For Locutorreando’s special inaugural episode, we present two conversations with some of our favorite badasses. Dani Marrero Hi of Aquí Estamos & Neta RGV spoke to us about fighting for queer and trans rights on the border, the perils of the nonprofit world and what to do when mass media fails us. We also sat down with Victoria Ruiz of bilingual punk band Downtown Boys and talked about performing for white audiences, Downtown Boy’s recent successful campaign against SXSW, and why it’s shitty to be dismissed as an identity politician.
Our conversation with Dani begins at 11:30; our discussion with Victoria starts at 64 minutes.
Some references from the platicas we thought you might want to check out:
- Downtown Boy’s fire new single “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)”
- Local 26’s campaign to unionize Harvard-owned hotel workers
- Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation
- Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza
- Their Eyes Were Watching God
- The Bermudez Triangle
- Myths of Male Dominance
- The Color of Violence: The INCITE! Anthology
- Music is “Monstro” courtesy of Downtown Boys’ from their 2015 album, Full Communism
Remember to get your tickets for Neta’s Launch Party on March 30. Use discount code “locutorreando”!