StoryCorps Chicago: ‘I Would Want Someone In My Corner’

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Cindy Alvarado spoke with Astrid Tamer for StoryCorps in Chicago. StoryCorps Chicago
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Cindy Alvarado spoke with Astrid Tamer for StoryCorps in Chicago. StoryCorps Chicago

StoryCorps Chicago: ‘I Would Want Someone In My Corner’

When a sexual assault occurs in Chicago, among the people who may get a call are Cindy Alvarado and Astrid Tamer. They’re not police officers or doctors; they are trained volunteer medical advocates. Their role is to come, day or night, and sit in the hospital with people after they’ve been assaulted.

This story was recorded through a partnership with Mujeres Latinas En Acción.

Bill Healy produces StoryCorps Chicago for WBEZ and teaches journalism at Northwestern University. Follow him @chicagoan.