S2E20: Respect Our Existence or Expect Our Resistance (ft. Edwin Mayorga)

We welcome Edwin Mayorga, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies and the Program in Latin American and Latino Studies, and co-researcher of the Education in our Barrios Project (#BarrioEdProj) to BTBEP podcast!

In this episode, Mr. Mayorga shares about his journey and what inspired him to become an educator. He shares with host Shayna Terrell how race and culture can be at the forefront of how we engage today’s youth, and the importance of affirming our own identities and the identities of the students we serve.

As #HispanicHeritageMonth comes to a close, the episode centers around Latinx communities, educators and students and what "culturally relevant curriculum" looks like for these communities. Edwin Mayorga shares about his "Barrio Education Project," the term "LatinX," and the importance of Black and Brown unity in this work.