If you’re from the South, you know that Nuestra Gente have been written out of the history books. So we took it upon ourselves to bring you the history we were not taught in school.
The Nuestro South podcast debuted in 2019. Now, we’re back with new ingredients. Our stories feature illustrations by North Carolina artist, Antonio Alanis on our Youtube video episode. Our hosts Bryan, Daisy, Dorian, and Axel invite you to share in a rich conversation about growing up Latina/o/x in the South. You know the flavor. Welcome to Nuestro South, Refried!
Our conversation in this episode is focused on the experience of immigrants coming into the Charlotte NC area in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. For those of us that grew up in the South during this period, schools became one of the first institutions our families interacted with. We discuss how our parents navigated that system, how we managed to survive through ESL, and ongoing resource gaps that even more recent immigrant communities still face.
Hosts: Daisy Almonte, Bryan Mejia, Axel Herrera, Dorian Gomez
Producers: Julie Weise, Erik Valera, Elaine Utin, Ricky Hurtado
LatinxEd Staff: Maria Pulido, Lucero Rocha, Isabella Lima
Editor: Dorian Gomez
Illustrator: Antonio Alanis
Graphics: Keyla Ferretiz
This project was made possible through the generous support of The Whiting Foundation, the Southern Documentary Fund, and LatinxED
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Music for this video is obtain through the Artlist Personal License