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Host: This transcript is generated by OpenAI. Welcome to the Convergence Magazine podcast, where we explore the intersections of social justice and transformative politics. I’m your host, Sarah Johnson, and today we’ll be speaking with Dr. Maria Hernandez, a scholar and activist who has been working on issues of immigration and labor rights for over two decades.

Dr. Hernandez, thank you so much for joining us today.Host: So, let’s dive right in. Can you tell us about your work and how it relates to the current political moment?

Dr. Hernandez: Absolutely. As a scholar and activist, I have been working to advance the rights of immigrant workers for many years. In the current political moment, we are seeing a rise in anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies that threaten the safety and wellbeing of immigrant communities across the country.

Host: That’s certainly a pressing issue. How do you see the fight for immigrant rights intersecting with other struggles for social justice?

Dr. Hernandez: Well, the fight for immigrant rights is intimately connected to other struggles for justice, such as the struggle for labor rights and racial justice. Immigrant workers are often subject to exploitation and abuse in the workplace, and they also face discrimination and violence based on their race and ethnicity.

Host: So, what can organizers and activists do to support the rights of immigrant workers and advance the struggle for social justice more broadly?

Dr. Hernandez: There are many things that we can do, from supporting workers in their struggles for fair wages and safe working conditions, to organizing against racist and xenophobic policies and practices. We can also work to build bridges between different struggles for justice, recognizing that our struggles are interconnected and that we are stronger when we stand together.

Host: That’s great advice. Thank you so much for joining us today, Dr. Hernandez. It’s been a pleasure speaking with you.

Dr. Hernandez: Thank you, Sarah. Keep up the great work at Convergence Magazine!



Immigrant Rights
Labor Organizing

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