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Madison Craig

(Formerly) La Michoacana

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 quincea帽era; her passion for politics and the arts; and her immersion in Latin American culture.


Madison Craig es nacida y criada en Memphis, Tennessee, la joven de diecis茅is a帽os 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 concientizaci贸n. Adem谩s, participa en Puertas Abiertas, un programa de acceso a la universidad auspiciado por la organizaci贸n sin fines de lucro Latino Memphis. En la entrevista, Madison Craig describe su participaci贸n en las protestas locales; los desaf铆os que enfrentan los j贸venes indocumentados y los hispanohablantes monoling眉es; su primer trabajo en La Michoacana y sus ofertas 煤nicas; su quincea帽era; su pasi贸n por la pol铆tica y las artes; y su inmersi贸n en la cultura latinoamericana.

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