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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

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

20: Dystopian Future

8/6/2018
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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. 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...

Duration:01:06:18

Chiquis: Angola - Slavery by Another Name

7/16/2018
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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...

Duration:00:49:38

Chiquis: How to Apply to Law School

7/2/2018
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On this chiquitasode, Cynthia talks with law school classmate and good friend, Lincoln Mitchell, about applying to law school. They go through all the components and answer listener questions, specifically about the GPA, LSAT, resumé, personal & diversity statements, letters of recommendation, financial aid, and a few others. One additional tip on letters of recommendation - send your recommenders your resumé, transcript, draft of your statements, and anything else that will help them write...

Duration:00:53:03

19: People are Forgetting

6/4/2018
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In episode 19, Yvette and Cynthia discuss different systems of accountability in the context of Chile, specifically the usage of documentary as a form of healing, the case against the dictator Pinochet in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and the recent Vatican decision to punish priests who abused children. They examine the purpose of punishment and grapple with the challenges of truth-finding and accurate collective memory. Visit cerebronas.com for more information and links on...

Duration:00:55:22

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