Joining us on this episode are Reverend Nancy Frausto and Dr. Miguel de la Torre. Nancy is an Associate Rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Long Beach, CA. She is a founding member of the Sanctuary Task Force for the Diocese of Los Angeles, and a clergy leader with LA Voice (a Faith in Action affiliate). A previous guest of this podcast, Miguel, is an author, scholar-activist, and Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies at Iliff Seminary in Denver, CO.
In this episode, we examined how immigration justice is connected to just about every other organizing issue. We asked the question of “who is my neighbor?” and explored the root causes of pain in our communities.
We have waited a few months to share this conversation with you. This episode was recorded in early April during our Keeping Faith Week of Prophetic Action. We are intentionally releasing this episode on the week of the 9th anniversary of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. Rev. Nancy is among a host of DACA recipients who are organizers and faith leaders with our immigrant rights program, LA RED.
Also timely is the fact that this is the second week of the Fast for Freedom. LA RED and our partners with the We Are Home campaign have organized this monthlong fast to call on lawmakers to create a pathway to citizenship for essential workers and undocumented immigrants in any reconciliation package going to Congress.