EPISODE 29 - "Politics Is Personal" Series: Immigration Attorney and Activist Pooja Sethi on defeating shyness by harnessing the power of show tunes to fight oppression
This is the second episode of a special series we’re calling, “Politics Is Personal.” We're sharing the stories of our favorite Texas activists and what happens when normals like us are compelled to "do more than nothing."
We hear from Pooja Sethi, an Austin immigration attorney and activist, on her meet cute with social justice work. From Little Orphan Annie to Annie's List, we talk immigration rights, racism in America and the impact of the "go back to your country" vibes brought on by the Tweeter-in-chief. Plus, a Facebook poetry reading.
Don’t worry, we'll go back to our usual format, and "Political F*ck Marry Kill" will be back sooooon!
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THIS WEEK’S GUEST:
Pooja Sethi, activist, immigration attorney and managing partner at the Law Offices of Pooja Sethi, founder of the nonprofit law firm Immigration For All
Other amazing sh*t Pooja does: Austin City Council's Asian American Quality of Life Commissioner, Member of Mayor Adler's Task Force to Combat Racism and Systemic Inequities and Office of Police Oversight Advisory, Austin Community College Advisory Committee, Leadership Austin Class of 2019, New Leaders Council Class of 2019, Policy Advocacy Committee for the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce, American Heart Association Leader with Heart, Board Member on the Institute for Diversity and Civic Life, Mentor for the New Philanthropists
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LINKS WE MENTIONED:
How Trump’s Twitter Attack Against Democrats Evolved Into ‘Send Her Back’ Chant
Brown Eyed Girl
Random movies mentioned:
For Here or To Go