Eps. 4 and 5 of Solo Eramos Ninos: Walk alongside Gloria, Francisco and Jonathan as they retell their story of how the 2006 immigration enforcement shook their lives. And, in a small, rural town, from one day to the next, 145 people were taken away. How does a town come together in the wake of such sudden upheaval to support broken families and knit together communities, all while under continued threat?
Tonight on the show, we binge episodes 4 and 5 of the podcast Solo Éramos Niños, a podcast that explores the impact of the 2006 Swift & Co Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids, including a meatpacking facility in Utah.
Episode 4, The Impact Pt. 2: Imagine: A father saying goodbye to his child, making a quick detour to drop his child off at school before going to turn himself in to immigration agents. After that, this child is now expected to go and learn and ensure that his father's sacrifice was worth it. In part 2 of the impact of the Swift and Co. raids, we walk alongside Gloria, Francisco, and Jonathan as they retell their story of how the 2006 immigration enforcement shook their lives. Trauma within the Latine community often goes silenced due to fear and outright mistrust of those around them. Walk with us as we bring life to the challenges and hardships highlighted in part 1 through their difficult and heart-wrenching stories.
Episode 5, The Community: In a small, rural town, from one day to the next, 145 people were taken away. How does a town come together in the wake of such sudden upheaval to support broken families and knit together communities, all while under continued threat? Through interviews with community members and leaders, including a professor of social work from Utah State University, this episode seeks to meet this question. Explore community solidarity, community tension, and the grassroots efforts and resources that have since been created to support those in the Valley.
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