Carmen González (left, back) sharing lunch with teachers, peer students and volunteers at a Boyle Heights residents’ home.

On Tuesday, Méndez High School senior Carmen González was heard on National Public Radio (NPR)’s All Things Considered, speaking with anchor Ari Shapiro about the LAUSD strike. Among other things, González reported that only 10% of her school’s student body attended on the first day of the strike.

Listen to the interview here:

González has been reporting on the strike for Boyle Heights Beat since the teachers’ walked out on Monday. On Monday she posted this Tweet about a Boyle Heights resident opening her home to strikers and their supporters:

A mother of a former Mendez Student opened her warm home for the strikers… I’m sitting at the table with all of my teacher eating some bomb ass food

— Carmen Gonzalez (@carmxngonzalxz) January 14, 2019

A month earlier, González was interviewed by Shapiro for an All Things Considered feature about Boyle Heights Beat.

Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth "por y para la comunidad". The newspaper and its sister website serve an immigrant neighborhood in East Los Angeles of just under...

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