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Immigration MIC

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Hosted by Long Island's Hendel Leiva, each episode takes you through the individual journey and story of each guest, and the personal reasons why they're fighting for immigrants across the nation, in their own way. Follow Hendel on Instagram and Twitter: @hendelonthemic

Latest Episodes

Paola Mendoza, Women's March Co-founder and her new novel "Sanctuary" on Immigration MIC!

EPaola Mendoza, Film Director, Activist, and a Co-Founder of the Women’s March, joins us on @immigrationmicpodcast to talk about her upcoming book “Sanctuary”!In this interview, Paola and I discuss her personal commitment to the immigration reform work, the intersections between her work in the film industry and serving as the artistic director for the Women’s March, the inspiration for “Sanctuary” and some of the books themes and elements that mirrors the difficult reality we’re grappling with. We also go into her experience being front and center election night at the Javits Center, the idea of artists working to reopen/ heal “the heart of America”, and her role as we move towards this year’s presidential elections.About Sanctuary (available for pre-order, out September 1): It's 2032, and in this near-future America, all citizens are chipped and everyone is tracked—from buses to grocery stores. It's almost impossible to survive as an undocumented immigrant, but that's ex...

34 minAUG 16
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Paola Mendoza, Women's March Co-founder and her new novel "Sanctuary" on Immigration MIC!

REACTIONS TO THE DACA SUPREME COURT RULING

Hear reactions from former Immigration MIC guests Eliana Fernandez, Alejandro Flores, and Damaris!

2 minJUN 19
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REACTIONS TO THE DACA SUPREME COURT RULING

“Empath” Is My Superpower: A 2020 Podcasting Call to Action

EIn this episode, I read my new article which brings together my experience with Immigration MIC, my friend's passing due to COVID-19 due to the federal government's response, and the Black lives being lost as part of a systemic pattern. Stay safe everyone.

5 minMAY 31
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“Empath” Is My Superpower: A 2020 Podcasting Call to Action

Bonus: Careerfluencer, It Girl Thoughts, & A Personal Update

EIn light of a friend recently passing from complications from COVID-19, this bonus episode will instead focus on spotlighting two women of color podcasters I recently collaborated with. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with a full length episode having taken the time to process this moment, but in the meantime, please support the important work both of these podcasters are doing by taking a listen to the additional episodes below.046: Careerfluencer Community Update with Cynthia HeischA message from Cynthia Heisch, Founder of Careerfluencer – community updates, staying strong in times of crisis, and keeping your career afloat. We hope that you are staying safe and hanging in there! Careerfluencer is committed to helping you keep your career on track during these tough times as a positive, professional resource and source of support.It Girl Thoughts: Did Someone Say Food?It's all about food this week! I talk about how Latin food has influenced my life, and my favorite dishes! Song...

16 minMAY 12
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Bonus: Careerfluencer, It Girl Thoughts, & A Personal Update

David Silva, and Techqueria's Fundraising For Undocumented Families

EWelcome David Silva Ossa, co-founder of Techqueria (the nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech) to the Immigration MIC Podcast! [Update: Techqueria’s fundraising campaign to support undocumented families has closed at the 50K mark, but you can still donate to support the organization, or support the other campaigns on the original donation page] In this episode, David talks to me about: how he’s been holding up in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, his personal story growing up in Santiago De Cali, Colombia at a time when Cali was one of the most dangerous cities to live in, while trying to discover his own place in society (4:31), his background in activism inspired by his Jewish faith and his status as an undocumented immigrant (16:20), his journey into the tech world originating with a computer in his mother’s office, and learning how to modify/ program, and culminated with him joining a startup in 2012 in Colombia and moving to Silicon Valley the followi...

34 minAPR 19
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David Silva, and Techqueria's Fundraising For Undocumented Families

Barbara Estrada, Journalist and Host of 'Work In Progress' Podcast!

EWelcome Barbara Estrada (@hollaitsbarbara), host of the @workinprogressmedia podcast, to the @immigrationmicpodcast, recorded at the @hgab_studios in Miami, Florida!In this episode, Barbara talks to us about the beginnings of her journalism career in college that shaped her passion for international news/ storytelling (6:07), her experience reporting at the US-Mexico border during the Hatian refugee crisis (18:16), we discuss objectivity vs advocacy in journalism (21:30), her transition from working in corporate media (26:30), starting @workinprogressmedia, first as a blog, which has now become a podcast, “a global podcast about ordinary, extraordinary people in their 20s” (31:03), and her words of inspiration for other upcoming journalists: “really remember why you joined in the first place.” (39:23)*I open the show talking about where I’m at relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a bonus, I include a clip of my recent interview with @platformlatino talking about the beginn...

47 minMAR 29
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Barbara Estrada, Journalist and Host of 'Work In Progress' Podcast!

Podfest Orlando Recap, NYC Event Postponed, And Electric Scooter Through Miami!

Good morning! Need to get away? Then put your headphones on and join me for 30 minutes of the Immigration MIC podcast!This is a bonus episode where I talk to you about my recent trip to Orlando - Miami, as the Coronavirus became a global pandemic, leading to the cancellation of the April 1 Immigration MIC live event here in NYC.I take you through my experience at PodFest 2020, tell you about the mystery of apartment building 6662, and how I've never felt more alive than when I figured out how to ride an electric scooter.Let's go!

32 minMAR 14
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Podfest Orlando Recap, NYC Event Postponed, And Electric Scooter Through Miami!

A Shot Of Truth Podcast, Lorena Quiroz-Lewis, and FirstGenMoney!

EIn this special three in one episode of @immigrationmicpodcast hear great conversations with @ashotoftruthpodcast, Lorena Quiroz-Lewis, and @firstgenmoney!A Shot of Truth Podcast is hosted by Victoria Matey who is an “undocumented queer womxn of color”, who began her podcast with the mission of providing “a platform for us undocumented people to share our experiences, ideas, concerns and whatever we want. Millions of people carry this identity and we all have different complex lives. It's time to pick up the mic and tell our story our way” -- we have a very fun and thought provoking conversation as both activists and podcast hosts/ producers.Next, Lorena Quiroz-Lewis, Lead Organizer/ Coordinator Mississippi Immigrant Coalition calls in as Mississippi is undergoing historic weather conditions, and talks about the developments on the ground since last summer’s workplace immigration raids, and the impact on the local community. She provides a detailed account of the efforts that w...

97 minFEB 24
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A Shot Of Truth Podcast, Lorena Quiroz-Lewis, and FirstGenMoney!

Hofstra's Paula Chirinos Full Interview! (Bonus interview with Dina Radeljas)

EWelcome to the Season 5 premiere of Immigration MIC! We’re kicking off Episode 101 with Paula Chirinos from the 100th Episode, and it’s the full interview you’ve been waiting for. In this episode Paula talks about: Her experience being a part of the 100th Episode, and how she came to be a part of the event. Being a DACA recipient from Peru, and growing up in New Rochelle unaware of her immigration status until just a few years ago. Her experience working as a writer and facilitator with Herstory Writers Workshop on Long Island, and the influence Erica Duncan has had on her storytelling. How the 2016 Election was a life changing year for her, and her take on the national dialogue since. Her ambitions to work in global marketing, and looking forward to graduating this year and fulfilling her “purpose”. *Also included: a bonus interview with Dina Radeljas (Assistant Professor At Mohawk Community College in Utica, NY) by Jordan Sher, author of “Our Neighbors, Their Voices” – the...

74 minJAN 29
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Hofstra's Paula Chirinos Full Interview! (Bonus interview with Dina Radeljas)

LIVE: Immigration MIC 100 with Eliana Fernández, and much more!

EWelcome to the 100th episode LIVE from Hofstra University, Long Island, NY! This episode took place ONE DAY after the Supreme Court hearing on the future of the DACA program, with Eliana Fernández returning from her 18 day, 230 mile march from NYC to DC! Thank you for 100 episodes, and hope this incredible line up of speakers and this commemorative moment brings you joy, power, and truth on your own journey in this work. Opening: Hendel Leiva and Mario Murillo, Hofstra Vice Dean of Communications (Podcasting as a Cultural Function Discussion) (10:00) Feature Guest: Homecoming for Eliana Fernández, Lead Organizer, Make The Road New York (24:00) Women In Communications Discussion, with Hofstra Student Paula Chirinos and Driven Society's Co-Founder and CMO Natalia Saavedra (43:45) Grammy award winning artist Daniella Vieira performs "Alien" + interview on her perspectives and initiatives. (56:09) Special Performance: Nobody Else (Remix) Daniella Vieira featuring Hendel Leiva (58:45) ...

76 min2019 NOV 21
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LIVE: Immigration MIC 100 with Eliana Fernández, and much more!

Latest Episodes

Paola Mendoza, Women's March Co-founder and her new novel "Sanctuary" on Immigration MIC!

EPaola Mendoza, Film Director, Activist, and a Co-Founder of the Women’s March, joins us on @immigrationmicpodcast to talk about her upcoming book “Sanctuary”!In this interview, Paola and I discuss her personal commitment to the immigration reform work, the intersections between her work in the film industry and serving as the artistic director for the Women’s March, the inspiration for “Sanctuary” and some of the books themes and elements that mirrors the difficult reality we’re grappling with. We also go into her experience being front and center election night at the Javits Center, the idea of artists working to reopen/ heal “the heart of America”, and her role as we move towards this year’s presidential elections.About Sanctuary (available for pre-order, out September 1): It's 2032, and in this near-future America, all citizens are chipped and everyone is tracked—from buses to grocery stores. It's almost impossible to survive as an undocumented immigrant, but that's ex...

34 minAUG 16
Comments
Paola Mendoza, Women's March Co-founder and her new novel "Sanctuary" on Immigration MIC!

REACTIONS TO THE DACA SUPREME COURT RULING

Hear reactions from former Immigration MIC guests Eliana Fernandez, Alejandro Flores, and Damaris!

2 minJUN 19
Comments
REACTIONS TO THE DACA SUPREME COURT RULING

“Empath” Is My Superpower: A 2020 Podcasting Call to Action

EIn this episode, I read my new article which brings together my experience with Immigration MIC, my friend's passing due to COVID-19 due to the federal government's response, and the Black lives being lost as part of a systemic pattern. Stay safe everyone.

5 minMAY 31
Comments
“Empath” Is My Superpower: A 2020 Podcasting Call to Action

Bonus: Careerfluencer, It Girl Thoughts, & A Personal Update

EIn light of a friend recently passing from complications from COVID-19, this bonus episode will instead focus on spotlighting two women of color podcasters I recently collaborated with. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks with a full length episode having taken the time to process this moment, but in the meantime, please support the important work both of these podcasters are doing by taking a listen to the additional episodes below.046: Careerfluencer Community Update with Cynthia HeischA message from Cynthia Heisch, Founder of Careerfluencer – community updates, staying strong in times of crisis, and keeping your career afloat. We hope that you are staying safe and hanging in there! Careerfluencer is committed to helping you keep your career on track during these tough times as a positive, professional resource and source of support.It Girl Thoughts: Did Someone Say Food?It's all about food this week! I talk about how Latin food has influenced my life, and my favorite dishes! Song...

16 minMAY 12
Comments
Bonus: Careerfluencer, It Girl Thoughts, & A Personal Update

David Silva, and Techqueria's Fundraising For Undocumented Families

EWelcome David Silva Ossa, co-founder of Techqueria (the nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech) to the Immigration MIC Podcast! [Update: Techqueria’s fundraising campaign to support undocumented families has closed at the 50K mark, but you can still donate to support the organization, or support the other campaigns on the original donation page] In this episode, David talks to me about: how he’s been holding up in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, his personal story growing up in Santiago De Cali, Colombia at a time when Cali was one of the most dangerous cities to live in, while trying to discover his own place in society (4:31), his background in activism inspired by his Jewish faith and his status as an undocumented immigrant (16:20), his journey into the tech world originating with a computer in his mother’s office, and learning how to modify/ program, and culminated with him joining a startup in 2012 in Colombia and moving to Silicon Valley the followi...

34 minAPR 19
Comments
David Silva, and Techqueria's Fundraising For Undocumented Families

Barbara Estrada, Journalist and Host of 'Work In Progress' Podcast!

EWelcome Barbara Estrada (@hollaitsbarbara), host of the @workinprogressmedia podcast, to the @immigrationmicpodcast, recorded at the @hgab_studios in Miami, Florida!In this episode, Barbara talks to us about the beginnings of her journalism career in college that shaped her passion for international news/ storytelling (6:07), her experience reporting at the US-Mexico border during the Hatian refugee crisis (18:16), we discuss objectivity vs advocacy in journalism (21:30), her transition from working in corporate media (26:30), starting @workinprogressmedia, first as a blog, which has now become a podcast, “a global podcast about ordinary, extraordinary people in their 20s” (31:03), and her words of inspiration for other upcoming journalists: “really remember why you joined in the first place.” (39:23)*I open the show talking about where I’m at relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a bonus, I include a clip of my recent interview with @platformlatino talking about the beginn...

47 minMAR 29
Comments
Barbara Estrada, Journalist and Host of 'Work In Progress' Podcast!

Podfest Orlando Recap, NYC Event Postponed, And Electric Scooter Through Miami!

Good morning! Need to get away? Then put your headphones on and join me for 30 minutes of the Immigration MIC podcast!This is a bonus episode where I talk to you about my recent trip to Orlando - Miami, as the Coronavirus became a global pandemic, leading to the cancellation of the April 1 Immigration MIC live event here in NYC.I take you through my experience at PodFest 2020, tell you about the mystery of apartment building 6662, and how I've never felt more alive than when I figured out how to ride an electric scooter.Let's go!

32 minMAR 14
Comments
Podfest Orlando Recap, NYC Event Postponed, And Electric Scooter Through Miami!

A Shot Of Truth Podcast, Lorena Quiroz-Lewis, and FirstGenMoney!

EIn this special three in one episode of @immigrationmicpodcast hear great conversations with @ashotoftruthpodcast, Lorena Quiroz-Lewis, and @firstgenmoney!A Shot of Truth Podcast is hosted by Victoria Matey who is an “undocumented queer womxn of color”, who began her podcast with the mission of providing “a platform for us undocumented people to share our experiences, ideas, concerns and whatever we want. Millions of people carry this identity and we all have different complex lives. It's time to pick up the mic and tell our story our way” -- we have a very fun and thought provoking conversation as both activists and podcast hosts/ producers.Next, Lorena Quiroz-Lewis, Lead Organizer/ Coordinator Mississippi Immigrant Coalition calls in as Mississippi is undergoing historic weather conditions, and talks about the developments on the ground since last summer’s workplace immigration raids, and the impact on the local community. She provides a detailed account of the efforts that w...

97 minFEB 24
Comments
A Shot Of Truth Podcast, Lorena Quiroz-Lewis, and FirstGenMoney!

Hofstra's Paula Chirinos Full Interview! (Bonus interview with Dina Radeljas)

EWelcome to the Season 5 premiere of Immigration MIC! We’re kicking off Episode 101 with Paula Chirinos from the 100th Episode, and it’s the full interview you’ve been waiting for. In this episode Paula talks about: Her experience being a part of the 100th Episode, and how she came to be a part of the event. Being a DACA recipient from Peru, and growing up in New Rochelle unaware of her immigration status until just a few years ago. Her experience working as a writer and facilitator with Herstory Writers Workshop on Long Island, and the influence Erica Duncan has had on her storytelling. How the 2016 Election was a life changing year for her, and her take on the national dialogue since. Her ambitions to work in global marketing, and looking forward to graduating this year and fulfilling her “purpose”. *Also included: a bonus interview with Dina Radeljas (Assistant Professor At Mohawk Community College in Utica, NY) by Jordan Sher, author of “Our Neighbors, Their Voices” – the...

74 minJAN 29
Comments
Hofstra's Paula Chirinos Full Interview! (Bonus interview with Dina Radeljas)

LIVE: Immigration MIC 100 with Eliana Fernández, and much more!

EWelcome to the 100th episode LIVE from Hofstra University, Long Island, NY! This episode took place ONE DAY after the Supreme Court hearing on the future of the DACA program, with Eliana Fernández returning from her 18 day, 230 mile march from NYC to DC! Thank you for 100 episodes, and hope this incredible line up of speakers and this commemorative moment brings you joy, power, and truth on your own journey in this work. Opening: Hendel Leiva and Mario Murillo, Hofstra Vice Dean of Communications (Podcasting as a Cultural Function Discussion) (10:00) Feature Guest: Homecoming for Eliana Fernández, Lead Organizer, Make The Road New York (24:00) Women In Communications Discussion, with Hofstra Student Paula Chirinos and Driven Society's Co-Founder and CMO Natalia Saavedra (43:45) Grammy award winning artist Daniella Vieira performs "Alien" + interview on her perspectives and initiatives. (56:09) Special Performance: Nobody Else (Remix) Daniella Vieira featuring Hendel Leiva (58:45) ...

76 min2019 NOV 21
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LIVE: Immigration MIC 100 with Eliana Fernández, and much more!
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