Madison Craig

(Formerly) La Michoacana
4091 Summer Avenue
Memphis, TN 38122

Madison Craig was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is a youth activist involved with Latino Voices, a group at her high school that aims to expose others to the growing Latino community and foster awareness. Additionally, she is a participant in Abiertas Puertas, a college access program sponsored by the non-profit organization Latino Memphis. In the interview, Madison Craig describes her involvement with local protests; the challenges facing undocumented youth and monolingual Spanish speakers; her first job at La Michoacana and their unique offerings; her quinceañera; her passion for politics and the arts; and her immersion in Latin American culture.

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Madison Craig es nacida y criada en Memphis, Tennessee, la joven de dieciséis años es una joven activista involucrada con Latino Voices, un grupo de su escuela secundaria que tiene como objetivo exponer a otros a la creciente comunidad latina y fomentar la concientización. Además, participa en Puertas Abiertas, un programa de acceso a la universidad auspiciado por la organización sin fines de lucro Latino Memphis. En la entrevista, Madison Craig describe su participación en las protestas locales; los desafíos que enfrentan los jóvenes indocumentados y los hispanohablantes monolingües; su primer trabajo en La Michoacana y sus ofertas únicas; su quinceañera; su pasión por la política y las artes; y su inmersión en la cultura latinoamericana.

Date of interview:

June 29, 2017

Interviewer:

Simone Delerme

Photographer:

Simone Delerme


We did a protest, and we’ve done other little rallies, smaller ones, and I remember when I was in eighth grade versus now, Latinos have created a voice for themselves. They’re stepping out of the shadows. They’re not as afraid to speak up anymore, and I think that’s something that’s really important. That is something that Latino Memphis as well as our Latino Voices Club at White Station enforces, that you have a voice and your voice matters and your voice is heard.
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