The Hispanic Federation and Latino Community Fund of Georgia have announced the launch of a non-partisan, statewide Latino voter registration and mobilization initiative in Georgia. The “Latinos for Democracy” Initiative focuses on registering Hispanic eligible voters for the November mid-term elections and encouraging existing Latino voters to participate in this year’s elections. The coordinated … Continue reading Latinos for Democracy #EstamosAqui
This story was written by Adela Lopez, the daughter of immigrants originally from Ahuehuepan, Guerrero, Mexico. Adela was raised along the Buford Highway corridor that spans across four cities: Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville and Norcross. Adela has participated in the art show “Ni de Aqui Ni de Alla” recently and has offered an alternative version of the … Continue reading Adela Lopez: “I Plan on Continuing to Give Back and Invest in Youth Like Me”
A las 25 años, Gabriela Batista-Vargas está en su primer año de la facultad de leyes en Georgia State donde espera emplear su doctorado de leyes para resolver las injusticias socioeconómicas que dividen la sociedad por líneas raciales. Ella nació en Puerto Rico pero se crió en Orlando. Durante su adolescencia, su familia se mudó … Continue reading Gabriela Batista: Elevándose Para Amplificar Las Voces Latinx
At 25, Gabriela Batista-Vargas is currently a first-year law student at Georgia State University who hopes that her J.D. will allow her to resolve socioeconomic injustice along ethnic divides. She was born in Puerto Rico, lived in Orlando as a child, and spent her adolescence in Georgia. Upon moving to Georgia, she found that her … Continue reading Gabriela Batista: Rising Up to Amplify Latinx Voices
The Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia), announces the appointment of three new Board directors for the 2019 – 2020 term, effective January 1st. In alphabetical order, the new members are: Daniela Demaria, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Head of Strategy and Solutions Fifth Third Bank. Daniela has 20 years of C-Suite experience in the US … Continue reading LCF Georgia Announces 2019 Board of Directors
Families and individuals have been moving cities, towns, countries since the beginning of times. Migration is not new, is something we all do or have done looking for better opportunities, sometimes survival. Our immigration system needs serious reform and in the last two years, policies like DACA repeal, Family Separation and shutting down asylum claims … Continue reading There is no crisis threating America related to border control or immigration.
Cuando Shayla Rodríguez (16 años) tenía 8 años, su mamá tenía que trabajar dos trabajos para mantenerla a ella y a sus otras hermanas. Ella explica que su hermana mayor, Berenice (hoy tiene 25 años), se convirtió en su “mamá, papá, hermana mayor, amiga, y fue quien la crió”. Cuando Berenice estaba en el 7to … Continue reading Cuando la Defensa de los Derechos Es Cosa de Familia
When Shayla Rodriguez (16 currently) was 8, her mother had to work two jobs to support her and her sisters. She explains that her older sister, Berenice (25 currently), became her “mother, father, older sister, and friend, and raised her into the young lady she is today”. When Berenice Rodriguez was in 7th grade, she … Continue reading When Advocacy Runs in The Family