BRENDA PEREZ

Co-host of Charlando Con La Raza on Radio Bilingue.

Brenda Perez and Emily Velez of Centro Del Pueblo talk about SB 54, the California State Sanctuary Bill and Measure K - A sanctuary law for Humboldt County to enhance local control of our public safety dollars; expand community safety; and help keep families together.


On the July 19, 2018 Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat, Lorna Bryant's  guest was Jessica Brenda Pérez Mendoza – a Latina scholar making an impact on Humboldt County. They’ll discuss the significance and impact of Latinas in professional fields in this small community.

Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat - tune in at 7 pm PST, streaming at KHSU.org.


On this episode of Charlando, Marisol Ruiz, Associate Professor School of Education at HSU, joins the discussion to highlight research on bilingual education, effective teaching strategies and honoring language and culture.


Humboldt Cannabis Magazine

Danielle Orr talks with visiting scholar Brenda Perez about her doctoral research on the politics of the cannabis industry.

Brenda's research addresses sociopolitical intersections of the cannabis scene in Michoacan, Mexico and Humboldt County, California.


Charlando Con La Raza!

May 25, 2018
Danielle Orr

Scholars Brenda Perez and Yojana Miraya speak to Danielle Orr about Charlando Con La Raza and Naturaleza y Communidad both produced here in Arcata at the KHSU studios for Radio Bilinque, the nonprofit Latino radio network. Radio Bilinque is the only producer of national Spanish-language programming in the public radio system.  With the goal of serving the Latino community with innovative cultural and informational programming, they are fostering multicultural understanding within the larger community. 

Scholars Yojana Miraya and Brenda Perez discuss their respective areas of research - and the reality of  academia's priviledging of white researchers.


Brenda, Xochitl and Yojana talk with Fany Guzman from Latinos For Cannabis about culture, building community strength, medicine and overcoming stigmas around cannabis use.


This week's Charlando Con La Raza takes on issues at the border. Daniel Castrejon joins the Charlando hosts for an in-depth, honest discussion on immigration and the situation at the California-Mexico border.


This week's Charlando Con La Raza features interviews with an HSU journalism student and Humboldt Baykeeper's Latino Outreach coordinator. Through their distinct disciplines, Jose Herrera and Jasmin Segura talk about passion for community work.


Xochitl, Brenda and Yojana discuss issues of justice and race locally and around the country.

How do we create positive change in our institutions and on the streets?

In a supremely difficult and divisive political landscape, how do we ensure justice and safety in our communities?

This week's Charlando Con La Raza takes on these challenging questions.


This installment of Charlando highlights the work of Cesar Chavez and discussion about the experience of  "culture" in the United States. Yojana and Brenda talk about expectations and surprises in their experiences living and studying here in the U.S.


Courtesy NCRT

North Coast Repertory Theatre Managing Artistic Director Calder Johnson and Brenda Perez from Centro del Pueblo discuss NCRT’s La Voz Project and the project’s pilot play -- the inspiring and relevant “The Tenth Muse,” now on stage at NCRT.

Jessica Eden

Brenda Perez and Yojana Miraya discuss issues of identity, community and the power of artistic expression.

From gathering signatures for a local sanctuary law to experiencing the North Coast Repertory Theatre's performance of The Tenth Muse, Brenda and Yojana explore local efforts to strengthen community.

Charlando Con La Raza: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 7am,  Saturday at 1pm on RADIO BILINGUE.

Social worker Elisa Bueno joins Xochitl and Brenda for a discussion about differences in the immigration experience over the past couple of decades. 

Then, Xochitl and Brenda take a deep dive into borderlands issues, addressing ethical questions around the deportation of Latino veterans.

Charlando is produced at Humboldt State University and airs on Radio Bilingue.

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Fabian Almazan

Jazz phenom Fabian Almazan joins Brenda Perez for a discussion about Fabian's musical trajectory, his efforts to address socio-ecological issues through music, and the political challenges of our current times. 

Fabian Almazan & Rhizome will be performing Tuesday,  March 6th, on the HSU campus. For more information, check out the Redwood Jazz Alliance.

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Jessica Eden

This installment of Charlando Con La Raza takes on the importance of honoring and respecting one's heritage through language and culture. And, as always, the Charlando crew discusses celebrating our environmental connections.


This week's Charlando features two interviews. HSU environmental studies major, Sandra Sandoval discusses community organizing efforts in Humboldt County. Then, Jose Luis Segura Barragan joins the conversation from Michoacan, Mexico, to share his efforts to support communities in the region amidst violence and struggle.

Entrevista - Jose Luis Segura Barragan:

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The Charlando crew discusses current news topics, ecological frameworks and the legacy of renowned Chilean poet and physicist, Nicanor Parra.

Ecologia y apropriacion cultural:

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On this episode of Charlando, Brenda welcomes her phone guests for discussion on soccer, immigration and a sanctuary law for Humboldt County.

Soccer and Coming to the U.S.:

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On this week's Charlando, Yojana, Xochitl and Brenda discuss nuances of culture through food and clothing  and women taking a stand against harassment.

Movimientos Sociales:

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Jessica Eden

Tireless advocate for the well being of the Latinx community, Renee Saucedo joins the Charlando crew to discuss some of her inspirations and perspectives through challenging political times.

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On this episode of Charlando, Brenda Perez and Yojana Miraya discuss community resilience, holiday traditions and Indigenous approaches to environmental issues. Charlando airs Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 7am and Saturdays at 1pm on Radio Bilingue 103.3

Madre Tierra y La Politica:

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Jessica Eden

Charlando Con La Raza, the Rock en Espanol show...


Jessica Eden

On this week's Charlando, Brenda talks with visiting Mayan scholars Valiana Aguilar and Angel Ku about community, environment, healing and supporting one another through challenging political times.

Valiana and Angel share some Mayan values:

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Jessica Eden

On this weeks's Charlando Con La Raza, Xochitl and Brenda welcome student activist Melissa Vasquez. The Humboldt Hearts organization raised money for disaster relief in Mexico and Puerto Rico this past fall. Melissa shares her inspiration for community activism.

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Jessica Eden

Xochitl and Brenda bring more in-depth cultural discussion and music to the airwaves with this latest installment of Charlando Con la Raza

HSU graduate student Yojana Miraya shares a special song in Quechua and HSU botany student Octavio Acosta plays a special instrument for the Charlando crew.


Jessica Eden

For this food-focused time of the year, Charlando Con La Raza co-hosts Xochitl Cabrera and Brenda Perez discuss their favorite family foods from Oaxaca and Puebla, Mexico.  

Charlando Con La Raza airs Tuesdays at 7 PM on Radio Bilingue.