Ep 37 - Carolina Rubio MacWright on being a Lawyer and Artivist
Hello listenters! This week we had a conversation with Carolina Rubio MacWright.
Carolina was born in Bogota, Colombia, where she lived until age 20, when a need for a safer place to call home was necessary. She went to art school but after graduation, she felt the need to understand the legal system, at which point she moved to Oklahoma City where she became a lawyer. Her time in Oklahoma's legal world opened her eyes to the realities of the broken American legal system as well as the immigration law system.
Carolina is currently an activist mixing law and art and engaging her immigrant community by empowering them with knowledge. Since the elections, she has been working harder with different organization like momsrising, chashama arts and her local counsel members.
We talked about her life in Colombia, her experience with being a young Latina lawyer, the workshops that she's hosting for immigrant moms and how the current immigration system is breaking families and traumatizing thousands of people, all while drinking coffee of course.