May 1, 2019

Hector Alessandro Negrete on Immigration MIC!

Hector Alessandro Negrete on Immigration MIC!

Welcome longtime immigration activist Hector Alessandro Negrete and who recently won re-election to the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council to the Immigration MIC Podcast!

We talk about:

His intersection of his queer and undocumented identity, his early experience in the immigrant rights movement at Cal State LA.

Working with the Immigrant Youth Coalition (@immigrantpower), and being the first statewide director for the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (@ciyja) and his work advocating for healthcare for his community, and much more movement work.

He talks about the journey to the passage of DACA (nonprofits vs. movement), the reason why he didn’t qualify, and why he didn’t see it as a ‘be all, end all’.

Running for neighborhood council once gentrification began happening in Boyle Heights and his experiences being able to work on LGBTQ advocacy, housing issues, and air quality issues as the transit and environment chair (@boyleheightsnc).

The 2016 election and the lessons learned, and how it has reinvigorated activists to return to pushing for immigration reform legislation.

He encourages for people to reach out to him and talk to him, his concern with high schoolers for having access to DACA, his current work demystifying business ownership and business models, and having been a fellow for Immigrants Rising (@immigrantsrising).

And much more!

(also, I talk about going to see the screening of the film The Unafraid at NYU)

Welcome longtime immigration activist Hector Alessandro Negrete and who recently won re-election to the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council to the Immigration MIC Podcast!

We talk about:

His intersection of his queer and undocumented identity, his early experience in the immigrant rights movement at Cal State LA.

Working with the Immigrant Youth Coalition (@immigrantpower), and being the first statewide director for the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (@ciyja) and his work advocating for healthcare for his community, and much more movement work.

He talks about the journey to the passage of DACA (nonprofits vs. movement), the reason why he didn’t qualify, and why he didn’t see it as a ‘be all, end all’.

Running for neighborhood council once gentrification began happening in Boyle Heights and his experiences being able to work on LGBTQ advocacy, housing issues, and air quality issues as the transit and environment chair (@boyleheightsnc).

The 2016 election and the lessons learned, and how it has reinvigorated activists to return to pushing for immigration reform legislation.

He encourages for people to reach out to him and talk to him, his concern with high schoolers for having access to DACA, his current work demystifying business ownership and business models, and having been a fellow for Immigrants Rising (@immigrantsrising).

And much more!

(also, I talk about going to see the screening of the film The Unafraid at NYU)