The Nuestro South Loud & Proud series focuses on the Poder y Cultura that Nuestra Gente in the South can possess. From the comida que cocinamos, the music we play, and our labor which plants, cleans, and builds-- Nuestra Gente has grown deep roots in the south.
In this episode- We speak to one of our very own Ricky Hurtado who is now the NC House District 63 Representative. We discuss the personal journey that Latinx youth may go through to find their own voice and community while growing up in the South. When and where we feel accepted, and when it seems like we don't belong. We also cover what Freedom Dreaming means to LatinxEd, how we can activate our Poder Político in NC, and how 497 votes gave us the first Democratic representative in the NC General Assembly!
Ricky Hurtado is a son of Salvadoran immigrants, Co-Founder of LatinxEd, and one of the visionaries for the Nuestro South Project. He is also an adjunct instructor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Education.
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The Nuestro South Loud & Proud Interview Series is produced by Axel Herrera, Julie Weise, and Erik Valera with generous sponsorship from the Whiting Foundation, the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences, and LatinxEd.