Episode 006 – Adriana Ortega

Show Notes

This week Ken chats with Adriana Ortega about her experience this summer teaching Spanish to Mexicans who were deported from the U.S.A.

Adriana was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and is a professor of writing and oral communication at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City. Adriana has a bachelors degree in organizational psychology and a masters in education. Currently Adriana is pursuing a second masters degree in educational technology. (adapted from the longer version available in Spanish at her Pedgagoía 42 page).

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Ken’s Take

Quote from Adriana during the podcast referring to how these mexicans are treated here in México:

“If you look very mexican, then why don’t you speak the language? You have the nopal on your forehead.”

Original image via Franklin B Thompson on Flickr.

Music Credit

The music (titled Aloft) clip at the start and end of the podcast is copyright by Kelly Walsh and used with permission.

Podcast Logo Credit

The image of a microphone used in the logo for our podcast is courtesy of Eric Harvey.

Featured Image Credit

"La Ofrenda": Dolores Huerta Mural by Yreina Cervántez’ Los Angeles, Toluca at the First Avenue Bridge. The daughter of a migrant worker, Dolores Huerta was the first female Mexican American union leader. The text is mostly from poet, Gloria Alvarez, including the poem on the hands:

La Ofrenda flickr photo by TMNYNY shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

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