From Surviving to Thriving through Racial Justice: A Mother & Daughter Conversation in Five Vignettes—II. New Student in the Midwest

December 2020
Mila González & Taucia González

Mila describes what it was like to move from Arizona to Wisconsin the summer before her eighth-grade year. She explains that her name functioned as a marker for her ethnic difference, and how she did not fit into peoples’ assumptions about her. She also highlights wealth as a stark marker of difference between her experiences in Arizona and Wisconsin.

(music: Until We Get There by Lucius)

This Equity Spotlight Vodcast was inspired by the important, yet under-recognized work, many youth are actively engaged in to create better school systems. This vodcast is structured into a series of five vignettes that share glimpses into critical moments and experiences that shaped and lead one high school student, Mila González, to racial justice work. They are structured in vignettes so that they can be used as connected stories, or independently.

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