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On digital resistance and decolonization

An interview with Iris Rodriguez (Xica Media) and Jen Knoedl from Latinos For America.

As originally posted on 4/25/16

Meet Iris Rodriguez, Xica Media networks

In the above video, Latina Video Blogger Jen Knoedl talks with Social Activist and Producer, Iris Rodriguez.  Conversation topics include:

  • Digital resistance, decolonization and how Xicanos can save the world
  • How Monsanto has been poisoning the Latino community through food
  • The inportance of language
  • Being native to America and what title applies to that
  • How Latinos can educate themselves to protect their familes and community
  • The atrocity that is Family Detention Centers

Learn more about and support Iris

Iris Rodriguez is a digital strategist, multimedia producer, author, musical artist, and poet from San Antonio, Texas. Since 2002 her multimedia community-based projects have addressed numerous issues such as environmental racism/justice, family detention, decolonization, cultural arts, guerrilla media,womynism and public archives. She is the founder and web jefa of Xica Media, a home-based Xicana-powered network of six independent multimedia channels reaching over 120 countries in three languages. In 2016 she launched Digital Resistance 101. She is a graduate of the (former) Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a graduate of the Racial Justice Communications course by the Praxis Project (National Labor College, Washington, D.C.) as well as the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (George Washington University, Washington, D.C.) In 2009 she was awarded the Cesar E. Chavez “Si Se Puede” Award by People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources (PODER.) In 2015 one of her collaborations, Visions From The Inside, went on display at the United Nations in Geneva for one week. She currently blogs at Xicana Chronicles, End Family Detention and Xica Nation.

Join her on: Facebook | Twitter Channels: Xicana Chronicles | End Family Detention | Xica Nation | Tezcatlipoca Records | MTX Files | Sound Cloud | Chinati Ixtlan | Where Are The Latinx Artists | Texas UFW 2016



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