Szu-Han Ho

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An effort to get public money out of private ICE detention in New Mexico saw a partial victory this week. A coalition of educators and immigrants rights advocates have been urging the New Mexico Educational Retirement Board to drop investments in CoreCivic and GEO Group, corporations that own or manage three-quarters of migrant detention facilities in the U.S and are accused of a range of civil and human rights abuses. Between the two, they also imprison hundreds of state and federal inmates in four New Mexico counties.

In a retirement board meeting Friday, members pushed off a decision to divest until later this fall. But the stock market decided for them in one case: CoreCivic is being dropped from the fund’s portfolio this week due to poor financial returns. 

Courtesy of NM Craft Responders

In episode 29, we hear from people who are creating resources and helping out in their communities. Longtime organizer Selinda Guerrero talks about all of the people working together on the Mutual Aid network, providing food and other necessities to folks that many government efforts don't reach. Rebecca Jones talks about the grassroots Navajo and Hopi COVID-19 relief project started by Ethel Branch. Szu-Han Ho and Miriam Langer are two N.M. college art instructors mobilizing a network of people to sew reliable masks for folks in the state. Plus, Gilbert Ramírez, deputy director of the city's Health Programs, tells us about the rent relief fund.

Migrant Songs / http://www.tricklock.com/production/migrant-songs

Lunes, 4 de marzo, 19hs: Cada vez que caminamos cerca del Río Grande se pueden escuchar los profundos sonidos de la naturaleza. Y en especial , los trinos de los pájaros. El Valle del  Río Grande, sus sonidos y sus pájaros son la inspiración de la puesta musical y teatral MIGRANT SONGS  (Canciones migratorias): ¿nos parecemos los seres humanos a los pájaros? ¿Migramos como ellos?