IMMIGRATION

Dream Riders

The Dream Riders are back again with another campaign! They are riding their bicycles from Seattle (WA) to San Diego (CA) for 37 days to advocate for a pathway to citizenship for all non-citizens in this country. This includes all 11 million undocumented immigrants and 35,000 intercountry adoptees. 

Brenda and Xochitl talk with one of the Dream Riders as they approach the California border.


Join the Charlando hosts for two engaging interviews about the immigrant experience. Marianne Pennekamp discusses immigration politics and human rights - and shares some of her experience as a young woman escaping Nazi influences in Europe. Then Paula from Centro Del Pueblo joins the conversation to share another perspective of the immigrant experience.


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.


On this episode of Charlando, Assistant Professor César Abarca joins Xochitl, Brenda and Yojana for a discussion about culture, politics and social justice. Cesar is a community organizer, scholar-activist, and urban farmer. 

Undocumented Arcata Mother Comes Home

Jun 19, 2018
True North Organizing Network Facebook

Arcata mother of four, Claudia Portillo was granted release on a $12,000 bond after spending seven months in an immigration detention in the Bay Area. According to True North Organizing Network, communities in both Humboldt and Del Norte Counties advocated for Portillo's release and are arranging to pay the bond. 

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 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.


IMMIGRANT VOICES: Brenda

Apr 3, 2018
James Floss

In this installment, Brenda from Centro del Pueblo Humboldt makes a passionate and poetic case for Humboldt County to become a place of sanctuary and requests your assistance. You can volunteer here.


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.

Immigrant Voices - Alejandro

Mar 8, 2018
James Floss

In this segment of Alejandro's story, he discusses the importance of family and talks fondly of his father. Find his full story at Immigrant Voices.  

Translated from Spanish and voiced by Ulyses Dorantes.


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.

Entrevista Elisa Bueno:

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Immigrant Voices: Yolonda

Mar 6, 2018
James Floss

In this excerpt of Yolonda's story, she expresses her fear of her parents being deported and how that would affect her and her little brother. Her full story is at Immigrant Voices.


Immigrant Voices - Alejandro

Mar 6, 2018
James Floss

Meet Alejandro, Immigrant Voices' second guest. He discusses why he came here, the difficulties of finding meaningful work, his involvement with his community and his love for his family.  

Translated from Spanish and voiced by Ulyses Dorantes.


Jessica Eden

This week's Charlando Con La Raza takes on issues of immigration and governance. Plus, the Charlando crew introduces us to HSU student, Jonathan Pena.

Conocemos a Jonathan y discusion de gobernancia:

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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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 Humboldt State President Lisa Rossbacher released a statement today regarding the Trump Administration's decision to rescind the Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals act, commonly known as DACA. 

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Dear HSU Community,

We have a simple message today for Dreamers. Humboldt State University stands with you, and we care about you. We’re going to keep doing all we can to help you succeed in school and become Humboldt alumni.

Humboldt State University student Karla Sanchez waited in anticipation on what the Trump administration would decide to do to the DACA program. 

In the Tradition's Dan Chandler spoke with co-founder of the iconic El Teatro Campesino, Agustin Lira, and his musical collaborator Patricia Wells.

Dan, Agustin and Patricia discuss social justice activism, current and past - and the new album from the band Alma, Songs of Struggle & Hope


Centro del Pueblo

"How do our children get treated fairly in the schools, how do they not get suspended and expelled at disproportionate rates,  how are our families incorporated into our educational system ... I think that those are some of the challenges we face as a county as a region," says Renee Saucedo of Centro del Pueblo.