Reporter, Radio Bilingue & KQED News
Zaidee Stavely fell in love with radio in the mountains of Veracruz, Mexico, while reporting on the small community radio station of Radio Huayacocotla, which plays local traditional music, broadcasts news in four languages, and puts families in touch with their loved ones living and working in New York. In addition to reporting for KQED, she also reports and edits features for Radio Bilingüe, the Latino Public Radio network.
The Family Reunions Project goes beyond seeing photos on Facebook or calling relatives over Skype. But the project's creators were not prepared for how people would react when they put on goggles and "visited" home.
At the University of California, Davis, law students take on immigrant cases, with guidance, and double as cultural navigators too.
After their school was tagged with anti-immigrant graffiti, teachers at an elementary school in California asked students to put pen to paper.
Stepsisters Monica and Nataly didn't know each other when living with separate families in from El Salvador. But when both teens started receiving threats, their relatives sent for them in California and they trekked north together — and bonded.