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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.

Twitter:

@cerebronas

Language:

English


Episodes

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


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 more!...

Duration: 01:03:12


6: Hold Complexity

8/2/2017
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In this episode, Cynthia and Yvette discuss the gentrification of Boyle Heights, the SCOTUS case that clarified whether disparate impact claims can be brought under the Fair Housing Act, and internalized racism. They applaud the tactics of Defend Boyle Heights protestors, note the varied solutions to housing inequality, and share how they cope with with the burden and weight of internalized racism.

Duration: 01:00:54


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 more...

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


2: The Facade of Democracy

6/5/2017
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In episode 2, Cynthia and Yvette discuss the release of freedom fighter Oscar Lopez Rivera, the Puerto Rican debt crisis, and the importance of mental health. They expose the American facade of democracy on the island, break down bankruptcy law, and share how they make sure they’re engaging in community care.

Duration: 01:03:00


1: We Dropped the Diminutive

5/23/2017
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In the break-out episode of Cerebronas, Yvette and Cynthia discuss the recent detention of an immigration activist in LA, navigating an elite law school as Latina women, and Justice Sotomayor's (arguably) most powerful dissent. They share their practice of self-care, shade white feminist jurisprudence, and critique the hypocrisy of conservatives’ free speech platform. Thanks to https://soundcloud.com/romobeats for the intro tune! Follow us on IG at @cerebronas Read our blog at...

Duration: 01:07:51