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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

Chiqui: A World Without ICE

5/22/2018
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In this episode, Yvette moderated a panel focused on the case to abolish ICE featuring Bianca Santos, an attorney at Pangea Legal Services, Clara Long from Human Rights Watch, and Yadira Sanchez, an activist from the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance. They discuss the history of ICE as an agency, how we can live towards a world without ICE, and the administration's recent targeting of undocumented political activists. Visit cerebronas.com for more information and links on what we...

Duration:01:14:11

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: Dialogue Circles - A Corrective to Illegitimate Power

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 leading their 2018 conference, “Advocating Across Communities: Shared Identities, Struggles, and Imaginations.” In part 1, we bring you an interview with Professors Steve Bender and Frank Valdes on the 14th Amendment, the role of lawyers, and the responsibility on the Latinx community to dismantle white supremacy. Visit cerebronas.com for more information and links on...

Duration:00:46:54

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...

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...

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...

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

8: Knowing Your History is Power

9/1/2017
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On this "Back to School" episode, Yvette and Cynthia discuss affirmative action, the case Plyler v. Doe, which ruled that Texas' attempts to deny undocumented children access to K-12 public education was unconstitutional, and the recent Ethnic Studies win in Arizona. They debunk the myths surrounding affirmative action, break down 14th amendment jurisprudence, and emphasize the importance of Ethnic Studies for students of color. In lieu of our recommendations segment, we answer a listener...

Duration:01:01:38

7: Lincoln Gets Too Much Credit

8/17/2017
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In this episode, Yvette and Cynthia process the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, discuss what accountability means to them, and analyze Korematsu v. United States - the case that deemed the exclusion of Japanese Americans from the West Coast legal. They call out allies who don't hold their own people accountable, discuss the differences between accountability and punishment, and explain the irony of strict scrutiny. Visit cerebronas.com for links to what we discussed and...

Duration:01:03:12

5: Womxn's Autonomy

7/17/2017
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In this episode, Yvette and Cynthia call out Rob Kardashian's posts of Blac Chyna as indicative of rape culture, highlight the unnecessary feticide charges brought against Purvi Patel, and discuss what Hulu's “The Handmaid’s Tale" leaves out. They highlight the anti-blackness present in the discourse around Chyna and Rob, the increased punitiveness of abortion laws, and what reproductive justice means for women of color. Skip from 35:25 to 54:09 if you don't want to hear "The Handmaid's...

Duration:00:56:51

4: Race is a Verb

7/4/2017
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In this episode, Cynthia and Yvette discuss the police violence that Berkeley student Ismael Chamu experienced, constructions of race, and a less-known precursor case to Brown v. Board. They highlight the targeting of students of color on college campuses, debate the usefulness of the term "mestizo", and discuss the role that law plays in constructing race. Thanks to @romobeats for the intro tune! Follow us on IG and Twitter at @cerebronas Transition song: Ryan Little - Lucy's Song For...

Duration:00:59:20

3: The U.S. Doesn't Love You Back

6/21/2017
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In this episode, Yvette and Cynthia discuss the murder of Philando Castile, the importance of POCs serving on juries, and Batson v. Kentucky - the case that supposedly did away with race-based juror striking. They voice their desire for true accountability as prison abolitionists, recognize the uncompensated labor by POC on juries, and call-out the bullshit of “race-neutral” explanations. Thanks to @romobeats for the intro tune! Transition song: Ryan Little - Lucy's Song Follow us on IG at...

Duration:01:00:05

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