Episode 4 – This Is What Democracy Sounds Like

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Hector chats with Byron Sigcho, an Ecuadorian immigrant activist and community organizer running for alderman in Chicago’s 25th ward. Byron is also the executive director of the Pilsen Alliance, a group working to protect working-class residents from displacement.

You can catch him on Twitter at @ByronSigcho, or follow his campaign’s Facebook page at @SigchoFor25.

Hector is the founder and editor of MANO as well as the host of the LATINISH podcast. A Chicagoan living in Las Vegas, he's also the senior editor of Latino Rebels, part of Futuro Media, as well as a former managing editor of Gozamos, an art-activism site based in his home town. He was a columnist at RedEye, a Tribune-owned daily geared toward millennials. His work has been mentioned by The New Yorker, Good Morning America, TIME, the Washington Post, and other outlets, and his writing was featured in 'Ricanstruction, 'a comic book anthology whose proceeds went toward recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. He studied history at the University of Illinois-Chicago where his concentration was on ethnic relations in the United States.

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