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1. Read the essay “Ground Zero” by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio.
2. Pick ONE of the following options and respond in the comment section down below. The deadline is 12/02 before the class. 200-words minimum.
Think back to Cornejo Villavicencio’s text. Why do you think is important to center these discussions around the experiences of undocumented Latin Americans? Reflect and share your interpretation of one of the topics from the essay that resonated with you.
.migration and its health cost
.mental health and migration
.denial of health services/ debt
.reproduction of plantation economies (Latinx overseer)
.surviving through tip economies
Have you or your family experienced any of the experiences and/or struggles indicated above? How do they resemble and how do they differentiate from the accounts presented by Cornejo Villavicencio?
Respectfully interact with ONE of your classmates’ responses. Do you agree with their points and interpretations? Do you disagree? What other observations about “Ground Zero” do you want to bring into the discussion?