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The Bánh Mì Chronicles

93 EpisodesProduced by Randy KimWebsite

The word “ Bánh Mì “ means “bread” in Vietnamese. Bánh Mì sandwiches are a long-time Vietnamese staple that’s been influenced since the French colonization. It was the first Vietnamese food I grew to like as a Southeast Asian kid growing up in a White middle class neighborhood outside of Chicago. Th… read more

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Inside the Political Activism Trenches w/ Loreen Targos

For S1 Episode 6, Loreen Targos shares her experience in the political activism / advocacy sphere.  She talks about mixed Asian identity experience and the environment she grew up in that helped to shape her political views, and her desire to get involved in civic engagement through theatre, grassroots organizing, and more recently, her husband Byron Sigcho Lopez's successful election as an alderman (city council member) in the Chicago 25th ward. She shares her word of wisdom for those who are interested in becoming civically engaged, and her thoughts about the current political landscape heading into 2020.  Here's her bio below:

Bio:  Loreen Targos lives and works in the city of Chicago. Loreen serves as Political Director and Best Friend to Alderman Byron Sigcho Lopez who can be found on social media @sigchofor25. She also is the Board Chair of the Metropolitan Tenants Organization, is an active member of the Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, and is a steward in her union, AFGE Local 704. You can follow her on twitter at @lotargos and on instagram @lohugswis.

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