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Watch L.A. TACO’s Live News Show On Youtube Every Thursday at 6 PM. Today’s Guest: Zapotec Human Rights Activist, Odilia Romero

1:52 PM PDT on May 12, 2022

    The tiny staff at L.A. TACO is always looking for innovative ways of bringing you the best local news, food, and culture stories in the city. In this pursuit, we present to you our new and improved show format for our weekly Youtube series, L.A. TACO News Live, hosted by Laura Tejeda.

    Starting today at 6 PM, we are going back to our roots. All of our episodes going forward will be now news-first and centered on our city's thriving food culture. We will be taking a deeper look into the daily news stories that you see on our trompo and also the ones that we simply don't have the resources to cover (yet). These are all headlines and stories that are personally vetted by us. We will also work hard to bring you guests ranging from engaging experts, our contributors, and other public figures in Los Angeles.

    Photo via Odilia Romero.
    Photo via Odilia Romero.

    Today's guest will be Odilia Romero, who will be talking about her first feature on Indigenous-powered al pastor tacos on L.A. TACO." She is is the co-founder/ executive director of Comunidades Indígenas en Liderazgo (CIELO); she is also an independent interpreter of Zapotec, Spanish, and English for indigenous communities in Los Angeles and throughout California. She has two decades of experience organizing indigenous migrant communities. Her organizing knowledge and experience are highly regarded, with multiple academic publications, awards, and lectures in universities across the United States. Ms. Romero has published on the challenges of organizing in indigenous communities, developing women’s leadership, and preparing a new generation of youth. Her work has also been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Vogue, Democracy Now, and Day Emmy award-winning series Pan Y Circo “Nadie es ilegal migrantes de ida y vuelta.” with Diego Luna.

    We will also have our staff reporter Janette Villafana bringing us some new information about her breaking story on the recent sweep of Koreatown's 'El Salvador Corridor.'

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