. Follow us on IG and Twitter at @cerebronas...

Duration:00:58:03

Chiquis: Criminalizing Migration

11/23/2018
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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. 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!

Duration:00:28:26

Chiquis: Latinx-Centered Therapy

11/5/2018
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On this chiquitasode, Cynthia interviews Zeahlot Lopez--a licensed therapist who specializes in Latinx-centered family therapy. Z shares the importance of collective-focused therapy, the ways in which childhood context can explain attachment styles, and networking tips.

Duration:00:42:35

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

Chiquis: 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