The Response: Uneven Burns

This week, we look at the 2017 Tubbs Fire in California, and how it impacted the undocumented community. In the face of ICE raids, labor violations, a housing crisis, and wildfires, the broader community is standing in solidarity with those who are forced into the shadows.

California’s drought has led to an unprecedented number of wildfires that burn hotter, faster, and cover more acreage. Governor Jerry Brown says, “Since civilization emerged 10,000 years ago, we haven’t had this kind of heat condition, and it’s going to continue getting worse.”

What does the growing threat of climate-fueled disasters mean for the most vulnerable among us?

Pastor Al, former Coffey Park resident; Irma Garca, former Coffey Park resident; Mara Ventura, executive director, North Bay Jobs with Justice; Omar Medina, coordinator for Undocufund; Davin Cardenas, co-director of the North Bay Organizing Project.


Funding for The Response was provided the Threshold and Shift Foundations.

Executive Producer/Host: Tom Llewellyn
Producer/Writer: Robert Raymond
Field Producers: Ninna Gaensler-Debbs and Robert Raymond
Music: Chris Zabriskie and Lanterns
Voice Over Narration: Luisa Cardoza

Making Contact staff:

Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani
Host: Monica Lopez
Audience Engagement Manager: Sabine Blaizin
Outreach and Distribution Assistant: Dylan Heuer