Immigration Vignettes are a series of paired conversations and individual testimonials about the immigration experience. Their objective is to bring out the variety of reasons, diversity of experiences, multiplicity of origins, and incredible, positive contributions of immigrants and newcomers to this country.
"A refugee is simply someone who goes to a new country in the expectation of a better life.”
Here is a special vignette that stands on its own. Although the interviewee has asked to remain anonymous, I thank him deeply for his courage in granting me the interview.
Photo credits: Andrés Better
"Now all we need is to continue to speak the truth fearlessly, and we shall add to our number those who will turn the scale to the side of equal and full justice in all things."
Field reports are journalistic and investigative reports conducted in the field. These are mostly focused on immigration issues, social justice initiatives, environmental and conservation concerns, and democracy and civil participation.
Radio interviews are comprised mainly of interviews conducted as part of the KGNU Community Radio show in Spanish, called "Pasa la Voz", which airs Sundays at 4 pm. My guests are community leaders, activists, artists, healers,etc. who provide services to minority and underserved populations in Boulder County, in the State of Colorado, and beyond.
"Community radios provide profound new opportunities for more inclusive sustainable development."
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
Community services are a collection of detailed interviews produced in the studios of the Audio Information Network of Colorado. Along almost five years, I have conducted more than one hundred interviews, in Spanish and English, of representatives of more than fifty non-profit organizations in Boulder, in Colorado, and beyond, that provide services to minorities, people with disabilities, and other underserved communities.
Cultural activism is a series of reports on new initiatives and events which, through music, theater, dance and the arts, aim to inform the public and change attitudes about important issues like immigration, immigrants' rights, multiculturalism and diversity.
"Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future."
College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI)
University of Colorado, Boulder
1511 University Avenue
Boulder, CO 80309