The latest episode of the national America’s Voice podcast, “A is for America,” features Natalia Alonso and her mom, Monica, two local heroes who leapt into action after the devastating June 5 workplace raids on Corso’s Flower and Garden stores in Sandusky and Castalia, Ohio. After the raid took away more than 100 workers, Natalia began collecting donations and supplies for the children, teenagers, and families left behind.
Together with other teens in the community and her mother’s guidance, Natalia organized “Los Ninos de Corso’s,” an online/offline group, to deliver specific needs to impacted families. Read more about their work here and here.
Natalia explained, “When I was younger, I remember when my father was taken. He had to serve a sentence to get his residency…Those days were traumatizing, so the raid made me think of the children. I was only four years old. I know these kids will be similarly traumatized.”
“A is for America” is a podcast which tells stories from the front lines of a changing America. Each week, we’ll be talking to advocates and experts working in immigration reform, immigrants’ rights, immigration politics, and the forefront of what it means to be a new American. Tune in next week for more.