El Centro de la Raza on Beacon Hill provides social service support to local communities. KBCS’s Jim Cantu spoke with Estela Ortega, Executive Director of the El Centro, about how they provide education and services to immigrant families at risk. Ortega describes how this administration’s actions impact families and children in the Latinx community.
El Centro De La Raza provides social services on Seattle’s Beacon Hill. It started with the occupation of the vacant Beacon Hill School over forty years ago. This fall, El Centro completed the Plaza Roberto Maestas expansion, which added 112 low income housing units. KBCS Producer Jim Cantu spoke with El Centro Executive Director Estela Ortega about “Building the Beloved Community” on Beacon Hill.
We celebrate our Latino community with the following series.
Episode 1 & 2: Interview with Activist and Co-founder of El Centro de la Raza, Estela Ortega speaks about the local power of our Latino community
Episode 3: Ese Teatro’s Founding Member and Artistic Director, Rose Cano speaks about what inspires her work in producing bilingual plays.
Episode 4 & 5: An Interview with Project Director of the De CAJon Project, Monica Rojas about the Afro Latino community and their influences on music.
producer: Yuko Kodama
photo: Andy Blackledge