Society & Culture
Lydia Garcia tells us how her life began to fall apart after the death of her husband. After turning to drugs and losing her home, she found solace at the library, studying the religions and customs of her native culture while living outdoors in a park. A run in with a concerned case worker would eventually set her on the road back to having a place to call home.
Then Molly and LaRae interview Ananya Roy, Professor and Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Inequality and Democracy at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, about poor peoples' movements, the financialization of housing, policy problems exacerbating California's housing crisis, the invention of foreclosure as a tool to confiscate native lands, and what responses in other countries to similar crises can teach us--including that of her own native Kolkata, India.
We close with a poem called "City Indians" by local Tongva artist and activist Kelly Caballero.
The video originally accompanying the poem can be found here: https://thehundreds.com/blogs/content/tongva-land-forever-the-true-first-citizens-of-los-angeles
Episode 12: Good Bye for Now
Episode 11: Domestic Violence & Homelessness
Episode 10: Flipping the Script
Episode 9: Othering, NIMBYism, and Criminalization
Episode 8: Homes, Safety, and Community
Episode 7: Homelessness in a Pandemic
Episode 6: Ancestors, Trauma, and Healing
Episode 5: What is Being Done?
Episode 3: Rising Rents
Episode 2: Race and Homelessness
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