Basically My Family with Vicko Alvarez

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Vicko Alvarez (Chief of Staff for Chicago Alderwoman Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez) joins me for a different kind of This Is Your Afterlife. As usual, we cover her personal dreams and post-death hopes, but more importantly, we talk about the recent police killings of Adam Toledo, Travon Chadwell, and Anthony Alvarez.

Our conversation touches on community grief, what gets overlooked when narratives form in the wake of deaths like these, and growing up brown or Black in America without expecting to make it to 30.

Thanks to Vicko for opening up here. Love to families, individuals, and communities who have had loved ones ripped away by police. Abolish the police, prisons, and the entire prison industrial complex that limits our imaginations for a truly liberated, loving world.

Check out Vicko's extended episode at patreon.com/davemaher for an extended intro with her organizer origin story.

Read Vicko's comics: scholarcomics.com

Twitter: @_LaVicko

Transcript: This Is Your Afterlife on Podscribe

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