Take Action Take Care w/ @TheMamaFesto & @TheTinaVasquez — #KatieSpeakShow Ep75 02/11/2017

In brief: The ICE raids this week make my interview with Tina Vasquez, the immigration reporter for Rewire, particularly important and timely. A lot of folks are waking up to what’s been going on for more than a decade with increased deportations and detentions — aka imprisonments. She’ll put some of it in perspective and movingly conveys how families with mixed documentation status are at particular risk. My second guest, Avital Norman Nathman, is one of my best friends and has a pretty badass new collaboration project for people looking to up their engagement level in this time of heightened awareness and oppression: TakeActionTakeCare.com.

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Enhanced audio: Take Action Take Care w/ @TheMamaFesto & @TheTinaVasquez — #KatieSpeakShow Ep75 02/11/2017

Links to on-air references:

My take…

“Trump vexed by challenges, scale of government” at Politico

REVIEW The Katie Speak Show Stitcher

Audre Lorde self-care quote via Know Your IX: “Dealing with Activist Burn-Out and Self-Care”

Interviews…

TakeActionTakeCare.com

“Immigration Leader Demoted As Trump Continues Political Housecleaning” by Tina Vasquez at Rewire News

“Immigration Agency Unions Thrilled With Trump’s Executive Orders” by Tina Vasquez at Rewire News

“Border Patrol Union Pushed for Muslim Ban From Breitbart News Studios” by Tina Vasquez at Rewire News

Follow my guests…

Avital Norman Nathman: Twitter; website; get her book: ”The Good Mother Myth”

Tina Vasquez: Twitter; at Rewire News

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