Enjoy the latest podcast produced by the GBA family. We hope you come away inspired, entertained, enlightened and informed. Remember, it’s all in the ganas!
Episode 1 (Sept. 14, 2020): ‘Completing the circle’ by empowering young people.
Guest: Eva Silva, college coordinator/Gil Basketball Academy co-founder.
Born in Mexico and raised in Salinas, Calif., by parents who were migrant workers, Eva Silva is an Alisal High graduate who earned a degree in education from Stanford University. Silva works as a college coordinator for migrant students at CSU-Monterey Bay, and is co-founder of Gil Basketball Academy.
Episode 2 (Sept. 14, 2020): Giving today’s youth opportunities to thrive.
Guest: Jerome Williams, former NBA player.
Drafted in the first round of the NBA draft (1996) by the Detroit Pistons, Jerome Williams (nicknamed the Junkyard Dog) had a nine-year pro career. Today he gives back to at-risk youth through the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders, and as president of The Young3 tournaments.
Episode 3 (Sept. 28, 2020): Resistance and faith: Leading in a time of turmoil.
Guest: Pastor Artis L. Smith, New Hope Baptist Church.
Dedicated to servanthood and discipleship, the Rev. Artis Smith joined New Hope Baptist Church in 1999 as Associate Minister, installed as pastor in 2005. During that time he has helped lead a regional effort toward social justice.
Episode 4 (Oct. 05, 2020): From the fields of the Salinas Valley to the MLS.
Guest: David Estrada, professional soccer player.
Born in Michoacan, Mexico and raised in Salinas, Calif., David Estrada attended Alisal High School and became the school’s most prolific soccer player. Drafted in 2010 by the Seattle Sounders of the MLS, Estrada excelled both on the field and off, winning Humanitarian of the Year while playing with New Mexico United in 2019.
Episode 5 (Oct. 19, 2020): Daughter of migrant worker bridging the cultural divide.
Guest: Dr. Gloria Sanchez, medical director Harbor-UCLA
Born the daughter of a Mexican migrant laborer, Dr. Gloria Sanchez became a physician with Harbor UCLA Medical Center. A member of UCLA’s Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture, Dr. Sanchez hopes to increase the number of Latino doctors in the U.S. while helping immigrants gain better access to healthcare.
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