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This edition: Lydia Cacho, Jenny Saavedra, Fany Gerson (La Newyorkina) and Sara Curruchich Cúmez

Episode Details

Original tape date: July 5, 2016.

First aired: July 7, 2016.

This episode features four admirable women, all strong advocates fighting for their own cause. We kick things off with Mexican activist Lydia Cacho at the Cervantes Institute. Patricio Lerzundi interviews this journalist and human rights advocate. Despite threats to her life in Mexico, she stands strong in denouncing violence against women and works to establish stricter laws to punish perpetrators. Then we'll head over to midtown Manhattan to talk to Colombian, Jenny Saavedra. She'll explain why she decided to write a blog sharing the ups and downs she experienced in undergoing almost one year of cancer treatments. She'll also discuss how family support, meditation and personal vanity contributed to accelerating her recovery. Then we'll pay a visit to La Newyorkina in Red Hook, Brooklyn. After Fany Gerson's success in writing her cookbook My Sweet Mexico, and after being nominated to a James Beard Foundation award, she was looking for ways to share and celebrate Mexico's delicious sweets and treats. She decided to open up a frozen treats shop, La Newyorkina, which would soon be followed by a bakery called Dough. We'll wrap things up in midtown Manhattan with Sara Curruchich Cúmez. This young Mayan Kaqchikel author and talented singer was born in San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango, in Guatemala. In 2012, she joined the Mam rock group, Sobrevivencia. She's currently in New York City participating in the United Nations' Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues as a representative of Guatemala.
 
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En este episodio tenemos a 4 mujeres admirables, quienes, desde distintos frentes han dado voz a los temas de género. Iniciamos en el Instituto Cervantes con la mexicana Lydia Cacho. Patricio Lerzundi entrevista a esta gran periodista y activista de derechos humanos quien, a pesar de las constantes amenazas de muerte en su país, continua con su labor diaria de denuncia contra los maltratos a las mujeres y por la creación e implementación de leyes en las que los victimarios paguen por sus crímenes. Después en Midtown Manhattan entrevistamos a la joven colombiana Jenny Saavedra, quien nos cuenta de su decisión de escribir un blog en el que compartir el día a día, con sus pros y contras, del tratamiento contra el cancer al que se sometió por casi un año y cómo la aceptación de su feminidad, la meditación y su parte vanidosa, la llevaron a un proceso de recuperación mas pronto de lo esperado. Luego visitamos "La Newyorkina” en Red Hook Brooklyn en donde la mexicana Fany Gerson nos habla de cómo la experiencia de escribir su primer libro de cocina " My Sweet México “ -- nominado al reconocido premio James Beard — la llevó a buscar mas formas de compartir y celebrar los deliciosos dulces mexicanos y a abrir la pastelería “La Newyorkina”, y luego la panadería Dough especializada en donas. Y finalizamos en Midtown Mahattan con Sara Curruchich Cúmez, la joven cantautora maya kaqchikel, originaria de San Juan Comalapa, en Chimaltenango, Guatemala, quien en 2012 entra a formar parte del grupo de rock mam “Sobrevivencia”. Sara actualmente se encuentra en Nueva York invitada por el Foro Permanente de las cuestiones indigenas de la ONU para cantar sobre Guatemala.

Guest List

Lydia Cacho Writer and Activist

Sara Curruchich Cúmez Singer and composer

Fany Gerson Chef and Writer, La Newyorkina

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