2020-10-09 11:42:14

“Unforgetting: A Memoir Of Family, Migration, Gangs, And Revolution In The Americas”


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Roberto Lovato about immigration.

The New York Times recently exposed how Justice Department officials in 2018 candidly discussed Trump’s immigrant family separation policy as a deterrent to a migrant influx. Former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions in particular reportedly said, “We need to take away children.” The report is based on a draft written by the DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz and it reflects the dehumanization of migrants from beyond the southern border historically and today. We turn today to a well-known Salvadoran American writer who links through his own story the repercussions of years of U.S. policies.

Roberto Lovato, is a journalist and a member of the Writers Grotto. He is one of the country’s leading writers and thinkers on Central American gangs, refugees, violence, and other issues, and cofounder of #DignidadLiteraria, the national movement formed to combat the invisibility and silencing of Latinx stories and books in the US publishing industry. He joins me to discuss his new book Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas. 

Rising Up with Sonali is a radio and television show that brings progressive news coverage rooted in gender and racial justice to a wide audience. Rising Up With Sonali was built on the foundation of Sonali Kolhatkar's earlier show, Uprising, which became the longest-running drive-time radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles hosted by a woman. RUS airs on Free Speech TV every weekday.

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