Not My Monument (Rebroadcast)

Episode 125


This week FavyFav and Babelito opened the LWL vault and decided to re-air a fan fave, "Not My Monument."-You wanna talk about monuments!? Well guess what, Mimi…WE DID! This week FavyFav and Babelito discuss the terrorist attack in Charlottesville through a conversation surrounding the history of monuments and their function in society. From statues of Christopher Columbus in Puerto Rico, to university mascots around the country, monuments preserve a very selective history that must be challenged. All white supremacists monuments must fall! And as always make sure to send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod

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Yvette Mayorga

Episode 124

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In this episode we bring you another conversation with a badass chicana artist. This time Babelito sits to chat with his Chicago fave, Yvette Mayorga, to talk about her rising career as a visual artist, her struggles as a Latinx artist and whether or not pozole granos belong in menudo. The artwork of Yvette aims to seduce viewers through its sugar-rush aesthetic and femme impossibility. However, upon close inspection, Yvette aims to go beyond what the eye can see and calls out our complicity in the injustices she denounces in her work. Stay till the end to hear some music recommendations from Babelito and a reminder that the podcast just turned 3 years! Felicidades chicos!!!! And as always make sure to send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod #supportlatinxartists #supportbrownartists #supportlocalart

Nathalie Farfan

Episode 123

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This week FavyFav shares a conversations he had last Fall with the amazing Nathalie Farfan of La Brujas Club and Morado Lens. Listen in as they talk about Jersey, self-care, Ivy Queen and white magic. And as always make sure to send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod

José Villalobos

Episode 122

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In this episode of Latinos Who Lunch FavyFav and Babelito visit Austin TX and they sit with one of their favorite artists, José Villalobos. As a sculptor and performance artist working in Texas and the border, Villalobos has managed to create a body of work that tackles issues of queer identity and erasure without relying on old stereotypes nor the expected old tropes. Instead, Villalobos has dismantled narratives of Latinx identity in the U.S. and has brought to the scene a new and refreshing take on queer aesthetics and politics that are bound to entertain, educate and mesmerize. Listen to this conversation and learn how artists that do not live in the “center” can have amazing careers working from the “peripheries” of the art-world! And as always make sure to send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod #supportlatinxartists #supportbrownartists #supportlocalart

El Santuario de Lester Rey

Episode 121

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Este episodio is for all our Boricuas out there! In this occasion, Babelito sits with Lester Rey, an amazing Chicago musician, to talk about his new projects and the ways his mother's feminism has influenced all his musical adventures. Lester also talks about the reality of being a musician with a day job, his religious upbringing and his principal musical influences, which range from bugaloo to rock. Stay tuned to hear some amazing Chicago band recommendations and a little PSA from Babelito's nephews. And as always make sure to send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod #supportlatinxmusicians #supportbrownmusicians #supportlocalmusic

Decolonizing Wealth with Edgar Villanueva

Episode 120

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Last year, as part of "Money for Your Movements, A Social Justice Fundraising Conference," organized by Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT), Babelito and FavyFav met Edgar Villanueva, an expert on social justice philanthropy. As the keynote speaker of the conference, Edgar spoke about his book, Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance. This book is a provocative analysis of the dysfunctional colonial dynamics at play in philanthropy and finance. In this episode, FavyFav calls Villanueva to talk about his new book, his career as a philanthropist for Native American communities, and the type of colonial traumas surrounding wealth accumulation in this country. Stay tuned till the end to hear some music recommendations from Babelito, and as always make sure to send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod

Dr. Babelito y Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Episode 119

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This week we bring yet another special episode from our cousin podcast Cabronas Y Chingonas (CYC) - "Today's lecture is guided by the one and only Babelito of Latinos Who Lunch podcast! Get to know about the inspiration behind the professor's studies and how our world revolves around the colonial period. Then take inspiration from Juana Inés, whose life and story was dramatized on the Netflix series of the same name." Follow Cabronas y Chingonas @CYCpodcast and cabronasychingonas.com #SupportBrownPodcasts #SupportLatinxAcademics #SupportLatinxPodcasts #lwlpod #podsincolor

Alma Lopez

Episode 118

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Alma Lopez became a nationally known visual artist when her art piece titled “Our Lady,” became the center of controversy in a dispute where freedom of expression and repressive traditionalism enlarged the already grandeur of her work. In this interview, Lopez recounts the details leading and following the initial controversy in 2001, and her most recent publication on the case, Our Lady of Controversy, a book of essays in which women scholars and artists describe the importance of this seminal artwork. Also, as a native from Sinaloa she talks to Favy and Babelito about her favorite foods, her famous agua de Jamaica, and her recent work as a UCLA professor. This and much more in this amazing and important interview with one of the most infamous artists of the Chicanx art scene in the U.S. As always send your questions to AskLWLPod@gmail.com and we might read them on a future episode. #podsincolor #supportbrownpodcasts #supportlatinxpodcasts #lwlpod

Photo Credit: Alma Lopez “Lupe y Sirena”