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”
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.
It was September 2015 and Dr. Marie Friedmann Marquardt was at Little Shop of Stories surrounded by friends and children. Everybody was asking her questions about a love story taking place in Georgia. The story was between Alma, (a Mexican quinceañera very much aware that her ticket out of poverty was education and hard work) … Continue reading Provoking Reflection Through Youth Adult Books, Marie Marquardt
(This post was originally published as part of MC USA’s Immigration Justice: Learn, Pray, Join initiative. It is here re-published with permission from the writer, Anton Flores-Maisonet. Anton Flores-Maisonet is the co-founder of Casa Alterna, a hospitality house located in a Guatemalan neighborhood in Georgia and devoted to faithful acts of mercy and justice.) During the funeral … Continue reading “That tasted good” said Marlon, to which I replied, “Jesus usually does.”
We continue, during this Hispanic Heritage Month, highlighting the work of community members and also of hard-working allies. In this story, we feature Holly Patrick, a board member of El Refugio, a ministry of hospitality for immigrants detained at Stewart Detention Center and their families. Holly has a Master’s Degree in Public Health Rollins School of Public … Continue reading I am lucky to have the opportunity to provide a service that meets a very real and immediate need – Holly Patrick
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