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30 July 2021
Reno, Nevada, United States
To increase vaccination rates among Reno’s Latino/a population, organizers conducted outreach with congregants at a local church that offers Spanish-language masses. Confidence in clinic locations and feeling safe due...
12 July 2021
Ventura, California, United States
La Buena Vida connects caregivers from Latino households with respite care, training, and support groups. Using federal funding, the program serves as the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging’s resource center for Span...
8 June 2021
Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
Community health workers are engaging small business owners to host local COVID-19 vaccination clinics. These smaller clinics, like La Fama 2 Barbershop, are effective because of the strength of interpersonal relation...
3 February 2021
Georgia, United States
Black and Latino organizers with the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) knocked on over 300,000 doors in between the general election and Senate runoffs. Canvassing in predominantly Latino neighborhoods,...
3 January 2021
Springfield, Oregon, United States
Springfield High School's mariachi program creates a cultural bridge between generations and offers opportunities for high school students to learn about and share their culture. The school’s Mariachi Del Sol began in...
16 December 2020
Santa Barbara, California, United States
In 2014, activists enlisted the help of attorneys and filed a lawsuit against the city of Santa Barbara for violating the California Voting Rights Act by diluting Latino votes. To avoid a costly legal battle, the city...
3 November 2020
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Black and Latinx enrollment in clinical studies has nearly doubled in HIV vaccine clinical trials due to the HIV Vaccine Trials Network in Cleveland implementing an engagement model that addresses community distrust t...
22 October 2020
Under 800 Words
Civic and advocacy groups fight disinformation targeted at Latinx voters and conduct voter registration and education outreach. Voto Latino encourages young people to help older relatives spot disinformation and train...
9 October 2020
Fresno, California, United States
Over 15 Minutes
Latino and Latina politicians hold 48% of Fresno County’s elected positions. These gains were facilitated by the California Voting Rights Act, which calls for the use of district elections instead of citywide races in...
5 October 2020
California, United States
In California, two laws have helped to open opportunities for less experienced candidates to win state and local offices, which has increased representation among people of color. A 1990 law set term limits for the st...
19 August 2020
Seattle, Washington, United States
Alimentando el Pueblo (Feeding el Pueblo) is a pop-up food bank, started in response to Covid-19, that offers food staples for Latinx dishes. A Mexican, Central American, and Caribbean food box option, with 12 lbs. of...
7 August 2020
Advocacy organizations conducted voter outreach and registered new voters at Black Lives Matters protests on a scale not seen since the civil rights era. HeadCount, a voter-registration organization, created QR codes ...
10 July 2020
San Francisco, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
The Latino Task Force emerged in response to Covid-19 and has effectively provided services to the Mission District’s Latinx community. Formed by longtime grassroots activists turned influential community leaders, the...
18 June 2020
Washington, United States
Employees at 7 Yakima Valley fruit packing plants, who are predominately Latinx, went on strike to protest inadequate protection and pay during the Covid-19 pandemic. Agricultural workers accounted for nearly one-fift...
2 March 2020
Texas, United States
Texas voter registration initiatives are aimed at Latino voters, where less than 41% of eligible Latinos voted in 2016. Voto Latino focuses on college campuses, registering 15% of all new Texas voters in 2018. Southwe...
22 April 2019
El Paso, Texas, United States
For undocumented youth who commute between El Paso, Texas and Juárez, Mexico for school, finding a community to connect with and feel safe in is especially challenging. The Christian youth organization Young Life is t...
9 July 2018
San Antonio, Texas, United States
A San Antonio art exhibition challenges the prevalent myth that the Alamo was a selfless Anglo sacrifice for independence by using historical records, past Chicano art, and contemporary art to show the battle was to p...
13 June 2018
Tucson, Arizona, United States
In 2014, Tucson schools found that performance and graduation rates improved dramatically when students completed classes in Mexican-American studies - the achievement gap closed within a matter of a few years. Now, a...
23 May 2018
Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
After an incident where a Latino teen was hurled into the ground by white teenagers, and they put a noose around his neck, Tamara Parson jumped into action. She started by organizing town halls with panels made up of ...
23 March 2018
El Paso, Texas, United States
Over 15 Minutes
In the 90s, a teacher at Bowie High School, located on the border city of El Paso, Texas, found out that hundreds of his Mexican-American students were being harassed and questioned by Border Patrol agents. Their four...
Boyle Heights Beat
14 September 2017
Los Angeles, California, United States
Two Latina entrepreneurs in Los Angeles teamed up to build Shop Latinx, an Instagram and web platform that makes it easy to support Latinx-owned businesses. The platform has amassed over 13,000 followers in its first ...
26 April 2017
Undocumented immigrant youth are turning to activism to find their voice. Across the nation, young undocumented high school students are finding support within activism groups and fighting for change. “I started to se...
31 March 2017
California, United States
In the 1930s, about one million Mexican and Mexican-Americans, who were born in the U.S., were forcibly removed from the U.S. under the presidency of Herbert Hoover. Its called the “Mexican Repatriation.” A class in B...
16 March 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Students who have experienced trauma, most common in high-poverty areas, are more likely to benefit from counseling and support rather than punishment. However, most large U.S. school districts with high poverty rates...
3 November 2016
Around 2 million Columbians are enrolled in a government funded program aimed at helping people forgive one another. Former guerilla fighters, militants, and victims of violence get together to talk to each other. “I ...
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