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Natalie Van Hoozer

30 July 2021

Reno, Nevada, United States

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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...

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Natalia Rodríguez Medina

Tom Kisken

12 July 2021

Ventura, California, United States

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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...

New Hampshire Public Radio

Daniela Allee

Gabriela Lozada

8 June 2021

Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

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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...

The Washington Post

Rachel Hatzipanagos

3 February 2021

Georgia, United States

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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,...

Daily Emerald

Lily Wheeler

3 January 2021

Springfield, Oregon, United States

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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...

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Joshua Molina

16 December 2020

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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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...

The Land

Rachel Dissell

3 November 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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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...

The Guardian

Amy Yee

22 October 2020

United States

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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...

The Fresno Bee

Nadia Lopez

9 October 2020

Fresno, California, United States

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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...

Sacramento Bee

Kim Bojórquez

5 October 2020

California, United States

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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...

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Agueda Pacheco Flores

19 August 2020

Seattle, Washington, United States

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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...

The Guardian

Megan Botel

Isaiah Murtaugh

7 August 2020

United States

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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 ...

Mission Local

Lydia Chavez

10 July 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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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...

High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

18 June 2020

Washington, United States

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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...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Vicky Camarillo

2 March 2020

Texas, United States

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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...

Christianity Today

Bekah McNeel

22 April 2019

El Paso, Texas, United States

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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...

Artsy

Josh Feola

9 July 2018

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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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...

KUNM

Hannah Colton

13 June 2018

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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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...

The Lily

Brittany King

23 May 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States

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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 ...

Radiolab

Matt Kielty

Latif Nasser

Tracie Hunte

Bethel Habte

23 March 2018

El Paso, Texas, United States

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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

Rosario Bonilla

14 September 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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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 ...

Bright Magazine

Soni Sangha

26 April 2017

United States

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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...

Latino USA

Janice Llamoca

31 March 2017

California, United States

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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...

The Notebook

Greg Windle

16 March 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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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...

Public Radio International

Jasmine Garsd

3 November 2016

Colombia

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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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