Episode 27: What is DACA and why it Matters

October 18, 2017

Today's episode is the audio of Juhem's talk at the American Humanist Association (Washington, DC) on October 12, 2017. Links: Key facts about unauthorized immigrants enrolled in DACA (Pew Research Center) The Dream Act, DACA, and Other Policies Designed to Protect Dreamers (American Immigration Council) Public Support for Basic Policies of DACA Program Edges Up (PRRI)

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Episodio 3(26): Mes de la Herencia Hispana

October 11, 2017

En el tercer episodio de La Experiencia de Benito Juárez Juhem y Luciano hablan sobre el secularismo y laicismo hispanos en el mes de la herencia hispana. El primer segmento se trata de una discusión del crecimiento del secularismo entre las comunidades Latinas en los Estados Unidos y el por qué a pesar de ser una quinta parte de la población, no escuchamos más en los medios. El segundo segmento se enfoca en el crecimineto de las comunidades digitales de latinos y latinas sin religión y el crecimiento del secularismo en América Latina. Finalmente cerramos con una discusión de la historia laica y secular en las Américas, España y los Estados Unidos con la politóloga Dra. Yazmín Trejo.

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Episode 25: Secular Latinx Stories

October 4, 2017

On an episode recorded on International Blasphemy Day Juhem and Luciano talk with Dr. Yazmin Trejo about her project on secular Latinx history and stories. Dr. Trejo talks about the motivations for the project, some of her findings so far, and how to help her document laicismo and secularism in the Greater Latinx community in the U.S. and Latin America. Luciano delves into the history of International Blasphemy Day to start the episode. Links: Latin American History And International Blasphemy Day (Luciano GonzalezSin/God) To share secular Latinx stories with Dr. Trejo please email: secularlaico AT gmail DOT com

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Episode 24: Secular Latinx Communities

September 27, 2017

Luciano and Juhem continue their discussion of Latinx secularism as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. They mention the importance of online communities in creating a safe space for Latinx people who doubt religion and to meet others with similar doubts. They also discuss how irreligion is spreading in Latin America and why religious identification varies so much across the region. Links: Secular Latino Alliance Hispanic American Freethinkers Religion in Latin America (Pew Research)

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Episode 23: Latinx Secularism

September 20, 2017
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Episodio 22(2): Demócratas, valores familiares y Charlottesville

September 13, 2017

En nuestro segundo episodio Juhem y Luciano discuten varios temas. El primer segmento se enfoca en la estrategia de los líderes del partido Demócrata para ganar las elecciones del 2018. El segundo segmento trata de apropiación del término "valores familiares" para el uso de la población no religiosa. El programa cierra con una discusión de los eventos en Charlottesville el mes pasado.

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Episode 21: Charlottesville

September 6, 2017

Luciano and Juhem recap the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia last month. They argue about what to do with Confederate monuments and disagree about what's the best way of contextualizing those artifacts. They also discuss President Trump's response. The show closes with observations about weaponizing vehicles and the GOP enablers of this practice. Links: After Charlottesville Rally Ends in Violence, Alt-Right Vows to Return (Sarah Posner, Rolling Stone) Update: US President Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Events (Human Rights Watch) Legislation, Cars, And Protesters: How Laws Can Be Affected By Tragedy (Luciano GonzalezSin/God) Be Not Constrained: James Croft on Humanists’ Responsibility to Fight Oppression (Point of Inquiry)

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Episode 20: Secular Family Values

September 2, 2017

In this belated episode Luciano and Juhem discuss ways of appropriating the term "family values" from the Christian Right. They explain what they mean by family values and why they think these are issues that progressive secularists can lead on.

 

Links:

Modern Family Values Could And Should Define Future Democrats (Luciano Gonzalez Sin/God)

Democrats Need To Stop Considering Backing Anti-Choice Politicians (Luciano Gonzalez Sin/God)

Representing Secular Family Values (Juhem Navarro-Rivera The LatiNone)

Anti-abortion Democrats fading from the scene (Reid Wilson The Hill)

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Episode 19: Deal or No Deal?

August 23, 2017

In this episode Juhem and Luciano discuss the Democrat's reboot, also known as "A Better Deal." They focus on three articles with different takes on the future of the Democratic Party.

Links:

Everything That’s Wrong with the Democratic ‘Reboot’ in One Lousy Op-Ed (Ian Haney López, Moyers & Company)

The Democratic Party Is in Worse Shape Than You Thought (Thomas B. Edsall, New York Times)

Democrats Are Trying to Win the 2018 Midterms in All the Wrong Ways (Steve Phillips, The Nation)

America Has a Long and Storied Socialist Tradition. DSA Is Reviving It (John Nichols, The Nation)

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Episodio 18(1): La experiencia de Benito Juárez

August 16, 2017

En este primer episodio de "La experiencia de Benito Juárez" los coanfitriones Luciano Gonzalez y el Dr. Juhem Navarro-Rivera hablan de sus metas para esta versión en español de su podcast The Benito Juárez Experience. También hablan sobre los temas discutidos en la versión en inglés del podcast.

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