Letters from Luis and Interview with Kate Swanson. Part 3 of 3

Letters from Luis and Interview with Kate Swanson. Part 3 of 3

Luis, a queer-identified 19-year-old boy from El Salvador, is in Otay Mesa Detention Center and writes letters with Kate Swanson of Detainee Allies. Kate is born and raised in southern Ontario, Canada, and is a professor of urban geography with a focus on social and environmental issues. She is a core member of Detainee Allies and has been involved since the beginning of the organization. The interview cover topics such as discrimination, the process of writing letters, the conditions of the detention center, and family. I met Kate at a regular meeting for Detainee Allies volunteers. My name is Saul Miranda Cardenas, a senior at UCSD majoring in International Studies – Political Science. I am enrolled in Race & Oral History of San Diego.

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